Date(s) - Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United States Capitol
Soon many will celebrate the Jewish new year, with apples, honey, and wishes for a sweet year ahead. Yet around the world, 65 million refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced people are in search of safe haven. And in our own country, anti-refugee rhetoric and policies have been gaining steam.
In the coming weeks, the US government is going to make crucial decisions about how many refugees can rebuild their lives here in the coming year. At this critical moment, we cannot stand idly by. We must show our country’s decision makers how deeply we care about welcoming refugees.
Join HIAS for a timely public action by the U.S. Capitol (exact location to be announced), where we will urge our leaders to bring at least 75,000 refugees to the US next year; tell refugees’ personal stories and raise greater awareness of the global refugee crisis through interactive education; hand out honey sticks and encourage others to take action for refugees.
COME TELL OUR LEADERS: LET’S MAKE IT A SWEET NEW YEAR FOR REFUGEES