: Jan 27, 2018

Ending Genocide in Burma!

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If you want to help stop the genocide against the Rohingya in Burma, and you live in the DC metro area, do please consider coming along to this event next weekend that me and a few others are speaking and fundraising at… A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Burma and we need your support to help us tell Congress and the White House that enough is enough!

Already persecuted and stripped of their citizenship by the Burmese government, the Rohingya are now being ethnically cleansed from their ancestral land and villages. The Burmese military has systematically killed, raped, and driven out approximately half of the one million Rohingya who live in Burma into neighboring Bangladesh and the fate of the remaining 500,000 is in peril if the international community does not act soon.

Congress is now considering House and Senate bills to put pressure on the Burmese military, provide humanitarian assistance, and hold perpetrators accountable. The Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S.2060) and The Burma Unified Through Rigorous Military Accountability Act (H.R.4223) would:

– Mandate the U.S. government to take steps to help end the repression of the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Burma.
– Facilitate continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to affected communities.
– Implement targeted sanctions against Burmese military officials responsible for the atrocities.
– Effectively prohibit U.S. military-to-military cooperation with the Burmese military.

For further information and sponsorship packages, please contact Hebah at hkassem@emgageaction.org.

Emgage Action is partnering with other organizations in calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to reinstate sanctions against the Burmese military as a clear signal that business cannot continue as usual as long as civilians are being killed or persecuted. Join the effort, join us at the event and contact Congress today: https://secure.everyaction.com/GpwjY_yto06rS0RkzWcSzA2

Purchase Tickets: https://secure.everyaction.com/ABwS4s-NTki_y8oLWE4Y9w2

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