Below you can watch and read the open letter we addressed to President Barack Obama of the United States of America.
Dear President Barack Obama,
I am Annie Chen, the leader of the Ride 2 Freedom youth ambassadors.
Ride 2 Freedom is a team of twenty-six youths representing fifteen countries who have embarked on a 3,000 mile bike ride across America to rescue children orphaned by the persecution of Falun Gong.
The 16 year genocide against Falun Gong was led by China’s the President; Jiang Zemin.
We know that you are well aware of and have supported Falun Gong, the peaceful meditation practice that follows the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.
As you are also aware, Falun Gong practitioners continue to be jailed, tortured, and murdered for their beliefs.
Even worse, the children of these practitioners are left homeless and abandoned, with no one to care for them.
Ride 2 Freedom cares for these most innocent of victims.
That is why the Ride 2 Freedom youth ambassadors have taken on the responsibility to end these atrocities.
Some of our own youth ambassadors have personal experience with the persecution of Falun Gong.
Aila Verheijke’s grandmother was tortured until she was blind and deaf.
Jimmy Ma’s mother was jailed for one and a half year when he was just one year old.
Some other riders share similar experiences.
President Obama, you are the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, a nation founded on the principle of freedom of belief.
We seek your assistance in bringing Jiang Zemin to justice, facilitating support from the leaders of the global ambassadors’ countries, and saving the lives of the five orphans.
We will ride into Washington D.C. on July 16.
We seek a meeting with you.
We look forward to seeing you.
Ride 2 Freedom Youth Ambassadors of Argentina, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, India, Iran, Peru, Russia, Singapore, China, and the United States of America.