Members of Congress are standing up to protect Christians in Lebanon. Tell your Representative to join the movement!
“A stable, secure Lebanon is in the best interest of the United States, it is in the best interest of the region,” said Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) at the IDC Solidarity Dinner (see his full remarks here). That is why LaHood and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) have introduced House Resolution 252 for the “long-term stability in Lebanon”. 12 other Congressman have co-sponsored, but he needs your representative to co-sponsor too. Tell them to co-sponsor today!
Lebanon has borne the largest share of the crisis created by Syria’s civil war. Lebanon is hosting more refugees proportionally than any country in the world—the people of Lebanon have shown great generosity in receiving more than 2,000,000 refugees from Syria, even as Lebanon struggles to accommodate a refugee population equal to nearly a half of its native population, resulting in exorbitant pressure on Lebanon’s resources.
Lebanon is one of the few remaining countries in the region with a large and politically empowered Christian population. It has a Christian President and has successfully accomplished smooth transitions between governments through its democratic elections. Unfortunately, the refugee crisis is destabilizing Lebanon’s social and economic fabric.
Ending the Syrian conflict, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions, should be a foreign policy priority for the United States, and the establishment of safe zones would be an important step in that direction. These safe zones would protect Syria’s vulnerable civilian populations, particularly Syria’s Sunni Muslims, and prevent them from having to leave their country and live as refugees.
Please TAKE ACTION! Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress asking them to co-sponsor H.Res. 252 to support the stability of Lebanon and the establishment of safe zones in Syria.