An Invitation to Iraq Action Days, April 14-16, 2008

irq.jpgCome to Washington DC this April to urge Congress to respond to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. Millions of Iraqis have been uprooted by violence, including hundreds of thousands of Christian Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac Families like ours, who continue to need food, medicine, shelter and hope for a better and brighter future.

It’s time for action. It’s time for Iraq Action Days, April 14 – 16.

On Monday, April 14, the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University will host an all-day Iraq Forum, sponsored by the more than 20 humanitarian organizations (see full list below), including those operating inside Iraq and in the Middle East region. Then on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, we will meet with our lawmakers to urge them to do more to address urgent humanitarian needs in Iraq and the region.

♦ Strengthen humanitarian assistance to the region.
♦ Increase support for reconciliation, recovery, and community-based development in Iraq.
♦ Improve U.S. admissions and resettlement of especially vulnerable refugees.

This April we need supporters like you to come to Washington DC to petition our elected leaders directly. Right now, Congress and the administration must take further steps to respond to the urgent needs of Iraqis affected by ongoing violence in Iraq. The first step begins with you. Please join the movement by visiting to register for your participation.

If you cannot be with us in D.C., please take a minute to sign the Humanitarian Pledge petition available on the website.


Jackie Bejan

Executive Director

Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America

Participating Organizations include:
Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)
Refugee Council USA
3D Security Initiative
Amnesty International USA
Center for Victims of Torture
Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America
Chaldean Federation of America
Church World Service
Episcopal Migration Ministries
Human Rights First
International Medical Corp
International Rescue Committee
Mandaean Associations Union
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Mercy Corps
North American Dominican Justice and Peace Promoters
Oxfam America
Refugees International
Veterans for Common Sense
Women’s Commission for Refugee Women & Children
World Relief