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ACT ACTION ALERT: Tell Members of Congress to Send a Clear Message to Uphold Democracy in Taiwan
A very important event impacting America’s security and economy will be held on January 14th, 2012. The outcome may affect not only America’s security and freedom of navigation in Asia, but thousands of American jobs. The event: Taiwan’s Presidential and Legislative elections.
Take Action Now, click here to tell Members of Congress to publicly state that the people of Taiwan have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice without fear or coercion.
The Taiwanese people’s path to democracy has been an arduous struggle against foreign occupation and martial-law dictatorship. Now some forces both inside and outside Taiwan desire to subvert this Taiwanese election to gain control. Control of Taiwan’s key location where they can crimp commercial shipping and Navy ship movement by America and our democratic allies. Control of Taiwan’s significant economy where imports supporting American jobs will be reduced. Control of Taiwan’s government where democracy can be curtailed.
With voter turnout at over 75% in the last Presidential election, Taiwanese know the importance of democracy. Help keep it that way. We applaud Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), who all publicly stressed the significance of Taiwan’s democracy and the importance free elections and free speech. (link)
Right now, the best response is to let Members of Congress know your opinion that each Member of Congress must make a public statement supporting free and fair elections in Taiwan.
Click here to tell them now. (You will be taken to the Grasshop tool where we have written a suggested text for the letter to Members of Congress; you may make changes if you wish.)Once you have signed the letter to Members of Congress, tell your friends about taking action on this important issue.
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