Assemblymember Dababneh Honors International Rescue Committee
SACRAMENTO – Today, on the Assembly Floor, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills) honored representatives of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding the lives of refugees who have escaped from dangerous conflicts and humanitarian crises breaking out in their home countries.
“For over 80 years, the IRC has helped thousands of people who have fled violence and persecution by relocating them in American communities,” said Assemblymember Dababneh. “It is my honor to present this resolution to commend IRC’s outstanding contributions toward improving human rights in the world.”
Assemblymember Dababneh presented the resolution to Karen Ferguson, executive director of the IRC in Northern California, and Lara Maxey, economic empowerment manager.
The IRC, founded by Albert Einstein in 1933, provides opportunities for refugees, asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. The IRC works with local governments, other organizations, and local volunteers to help these individuals resettle and become contributing members of their new communities.
In 2016 alone, over 24 million individuals received aid from the IRC, including many from California. Because of IRC’s perseverance and dedication, those who have suffered unimaginable losses and hardship are able to rebuild their lives.