Great time at WV State Capitol advocating for refugees on Civil Rights lobby day! WVIRM’s president, Veep and Communications Director were at the WV State Capitol on Feb 8, 2018 at a table with information and postcards to sign advocating for refugee admissions and aid. While many who stopped by our table were already supporters, we also had people stop by who were initially fearful about refugees. They asked like “what about the vetting?” and “will refugees be a burden?” After hearing about the 5 federal agencies and the lengthy (at least 2 years) vetting process, as well as the economic benefits of refugees in welcoming communities like Cleveland, Utica NY etc., some said the new information changed their minds and opened their hearts! Here’s a pic of the signed postcards we are sending to Congress!
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