Tell Your Senators: Support The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (S.65)
Tell Your Senators: Support The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (S.65).
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (S.65) would prevent the import of any goods made in the forced labor camps in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. The U.S. State Department has determined that the Chinese government is guilty of genocide against the Uyghurs. Now Congress must act!
Lead sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), this bill has broad bipartisan support. And we need you to let your U.S. Senators know you support this legislation.
“For years, the Chinese government has been committing genocide in Xinjiang, subjecting Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities to torture, imprisonment, forced labor, and pressure to abandon their religious and cultural practices. The fact that some of the products they’ve been forced to produce are ending up on American shelves is disturbing and unacceptable. We must ban the importation of these goods to ensure that we are not complicit in the genocide, and fully commit ourselves to holding the perpetrators accountable for these atrocities.”
- Senator Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon)
“As the Chinese Communist Party is committing egregious human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities, including genocide and crimes against humanity, there is no excuse to turn a blind eye. We must instead do everything in our power to stop them. This bill is an important step in that direction. My bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would ensure that the CCP is not profiting from its abuses by stopping products made with Uyghur forced labor from entering our supply chains.”
- Senator Marco Rubio (R, Florida)
For More Information:
"Eight things you can do to help Uyghurs in a time of genocide," Uyghur Human Rights Project
End #ForcedLabourFashion Now - campaign website