Over just the last week, Lutherans like you sent over 1,000 messages to
Congress urging them to support practical and humane migration policies. Now
that President Donald Trump has signed Executive Orders that make it more
difficult for children and families to seek protection in the U.S., we know
that Congress plays a critical role in the impact these policies will have on
Join us in amplifying your impact by meeting directly with your Congressional
offices in-district, and urging them to protect refugees, asylum seekers and
Members of Congress will be back home in their states and districts for
President’s Day, the week of February 20th. When they return to Washington, they will need
to decide how to allocate funds to agencies that are implementing these
Executive Orders or whether to pass legislation that will protect those fleeing
violence or persecution.
Use this template to create a letter for your
member of Congress that you can deliver directly to him/her. For greater
impact, collect similar letters from your community members to deliver as well!
During your meeting, urge your member of
Congress to fund programs that protect family
unity and the God-given dignity in every person; being mindful that building
physical barriers will put more people in danger.
Deliver the letters you filled out to the member
of Congress’ staff.