Tell Your U.S. senators to pass the BURMA Act
Tell your U.S. Senators to pass the BURMA Act.
Update as of June 15th, 2022: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the BURMA Act (H.R. 5497) by unanimous consent. We are now asking the U.S. Senate to pass the House bill and send it promptly to President Biden to sign into law.
The Myanmar military seized power on February 1, 2021. Since then, the army has murdered more than one thousand protesters and injured and imprisoned thousands more. To resist this military coup, people across Myanmar have taken to the streets. This new Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) is demanding that the international community impose strong sanctions on the military and its extensive business interests.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), have led the introduction of the Burma Act of 2021 in both the Senate (S.2937) and the House (H.R.5497). The bills will, not only sanction and hold accountable the Myanmar military, but also provide support to Burmese civil society and much needed humanitarian assistance directly to the Myanmar people.
Please add your name and address to send an email directly to your U.S. senators urging that they pass the BURMA Act and send it to President Biden for his signature.