Urgent Actions

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President Obama, say “Rohingya”

The Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in Burma have been called “the most oppressed people on Earth”. They continue to suffer vicious attacks and systematic abuse by Burma’s government.

Denied use of their name in the recent census, Burma’s government now wants to fully erase their existence, asking the United States, the United Nations and the rest of the world not to even use the word Rohingya.

In just a few short weeks, President Obama is going to Burma. It is critical for the existence of the Rohingya for him to say their name and demand their protection during his visit.

Sign the petition and urge President Obama to say “Rohingya” and then show him how easy it is to #JustSayTheirName.

 
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Caught in the Crossfire: Act now to stop the humanitarian crisis in Syria

The war in Syria has caused one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. More than 6 million Syrians have been displaced from the fighting and 5,000 flee the country every day.

Pleas for increased aid for those who have fled have gone unheard and both the Syrian government and the rebels are blocking delivery of food, medical care and relief supplies

Act now and tell President Obama and Congressional leaders to immediately address the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

 
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Stop Ethnic Cleansing in Burma

An entire people are under attack not because of what they have done but because of who they are. Entire villages have been burned and over 100,000 displaced.

While Burma's government has sat by -- or even worse, participated in the fighting -- over 125,000 innocent civilians have been displaced. Yet, the United States has continued to reward Burma by scaling back sanctions.

Contact President Obama now and demand that the United States take immediate action to stop the violence.

 
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Act Now for Peace, Security and Accountability in Sudan

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is wanted on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for his crimes in Darfur. And he is continuing his crimes with impunity.

We need action now. Ask your lawmakers to co-sponsor the Sudan Peace, Security and Accountability Act. The Act is the best hope for action by the United States for the people of Sudan.