Today is Aung San Suu Kyi’s 64th Birthday!
Today, Aung San Suu Kyi turns 64 years old. She will spend this birthday in Insein prison, as a prisoner of Than Shwe’s military regime — simply because she has called for democracy and human rights for the people of Burma.
We and our colleagues throughout the world have been doing a ton of work to make sure that she remains in the spotlight. Over 560 people signed up to host events in their homes through our “Arrest Yourself” campaign!
If you were not able to host an event, we are asking you to make a special donation of $64, $640 or $6,400 today to the U.S. Campaign for Burma in honor of Aung San Suu Kyi, so that we can continue our work to advocate for her freedom, and human rights for everyone in Burma.
Your money will be put to good use. Here are only a few things we have organized lately:
- This year, through our annual “Arrest Yourself” campaign, over 560 people in every state and 46 countries around the world have pledged to put themselves under self-imposed “house arrest” and to host educational events in solidarity with Aung San Suu Kyi.
- On Moday, U.S. Campaign for Burma Executive Director Aung Din joined other prominent democracy advocates from Burma to personally deliver a petition of over 680,000 signatures calling for the release of all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, to Ibrahim Gambari, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy to Buurma at UN headquarters in New York.
- We helped recruit 112 former Presidents and Prime Ministers from throughout the world to urge the UN Secretary General to travel to Burma to seek Suu Kyi’s release. While he initially resisted, in early May he changed his mind and said he will go in the near future.
- We are currently campaigning for the renewal of the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act, which includes targeted sanctions on Burma’s ruthless leaders that Aung San Suu Kyi has called for. We hope you will join this effort and take a moment to call your Senators.
- Our work has been covered in thousands of news articles, helping to keep Burma on the agenda of world leaders
You can read more about what else we’ve done lately here and, at the bottom of this email you can read about some of the events taking place around the world to honor Aung San Suu Kyi.
Please help us to continue our vital work by making a contribution to our campaign today.
U.S. Campaign for Burma