We know we need to take action. Here are some quick steps we can take to keep the pressure on China and keep Burma in the spotlight.
To citizens of the United States:
Write your Representative and get them to support House Resolution 610. This resolution calls for a US boycott of the Beijing Olympics if the military regime does not change its policies on Burma. Find your Representative here
To citizens of the World:
Please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org Tell them that you won't buy any tickets and will boycott the Beijing 2008 Olympics, since Beijing is protecting and supporting the brutal military junta of Burma.
Here is a template:
I am very interested in purchasing tickets to some of the events at next year's Olympic games. However I cannot, in good conscience, attend the Beijing Olympics unless your government uses its influence to improve the political situation in Burma. China has substantial economic interests in the country, provides large amounts of economic aid, and invests heavily in infrastructure projects there.
Additionally, your government provides extensive logistical support to Burma's military government. All this make China uniquely placed to influence it. The people of Burma have, in a very peaceful manner, insisted that their rights be respected. I ask no more of your government than that it cease its support for the current regime, and encourage dialog with the democratically elected representatives of the Burmese nation.
I, the Burmese people, and the world would be grateful for your assistance in this matter. Your courage will go a long way towards making the 2008 Olympics a success.
With sincere thanks,
Another point of action for all of us:
Don't forget to sign this petition, as well as the other petitions listed on the right hand side of this page. Forward this link on to your friends and family. Ordinary people matter, and together we can make a difference!
Let's keep up the good work!!