FW: ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed today to STOP Liberian Deportations from US
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REQUEST FOR SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY—For your consideration. Thanks, Arnoldo
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Subject: FW: ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed today to STOP Liberian Deportations from US
please add your voice - alona
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:50:18 -0800
Subject: [PAN-Bay-Area] ACTION ALERT: Calls Needed today to STOP Liberian Deportations from US
ACTION ALERT: 121908
Dear PAN friends and allies
A good friend and fellow activist Oni Richards is a Liberian woman who sends this message requesting your support. We need you to make a call to the capital switchboard (numbers given below) and urge your representative not to deport Liberians living in the
Below is also background information on the situation in Liberia and brief history on the extended visa for Liberians living in the U.S
Nunu Kidane, PAN
Please, please support this effort related to Liberians living in the
This directly affects me, members of my family and friends and your support on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thousands of Liberians living in the
Congressman Kennedy (MA) and Ellison (MN) have circulated letters to Members of Congress asking for their signatures and these letters will be sent to President Bush and President Elect Obama asking them to support continued protection for Liberians in the U.S. So far, 60 Reps have signed, and we need more to do the same. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CALL, so please call the Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) and ask for your Representative.
Once you get your Reps office, ask to speak to their FOREIGN AFFAIRS STAFFER as they are handling this and tell him/her that you want your Congress member to support the letter calling upon President Bush and President-Elect Obama to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to Liberians. If your Congress Member has already signed, please thank them.
Call Congress Today to Urge Continued Protection for Liberians in the
How To Call Congress
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative's office.
Calls are usually taken by a staff member. Ask to speak with the person who handles immigration issues.
Identify yourself and tell the person you would like to leave a brief message, such as: "I support the immediate extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians. I urge Representative (Name) to sign the letter to President Bush and President-Elect Obama urging the extension of DED."
Note: the following Reps in CA have already signed:
Maxine Waters, Dianne Watson, Lynn Woolsey, Sam Farr, Barbara Lee, Gary Miller, Grace Napolitano
Give reasons for your support of the issue. Ask for your representative's position on the letter. You may also request a written response to your telephone call if you wish.
Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) have circulated letters to Members of the House of Representatives calling upon President Bush and President-Elect Obama to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) to Liberians. The current DED period ends March 31, 2009.
Please call your Representative today to urge them to add their signature to the letters to President Bush and President-Elect Obama. If they have signed the letters, call to thank them for their support. The letters are circulating right now, so your calls are needed immediately!
Learn more about the Liberian immigration issue at Energy of a Nation.org <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001bnTRF4Fy5drQu75yaPORELNxncVqrQ_6ViABK444c9mOQqOy
Why Liberian DED Should Be Extended:
Liberians living in the
Since the end of the conflict,
The Department of Homeland Security estimates that over 3,600 individuals currently are registered for DED. Liberians residing in the
Liberians who sought protection in the
When civil war erupted in
Office: AFSC Office/PAN
Tel: (510) 238 8080 ext. 309
Fax: (510) 238 8088
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