The US Must Ensure Aid Delivery
Today! Call Your Representative to Demand President Bush Act
Our emails over the past few days have increasingly stressed the extreme humanitarian crisis that faces millions of Burmese right now. The crisis is urgent and dire, and the waiting can no longer continue without costing lives. If we wait for the approval of the Burmese regime we will have to start shipping in coffins instead of food supplies.
Congressional leaders, Rep. Peter King (R) and Rep. Joseph Crowley (D), are organizing a letter to President Bush urging him to "work with the British, French, German, Danish and other supportive and regional governments to immediately intervene in the Irrawaddy Delta region of Burma to provide urgent life-saving humanitarian aid to the survivors of Cyclone Nargis."
1)Go to www.house.gov to find your Representative and contact information. Find the number for the DC office
2)Ask to speak to the person who handles Foreign Affairs
3)Ask the staffer to have your Representative sign onto the King-Crowley letter to President Bush - "Help the Burmese People Now".
4) Explain the urgency of the situation in Burma
5) Tell them why you care
6) Tell them in order to sign on to the letter they need to contact Adam Paulson in Rep. Peter King's (if Republican) or Greg Sheiowitz in Rep. Crowley's (if Democrat) office by the end of the day Thursday May 15th
An Overview of the Situation: It is now 11 days since the cyclone hit and nations are still talking and waiting for the Burmese regime to allow aid into the country and reach the most vulnerable population. While the waiting happens, 220,000 people are still missing and aid agencies report that 1.5 to 2 million people are likely to die from disease and starvation if aid does not get in immediately.