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China “Stateless” Breakfast to Honor Human Rights Activists

As Chinese President Xi Visits White House, McGovern Hosts Breakfast to Honor Human Rights Activists Silenced in China
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, September 25th, as Chinese President Xi Jingping meets with President Obama at the White House, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will host a “Stateless” Breakfast to honor human rights defenders who have been imprisoned, intimidated, and silenced by the Chinese government.
“America has a responsibility to stand up for human rights at home and abroad and that must not stop with our allies,” Congressman McGovern said. “The U.S. must do more to hold China accountable for their human rights abuses and with this breakfast we will raise the voices of all those who are fighting for the reforms that are needed. Our two countries have worked together on a wide range of issues and strengthening human rights must be one of them.”
Joining McGovern for the bipartisan event will be his fellow co-chair, Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA), human rights activists, and leaders from a wide range of international human rights organizations. Along with the commission and these groups, the breakfast is also hosted by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which is co-chaired by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ).
  •          Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA)
  •          Congressman Joe Pitts (R-PA)
  •          Human Rights Activists
  •          China Aid, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Initiatives for China, International Campaign for Tibet, Project 2049 Institute, Reporters without Borders, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and World Uyghur Congress/Uyghur American Association.
WHAT: China “Stateless” Breakfast to Honor Human Rights Activists
WHERE: U.S. Capitol – House Visitor Center Room 201
WHEN: Tomorrow, September 25th at 8:30AM to 10:30AM
To RSVP, please contact Abraham White at or call 202-308-8430.
Initiatives for China Media Contact: 
Dr. Yang Jianli, President & Founder
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