In a matter of months students who were imprisoned 21 years ago for peaceful protest in Burma could see their lives radically transformed with your help. By Autumn 2010 you could be a part of the movement which helps free these prisoners and sees them take part in establish the first elections in Burma since 1990.
NUS, Amnesty and the Co-op hosted a free campaign training session for volunteers. Political prisoners from Burma attended and shares their experiences with delegates.
How you can help
All we need your union to do is commit to undertaking a day of action in mid March on Burma. We have information, printed campaign materials, including beer mats, bookmarks, posters, leaflets and hand stamps, expert speakers, free films and viral videos What we need is your passion, a little of your time, and your students. The resources we have produced are powerful, truthful and inspire people to take action.
We need your help in spreading these materials far and wide. We need a team of volunteers on each of your campuses to 'blitz it' for Burma and cover the campus in these eye catching materials. Once your campus is covered it’s time to engage more of your students, encouraging them to take action by signing petitions on and off-line directed at the Junta. We know from our friends at Amnesty International that this action does work and is effective.
We believe this campaign could have significant benefits in complementing your local action, and help drive participation in your union. We hope you are excited by this initiative, and I look forward to receiving your response and comments on this campaign.