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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Midtown Sacramento 21st & J

NorCal Resist seeking co-sponsorship or a month of action for Afghan refugees.

 As you may know, NorCal Resist has helped dozens of Afghan residents of Sacramento apply for humanitarian parole for family members still in Afghanistan– well over 750 applications filed thus far. Unfortunately, the Administration has turned its back on this vulnerable population of people. Locally, we have received NO granted applications, and a dozen denials of applications for people who are at serious risk of being jailed or killed by the Taliban.

 We have several actions planned to put pressure on our local elected officials to take action. As a region with one of the highest populations of Afghan refugees in the US, and as voices against US militarism, we believe we have a responsibility to take action now, before more lives are lost.

Petition for circulation: Please take a moment to sign (and share) the petition asking Congress and Biden to take action to save Afghan lives before it’s too late! 

 February 13 at noon: a short film and discussion with Afghan activists and community members, who will help us to better understand what is happening and how we can support them at this critical moment. Register HERE

2/14: Call-in day to local elected officials- toolkit available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LFp-GD2ZdQCZx-EiEddLpc9bzoXmXr8hJyZ5Qi3kwjw/edit?usp=sharing

2/18: Banner painting 6pm in Sacramento (RSVP to norcalresist@gmail.com)

2/21 at 10am: Press Conference on Humanitarian Parole, Robert Matsui Federal Building, 501 I Street, Sacramento

2/26 at 10am: Canvassing for Afghan Humanitarian ParoleRegister to canvass in Sacramento with us at this link!

3/3 5:30pm Protest (location TBA)

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