Monday, June 1, 2009

Take Action for Families on International Children's Day!

Greetings, OnFire members. Today is International Children's Day and along with the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, we want to call Congress to let them know that family unity is intrinsic to our faith and values. It's easy!

1. Find your Representative and 2 Senators online here:

2. Make 3 calls to Capitol Hill. Call your Representative and both of your Senators. Call the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Representative and both of your Senators. To each office, you can say something like: "Hi, my name is [name] and I’m from [city, state]. As a United Methodist, I believe family is the bedrock of American society. Please keep families together by supporting the Senate bill, Reuniting Families Act."

3. After you call, make a post on the OnFire wall to let us know that you did. And if you missed International Children's Day, that's ok! Our goal for the week is 20 calls!

CALLING CONGRESS IS NOT INTIMIDATING. You will speak with someone in your Congressperson's office who will make note of your support for the Reuniting Families Act, and that's it! Unless, of course, you'd like to share more.

Here are some links for more info:

Reuniting Families Act

Interfaith Immigration Coalition

News: Teens deported on way to school

OnFire blog:

1 comment:

Jamie said...

The following article was sent to me by a member of my Young Adult Missionary who is serving with the National Farm Worker Ministry in Los Angeles:

Victory! The NFWM is doing GREAT things all over the US for our neighbors.