Sending Office: Honorable Brad Sherman
Sent By:
David.Dorfman@mail.house.gov

Cosponsor the UIGHUR Act: Stand Up for Human Rights in Xinjiang, China

Cosponsors: Sherman, Yoho, Connolly, Wagner, McGovern, Wittman,
Hastings, Cohen, Lynch, Wexton

Dear Colleague,

In the Chinese region of Xinjiang, one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities are currently detained in so-called ‘political re-education’ camps. Meanwhile, Uighurs living outside of China are being harassed and silenced – including here in the
United States. 

Congress must stand up for human rights, and those who enable these abuses should face consequences. Accordingly, please join us in cosponsoring the Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response (UIGHUR) Act.

Our bipartisan bill will prevent advanced technologies from being exported to China to facilitate human rights violations in Xinjiang, ensure the federal government does not procure from companies that help Beijing unjustly detain Turkic Muslims, and create
new mechanisms for reporting Chinese government surveillance in the United States. Among other provisions, it also calls for Global Magnitsky sanctions on those who orchestrate ‘political re-education’ camps, establishes new human rights disclosure requirements
for sensitive exports to China, and instructs American diplomats to protest the deportation of Turkic Muslims to China and increase their outreach to the Uighur community.

As Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Asia Subcommittee, we believe it is critical that the United States hold Beijing accountable for its actions against Turkic Muslims. This legislation will not just send a powerful message,
but also create meaningful tools for the United States to defend human rights.

If you have any questions, or if you wish to cosponsor, please contact Rep. Sherman’s office at david.dorfman@mail.house.gov or Rep. Yoho’s office at lauren.gillespie@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

BRAD SHERMAN, Chairman – Subcommittee on Asia

TED S. YOHO, D.V.M., Ranking Member – Subcommittee on Asia

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