Since we launched the Together for Refugees campaign with the IRC back in June, we’ve been busy bees! We’ve taken to the streets, we’ve come up with an all new awareness-raising flavour, we’ve been talking to as many of you as possible in order to ask you to email your MEP to ensure vulnerable refugees have a safe place to call home.
And you have! Thousands of you have gotten in touch with your representative in Europe to ask them to back the Union Resettlement Framework. The good news is… it’s worked!
In mid-October the European Parliament agreed to move the legislation onto the next stage of the process of it becoming law. And now the European Council have agreed to start negotiating on what the final law will look like. Thanks to people power, we’ve taken two big steps towards more refugees being resettled into safety in Europe!
But it’s not over yet. The negotiations could get rocky. So we’re asking you – whether emailed your MEP or not – to email your national representative now and ask them to back the legislation.
We’ve seen that when we come together for refugees, the people in power listen. So let’s keep up the pressure until vulnerable refugees are given the chance to reach a home, safe home.