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Support Diplomatic Boycott of 2022 Beijing Games

      September 2021  By Marty Ganzglass, Co-Chair

 

 

The Beijing Winter Olympics are less than six months away. Like the 1936 Berlin Olympics, which was a showcase for Nazi Germany, China hopes the world will ignore its genocide of the Uyghurs and enhance China’s reputation in the world. A diplomatic boycott of the Chinese Winter Olympics will increase worldwide awareness of the Uyghur genocide and send a signal to China that it will be held accountable. A diplomatic boycott means no head of state or elected official will attend the Winter Olympics.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

There are several bills pending in the House of Representatives supporting a diplomatic boycott by the United States. Contact your Members of Congress and tell them you support a diplomatic boycott of China’s Winter Olympics.

Also, as you may have seen in a recent BJC Now, Rabbi Sunny signed a letter both as an individual and on behalf of BJC to condemn China’s policies toward Uyghurs and to call on the Administration to prioritize human rights in U.S. policy toward China. Read the full letter here

Every person can make a difference. Do your part to stop the genocide. Do not stand idly by.

Click here for more information on the call for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Games

Stop the Genocide of the Uyghur People

We condemn the genocide and oppression against the Uyghurs by the Peoples Republic of China. 

Learn More

The Washington Post 2.11.21

CBS News 6.18.19

BBC 2.2.21

Take Action

Jewish World Watch


Contact to Get Involved

Marty Ganzglass

mrganzglass@gmail.com

Be it resolved on February 11, 2021, the Board of Trustees of Bethesda Jewish Congregation unanimously: 

  • 1)condemns the genocide and oppression against the Uyghurs by the Peoples Republic of China, and
  • 2) joins with Jewish World Watch, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Uyghur American Association, the Uyghur Human Rights Project and any other religious and lay organizations to:
  • a) condemn the genocide and oppression of the Uyghurs;
  • b) to support executive action by the United States President and legislation in the United States Congress publicizing genocide and oppression, imposing sanctions against the relevant Chinese officials, and other measures as such executive action and legislation shall impose;
  • c) to publicize those American companies using products produced by forced labor of the Uyghurs; and
  • d) to urge congregants to inform such companies of their intention to boycott the companies and to boycott them if they do not cease to use products produced by forced labor of the Uyghurs; and
  • 3) to urge the leadership of the Idara-y-Jafaria Islamic Center, the Islamic Community Center of Potomac and the Maqaame Ibrahim Islamic Center to join BHPC and BJC in these efforts.

How You Can Help the Uyghurs

The Uyghurs are Muslim Chinese, belonging to one of the 56 officially recognized ethnic groups of China. They live in Xinjiang Province in Northwestern China. For the past few years, the Chinese government has been committing genocide against the Uyghurs.

Please click on the links below to learn more about how you can speak out.

1. Call to Action for Corporate Responsibility 

2. Sign Petition to Free Ekpar Asat 

3. Send a Message to Your Member of Congress

4. Ask Your Member of Congress to Support the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act 

Join BJC in speaking out - If not us, who? If not now, when?

Press Release       

75 people joined BJC and our work to help the Uyghur people continues.

Learn more above or contact us about the Uyghurs and how to help them.

Sun, October 17 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782