Let's Change The Story Together
Our voices together can — and must — change the story about refugees.
As the global refugee crisis continues to break records and the November election draws nearer, we in San Diego have a unique opportunity to lead the national conversation.
And together, thanks to you and so many other supporters, we have already begun:
A year ago this week, dozens of PANA #PowerHour supporters joined thousands more voices nationwide to call on President Obama to welcome 65,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. in 2016. The petition was answered with a pledge for 10,000.
Now last week in San Diego, the 10,000th Syrian refugee arrived in the United States, continuing our rich local history of refugee resettlement. San Diego has now received the most Syrian refugees of any U.S. city — about 600 individuals.
The world is watching San Diego, and we must #ShowUp4Refugees like never before.
We must affirm the dignity of our new neighbors. San Diegans know from decades of experience: refugee families are powerful and brave individuals, not nameless political scapegoats. We must act together in welcoming and solidarity to build a more just world.
And it starts here. We hope you will join us again this fall to lift up our voices together through our soon-to-be-launched welcoming campaign: #NewcomerLife. Stay tuned for details!