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Support the Burma Freedom Act! Write Your Members of Congress(Archive)

Last November, the International Labor Organization, (ILO) called on all of its members – which include governments, labor unions, and employers – to review their relationship with Burma to ensure that they are not contributing to forced labor in Burma.
This is the first time in its history that the ILO has taken such an extraordinary step. This is largely because the scale of forced labor in Burma is horrifying and widespread.
Several Members of Congress have have co-sponsored new legislation in Congress – the Burma Freedom Act – to help stop forced labor in Burma. Since the military junta uses forced labor in all aspects of the Burmese economy, this bill seeks to ban U.S. imports from Burma.
Click here for more information about Burma and a sample letter you can send to your Members of Congress.