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  • February marks the one-year anniversary of Utah’s March for Refugees. Thousands of you showed up to protest the travel ban and listen to the experiences of our local refugees. Then, in September, you gathered once more to stand with DREAMERs affected by the end of DACA. Sadly, the futures of both refugees and DREAMERs remain to be uncertain. Refugees continue to be admitted at historic lows, and the United States is not even on track to hit its meager 45,000 target. DREAMERS face a looming government shut down that may result in their expulsion from the country. We can and must do better. It’s time to act and tell our representatives to protect the DREAMERs and push the Trump Administration to step up refugee admissions.

    Luckily, there is a way you can petition your representatives, support a local refugee/immigrant-owned business, and eat good food all in one night! Join us at Laan Na Thai, a restaurant run by Thai immigrants, on Tuesday, February 6th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. We will have postcards to write on that are pre-addressed to Utah representatives Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart, John Curtis, and Mia Love as well as Senators Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch. Don’t know you your rep is? Don’t worry, all you need to do is show up and we’ll tell you. We will also stamp and mail the postcard for you but ask that you bring .35 cents for the stamp. Really, all you need to do is show up with spare change in your pocket and eat authentic Thai food!

    FAQ’s:

    Do participants have to pay for their own dinner?
    Yes, participants can order whatever they would like from the menu and will pay for their own meal. Organizers will provide the post cards. We thank you for supporting a new local business!

    Do I have to show up right at 6 PM?

    Nope! Come any time after 6 PM and organizers will be there to hand out postcards.

    Can’t make it on the 6th? Join us at Bhutan House the next day on the 7th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1269154853184941/

    March for Refugees will be sharing other ways to support immigrants and refugees throughout the month of February. Be sure to visit https://www.march4refugees.org to sign up for our news letter and find out how you can make a difference.

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