use your voice
Your voice is a powerful tool in the effort to bring our common humanity to the forefront of people's consciousness. When you speak up for I AM YOU and our work, you are also attaching action to our values. Read on to find out how you can be an advocate for I AM YOU, wherever you are in the world.
Social Media Advocacy
I AM YOU knows there are people out in the world who share our values and support our work. Social media advocacy is a simple way to join our voices together en masse, amplifying our shared vision and understanding of the world. While you may feel that sharing and liking is too small a task to count, we wholeheartedly disagree. Every like, share, and comment boosts our message and gives our volunteers the feeling that there are people out there supporting their work.
Join the conversation by becoming an I AM YOU Social Media Advocate. We won't email you often, but when there is an important moment we think you would care about or that we need you to shine light on, we'll send you a note with a few talking points for you to share on your favorite social media feed!
A simple search of "refugee support near me" can connect you with other organizations working to resettle, employ, and support refugees in your community. Our friends at the International Rescue Committee have compiled a list of ways you can support refugees in the United States. Check it out to see if there are any partner NGOs in your area.
Advocating in your community:
Contact your Representatives
Voting and staying in contact with your local elected representatives is a crucial step in advocating for policies that directly effect asylum-seekers, immigrants, and NGOs. By telling your politicians where you stand on issues, you are actively participating in the democratic process, and advocating for those who may be excluded because of their asylum status. Find out how to contact your representative below: