Wednesday, September 21, 2011

US Campaign for Burma Demand Action

Demand President Obama Turn Words into Action



Next week, September 26th will mark the 4thanniversary of the Burmese military regime’s violent crackdown on the tens of thousands of Buddhist monks who participated in the Saffron Revolution. Four years later, 222 monks still remain in prison and not one perpetrator has been held accountable for the violent attacks.

President Obama has said he supports establishing an UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma but has done little to make this a reality.

Please join us in signing our petition to President Obama demanding he turn his words into action and provide U.S. leadership to secure an UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma.

Earlier this year 84,000 civilians living in Karen State, Burma sent a similar petition to world leaders. But the world has done little more than offer up words not action. We need to keep the pressure on.

With your participation we can send a clear message to President Obama: the people of Burma urgently need a Commission of Inquiry to crimes against humanity in Burma. The more signatures we have, the stronger our message will be.

Without U.S. leadership Burma’s regime will continue to commit heinous atrocities against the people of Burma. To raise your concern on behalf of the people of Burma, sign this petition today (ask friends to sign) and post it on your Facebook andTwitter.

DEADLINE: We are looking to deliver the petition signatures on Monday, September 26th before President Obama goes to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly. Don’t let such an opportunity pass us by!

In solidarity,

Myra and USCB team

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