The Free Uyghur Coalition is a student coalition from university campuses across the U.S. advocating for the rights and freedom of the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan. Through social media advocacy, legislative action and public relations, our campaign is focused on raising awareness about the human rights abuses committed by China, amplifying Uyghur voices and stories, and condemning global brands' use of forced labor from East Turkistan
Petition to consider the Uyghur Crisis as a Genocide under the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention
Petition for Olympic Games to discontinue hosting in Bejing 2022 if China continues Uyghur human rights abuses
Worldwide Petition for UN Human Rights Council, global parliaments and legislatures, and firms to take action for the Uyghur Crisis
Petition to release Professor Rahile Dawut—the mother of Akeda, a student in our coalition—
and other Uyghur scholars
Petition against the use of Uyghurs for Forced Labor
Contact Officials in the United States
Information on contacting local representatives in the United States
Please feel free to copy or take inspiration from any of the given email templates in order to send a message to a local representative!
Email template #1
"My name is ___________, and I am a resident of [city, state, zip code]. Firstly, I want to thank the (Representative/Senator)_________, for passing the Uyghur Human Rights Act. However, I am still very concerned about American companies using Uyghur forced labor to make items that I use everyday. I am calling to urge my representative/senator to co-sponsor and support legislative action H.R. 6210 (or S.3471 for senate), the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, that would ensure that forced labor goods do not enter the US and pressure China to end Uyghur persecution. Neither you nor I want to be a part of this cruelty.”
Email template #2
I am writing today to express my deepest concern for the Uyghur people. I have come to learn about the plight of the Uyghur people recently, and I feel obligated to express my utmost dissatisfaction with the way in which the Chinese Government is treating the Uyghur people. I have read numerous reports on the Chinese Government’s repressive policies towards the Uyghur people, including policies that prevent Uyghurs from practicing their religion, heavily prohibit assembly, silence civil society, destroy the Uyghur language and culture, promote forced assimilation and actively discriminate against the Uyghur people. Still further, I have recently come across many reports and media that suggests Beijing’s crackdown on the Uyghur people, characterized by the widespread harassment and detention of innocent Uyghurs, women and children included, a clampdown on peaceful dissent, and even the unlawful, extrajudicial killing of Uyghur people.
It is my belief that you, [official], stand for freedom as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the constitution of [Official’s Country]. Unfortunately, after decades of fighting for the Uyghur human rights cause, Mrs. Kadeer, the President of the World Uyghur Congress and the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation, cannot achieve the basic human rights for the Uyghur people without the help of the international community, and freedom pioneers like you, [Official].
I am confident that without your help and support, the Uyghur people, their language, culture and way of life will perish under the brutal oppression placed on them by the authoritarian Chinese Government. [Official], I urge you to raise the Uyghur plight in the [Official’s Country] government, among your constituents, in the media, and through any other possible channel so that one day, the Uyghur people can enjoy protection of the very fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed to them as human beings.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the Uyghur issue. The Uyghurs, along with the Tibetans and other groups, live in constant fear. Each and every day, every hour, every minute that passes that the international community stays silent on this issue, another Uyghur woman is barred entry to a hospital because she is wearing a veil, or a Uyghur is imprisoned without due process of the law for speaking out against the tyranny of Beijing’s crackdown on Uyghur cultural customs. The Uyghur people pray that individuals like you and me will find it in their hearts to fight for them, because the Chinese Government is surely not. Therefore, I urge you as in the name of freedom, in the name of peace, and in the name of democracy, to help put an end to the suffering by condemning the Chinese Government, and urging them to improve their treatment of the Uyghur people.
In light of the above, I humbly, but firmly, lend my voice to the campaign to free the Uyghurs and for that matter all of the people who live under Beijing’s brutal rule. The Uyghur plight is an important one, and one that I, and countless other constituents of [Official’s Country/State/Province/City], truly care about. Thank you for your time, consideration, and empathy for the Uyghur people.
Contact Officials Internationally
Visit the following website to email the Chinese Government with an already-made email.
Simply sign off with your name, enter your email and click "Act Now"
Visit the following website for a master-list of Chinese Embassies and their contact information for each country if you wish to send an individual email
Donations to support Uyghur Refugees and People
Donations to help organizations promote and support the advocacy uyghur cause
Promotes human rights and democracy for the Uyghurs and other oppressed ethnicities in the East
Campaign to end "business as usual" while Uyghurs are suffering crimes against humanity:
provides emergency humanitarian relief for Uyghur refugees, interviews concentration camp survivors and shares their stories to the world