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Congress needs to cut off money to the junta

With Ukraine, we are currently witnessing the power of sanctions by the international community. Imagine the impact on the Myanmar military junta if, just one week after its coup, the international community had moved to block its exports of gas, freeze all of its assets, and cut off even just military-owned banks from SWIFT. We … Read more

Will you help us bring Paul home?

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina

U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Young Kim (R-CA) have just introduced in Congress House Resolution 982 urging Rwandan President Paul Kagame to release Rusesabagina immediately. It is vital that we all tell our U.S. representative to co-sponsor this powerful, new Congressional resolution. Just click here to urge your U.S. representative to co-sponsor House Resolution … Read more

Thank you!

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We cannot thank you enough! We’re still receiving wonderful notes and generous checks. Thanks to your gifts last month, we exceeded our goal of raising $15,000 to match the year-end donations of the Meah Family Foundation and ARC of Justice. Your support puts us in a good position for 2022. Let’s continue together to turn up the … Read more

Happy Tick Tock Day

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Today is the official day to finish off tasks for 2021! December 29 is National Tick Tock Day. Tick Tock Day, observed annually on December 29th, reminds us to complete any unfinished business that might need addressing before the end of the year. As the end of the year approaches, many items call for our … Read more

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!

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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