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To: Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Nebraska Congressional Delegation
NE Governor Heineman and Congressional Delegation, Stop bullying refugee children!
Dear Governor Heineman and NE Congressional Delegation,
Please stop bullying and playing politics with the lives of child refugees and immigrant families. In the past few weeks, a crisis at the border has exploded into an all-out political battle, and the collateral damage is the innocent lives of hundreds of children asking for refuge. Nebraska values dictate we must work together to find solutions, but you have decided to ignore our values, instead requesting that HHS expose the identity of individuals fleeing their country for safety. Please stop the bullying. Let those asking for a hand up remain and succeed in our great state. 200 children will not devastate our economy, and we need you to represent our values of tolerance, compassion, and kindness toward those in need. I know that these children would be welcome with open arms in my neighborhood and in any neighborhood or town in Nebraska-- because that's just who we are. We are not just nice, we are Nebraska Nice, and we would take the shirts off our backs to give them to those in need. We plead that you do the same.
Why is this important?
Governor Heineman and most of the Nebraska Congressional Delegation want to reveal the identities of child refugees sent to Nebraska (and the families caring for them) merely for political gain. Can you imagine the fear this must cause for those knocking at our door for help? Please sign this petition asking our elected officials to take a step back and represent our values.