The U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) was established to help build and channel political will for freedom in Burma. Since our founding in 2003, USCB’s work has delivered tangible results for the people of Burma. USCB’s grassroots members have been the driving force in the United States for mobilizing political pressure for democracy and human rights in Burma. We are the only U.S. based advocacy organization devoted full-time to human rights, freedom, and democracy in Burma. Around the country and the globe, we are a recognized leader of the Free Burma movement. Our partners include celebrities, musicians, global leaders, policymakers, and our 70,000+ grassroots members across the country. Our work has been featured in more than 10,000 news articles including the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post. Our grassroots members play a critical role in building and sustaining our relationships with elected officials, local media, and communities across the country.

USCB is honored to be a member of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR). The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) is a coalition of human rights, environmental, labor, and development organizations that creates, promotes and defends legal frameworks to ensure corporations respect human rights in their global operations.

USCB is also honored to be a member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP). The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect brings together NGOs from all regions of the world to strengthen normative consensus for RtoP, further the understanding of the norm, push for strengthened capacities to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and mobilize NGOs to push for action to save lives in RtoP country-specific situations.


Action


USCB's 78,000 grassroots members have and continue to serve as a critical component of our everyday work on behalf of human rights and genuine democracy in Burma by taking action.

Burma: It Can't Wait - Celebrity Campaign PSA 

Thingyan Water Festival at Georgetown University

Arrest Yourself 2010 - Global Action for Burma

Thank You Burma Grassroots from U.S.Campaign for Burma


Advocacy

Since 2003, USCB's members have been the driving force in the United States for mobilizing political pressure for democracy and human rights in Burma. Our advocacy efforts in Washington have resulted in strong bi-partisan Congressional support for Burma.

           - Click here to view Jennifer's testimony.
           - Click here to view Jonathan's testimony.

Aid

By lobbying the U.S. government, USCB is responsible for ensuring U.S. aid funds are given to humanitarian organizations based in Thailand for the express purpose of crossing the border into Burma to reach populations of ethnic minorities that are often blocked from receiving assistance by the military dictatorship. As a result, more than $20 million of cross-border aid has reached hundreds of thousands of those most in need in Burma.

Awareness

We are the only U.S. based advocacy organization devoted full-time to human rights, freedom, and democracy in Burma. Around the country and the globe, we are a recognized leader of the Free Burma movement. Our partners include celebrities, musicians, global leaders, policymakers, and our 70,000+ grassroots members across the country.  Our work has been featured in more than 10,000 news articles including the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post.

Listen to famous Burmese comedian/social activist Zarganar speak about his appreciation of the work of US Campaign for Burma: