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HOOSIER NOTES (r)
Dear David Horne and Ko Tun Myint:
I'm very impressed with your work in Indiana. Have you had a chance to write
letters to Senators Lugar and Coats? Lugar sits on the Foreign Relations
Committee, which will consider the "Burma Freedom and Democracy Act of 1995"
>From: David Horne <dhorne@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>ON JAN. 16, 1996 the Indiana Campaign for a Free Burma met on the Indiana
>University campus. An enthusiastic group gave input for the new year.
>The following was discussed in detail:
> *Indiana University Alumni trip to Burma.
> The group decided to hold a formal protest on January 29
> during the lunch hour from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m in front of
> the main entrance to the university. On Jan. 15, Dr. King
> Memorial Day, IU Campaign for Free Burma distributed pamphlets
> entitled "IU Alumni, Where Is Your Conscience?" modeled after
> UCLA's flyer which has a picture of children who are forced to
> work at the construction of "Shangri-La Hotel" in Rangoon for
> "Visit Myanmar Year 1996"
> *Sanctions Bill in Bloomington, IN city council
> The college Democrats and college Republicans have
> already been contacted. The Democrats have said they
> will support the bill, while the Republicans said they
> would not stop it but at the same time would not endorse
> the bill. The Republicans have said that there will be
> no problem passing the bill once it is introduced. Now
> we are underway to find sponsor at city council.
> Our bake sales just did not bring in the cash that we
> need to cover all of our copying fees. The group has
> decided to organize a benefit concert to raise more
> funds. The concert will be sometime in February
> depending on the availability of a location.
>Several other items were also brought to the groups attention by the
>organizer, Tun Myint. International relations with Burma, the current
>situation in Burma, and International Campaign for a Free Burma are to
>name a few in the meeting's agenda. Campaign for a Free Burma in
>Bloomington, Indiana welcomes the endorsement of Amnesty International (USA)
>to launch Free Burma Campaign from Jan. 15 to June, 1996.