Andy Levin

From the office of:

Andy Levin

Sending Office: Honorable Andy Levin
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Dear Colleague,

We urge you help us advocate for the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Burma by cosponsoring H.R. 2327, the Burma Political Prisoners Assistance Act.

As of March 1, 2019, there were 354 political prisoners in Burma, 43 of them serving sentences, 86 awaiting trial inside prison, and 225 awaiting trial outside prison, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners in Burma. The Burma Political
Prisoners Assistance Act calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all Burmese political prisoners and prisoners of conscience and directs the Secretary of State to provide aid to such prisoners and assist civil society organizations that work to
free political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Such assistance may include the documentation of human rights violations with respect to political prisoners, support for efforts to appeal or amend laws that are used to unjustly imprison individuals,
and providing health and education support for former prisoners.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor this bill, please reach out to Catherine Rowland (Levin) at or Rachel Wagley (Wagner) at

Thank you for your consideration.


Andy Levin

Member of Congress

Ann Wagner

Member of Congress

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