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Statement

Now is the time to embrace our common humanity

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As the country’s leaders have called for, now is the time to put aside the divisive politics of this year’s election. Now is the time to embrace our common humanity and the right for each person to live in dignity and peace.

The United States is a country of immigrants with a long, proud history of welcoming and supporting the most vulnerable people to rebuild their lives in America.

Let us now live up to that tradition and meet all our neighbors with kindness and compassion. 

The International Rescue Committee is committed to partnering with the new Administration, Congress and communities across the country and around the world to ensure the most vulnerable among us have the support and opportunity they need and deserve.

 

About the IRC

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.