Stand for Change

Call Your Representative

The Trump Administration is undermining legal safeguards for children traveling alone seeking protection in the United States.   Since March, the administration has expelled thousands of unaccompanied children from the border, denying them any opportunity to seek protection in the United States. These expulsions violate the law and place children in unimaginable danger.  Turning back unaccompanied children at the border also blatantly disregards special legal protections they are guaranteed under the bipartisan Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA).

Please join us in urging Congress to take action against these harmful policies. Call your representatives and make your opinions known! Elected officials care about what matters to their constituents and take note of phone calls from the people they represent. Calling is a fast, simple way you can help protect these kids. Here is how:

1. Find your Congressional representatives here.

2. Call their offices and make your opinion known. Here is a sample script to get you started:

Hi, my name is _____ and I’m a constituent in your district. I live in _[TOWN]_ and my zip code is _____.  I am calling to express my concerns about the way vulnerable migrant children are being turned away at the border and sent back to danger. There is no excuse for turning away vulnerable children and ignoring the law. I’m calling to ask you to please exempt unaccompanied children from the border closure and allow them to enter the United States in an orderly and safe manner.  [OPTIONAL: This issue is important to me because ____________.]  

Thank you for your time today and your attention to this important issue.

3. Share this page with others in your network to take action and contact their elected representatives too.

Tips for Calling:

  • You don’t need to be an expert to share your opinion! But, if you want to learn more about the issues before your call, you can read our policy brief and check out our other resources.
  • Be clear and concise and stick to the facts.
  • Be polite and respectful to the staff. Be sure to thank them for their time!
  • The office might ask you if you want a response; no need to ask for one unless you would like one.
  • It is best to speak to a staffer directly, but feel free to leave a message or a voicemail.
  • You can contact your local office or get connected to any D.C. office through the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121.
  • Only call your members of Congress. Calling members who don’t represent you isn’t effective and can be counterproductive.