Speak Out Against Ethnic Persecution in Burma

The Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities of Burma have faced violent persecution at the hands of their own country’s military and government for decades. The violence intensified in August 2017, when Burmese military officials burned entire Rohingya villages to the ground, indiscriminately massacred Rohingya men, women and children, raped women and girls and forced an estimated 720,000 Rohingya people to flee to Bangladesh.

This is genocide: an attempt to annihilate an entire people, simply because of their religious and ethnic identity. As American Jews, we cannot remain silent in the face of such atrocities.

The U.S. Senate has introduced the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act—and we expect the House to introduce a similar bill soon—crucial legislation that will help the Rohingya people in this desperate time by:

  • Authorizing desperately needed humanitarian assistance for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees
  • Holding Burmese military officials accountable for their crimes via economic sanctions and visa denials
  • And calling for justice for the remaining Rohingya people, who have survived genocide, exile and unspeakable ongoing brutality.

Speak out against the Rohingya genocide and persecution of ethnic minorities in Burma by signing this petition to your members of Congress today.


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