Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Video 13: Top Hollywood Producer Supports Burma's Student Leaders. Will You?

Day 13: Top Hollywood Producer Judd Apatow
Calls for Support for Burma's Student Leaders

Dear friends,

Today is day #13 of a 30-day campaign we have launched to build global awareness about the struggle for human rights in Burma.

Already, we have released videos from celebrities and musicians including Will Ferrell, Eric Szmanda, Jackson Browne, Jennifer Aniston, Julie Benz, and more.

Today's video (watch at www.uscampaignforburma.org or www.burmaitcantwait.org) is dedicated to the courageous student leaders in Burma -- known as the "88 Generation Students".  These young leaders are at the forefront of Burma's struggle for change.  Last autumn, they spearheaded nationwide demonstrations by students, Buddhist monks, and others calling for human rights and democracy in Burma.  Along with Burma's Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, they are among the most respected people in the country. 
Movie director/producer Judd Apatow -- creator of hits including "Knocked Up", the "40 Year Old Virgin", and "Talladega Nights", stars in today's video.  In it, Judd explains to the world exactly who are the "88 Generation Students" and appeals to everyone to join their cause.  The piece also shows photos of the 88 Generation Students and their efforts.
Watch the piece and show it to as many of your friends as possible.  We are organizing a campaign of 1 million people to sign up for our email list so that we are a powerful coalition to support human rights and democracy in Burma.
In the 1980s, millions of people rallied together to support freedom for Nelson Mandela and the people of South Africa.  Now it's Burma's turn.
Please encourage all of your friends, family, and colleagues to sign up today.  Burma, It Can't Wait.
Aung Din, Jeremy Woodrum, Jennifer Quigley, Thelma Young
ps.  We are working full-throttle to help save the victims of the cyclone in Burma, especially since the military regime is blocking almost all international aid.  We will send you an update on what is happening and what you can do in a couple of hours.

pss.  You can watch all the previous 12 days of videos at www.burmaitcantwait.org

Support 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and the struggle for freedom and democracy in Burma.
Become a member of the United States Campaign for Burma today.

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