Action Alert: Make Noise for the Rohingya People!

by tgilden

CALL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE ROHINGYA

As you likely know by now, the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar) have been targeted for destruction and genocide simply because of their religious and ethnic identity. And we know that, as Jews, we cannot remain silent in the face of such atrocities.

The Senate just introduced the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S. 1186) — a crucial piece of 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 Rohingya people, who have faced unspeakable human rights violations.
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Let’s speak out against hatred and genocide with a united Jewish call-in day TODAY, April 12th. Call-in information and a suggested script are below.

So pick up the phone — and make some noise!

Make Noise: Call-In Day 
Friday, April 12th

Call your Senators and ask them to cosponsor the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act

Call (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senators.

You can say:

“Hi, I’m _____, and I’m a resident of _____, and a supporter of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. I want Sen._____ to know that I support the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act and urge the Senator to cosponsor the bill and do what they can to ensure its passage this Congress. The Jewish community stands with the Rohingya people of Burma. As a constituent, it’s important to me personally that my Senator move this bill forward. Thank you!”

If your Senator is Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), or Todd Young (R-IN), please thank them for sponsoring the bill:

“Hi, I’m _____, and I’m a resident of _____, and a supporter of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. I want to thank Sen._____ for introducing the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act. The Jewish community stands with the Rohingya people of Burma. As a constituent, it’s important to me personally that this bill move forward. Thank you!

Will you please let me know how your call goes? After you make your call, click here and fill out this short form, so that we can count your voice.

Your call will make sure our representatives know that the Jewish community will not stand by as genocide against the Rohingya people is perpetrated with impunity. Be a part of this powerful time of “noise” for Rohingya rights. 


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