US Campaign for Burma
For 45 years, Burma has been ruled by a brutal military dictatorship. In 1988, millions of Burmese took to the streets demanding a transition to democracy. The military dictators responded with force, killing over 3,000 protesters and imprisoning 10,000 more. During the 1988 protests there was little international support for the peaceful demonstrators in Burma.
In September 2007, thousands of Burmese took to the streets again, led by maroon-clad monks. The protests, which came to be known as the "Saffron Revolution," received worldwide attention. During the protests, dozens of activist groups around the world mobilized to support the protests inside Burma, including US Campaign for Burma.
The US Campaign for Burma (USCB) is an organization based in Washington DC dedicated to ending the military dictatorship in Burma and the mass atrocities in eastern Burma. Through a strong grassroots movement, USCB lobbies both the United States government and the United Nations to support the pro-democracy movement in Burma, led by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Aung San Suu Kyi. USCB and its grassroots members helped organize marches supporting the monks all around the United States during the Saffron Revolution.
USCB is now looking to build on the momentum of the Saffron Revolution through lobbying the UN and the US government to make freedom in Burma a top US foreign policy initiative. USCB is looking for strong grassroots members across the US and throughout the world to make this happen.
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