Tweet at your representatives, senators, and government officials asking them to support sustainable security in the Nineveh Plain.
Sustainable security lies at the heart of all prospects for a future for Assyrians in the Nineveh Plain. Please take urgent action to support the NPU and help create conditions of safety and equality for Assyrians in Iraq. @YourRep
$500 million from @USAID has failed to produce significant levels of return of Assyrians to the Nineveh Plain post-ISIS. Assyrians are only returning in large numbers where there are conditions of security and stability under the NPU. Please support the NPU. @YourRep
Successful policies are built on the ability to identify meaningful solutions when they arise, and possessing the courage and leadership to pursue those solutions. Assyrians need courage and leadership from you, @YourRep, because the solutions have already arisen.
The problems are demographic change, distrust and disenfranchisement. The solutions are locally derived security forces such as the NPU, local administration and local infrastructure development. Do you support the solutions?
Call your representative and senators asking them to support the NPU. Feel free to use our sample script:
Hello, my name is [insert your name] and I am your constituent from [insert city/town name]. I am calling to ask [Senator or Representative's name] to support sustainable security solutions for the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, where Assyrians and other minorities are struggling to recover from ISIS violence. I ask that you ensure that all relevant legislation involving security in Iraq that affects the Nineveh Plain includes mechanisms for the U.S. to support the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU). Without an urgent solution to critical security and governance issues in the Nineveh Plain, the ancient language and culture of the indigenous Assyrians could disappear entirely within the next decade. Thank you for your time and for considering my request for your support.