Posted by: BPSOS | August 11, 2009

Key Briefs & Reports: Second Stage of Public Campaign Launched to Target Sony

Tracey's photos 176 CAMSA Champion Team- DC Metro Area

The CAMSA Champion Team for the DC Metro Area held a meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, to discuss fundraising ideas and advocacy efforts on behalf of the 15 Vietnamese workers working for Sony Electronics in Malaysia. These women have been trafficked by JR Holdings, a labor resource company that was used by Sony to recruit workers for their operations in Malaysia.

Team Captain P.K. Tran went over the agenda and brainstormed some ideas on raising $50,000 by the end of the year. Duc Truong, Advocacy Coordinator at BPSOS, gave the team members an update on the Sony case and where it stood.

“We have to work to show Sony that it is not ok for them to be doing business with a company that is involved in labor trafficking,” said Mr. Truong. “To do this, we need to launch a second wave of publicity campaign among college students and young professionals.”

So far, the DC CAMSA Champion Team has raised nearly $8,000 dollars from two different fundraising events.

“Our fundraising efforts have yielded some impressive results,” said Mr. Truong. “But in order to show Sony that we’re serious about pursuing this case to completion, we must raise more to support a law suit against JR Holdings, Sony’s labor supplier.”

“It typically takes about $50,000 a year to run our CAMSA office in Malaysia,” said Tracey Le, a CAMSA Intern. “With our fundraising and a match by an anonymous donor, I believe we can reach that goal by the end of the year.” She put together the CAMSA Champion Team in DC Metro Area.

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