Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace

Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace

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About the Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace 

Please note that there is a menu at the top of the page that you can use if you want to access specific actions (email, tweet, call). We encourage you to engage in all actions for maximum impact.

This campaign represents a united cross-section of voices from the Afghan community in Canada, non-profits, civil society, individually concerned citizens, and stakeholders.

Our open letter outlines immediate action that Canada should take to support Afghans and Afghanistan.

With a Canadian election happening on September 20th, 2021, it is the responsibility of all Canadians, not just ...

About the Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace 

Please note that there is a menu at the top of the page that you can use if you want to access specific actions (email, tweet, call). We encourage you to engage in all actions for maximum impact.

This campaign represents a united cross-section of voices from the Afghan community in Canada, non-profits, civil society, individually concerned citizens, and stakeholders.

Our open letter outlines immediate action that Canada should take to support Afghans and Afghanistan.

With a Canadian election happening on September 20th, 2021, it is the responsibility of all Canadians, not just Afghan-Canadians, to ensure that Afghanistan is on the agenda.

We call on all Canadians to stand in solidarity with and support Afghanistan and the Afghan-Canadian community by sending emails, tweets, and making phone calls to politicians from all political parties that we have identified as key decision-makers.

You will be taken through each step of the campaign one-by-one. Step 1) Email, 2) Tweet, 3) Call. We strongly encourage you to do all 3 steps, however, you are able to skip steps if you wish.

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Coming soon: targeted emails to candidates in YOUR riding from each political party. 

  • Because an election was just called in Canada, many candidates have not yet set up their campaign office phone numbers and emails. 
  • As soon as we compile this information, you will be able to contact your local candidates. 
  • We will be hosting a Community Action Hour, where anyone in Canada can join us for a power hour of sending emails, tweets, phone calls, and making noise, in a space for community,
  • Please select "Yes, send me updates on the response to our demands" so that you are updated on responses to our demands, when the function to contact your local candidates is live, and when our Community Action Hour is happening.

 

Contact: [email protected] 

View the full open letter: www.ayedi.ca/ccap


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Call Ministers and Diplomats for Afghanistan Today

Calling politicians is more effective than sending emails. We have created a template that you can use when calling the following Ministers and Diplomats:

  • Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
  • Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
  • Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Karina Gould, Minister of International Development
  • Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defense
  • Jacqueline O'Neill, Canada's Ambassador for Women, Security ...

Calling politicians is more effective than sending emails. We have created a template that you can use when calling the following Ministers and Diplomats:

  • Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
  • Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development
  • Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Karina Gould, Minister of International Development
  • Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defense
  • Jacqueline O'Neill, Canada's Ambassador for Women, Security, and Peace
  • Rema Jamous Imseis, UNHCR Representative in Canada
  • Reid Sirrs, Canada's Ambassador to Afghanistan

You will likely reach the voicemail. Please leave a voicemail message reading through the script as your comment and ask them to respond back.

This guide takes you through each minister and diplomat one by one.

There are blanks in the phone script for you to say your own name and city, etc.

Go www.ayedi.ca/ccap/ for the open letter.

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PHONE NUMBERS:

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship: 6139926361

Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development: 8194207043

Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs: 6139967267

Karina Gould, Minister of International Development: 6139950881

Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defense: 6139957052

Jacqueline O'Neill, Canada's Ambassador for Women, Security, and Peace: 3432037105

Rema Jamous Imseis, UNHCR Representative in Canada: 6132320909 x267

Reid Sirrs, Canada's Ambassador to Afghanistan: 3432032684

Please note that all numbers are Ottawa numbers.

 

 

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Call Ministers and Ambassadors

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PHONE SCRIPT:

 

Hello,

My name is Name and I live in City, Province. 

I am calling you from the Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace to urge you to support to take immediate action for Afghanistan.

Canada needs to recognize the moral imperative to resettle more Afghans. This includes accepting at least double the number of Afghans, ensure that Afghan civilians who are trapped in Afghanistan are included, make it clear that Hazaras are included in the vulnerable group category, allow ...

PHONE SCRIPT:

 

Hello,

My name is Name and I live in City, Province. 

I am calling you from the Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace to urge you to support to take immediate action for Afghanistan.

Canada needs to recognize the moral imperative to resettle more Afghans. This includes accepting at least double the number of Afghans, ensure that Afghan civilians who are trapped in Afghanistan are included, make it clear that Hazaras are included in the vulnerable group category, allow new applicants who are not in the current system, and urgently tell us your plan for eliminating barriers to the process considering that you have closed your embassy.

Canada also needs to provide further and emergency humanitarian aid through funding NGOs and humanitarian partners on the ground. Afghans need lifesaving resources like food, clothing, water, shelter, and vaccines.

Justin Trudeau needs to ensure that Canada is proactively engaging in diplomacy on the international stage through forums like the UN and ensuring that any engagement with the Taliban be conditional upon preserving the progress we have achieved over the past 20 years in terms of human rights. This includes championing efforts to guarantee the security and protection of girls, women, and ethnic and religious minorities.

We appreciate that Canada is a global champion in promoting peace, development, and human rights around the world. All that is needed is the willpower. We are counting on your support. Thank you for your time.

 

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