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This week is World Refugee Week, culminating in a day of action on June 20th that is designed to mobilize advocates to inform members of our communities and our representatives in government alike on issues related to refugee rights and safety. According to the UN, there are currently a record-breaking 68.5 million people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety.
This Take Action Tuesday, take action on behalf of the thousands of refugees living here in the United States and the millions searching for safety worldwide.
- Participate In National Call-In Day. On Thursday June 20th, refugee rights advocates and refugee leaders will be in Washington to meet with members of Congress. Do your part by contacting your federal representatives during National Call-In Day, and share your views on the wide array of federal legislation currently pending. You can also encourage your House Member to join the bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus.
- Find An Event Near You. There are many World Refugee Week events happening all week long in cities across the country. Check out this list to find an event near you, or consider organizing your own!
- Learn What’s Happening In Your State. Refugee populations, policies, and initiatives vary state-by-state. Review your state’s refugee profile, and plug into your local refugee agency’s work.
How are you taking action this World Refugee Week? Let us know at email@example.com.