Senate: Cosponsor the Sanctioning Supporters of Slave Labor Act
Tell Congress to pass the(S.2358).
Introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the Sanctioning Supporters of Slave Labor Act (S.2358) expands the scope of the Uyghur Policy Act to impose secondary sanctions on those complicit in the use of forced labor by Uyghurs.
People belonging to ethnic, cultural, and religious groups in northwestern China, including Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and Hui, are currently the target of the largest 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.
From the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations:
Currently, U.S. law authorizes mandatory sanctions on any foreign persons involved in severe human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic groups in Xinjiang, including those connected to Uyghur slave labor. However, companies doing business with these sanctioned persons can still access the U.S. financial system.
Let's tell our Members of Congress to pass this important, bipartisan legislation.