Edmund Rice Centre Letter

ERC March

The latest news and images from Kabul are horrendous and deeply distressing to Afghan refugees who are here on Temporary Protection Visas or in immigration detention. 

I know that the feelings of powerlessness we can experience in such situations can be overwhelming.  However the reality is that you can take powerful and compassionate action NOW to help Afghan refugees and their families.

Please contact your Federal MP, asking them to urge the Morrison Government to:

- Grant permanent protection or citizenship to all Afghan people seeking asylum and refugee status currently living in Australia or in immigration detention

- Declare an intake of 20000 Afghan refugees (matching the Canadian commitment announced last night)

- Assist Afghan Australians with urgent family reunion applications for relatives who are in imminent danger

WHO TO CALL/EMAIL?

To be most effective, we need to act quickly and target Liberal and Nationals MPs in the Federal Parliament.

To find out the name of your Federal MP and  Senators, including which party they are from and how to contact them, click here and put in your postcode in the Search function.

If your Federal MP is a Liberal or Nationals Party member, call and/or email them, asking them to take action as outlined above.

If your Federal MP is not a Liberal or Nationals Party member, it is better to call and/or email one or more of the Liberal/Nationals Senators listed in your postcode search.

Lower House Government MPs:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 4322 2400 (Robertson)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 4658 7188 (Hume)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 4722 0600 (Lindsay)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 6284 2442 (Eden-Monaro)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 6293 1344 (Bean)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 6557 8910 (Lyne)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 8484 0300 (Mackellar)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9327 3988 (Wentworth)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9465 3950 (Bradfield)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9523 0339 (Cook)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9715 7444 (Reid)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9726 3988 (Fowler)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9771 3400 (Banks)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9869 4288 (Bennelong)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9899 7211 (Mitchell)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9929 9822 (North Sydney)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9977 6411 (Warringah)

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9980 1822 (Berowra)

If you are in a Labor-held federal electorate, call the following Coalition Senators:

Senator Andrew James Bragg,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9159 9320

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 4226 1700

Senator Hollie Hughes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9159 9325

Senator Marise Payne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02) 9687 8755

We have a very small window of time for effective action. Please help us and share this email with your networks.

If you are on Facebook, we also urge you to share our post.

Thank you

Phil Glendenning

Director

Edmund Rice Centre
http://www.erc.org.au/