from our partners at WAISN —
Resettlement agencies and community-based organizations are at the forefront of helping all refugees arriving to the state with everything from food, housing, and all the other supportive services they need to start a new life.
In the last 5 months, these organizations have also supported the resettlement of nearly 3,000 Afghan arrivals that are seeking protection from the regime that has taken over Afghanistan in the wake of the United State’s chaotic withdrawal from the country after two decades of war.
Community organizations need additional funding to support all refugees in our state.
Please support the budget request by Rep. My-Lihn Thai for $30 million in state funding for refugee resettlement in Washington state by sending an email to your legislator.
The $30 million would allocate one-time funding to the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance at DSHS to support organizations across Washington State to strengthen and add capacity to their ability to serve refugees.
Can you email your legislators and ask them to support the budget ask for $30 million in state funding for refugee resettlement in Washington state?
Thank you for all your support!
Brenda Rodríguez López