Tina Smith, a Demotactic incumbent facing re-election for one of Minnesota’s Senate seats, has been a strong and fierce support of refugees. Smith championed the renewal campaign for Somali TPS holders, and was instrumental in the passage of the Liberian Refugee Fairness Act, and is a co-sponsor of Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and […]
Jeff Merkley, a Democratic incumbent facing re-election for one of Oregon’s Senate seats, has been a strong, consistent, and emphatic advocate for refugees. In the general election, Merkley faces Republican Jo Rae Perkins, who simply does not have the same history of allyship and advocacy.
Cory Booker, an incumbent Democrat, is running for re-election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. He has been a consistent advocate for refugees throughout his time in the Senate. Facing Republican Rik Mehta in the general election, Booker is clearly the stronger candidate on refugee issues.
Jeanne Shaheen, an incumbent Democratic Senator from New Hampshire, will compete against Republican Corky Messner in the general election. Shaheen has an incredible record of service and advocacy on refugee issues. She is a pro-refugee leader who has authored and co-authored numerous pro-refugee letters. Her voice is absolutely needed and essential back in Congress.
Ed Markey, a Democratic incumbent seeking re-election to his Massachusetts Senate seat, has long been a pro-refugee and pro-immigrant voice in Congress. A champion of progressive values, and a leader on climate change, Markey faces Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor in the November election. Markey’s strong and consistent voice is needed back in Congress.
Dick Durbin, an incumbent Democratic Senator from Illinois, has been a strong pro-refugee leader in Congress. This November, Durbin faces Republican Mark Curran, who has nowhere near the same record of consistent advocacy as he. Durbin’s leadership and legislative abilities are needed back in Washington.