21Wilberforce is playing a leading role in mobilizing thousands of Burmese diaspora and other concerned citizens through its collaborative advocacy technology. The Burma Advocacy Group is comprised of leaders from associations, churches, community groups who are acting with one voice to advocate for the passage of the Burma Bill in the U.S. Congress.
The military seized control on 1 February 2021 following a general election which Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party won by a landslide. What started as civil disobedience has evolved into a civil war across Myanmar. As we noted last month, the Biden administration has formally determined that violence committed against the Rohingya minority by Myanmar’s military amounts to genocide and crimes against humanity.
In partnership with The Burma Advocacy Group, 21Wilberforce mobilized over 5000 people to send 11,060 messages to their Members of Congress in support of this vital legislation that will support the people of Burma’s freedoms and basic needs during the ongoing conflict in their country. The Burma Advocacy Group noted this about the partnership: “We would like to give a special thanks to our friends at 21 Wilberforce for partnering with us as we defend freedom and justice in Burma.”
You can learn more about this situation and the religious freedoms under attack at the 21W Freedom Center https://21wfreedom.center/spotlight-myanmar-burma-2/.