Emgage Action is committed standing on the right right of history by advocating for the human rights and dignity of all individuals through advocacy with Congress and the Executive branch.
WHITE SUPREMACY & DOMESTIC TERRORISM:
HR 2766: Uyghur Policy Act of 2023
Last Action: On April 20, 2023, bill introduced in House and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Summary HR 2776: Congress commends countries that have provided shelter to Uyghurs in exile and urges countries with sizeable Muslim populations to demonstrate concern over the plight of Uyghurs. Congress also calls upon the Government China to —
Primary Sponsors: Young Kim (R-CA)
HR 1324: Uyghur Human Rights Sanctions Review Act
Last Action: On March 1, 2023, bill introduced in House and referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Financial Services, and Ways and Means.
Summary HR 1324: Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, the Attorney General shall determine —
If any entity meets criteria for imposition of sanctions under Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020, Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, Executive Order 13818, and Executive Order 13553.
Primary Sponsors: August Pfluger (R-TX)
S 484: Combating Human Rights Abuses Act of 2023
Last Action: On Feb. 16, 2023, bill introduced in Senate, read twice, and referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Summary S 484: To require the Secretary of Commerce to provide training and guidance relating to human rights abuses, including such abuses perpetrated against the Uyghur population by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Primary Sponsors: Gary Peters (D-MI)
VOTER RIGHTS SUPPRESSION:
H RES 85: Impose an arms embargo against the military of Burma
Last Action: On Feb. 1, 2023, bill introduced in House and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Summary HRES 85: The United Nations Security Council should immediately impose an arms embargo against the military of Burma to prevent the continued acquisition of arms and military equipment and the proliferation of weapons throughout the country, and to hold the Tatmadaw accountable for grave human rights violations.
Primary Sponsors: Claudia Tenney (R-NY)
S RES 20: Condemning the coup in Burma and the detention of civilian leaders, calling for an immediate release of all detainees
Last Action: On Jan. 31, 2023, bill introduced in Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Summary: A resolution condemning the coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military’s detention of civilian leaders, calling for an immediate and unconditional release of all those detained, promoting accountability and justice for those killed by the Burmese military, and calling for those elected to serve in parliament to resume their duties without impediment, and for other purposes.
Primary Sponsors: Ben Cardin (D-MD)
HATE CRIMES & RACIAL JUSTICE
Last Action: On May 10, 2023, bill introduced in House and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Summary HRES 338: It shall be the policy of the U.S. to —
Primary Sponsors: Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)
VOTER RIGHTS SUPPRESSION
HR 1102: UNRWA Accountability and Transparency Act
Last Action: On Feb. 17, 2023, bill introduced in House and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Summary HR 1102: To withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and for other purposes.
Primary Sponsors: Chip Roy (R-TX)