UofM Students Lead Statewide EWGAPA Call-In Day

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 19th, 2017

Last week we partnered with a group of University of Memphis students who spent their Fall Break working with nonprofits here in Memphis. They led our statewide call-in day to Senator Bob Corker's office concerning the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act.

Over the course of a few hours, the students reached out to over 600 of our supporters here in Tennessee and asked them to call Senator Corker's local offices about the bill. They also recruited more signatures to our statewide petition echoing the same call. 

Here's a few photos from the call-in day:

We'd like to thank Sara James, Marissa Brauer, Hamza Zaidi, Taylor Cox, Mandy Campbell, Kristin, and Antonio Scott for leading the day!

Next week, our staff is meeting with Senator Corker's office here in Memphis as a follow-up to the call-in day and to present the current list of petition signers. 

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