The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H. Res. 1091, which calls the Burmese military’s actions against the Rohingya people a genocide and condemns the military’s brutal violence against civilians. Earlier this year, the United Nations called for Burmese generals to face international tribunals on charges of genocide and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum declared there is “compelling evidence” of an ongoing genocide.
This is what your support does. Every time you contact your Members of Congress, every time you donate, every minute you spend supporting Emgage Action’s work, you bring about change. Our Representatives voted in favor of H. Res. 1091 because you helped raise awareness of the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya.
House Resolution 1091:
You can read the full resolution here.
“The United States has a moral obligation to call these crimes genocide. Failing to do so gives the perpetrators cover and hinders efforts to bring those accountable to justice. With this resolution, the House fulfills its part of that duty,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) said.