You've no doubt heard from politicians that we should close our doors to all Syrian refugees, or just the non-Christian Syrian refugees, and you've no doubt also been hearing from the politicians that it's just too hard to do our due diligence in ensuring that Syrian refugees won't be bringing ISIS cooties with them. You'd think this country hadn't been admitting refugees for hundreds of years or something! In fact, refugees don't just show up on American soil -- often it takes two years, and occasionally it takes three, from application to resettlement, and that includes several rounds of security clearances. So Just Foreign Policy helps you tell the politicians to stop with the demagoguery and fearmongering about accepting Syrian refugees, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation helps you tell your Congressfolk to continue accepting Syrian refugees. With any luck, the folks who still don't want to resettle any Syrians will be left with nothing to do but whine about how oppressed they are that nobody says "how high" when they say jump.
Meanwhile, the U.S. House of Representatives would very much like to take the appropriations process hostage and gut clean air, clean water, and climate change regulations, so that their
sugar daddies big corporate donors no longer have to be responsible for their pollution. And not just that, either -- earlier this year, we fought Rep. Crenshaw's (R-FL) rider defunding FCC net neutrality efforts in the Financial Services/General Appropriations bill. The people want clean air, clean water, and a more stable climate, and the freedom from health care crises that comes with it, and the people also want the freedom to determine where they want to go on the internet, rather than have some corporation force them to watch junk news first. But though we have the people's will at our backs, we still must speak out. Hence Friends of the Earth helps you tell your House Reps to reject any and all anti-environment policy riders in upcoming appropriations bills, and Free Press helps you tell the Senate to reject any and all anti-net neutrality riders in said bills.