Chen as Tank Man – Chen Guangcheng: Send a Christmas Card to Blind Chinese Human Rights Activist
Women’s Rights Without Frontiers is launching a Christmas Card campaign in support of Chen Guangcheng. WRWF President, Reggie Littlejohn, stated, “Send a Christmas card to encourage Chen Guangcheng and his family. Let them know that you are thinking about them and support them. Also, let the Chinese Communist Party and the local officials know that Chen has supporters from all over the world.” Reggie Littlejohn is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB). She has supported the campaign to save Voice of America (VOA) radio ands television broadcasts to China from being silenced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) so that news about the illegal detention of Chen Guangcheng and other Chinese human rights activists could continue to reach millions of VOA listeners.
To participate in the campaign, simply send a Christmas card to Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, P.O. Box 54401, San Jose, California, 95154. WRWF will remove the envelope to protect your privacy and mail the card with your message to Chen. WRWF also plans post the cards on its websites.
This Christmas Card campaign is part of WRWF’s larger, international effort to free Chen. WRWF’s petition to free Chen already has more than 7400 signatures.
WRWF’s Sunglasses Campaign has photos of people wearing sunglasses from five continents, including such nations as Uganda, Argentina, Italy the United States and China.
After a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Congressman Chris Smith supported this campaign by donning shades and posing with Littlejohn next to a large poster of Chen Guangcheng, created from smaller photos of his supporters wearing sunglasses by a noted Chinese political cartoonist. Link
Just last week, Batman star Christian Bale joined the scores of brave Chinese citizens who have made the long journey to Dongshigu village in an attempt to visit Chen. Like them, Bale was roughed up and physically forced to retreat from the village.
“Christian Bale is a hero, a real star. WRWF calls upon more people of influence to use their star power to shed light on the darkness and evil surrounding the brutal treatment of Chen,” stated Littlejohn. She believes that such efforts, both inside and outside China, will increase the chance that Chen will be freed. “We commend Rep. Chris Smith for trying to visit Chen and urge the Chinese government to grant him a visa for this purpose.”