Thursday, May 28, 2009

Two More Days to Call - Act Now

HAITI ACTION ALERT - Humanity for Haiti

Only 2 more days to urge President Obama to grant Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in the U.S.

Call the White House Comment Line Today:


If you haven’t done so already, please ACT NOW!

Please be patient and wait to speak to an operator. Call after 9:00 a.m. (EST) and as early as possible after that to ensure that you are able to speak directly to a White House operator.

Please share this alert with friends, colleagues and other groups that can join AFSC in this essential effort.

Our goal is 1000+ calls and we are now at 500 calls that have been answered by a White House operator.

Here’s why this is important and why your call is critical:
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is the most immediate form of humanitarian assistance the United States government can provide.
  • The U.S. government has granted TPS to nationals from other countries that face significant hardship and suffering. Storms and hurricanes in Haiti have left scores of people dead, an estimated one million families and children homeless, and destroyed local crops needed for food.
  • Presently 70% of the Haitian people are unemployed, while still others wait for relief and assistance. Deporting Haitians in the United States by not granting TPS aggravates the island's political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis.
Read More: NY Daily News Mentions AFSC's Call to Action

With deepest appreciation,

American Friends Service Committee and
Cosponsors: Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Haitian Women of Miami, Inc., Latin American and Caribbean Community Center.