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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
OF COLORADO
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CALL TO ACTION: Support HJR 1013 
Ask President to Remove Travel Ban 

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Rescind Executive Order Regarding Immigration
Sponsors: Representatives Hansen and Jenet; Senators Merrifield and Fields

The Colorado House of Representatives has passed a resolution that will now go to the Senate. If passed, the following message will be sent to the President and Congressional leaders, calling on them to remove the blanket ban on all refugees or immigrants from particular countries:

We, the members of the Colorado General Assembly, find that:

The United States should continue to thoroughly review refugee, asylum, and immigration applications on an individual basis to ensure that those entering the country do not pose a threat to public safety, but such reviews should be conducted without establishing a blanket ban on all refugees or immigrants from particular countries and religions...

The President of the United States should immediately rescind the January 27th Executive Order; and
Absent immediate action by the President of the United States,Congress should act to supersede and render moot the President's January 27th Executive Order...

Some of the reasons laid out in the resolution are:
  • Throughout its history, the United States of America has welcomed people seeking refuge from war, famine, terrorism, and other atrocities occurring in other nations on every continent
  • Throughout its history, the United States has benefited from the significant contributions of immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees who have become scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs
  • President Donald J. Trump signed a sweeping Executive Order on Friday, January 27, 2017...that blocks as many as 218,000,000 people from entering the United States
  • Since its signing, the January 27th Executive Order has had a grave impact on individuals, families, and businesses around the globe

Action: Ask your state Senator to vote YES on HJR1013.  
Find your Senator's name and contact info here.


Action based on LWVUS position on Immigration:
The League of Women Voters believes that immigration policies should promote reunification of immediate families; meet the economic, business and employment needs of the United States; and be responsive to those facing political persecution or humanitarian crises. 


To Contact Legislators:

 

Find your Senator's name and contact information here.

 

Then, using the information above about the bill, write an email or phone your Senator. Not sure how to start? Look over these handy tips


Note: Individual League members can't speak for the whole League, but you can always take action as an individual.
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