The Democracy for BURMA Act was included in the National Defence Authorization Act and was passed by both the House and the Senate. It goes to President Biden’s desk for signature. The Burma Act supports the grassroots movement for democracy and human rights in Myanmar.
From Simon Billenness, Int’l Campaign for the Rohingya:
Originally introduced in both the Senate (S.2937) and the House (H.R.5497), the BURMA Act provides crucial U.S. support for the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in Myanmar. The BURMA Act 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.
Earlier this month, we woke up to horrific reports that Burmese military jets bombed a music festival in Kachin state in northern Myanmar, killing at least eighty people. Artists, musicians and families were there. And the Myanmar military sent warplanes to bomb it.
When the Myanmar junta commits atrocities, we respond immediately to hold them accountable. You are one of over 20,000 people in the United States who has taken action to lobby Congress or pressure companies that support the Burmese junta. Together, we can end the Burmese army’s brutal and corrupt rule.
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