Use this as a sample message to give during your call:
"Hello, my name is [name] and I am a constituent from [City, State].
I am calling to express my support for our Afghan wartime allies and the allocation of a minimum of 4,000 additional Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) in the FY19 spending bill.
[If you, or someone you know, has a personal experience working with SIVs, use this opportunity to share a personal story.]
The Afghan SIV program provides a path to safety for Afghans who have worked with the U.S. government and who, because of that affiliation, suffer direct threats to their safety.
The Afghan SIV program represents a promise that we made to our wartime allies. Following through on that promise is vital to maintaining support of the Afghan people and completing our mission there.
I urge Senator/Representative _________ to work with their appropriations colleagues to allocate a minimum of 4,000 additional Afghan SIVs in the FY19 spending bill.
Thank you for your time and consideration."
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