RED Alert 9/24

REMEDIATE:

President Trump is planning to decrease the refugee admissions goal for 2018 to less than 50,000. A decision must be rendered by October 1. With more than 22 million refugees across the globe, it is crucial that we advocate for the refugee population. Contact your elected leaders to tell them that refugees are good for our country and that we support a refugee admissions goal of no less than 75,000.

Call your House and Senate representatives at 866-961-4293.

Here's a sample script from RefugeeOne: http://www.refugeeone.org/samplescript.html

EVENT:

Come hear the Democratic candidates for Governor in the 2018 election cycle speak about their experience and platform as it relates to the progressive agenda. With so many candidates in the field, this is a great opportunity to hear their vision firsthand. Confirmed candidates include: Alex Paterakis, Ameya Pawar, Bob Daiber, Chris Kennedy, Daniel Biss, JB Pritzker, Scott Drury, Tio Hardiman. The event will be moderated by NBC Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern.

The event will be on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1-3pm (Doors open at 12:30; event will begin 1 p.m. sharp.). It will be held at the Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago, 60612. Moving Forward has a limited number of tickets so please RSVP ASAP to movingforwardchicago17@gmail.com.

DONATE:

Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane, was the first to make landfall on Puerto Rico since 1932. It devastated the island and knocked out electricity and caused significant flooding. 

There are multiple charities that are working to provide essentials and medical supplies to Puerto Rico. Please consider making a donation: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/americas/hurricane-maria-donate-charity.html

In addition, an outbreak of violence in Myanmar has caused a massive refugee crisis. 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in Myanmar to provide water, food, protection, and health care. Please consider making a donation to support the IRC's work on this humanitarian crisis: https://help.rescue.org/donate/myanmar?initialms=ws_ftr_myanmar_es_170920&ms=ws_ftr_myanmar_es_170920