Over the past four years, our country has seen some of the most surprising and polarizing moments of our lifetime. Sometimes it feels like there is a lot to process. When we become overloaded with information, we lose our direction and it becomes hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
On November 3rd our nation has the chance to blast through the end of this (long) tunnel, it will be our chance to let the light back in.
As a NEOCOCO team we make sure that we understand the reality of the refugee experience, and what the future holds for our amazing team of women. Each refugee has been on a journey, has a story, and has felt the heavy effects of what has changed in the past few years.
If you are wondering about how your vote will impact the lives of refugees, look no further. We believe that it is important to share important information with our community, so that you can learn about all of the reasons why we are so passionate about our mission. Here is a great list of digestible resources to help guide your understanding of how important your vote truly is.
NEOCOCO Loves Resources:
Human Rights Watch: “Voting For Human Rights: A guide for 2020”
“In every election, human rights matter. From local school board elections to presidential ones, voters have the chance to choose candidates who will fight for all people’s human rights, not work to undermine them. In the upcoming 2020 United States elections, fundamental human rights are at stake ... As candidates seek your vote, make sure they’re putting basic human rights front and center….”
Refugees In America:
“The United States has a long tradition of offering refuge to those fleeing persecution and war. However (the current administration) citing unfounded security concerns, put a travel ban in place, slashed refugee arrivals to their lowest levels ever, and separated families while criminalizing desperate people seeking asylum….”
Read More Here: https://www.rescue.org/topic/refugees-america
“Refugees and their families have woven themselves into the fabric of American society. They are our neighbors, our friends and our colleagues. They are teachers, business owners and contribute positively to communities across the country…”
Women Refugee Commission:
“Migrant, stateless, and refugee women and children around the world routinely face legal and human rights violations. From the US border with Mexico, where asylum seekers are refused entry, to countries where women are denied the same nationality rights as men, the Women's Refugee Commission holds governments accountable to their obligation to respect women and children’s rights, so they can find safety, access justice, and rebuild their lives....”
Read More Here: https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org
Suggested Opinion Piece, The New Yorker:
“The United States almost had its first female President, who, however flawed as a candidate, would certainly have protected the fundamental rights of women, among other now newly vulnerable groups…”
We hope to see you at the polls!