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A Global Day Of Action on May 27, 2010
honoring the 20th Anniversary of 1990 Election in Burma
Join SF Burma Democracy Day Rally in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD and the People of Burma
Recognize the 1990 Election Results, Reject the Burma Military’s 2010 Sham Election/Selection
Download the flyer here A Global Day of Action
Last month, the military regime in Burma released an election law that excludes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and those that have opposed the military regime from participating in elections that will be set for later this year, including ethnic leaders, student leaders, human rights activists, and other democracy leaders.
In response, the City of San Francisco, with unanimous consent, declares May 27 as Burma Democracy Day, Recognizes Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as the Rightful Leader in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of 1990 elections and calls US to denounce the Burma military's 2010 sham Elections.
Please join the Burma Democracy Day Rally, and along with the city of San Francisco, tell the Burma military's regime that the world will not let them discard National League for Democracy (NLD), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the 1990 election results -- that NLD won a landslide victory.
The goals of the rally are:
- Recognize the National League for Democracy Party led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi that won the 1990 election
- Protest against the 2010 election that will be held by themilitary junta and
- Commemorate the “Burma Democracy Day (May 27) as designated by The City of San Francisco
**** Long Live Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and NLD, Down with military dictatorship ****
May 27 ,2010 (Thursday)
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Federal Building . (Front)
450 Golden Gate Ave (@ Larkin)
Contact: (650 834 0184 415 424 5811 415 571 6401)
The unjust law requires NLD to expel its leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and many other political prisoners in order to contest in the election. However, NLD refused to register with the election commission and therefore has been forced to disband on May 6 due to the regime’s law.
With the primary opponents out of the way, military leaders are freely resigning left and right from their posts to run in the 2010 elections as civilians. Furthermore, already (by the constitution) one-fourth of the new Burmese Parliament has been reserved for military officials which means the officials who resigned and are campaigning as civilians will most likely be just taking the remaining 75% of the seats in support of the military. Virtually the military will be gaining all the seats of power.
On May 11, 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution with unanimous consent that urges the federal government to denounce the Burmese military regime’s illegitimate 2010 election and recognizes May, 27, 2010 as Burma Democracy Day in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 1990 Elections.
In the resolution, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors urges the US federal government to denounce the Burmese military regime’s 2010 illegitimate election and recognizing May, 27, 2010 as Burma Democracy Day in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the 1990 Elections therefore recognizing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as the rightful leader of the people of Burma; and further declare May 27 as Annual Burma Democracy Day.
The city Clark will send the resolution to United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon , President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice thanking them for their support of the Burmese people and asking that they continue urging Burma’s neighbor China, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and India to stand with the US and the UN in rejecting the regime's 2010 election unless the regime makes necessary changes that would ensure credible, inclusive and transparent elections.
Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA), www.badasf.org
Bay Area Burmese Democratic Forces