Congress: Pass the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R.4840)
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Introduced by U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Carlos A. Giménez (R-FL), the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R.4840) requires publicly traded companies to be transparent and divulge any ties to Uyghur forced labor. It would allow both consumers and shareholders to make more informed decisions as they spend and invest their money.
- Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to mandate all publicly traded companies to release annual reports indicating what goods are sourced from the Uyghur regions of China.
- Affirms the importance of using outside groups to verify company reports.
- Empowers organizations and individuals to push for more ethical business practices.
People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the most extensive organized detention of an ethnoreligious minority the world has seen since World War II. Since 2017, over one million have been detained. Detainees are made to work under constant surveillance, with assigned minders and no freedom to leave. Their forced labor contributes to the production of goods for numerous multinationals. The Chinese government treats the Uyghur minority as being less than human.
Please contact your Congressperson to ask them to cosponsor the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R.4840).