US Campaign for Burma National Organizing MeetingPosted by U Pyinya Zawta
From April 2 – 4, 2011 U Pyinya Zawta and U Agga Nyana joined in the US Campaign for Burma’s National Organizing Meeting in Washington, DC. On Saturday April 2 they participated in the Plenary Session and in Workshops on Grassroots Campaigns, Advocacy and Online Community Organizing.
Speakers included officers and staff members of the USCB, Dr. Thaung Htun of the Burma Fund, Dr. Parveen Parmar of Physicians for Human Rights, Myo Myint, former Burmese soldier, NLD member and political prisoner, Joseph Yun, US State Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and Dr. Mike Green of Georgetown University.
On Sunday April 3 they attended a workshop on Advocacy Training, and on Monday, April 4 they, along with other New York State residents, met at the Senate Office buildings with staff members of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Schumer.
They advocated for no cuts to humanitarian aid in the US budget, for ongoing support of the democracy movement, for the special protection of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and for the unconditional release of all political prisoners in Burma.