Breaking news! The House to vote on the BURMA Act!

The House of Representatives will likely hold a floor vote on the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497) early next week. The likelihood is that the House will vote on the bill as early as Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

Next week is your last chance to urge your House Member to vote in favor of the bill.

Right now, click here to tell your Members of Congress to support the Burma Act of 2021.

Then would you follow up by directly contacting the staff of your member of the House of Representatives?  Our Washington, DC, staff have reached out to every Member of Congress. But the most effective lobbyists are you when contact your elected representatives from your home district.

Follow-up #1

This weekend, send an email to the staffers of your House Member.

Follow-up #2

Then, starting Monday morning and through the vote on the House floor, call your House Member and urge them to vote in favor of the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497).

We have updated our resources to make this easier for you. We’ve created an online listing of key staff of every member of the House of Representatives. Check out our expanded list of staffers to your U.S. senators and representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives: https://bit.ly/USHouseMyanmar

Follow up #1: email your representative’s staffer

You may wish to use a succinct and direct subject line such as: “Vote in favor of the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497)”

Start your message with a mention of where you live in the state. Feel free to include a sentence or two on why you care about human rights and Myanmar in particular. Please use or adapt the following text in your email. Please blind copy (bcc) us on your email at info@newmyanmar.org.

I urge that you vote in favor of the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497) when it comes up for a vote on the House floor early next week.

The US. Congress must show leadership in holding the Myanmar military accountable for its coup d’etat and its brutal crimes against humanity. Congress must also show support for Myanmar’s Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and its democratic and multi-ethnic new National Unity Government (NUG).

With the recent historic sanctions by the European Union on the Myanmar’s military’s oil and gas revenues, the U.S. must back up its EU partners with sanctions on the military-controlled Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE).

Please write back and tell me how my representative will vote on this crucial bill next week.

Follow up #2: starting tomorrow morning, call your representative’s staffer

Starting next Monday morning, please make a phone call and follow up email to the staffer of your U.S. representative. Just follow the steps below! Sometimes just one call or direct email from you can make the difference.

Just one meeting, email, or phone call from a constituent can make a difference. You have the opportunity to make sure that we win this vote next week.