Saturday was Human Rights Day. It’s a day to reflect on how we can take effective action in support the rights of others.
This is also a day when we can celebrate our successful week in Washington, DC. Because of our year-long lobbying for the BURMA Act, Congress is on the brink of passing a significant new package of support for human rights advocates and pro-democracy forces in Myanmar.
Earlier this month, we woke up to horrific reports that Burmese military jets bombed a music festival in Kachin state in northern Myanmar, killing at least eighty people. Artists, musicians and families were there. And the Myanmar military sent warplanes to bomb it.
When the Myanmar junta commits atrocities, we respond immediately to hold them accountable. You are one of over 20,000 people in the United States who has taken action to lobby Congress or pressure companies that support the Burmese junta. Together, we can end the Burmese army’s brutal and corrupt rule.
Every week, we swing into action. We provide you with the tools to make sure your voice is heard.
Working together, we’ve pushed the Biden Administration to impose sanctions on the Myanmar military and Congress to pass the BURMA Act. Our pressure was crucial in forcing oil giants Chevron and TotalEnergies to announce their withdrawal from Myanmar.
Our supporters have stepped up in impressive numbers. Our email list of supporters has grown almost exponentially to over 600,000. This includes over 300,000 people inside Myanmar who can take our actions targeting corporations from the safety of their homes.
However, we face a gap between the money we’re raising and the money we need. We have ambitious plans to help support and organize our supporters given the massive increase in their numbers. That’s why we ask you now for your additional financial help.
Each week, we make it easy for you to make your voice heard by your government or in corporate boardrooms. Your gift will build our grassroots movement to end the atrocities and the repression of the Burmese army. Your support will fund our campaigns to:
- lobby governments worldwide to impose sanctions on Burma’s generals and their business empire;
- put our consumer, shareholder, and media pressure on corporations to end their business partnerships with Burma’s army;
- organize students and faculty to press their campus to step up and join the movement to end genocide in Myanmar and throughout the world;
- promote “end genocide” bills in cities and states globally.