Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of a story documenting the creation and passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. (The first installment is available here, the second installment is here, the third here, and the fourth here.) The story is based on more than 21 hours of interviews with more than two dozen people involved, including lawmakers, staff, and human rights advocates. The Dispatch will release an audio version of the story. Dispatch members can also download a PDF of the full report here.
8. What Next?
The passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act tells several stories.
It tells the story of lawmakers seeking real responses to China’s genocide, and how difficult it can be to win support for meaningful action in the face of corporate resistance and dueling policy priorities.
It tells the story of determined Uyghur advocates and a coalition that fought for the bill every step of the way.