STF Disappointed in Congresswoman Hahn Vote

Students present Patricia Broughton with human rights education and advocacy materials related to the STF Global Refugee Crisis Campaign. Photo by Kristin Causey.
Students present Patricia Broughton with human rights education and advocacy materials related to the STF Global Refugee Crisis Campaign. Photo by Kristin Causey

March 28, 2016: A STF delegation from Carson High School met with Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s representative on immigration, Patricia Broughton, to discuss the global refugee crisis.

After giving a brief background of STF, the students expressed their concerns for protecting refugee rights at home and abroad. STFers shared their surprise and disappointment with Congresswoman Hahn’s vote in favor of the American Safety Against Foreign Enemies Act (HR 4038). Ms. Broughton confirmed that the office received several messages from disappointed constituents after the vote.

Broughton commended the students on their dedication to human rights and for their efforts to reach out to elected officials. She was intrigued by the conversation and said that this was “one of the most interesting campaigns I’ve ever seen.” She promised to call the Congressional Research Service and request more information on how the U.S. is dealing with refugees.

The Carson representatives presented Ms. Broughton with STF’s “Salam Neighbor” screening materials as well as more than 120 signatures on a petition encouraging Congresswoman Hahn to do more to protect refugee rights.

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