Congress needs to follow through for Burma

Congress needs to cut off money to the junta

Here’s a quick update on what’s happening in Congress this week. In the Senate, a bipartisan group of senators are attaching an amendment to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment would require the Biden Administration to report to Congress on its efforts to support the democracy movement in Myanmar. On the House … Read more

Actions for the #BurmaBill, against MOGE, Harry Winston and more

MOGE must be stopped

Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, organized citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” You are proving that right every day. The #BurmaBill is a reality. Now we need to keep up the pressure and get companies like Chevron (MOGE) and Harry Winston … Read more

Learn how to lobby!

learn how to lobby Congress

Mike Haack from our affiliate, Campaign for a New Myanmar hosts training sessions every week on how to lobby Congress. The focus for these sessions has been the #BurmaBill that was introduced last week but the lessons he teaches can be applied to any topic and level of government. You can email him if you … Read more

Want to help the Uyghurs? Here’s how you can.

Uyghurs

What’s happening to the Uyghurs? According to ForcedFashionLabour, more than one million people — Uyghurs and other Muslims — have been rounded up and placed in camps. These camps, in the Xinjiang region of China, produce a wide array of products. If you have items in your home that were made in China, the odds … Read more

Tell your U.S. Senators: support the Myanmar civil disobedience movement

Tell your U.S. Senators to support the Myanmar civil disobedience movement by sponsoring Senate Resolution 105. On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’etat, imprisoning Aung San Suu Kyi, senior figures from her ruling party, and prominent pro-democracy and human rights advocates. In response to this coup, young people in … Read more

Tell Your Congressperson to Support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Tell Your U.S Representative: Support and Co-sponsor The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (HR.1155). Introduced by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 1155) would prevent the import of any goods made in the forced labor camps in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. The State Department has determined that the … Read more

You Can Help Free Paul Rusesabagina

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

On Wednesday, April 7th, the world commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. As Rwandan President Paul Kagame presided over ceremonies, “Hotel Rwanda” hero Paul Rusesabagina sat in jail. It is brutal irony that one of the few heroes of the Rwandan genocide is now being charged with denying it even happened. This week, … Read more