Good news for the Uyghurs but the fight isn’t over

Before it takes recess later this month, Congress can and must take action to end genocide and other mass atrocities. Will you tell your Members of Congress to step up with two actions?

Action #1: End Uyghur Forced Labor

Yesterday, thanks in part to your emails and phone calls, the Senate passed unanimously the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (S.65). No Business With Genocide joins the Coalition to End Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region in applauding this historic action by Congress. Now let’s tell our House Members to vote for the companion House bill (H.R.1155)  when it comes up for a floor vote.

Click here to tell your U.S. Representative to support and co-sponsor H.R. 1155: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

The bill would create a “rebuttable presumption” that goods mined, produced or manufactured in the Uyghur Region are made with forced labor unless evidence is provided to demonstrate otherwise. The bill also addresses gross violations of human rights against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims through targeted sanctions and encourages action on forced labor imports internationally.

Do you want to do more to help the Uyghurs? Then please take this link to “8 things you can do to help Uyghurs in a time of genocide” by the Uyghur Human Rights Project, a coalition partner of No Business With Genocide.

Action #2: Where’s the new Burma sanctions bill?

It has been more than five months since the 2/1/21 military coup. Since then, the military has murdered hundreds of peaceful protesters and thrown many more in jail.

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) have been drafting the new bill to support the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and impose further tough and targeted sanctions on the Myanmar military. Let’s demand Congress take action to cut off all funding to the military and give full support to the #CivilDisobedienceMovement (CDM).

Even if you’ve emailed before, simply click here to urge your Members of Congress today to co-sponsor the new Burma bill.

Just one email or phone call from a constituent can make a difference. Your representatives need to know that you want Congress to act.

Thank you for your support.

Alyson Chadwick, Digital Campaigns Strategist, & Simon Billenness, Director

No Business with Genocide

Leave a Comment