Jews in the United States, please call the offices of the Jewish Federations of North America in DC and ask them to issue a public statement condemning Trump’s executive order on refugees.
A denunciation of the executive order from the JFNA (created from a merger of the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations in 1999) would be of great symbolic importance, a strong message to Trump and the world that American Jews stand with refugees and immigrants.
Between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST, the number to call is 202-785-5900. Politely explain the reason for your call, and when requested give them your name and the city you live in. Remind them that one of their top priorities as an organization is to assist refugees.
If you are unable to reach them during these hours, you can email William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy at William.Daroff@JewishFederations.org and Stephan Kline, Associate Vice President for Public Policy at Stephan.Kline@JewishFederations.org. Tell them who you are, what city you are writing from, request that they issue a public statement condemning the executive order.
Be sure to let family and friends know to do the same.
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