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[Forward]Beyond Lennon Walls: Ways to support the Hong Kong protests from afar

Here is a link for a github page listing how to support the Hong Kong protests.


It provides different ways for residents located in various countries to help.


Photo from Unsplash

The following is the U.S. edition:


🇺🇸 For US residents/citizens

Call your representatives (find their number on callmycongress.com):

  • Tell them you are very concerned about the situation in Hong Kong.

  • Ask them to support the call to suspend future sales of munitions and crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong police.

  • Ask them to support passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (H.R. 3289) (S. 1838).

  • Ask them to support passage of the PROTECT Hong Kong Act when it comes up for a vote.


Alternately:

  • Use this Action Network link to automatically find your representatives based on your address and provide an editable letter that asks them to co-sponsor the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.


References:

- Obtained from Github


It also offers some tips for supporting Hong Kong on social media:


Some tips on spreading the word on social media:

  • Don't post unverified information.

  • Post trigger warnings before revealing images of blood and violence.

  • Think about your audience: Do your friends really want to read seven heavily-captioned posts, or do they prefer a single post summary?

  • Engage carefully with friends & family: Sometimes it's best to agree to disagree and move on for now.

  • Engage carefully (or not at all) with the trolls: Do you really need to win that argument on the internet with someone you don't know?

- Obtained from Github


Last updated on Nov. 12, 2019. The page keeps updating.


Also, don't forget to check the "Action" page of China Bashing to learn about how to support democratization in China.



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