Why are postage stamps on our Second Seder Plate?

Stamps represent communication. China has cut off or is surveilling virtually all interaction with the Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnic minority group based in East Turkestan (China’s northwestern Xinjiang region). An estimated 2 million Uyghurs are in internment camps, subject to torture and forced labor without formal charges or legal representation.

FACT: The Chinese government claims its crackdown on the Uyghurs is a security measure, yet its arbitrary, targeted detention, reported use of torture against detainees, and the transformation of Xinjiang into a surveillance state rise to the level of crimes against humanity.

ACT: The bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was just introduced in both chambers of Congress. The legislation would require importers to prove the production of goods is untainted by forced Uyghur labor, and would sanction officials responsible for systematic exploitation of Uyghurs. Go to jww.org/UyghurAct to support this crucial Uyghur legislation.

DISCUSS: What would you say to loved ones under surveillance?

haggadah Section: Introduction