CALL CONGRESS UNTIL TPS FOR HAITIANS IS EXTENDED!  DO YOUR PART!

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR 50,000 HAITIANS ENDS JULY 22 UNLESS DHS SEC. KELLY EXTENDS IT SOON – BUT IT’S AT GRAVE RISK!

TELL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THEY NEED TO CALL AND WEIGH IN WITH SECRETARY KELLY NOW TO CONVINCE HIM TO EXTEND IT!

HURRICANE MATTHEW HAS LEFT A DEVASTATING FOOD INSECURITY CRISIS:  PEOPLE ARE DYING OF MALNUTRITION BECAUSE THE CROPS AND LIVESTOCK WERE DESTROYED!  AND THE UN HAS RAISED ONLY $2 MILLION OF ITS $400 MILLION TARGET TO EVEN BEGIN TARGETING THE UNCHECKED CHOLERA EPIDEMIC WHICH HAS KILLED AND SICKENED A MILLION PEOPLE!  HAITI’S NEW GOVERNMENT IS OVERWHELMED WITH THESE CRISES AND CAN’T SAFELY ASSIMILATE 50,000 ADDITIONAL DEPORTEES, MUCH LESS REPLACE THEIR REMITTANCES WHICH SUPPORT PERHAPS 500,000 FAMILY IN HAITI!  DEPORTING THEM WOULD DESTABILIZE HAITI AND INJURE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY!

 

CALL NOW AND EVERY DAY UNTIL DHS SECRETARY KELLY EXTENDS TPS!

 

 BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FAVORS EXTENSION!  US SENATORS RUBIO AND NELSON OF FLORIDA, MARKEY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AND SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND OF NY HAVE ALREAD SIGNED LETTERS TO KELLY FOR EXTENSION!  So too have at least 11 U.S. Representatives!  CALL TO THANK THEM BUT SAY THAT TPS IS THREATENED AND THAT YOU WANT THEM TO WEIGH IN WITH SECRETARY KELLY NOW, PERSONALLY AND EFFECTIVELY, UNTIL KELLY DOES THE RIGHT THING AND EXTENDS TPS!  BELOW ARE PHONE #s IN DC AND LOCALLY FOR SOME KEY CONGRESSPERSONSSPREAD THE WORD AND GET EVERYONE TO CALL THEIR OFFICES!
IF YOU CALL THE CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD, 202 225 3121, AND FOLLOW THE PROMPTS, YOU WILL BE CONNECTED TO ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS!  BUT IT’S MUCH QUICKER TO CALL THEM ON THEIR DIRECT LINES LISTED AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE!

 

IF YOU GET A RECORDING OR A PERSON, YOU CAN SAY: “I’m calling to THANK Senator [or Representative] [NAME] for writing [if they did] DHS Secretary Kelly about the need to extend TPS for Haiti, which expires July 22!  Please let the Senator [Representative] know that TPS is at grave risk of NOT being extended, and that we need him [her] to please call DHS Secretary Kelly today to URGE HIM TO EXTEND IT, because not extending it would be a travesty and disaster for families here and in Haiti and bad for U.S. national security!  Thank you so much!”

 

Say that you are a constituent if you live in the congressperson’s state or district.  But regardless, call as many people on the list as you can.  You can use your own words if you like, and keep it brief.  You don’t need to discuss the issue; the receptionist is trained just to take your message without asking for any details.

Be sure to thank them!  IT’S GREAT THAT SOME CONGRESSPERSONS SIGNED SUPPORTIVE LETTERS!  BUT WE NEED THEM TO WEIGH IN WITH SECRETARY KELLY NOW, BEHIND-THE-SCENES, TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  HERE’S A LIST OF U.S. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO CALL AND THEIR DIRECT #S IN WASHINGTON, DC AND AT HOME!  PLEASE CALL AS MANY AS YOU CAN, AND GET OTHER PEOPLE TO DO SO TOO!

 

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida, signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-224-3041

Orlando: 407-254-2573

Miami: 305-418-8553

Jacksonville: 904-398-8586

Pensacola: 850-433-2603

Tallahassee: 850-599-9100

Palm Beach: 561-775-3360

 

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (MA, sent April 18 letter)

DC: 202-224-2742

Boston: 617-565-8519

Fall River: 508-677-0523

Springfield: 413-785-4610

 

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson  (Florida, signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-228-2183

Broward: 954-693-4851

Fort Myers: 239-334-7760

Jacksonville: 904-346-4500

Miami-Dade: 305-536-5999

Orlando: 407-872-7161

Tallahassee: 850-942-8415

Tampa: 813-225-7040

West Palm Beach: 561-514-0189

 

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer  (NY, sent March 24 letter)

DC: 202-224-6542

Syracuse: 315-423-5471

Peekskill: 914-734-1532

New York City: 212-486-4430

Buffalo: 716-846-4111

Binghamton: 607-772-6792

Albany: 518-431-4070

Melville: 631-753-0978

Rochester: 585-263-5866

 

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand  (NY, sent March 24 letter)

DC: 202-224-4451

Hudson Valley: 845-875-4585

New York City: (212) 688-6262

Syracuse: (315) 448-0470

Rochester: (585) 263-6250

North Country: (315) 376-6118

Long Island: (631) 249-2825

Buffalo: (716) 854-9725

Albany: (518) 431-0120

 

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (no letter yet; urge him to send one too)

DC: 202-224-3224

Camden: 856-338-8922

Newark: (973) 639-8700

 

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez  (no letter yet; urge him to send one too)

DC: 202-224-4744

Newark: 973-645-3030

Barrington: 856-757-5353

 

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehrinen (Florida, signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-3931

Miami: 305-668-2285

 

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida, signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-4211

Doral: 305-470-8555

Naples: 239-348-1620

 

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Florida, signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-2778

Miami: 305-222-0160

Key West: 305-292-4485

Florida City: 305-247-1234

 

U.S. Rep. Mia Love (Utah, sent March 14 letter)

 

U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY)

DC: 202-225-6231

Brooklyn: 718-287-1142

 

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (MA)

DC: 202-225-2836

Cambridge: 617-354-0292

Framingham: 508-319-9757

 

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (MA)

DC: (202) 225-5111

Cambridge: 617 621-6208

 

U.S. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-1313

Broward County: 954-733-2800

Palm Beach County: 561-469-7048

 

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-3001

Boca Raton: 561-470-5440

Coral Springs: 954-255-8336

Margate: 954-972-6454

 

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-7931

Sunrise: 954-845-1179

Aventura: 305-936-5724

 

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-4506

Hollywood: 954-921-3682

Miami Gardens: 305-690-5905

 

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (signed March 24 letter)

DC: 202-225-9890

Boca Raton: 561-998-9045