Grassroots Fundraising for Campaigns Toolkit

Prepare to fundraise for your campaign, whether you’re running for local, state, or even federal office. Work through questions for consideration, find downloadable templates, and see top tips from those working in the field!

How to Run for Office

This toolkit is intended to be a quick start guide to running for office. After discussions with refugee leaders around the country, we began to build a list of resources that many wished they had when making the decision to run for office. Throughout this toolkit, we tell their stories and give you links to […]

Refugee Candidates: Top 5 Elements of a Successful Communications Plan

You’ve made the decision you want to run for public office. Congratulations! Now it’s time to start thinking about your communications strategy. Communications is an absolutely essential part of any campaign. A strong communications plan will help you shape your ideas into clear messages, encouraging voters to support you.  Top 5 Elements of a Successful […]

Voice for Refuge Policy Platform

Refugees and immigrants are vital to the foundation of the United States, and generations of refugees and immigrants helped build and strengthen our country. We are at our best when we have demonstrated our values by serving as a beacon of hope for the persecuted – a golden door for the tired, tempest-tost, huddled masses […]

Voice for Refuge Scorecards Methodology

For United States House of Reps. and Senate: Voice for Refuge Action Fund seeks to hold policy makers accountable to supporting policies that improve the lives of refugees and access to humanitarian protection. For our first scorecard, we have examined the records of U.S. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, taking into account […]

Joint Platform Statement: Urging Support for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

As organizations representing millions of Americans, we call on all political parties and policy makers to be champions for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. With more than 79.5 million people displaced from their homes, the world is facing the worst displacement crisis in history. At the same time, the United States has retreated […]

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Resources for Refugees

Coronavirus, and the disease it causes (COVID-19) is a novel virus that spreads very quickly from person to person, meaning that humans have not built any immunity to it, which is what makes it so dangerous. It can be deadly for immune compromised people. Immigrants and refugees need specific multilingual resources to get the word […]

State Action Toolkit for a Refugee and Immigrant Inclusive Response to COVID-19

Crises test who we are as a nation – and we are stronger when we are united, extend compassion to our neighbors, listen to public health experts, and resist medical prejudice and scapegoating. As states and localities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical that we ensure that all community members are able to […]

State Legislative & Administrative Actions in Response to COVID-19

1. Integrate Immigrants and Refugees into Healthcare Fields In the immediate term, states should issue executive orders (EOs) to allow internationally-trained doctors and healthcare workers to practice in the state, similar to (and potentially broader than) the EO issued in New Jersey. States should streamline re-licensing for immigrants, refugees, and individuals with out-of-state (including international) […]