September 22, 2020
Emgage Action Applauds House Passing of Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
Washington, D.C.- Today, the House voted and passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Emgage Action, a Muslim advocacy organization that has engaged with policymakers extensively on this matter, applauds this policy for ensuring that the American government is not funding forced labor among ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.
Previously, Emgage Action called for a boycott of the 2020 Winter Olympics in Beijing in solidarity with Uyghur Muslims in China.
“We are beyond pleased with the passage of the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 by the House. Uyghur communities have been suffering for far too long under the Chinese government. As Americans, we cannot continue to be complicit in the ethnic cleansing of the Uyghur people.” – Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage Action
Emgage Action is a Muslim civic advocacy organization, with national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and state chapters in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York.