No one wants another Tiananmen Square massacre. The recent protests in Hong Kong are bringing to mind the 1989 student-led demonstrations in Beijing that left at least 300 dead. China has a history of taking a hard line against dissidents and others critical of the Communist regime.
President Trump has taken action to support the protestors, and Grassfire is empowering our team members to tell Congress to follow the Commander-in-Chief's lead. Yesterday, we launched the "Stand With Hong Kong" national petition to give you an opportunity to support the men and women demanding independence.
In case a busy Friday kept you from reading our previous update, we've included it below. Or you can click here to add your name to the "Stand With Hong Kong" petition. The brave "freedom fighters" singing our national anthem and waving the American flag in Hong Kong need and deserve your support. Please add your name now.
For liberty and limited government,
+ + + + + + +
"Freedom Fighters" in Hong Kong Need Your Help!
The Grassfire staff has been moved and inspired by the brave "freedom fighters" in Hong Kong. They are taking a bold stand against China's authoritative rule and for liberty!
Thousands of men and women are protesting Chinese control over Hong Kong by singing OUR national anthem and waving the American flag! By doing that, they're asking the people of the United States to stand with them.
Grassfire wants to make you aware of a bill in Congress called the "Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act." This legislation would exert U.S.-government pressure in support of Hong Kong's independence.
On Wednesday, The National Interest reported on how President Trump is trying to protect Hong Kong protestors through trade:
President Donald Trump warned Beijing on August 18 that trade talks would suffer if China resorts to violent suppression of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. This warning was viewed by many as an unnecessary mixing of two separate issues, as well as an egregious interference in China’s internal affairs. Yet, from a human-rights perspective, Trump’s statement serves as a strong caution to Beijing and compels the regime to exercise restraint towards the protestors.
(Do you think Barack Obama would have been brave and bold enough to do that?)
Now, it's time for Congress to do their part.
++Citizen Action: Sign The "Stand With Hong Kong" Petition Now!
Grassfire has launched a "Stand With Hong Kong" national petition to let House and Senate leaders know that thousands of patriotic, liberty-loving Americans support the efforts of the Hong Kong freedom fighters. When we reach the key threshold of 20,000 signatures, Grassfire will hand-deliver your petition on Capitol Hill.
Call on Senators and Representatives to follow the President's lead and support pro-democracy protests by passing the "Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act"! You can add your name to the "Stand With Hong Kong" national petition with just one click. Go here now.
For liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
P.S. Again, by clicking on ANY of the links inside this email, your name will be instantly added to the list of liberty-loving Americans who support the brave freedom fighters of Hong Kong. Sign the national "Stand With Hong Kong" petition by clicking here now. The petition states:
"As an independent, liberty-loving, patriotic American, I stand with the Hong Kong freedom fighters. They have honored us by singing our national anthem and waving our flag during their protests for autonomy from China. I choose to honor their bravery and resolve by signing the national "Stand With Hong Kong" petition. I urge you, a duly elected member of Congress, to take immediate action to use the power and influence of the U.S. government to urge leaders in Beijing to loosen restrictions, relinquish control and increase freedom in Hong Kong."
When you click on the link below to read the full article by The National Interest, your name will be added to the "Stand With Hong Kong" national petition:
Trump Protects Hong Kong Protestors Through Trade (Full article - 9/18/19)