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To: Forest of Dean District Council

Refugees Welcome in the Forest of Dean

Refugees Welcome in the Forest of Dean

Offer to home 50 refugee families

Why is this important?

Aylan, the toddler who drowned fleeing Syria, was just three years old. His town was under attack by Isis. His five year old brother and his mum also died trying to reach safety.

Yet our prime minister said ‘we won't take any more refugees’. He thinks that most of us don't care. But 38 Degrees members do care. We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee places like Syria.

So let's stand up for Britain's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war. Let's show the Prime Minister that we, the people of the UK, are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need.

Please sign and share, or start your own petition for your town or city here:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/efforts/refugees-welcome

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Reasons for signing

  • The UK must take its fair Shamir in this crisis. It is shameful that we are not and the 20,000 is caveat end over 5 years
  • Concern for young children made homeless through no fault of their own.
  • How can we turn our backs on such suffering. Ask ourselves how would WE feel in a similar situation?

Updates

2015-09-09 18:32:07 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-09-06 15:53:42 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-09-05 13:47:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-09-05 08:53:55 +0100

10 signatures reached