Tell Your U.S. Senators: Co-sponsor S.2060 and Sanction Burma's Army Now

Since late August, the Burmese army has waged a brutal offensive against Rohingya communities in Burma (Myanmar). The military has now forced more than 600,000 people to seek refuge in Bangladesh. This is the worst example of ethnic cleansing that the world has witnesssed in more than a decade. We cannot remain silent as the Burmese army marches down the path to genocide of the Rohingya people.

Tell your U.S. Senators: end this genocide of the Rohingya.

Last week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives introduced companion bills in the Senate and House to use U.S. leverage to end the violence, provide humanitarian assistance, and hold the perpetrators accountable. Ask your legislators to support and co-sponsor these critical bills today.

The Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S.2060) and the Burma Unified Through Rigorous Military Accountability Act (H.R.4223) will:

  • Mandate the U.S. government to take steps to help end the repression and violence against the Rohingya.
  • Facilitate continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to the affected people.
  • Implement targeted sanctions against Burmese military officials responsible for the atrocities.
  • Effectively prohibit U.S. military-to-military cooperation with Burma's army.
  • Call for full implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, which includes recognition of citizenship rights for the Rohingya.

When the world says "Never Again" after an incidence of genocide, we have to mean it.

We have the responsibility right now to help end the genocide of the Rohingya. Let’s take action together and take action now.

Thank you,

Simon Billenness, Executive Director

For the International Campaign for the Rohingya: Joseph K. Grieboski, Olivia Dulmage, Mariane Leite, Michael DeLong, and Emily Claire Goldman.

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