Now is the time to stand up for more humane values

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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Yesterday the Trump administration announced the deployment of more than 5,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. In El Paso and other ports of entry, border agents have been seen in riot gear conducting exercises.

Now is the time to stand up for more humane values. Will you help fund AFSC’s emergency response to protect human rights and help those fleeing violence?

People fleeing violence in Central America should be able to seek asylum in this “land of liberty.” And deploying more troops to our southern border only endangers lives and puts all of our rights at risk – at enormous taxpayer expense.

We can make a difference. You can help.

AFSC works in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and dozens of U.S. cities and towns, including at the U.S.-Mexico border. Our team has traveled with the migrant caravan and is on the ground in the region now, assessing where our expertise and resources can make the greatest difference. We have also been convening faith and human rights groups in the U.S. to develop a visible, moral response to this human rights emergency.

We are developing plans to:

  • Meet human needs like shelter and safety.
  • Expand human rights monitoring.
  • Advocate for policy change.

Amidst the harassment and threats of detention that migrants face on their journey, we have been inspired to see people along the caravan’s route respond with generosity and compassion. I have no doubt that our community will do the same.

Please make a special gift today to support the people of the migrant caravan who are fleeing violence and poverty. Let’s show the world what love can do.

(portrait) Yours in service,

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Mark Graham
Director of Communications and Development
American Friends Service Committee

P.S. My colleagues and I will be following up shortly with more about our efforts and how you can get involved in being a voice for change. Thank you once again for considering a gift to support this work!

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American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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