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Justice for Immigrants Phone-In Fridays Lenten Campaign
2017 Mar 28

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We are continuing to ask that in addition to fasting and prayer during this Lenten season, that you please join us in voicing support for vulnerable immigrants and refugees. You can do so by calling the offices of your members of Congress during Justice for Immigrants Phone-In Fridays, a weekly advocacy event which we are undertaking this liturgical season.
Every Friday until April 14, please call your federal lawmakers and urge them to co-sponsor legislation that supports immigrants and refugees seeking protection and safety in the United States. If your representative has already supported the legislation protecting immigrants and refugees listed below, call in to thank them!

Contacting your representative:
  1. Call this toll-free number 1-855-589-5698.
  2. Follow the recorded instructions to be connected to your member's office.
  3. Leave the following message with the person answering the phone:
    • "I am Representative [member's name]'s constituent, and I am calling to:
    • "Urge the [congressman/congresswoman] to publicly support and consider cosponsoring H.R. 920, the "Protecting Our Border Communities Act of 2017," and H.R. 921, the "Community Trust Act of 2017," which would repeal President Trump's executive orders on border security and interior immigration enforcement.
    • "I similarly call on the [congressman/congresswoman] to oppose President Trump's executive order on refugees and work towards passing a bill to nullify the order.
    • "Finally, I urge [him/her] to also support H.R. 496, the "BRIDGE Act," a bipartisan effort to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) youth."

  4. Your representative will be in his or her home districts the week of April 17 and possibly holding town halls and meetings. We encourage you to meet with your representative or his or her staff during that week and discuss with them the importance of protecting immigrants and refugees and their families.
Contacting your senators:
  1. Call this toll-free number: 1-855-589-5698.
  2. Follow the recorded instructions to be connected to your senator's office.
  3. Leave the following message with the person answering the phone:
    • "I am Senator [name]'s constituent, and I am calling to:
    • "Urge the senator to publicly support and consider co-sponsoring S. 415, which would repeal President Trump's executive order on interior immigration enforcement.
    • "I also call on the senator to oppose President Trump's executive orders on border security and refugees, and I ask [him/her] to work towards passing a bill to nullify these two orders.
    • "Finally, I urge [him/her] to also support S. 128, the "BRIDGE Act," a bipartisan effort to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) youth."

  4. Your senators will be in their home districts the week of April 17 and possibly holding town halls and meetings. We encourage you to meet with your senators or their staff during that week and discuss with them the importance of protecting immigrants and refugees and their families.
Thank you for making these calls each and every Friday during Lent - Please share widely and invite your friends and community members to do the same!