Resources on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Peace Action Montgomery is working to increase the number of Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees allowed into the U.S. We deplore the statement of Gov. Hogan that Maryland does not welcome Syrian refugees and we say no, we DO welcome refugees.  We have formed a work group to put political pressure on our government representatives with respect to this issue.  A few resources are listed below. We will be expanding on these resources in the next few weeks.

Local Government Statements or Resolutions in Maryland:

Takoma Park Passes Resolution Welcoming Syrian Refugees

Montgomery County Council Members and County Executive Issue Letter on Syrian Refugees

Howard County Council Issues Letter on Syrian Refugees

Rockville City Council and Mayor Issue Statement of Support for Refugees


Resolutions or Government Statements Around the U.S. Welcoming Syrian Refugees:

Northampton, MA

Athens, Ohio City Council 

Chicago, IL City Council

Durham, NC City Council

Olympia, WA City Council

East Lansing, MI Council

Passaic County, NJ

Ingham County, MI

Los Angeles Supervisors

Other localities can be viewed here.


National Organizations -- Statements:

Declaration From Municipalities Across the U.S.

Mayors Register Their Support of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

Religious Organizations -- Statements:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops statement 

HIAS/1000 Rabbis support resettlement

Other Statements: