Breaking News! The House slated to vote on the Burma Act!

The Burma Act

The House of Representatives will likely hold a floor vote on the Burma Act of 2021 (H.R. 5497) early next week. The likelihood is that the House will vote on the bill as early as Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Next week is your last chance to urge your House Member to vote in favor … Read more

Thank you!

Thank you!

We cannot thank you enough! We’re still receiving wonderful notes and generous checks. Thanks to your gifts last month, we exceeded our goal of raising $15,000 to match the year-end donations of the Meah Family Foundation and ARC of Justice. Thank you! Your support puts us in a good position for 2022. Let’s continue together to turn … Read more

The U.S. Advocacy Coalition and the Burma Act

pass the Burma Act!

We need your help to get the Burma Act passed We are still actively promoting the Burma Act and working to get Congress to pass it. If you are interested in helping us but aren’t sure how to go about it, Mike Haack from the Campaign for a New Myanmar, a member of the U.S. … Read more

Tell Facebook to delete the Myanmar military

ears after its part in hosting hate speech against the Rohingya, Facebook is still being used by the Myanmar military to “foment division and incite offline violence” against the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in the country. According to AP, in one video posted last month that garnered over 56,000 views, a military supporter called for violence … Read more

Burma is burning

burna is burning

The Myanmar military is building up troops and equipment in Chin State and neighboring areas in North-Western Burma. This past week, the Myanmar military has burned down homes and churches in the Chin town of Thantlang. We are concerned that the military is on the verge of a large-scale offensive against civilians, using tactics ominously reminiscent … Read more

We can make Chevron stop funding the Tatmadaw

Chevron must stop funding the junta

Tell Chevron to stop funding the Myanmar military! As we work hard to press our governments to impose sanctions on the Myanmar military, let’s also impose our own “citizen sanctions” on the Burmese army. Together, we are ramping up our campaigns to stop the flow of corporate blood money to the Myanmar military. In the past few … Read more

The #BurmaBill is official!

#BurmaBill

The Burma Act of 2021 is here!  Rep. Gregory Meeks formally – and finally! – introduced the Burma Act of 2021 in the House of Representatives. Even if you’ve sent a message before, click here today to urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Burma Act of 2021. The introduction of this bill is … Read more

You are making a difference

Last weekend, thousands of people gathered across the world in support of Myanmar’s new National Unity Government. In Washington, DC, thousands rallied outside the White House and then marched to Congress to demand that it introduce a new Burma bill. In the past week, we have together ramped up our email, phone calls, and Zoom meetings … Read more

Army chief declares himself prime minister

Not content with letting Covid ravage Myanmar, Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing marked the six-month point of his military coup by declaring himself prime minister of a supposed “caretaker government.” The civilian National Unity Government quickly labeled the rebranded regime an “unlawful association.” The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners has estimated that the military junta has … Read more

The Military is Letting Covid Ravage Myanmar

The third – and thus far most serious – wave of Covid is hitting Myanmar hard. Hospitals have reached maximum capacity. At military hospitals, staff are turning away civilians under orders to limit treatment to military personnel and their relatives. As Progressive Voice reports: “Ultimately, the root cause of all these human rights and humanitarian catastrophes is … Read more