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Relay Run for Refugees + UNRWA Advocacy Day

By: | posted on: Sep 20, 2019

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Date(s) - 09/20/2019 - 09/26/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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UNRWA USA

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https://www.facebook.com/events/unrwa-usa/relay-run-for-refugees-unrwa-advocacy-day/2400460696877371/
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UNRWA USA


Relay Run for Refugees:

UNRWA USA is partnering with Right To Movement Palestine to bring a group of runners and refugees from Palestine to relay run 250 miles down the East Coast to deliver a message that UNRWA needs America’s investment.

The relay will begin on Friday, September 20 in New York City at the start of the UN General Assembly and the runners will make stops along the East Coast to share stories at community events hosted by like-minded partners and collect support for UNRWA’s humanitarian programs and services for Palestine refugees in the Middle East.

Support the runners: https://getinvolved.unrwausa.org/campaign/relay-run-for-refugees/c242415

Relay itinerary:

-9/20: relay kicks off in New York City
-9/21: run from New York to Clifton, New Jersey
-9/22: run from New Jersey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
-9/23: run from Pennsylvania to Wilmington, Delaware
-9/24: run from Delaware to Baltimore, Maryland
-9/25: run from Maryland to Washington DC

Event details to be announced!

Advocacy Day:

On Thursday, September 26, the relay runners will be joined by UNRWA alumni, people who attended UNRWA schools and now live in the United States, for our first-ever Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, including meetings with key lawmakers and their staff to educate them on how UNRWA’s work represents a good humanitarian investment that also supports the national security interests of our country.

Contact your member of Congress to let them know you want your tax dollars to fund UNRWA: unrwausa.org/contact-congress

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