You can play an important role in making sure your Congressional representatives and the U.S. Government support human rights and democracy in Burma. 

Our advocacy efforts in Washington have resulted in strong bi-partisan Congressional support for Burma. The Burmese regime has demonstrated that it is susceptible to international pressure. Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in 2010 is proof that coordinated international pressure delivers results. In addition, the military dictatorship's creation of a sham constitution, rigged election, and fake parliament shows that the generals care enough about global opinion to claim that they are changing their ways, making them vulnerable to outside influence. International pressure begins with the United States. Our voice must be stronger in order to create the kind of international pressure that will bring peace to Burma.

Notes:

-In the upper right hand corner there is a  legends to show what each color means.

- You can hide the right-sided box that lists the different layers by clicking on the green arrows on the upper left hand corner of the box.

Each state combines the colors of the 2 Senators, so that's why there is a range of colors.

 

- Find your state. In the upper left hand corner is a plus and minus sign to help you zoom in and out of the map. You can also use your mouse to drag and move the map.

- Click on your state. An information window should pop up.

- You will first see one Senator. To see your second Senator, click on the right arrow in the upper left hand corner of the information Box.

- In each information box you will see several variables of information (make sure to use scroll bar on the right). If a Senator was not in the Senate when the previous bills were passed it will say N/A

1] Name of the Senator

2] The State

3] Their Washington DC office phone number

6] Did the Senator cosponsor the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act in previous years, which was originally passed in 2003 and must be renewed each year? Are they a cosponsor for 2012?

7] Did the Senator cosponsor the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act, which was originally passed in 2008?

8] Did the Senator cosponsor the bill to award Daw Aung San Suu Kyi the Congressional Gold Medal, which was passed in 2008?

9] If the Senator is a woman, is she part of the Senate Women's Caucus on Burma?

10] Did the Senator sign the 2010 letter to Secretary Clinton calling for the U.S. to take further action to secure an UN Commission of Inquiry on crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma?

 

Burma Champion: Those Senators who have shown strong leadership and support for most/all Congressional efforts on Burma.

Burma Defender: Those Senators who have shown strong support for most Congressional efforts on Burma.

Burma Supporter: Those Senators who have shown some support for Congressional efforts on Burma.

Burma Neutral: Those Senators who have not yet taken much action on Burma. Most likely they just need to hear from their constituents to get them involved!

Burma Blocker: Senators who have not supported any productive Congressional efforts on Burma. If you have any questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.