What's Happening Highlights

WINNING TOGETHER We are millions of people taking action for progressive change

CREDO Action released the statement below in response to reports that Senator Schumer is open to helping Republicans block refugees from entering the United States:

“From the Iraq war to the Iran nuclear deal, Senator Schumer has consistently been on the wrong side of major national security issues, so it comes as no surprise that he is now considering joining Republicans’ xenophobic attack on refugees,” said CREDO Deputy Political Director Murshed Zaheed.

“There’s nothing new about Republicans stoking racist paranoia to advance their xenophobic agenda,” added Zaheed. “But Republicans cannot act unless Senate Democrats join them.”

“Senator Schumer must realize that punishing refugees for a terrorist attack committed by Europeans would be cruel and counterproductive,” Zaheed continued. “Democrats in the Senate need to stand strong and reject Republicans’ hateful effort to stop refugees from entering the United States.”

Since Sunday evening, more than 43,000 activists have signed CREDO’s petition urging President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry to “reject hate directed towards Muslims, resist pressure for increased militarization, and show compassion by immediately expanding the number of refugees the United States will accept.”

In the coming days CREDO will pressure Senate Democrats to stop Republicans from blocking refugees from entering the country.

Your Impact
Graphic Image of the Tip of a Pen
160M+
petition signatures
Graphic Image of a Phone
3M+
calls to leaders
Graphic Image of a Letter and Envelope
13M+
citizen letters
Our Impact in 2016
Graphic Image of a 2016 sign
Together, CREDO members fight for positive change that makes progress possible.
From fighting for the right to vote to stopping the TPP, CREDO members have led on the issues that matter
View Our Impact in 2016
Our 2016 Donations
Progressive change isn’t possible without the amazing work of all the groups fighting for:
Graphic Image of Social Justic, Environment, Women's Rights, Equality, and Peace
That’s why throughout 2016, CREDO Action members voted on which progressive organizations we should donate over $83M to.
View Our 2016 Donations