What can you do to get involved?


Tell your Representative and Senator to support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act:

To find your U.S. Representative, enter your zip code here.

To find your U.S. Senator, visit the Senate website.

Conduct a search using the Find Your Senators pull-down menu in the upper right corner (select your state and click Go).

OR

Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224‐3121. If you cannot get through the first time that you call, please keep trying as the switchboard may be extremely busy!

Follow the prompts. Press “1” to indicate you want to speak with your Senator, then say your state, and press “1” to indicate that the state is correct. Finally, press “1” to connect to your first Senator’s office.

A staff person will answer the phone. A sample message is listed below, but it is even better if you use your own message!

Repeat the process with your second Senator.

Message Example:

I am a constituent of Senator (name) from (hometown) and I am calling to urge Senator (NAME) to vote yes to S. 65 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. The bill would help to end U.S. complicity in the forced labor of Uyghurs. Please tell Senator (NAME) to stand up for human rights by co-sponsoring this legislation with their colleagues, and to vote to pass this bill. Thank you.


E-Mail Template for Your Representative:

(Month) (Day) (Year)

The Honorable (Name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20510

RE: Support H.R. 1155 to End Uyghur Forced Labor

Representative (Name):

My name is FIRST NAME LAST NAME and I am a constituent in your district. I am writing to urge you to support Bill H.R. 1155, “Ensuring that goods made with forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China do not enter the United States market, and for other purposes.” The use of forced labor in East Turkistan, known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous State by China, is horrendous and a gross violation of human rights. A recent report by Adrian Zenz estimates 500,000 Uyghurs in forced labor. Recently, the State Department designated China’s actions against the Uyghurs as a genocide. To allow companies to continue sourcing supplies and labor from East Turkistan is making American consumers complicit in slave labor in our daily purchases and life.

Please co-sponsor or vote to pass H.R. 1155. Thank you.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

YOUR CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE


 


Are you a student at a high school or college and looking to get involved? Campaign for Uyghurs is setting up a Chapter Group system for students to be involved in grassroots activism! Send our Program Director Babur Ilchi an email to learn more about how to set one up.