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Block China's UN Human Rights Council Membership

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Block China's UN Human Rights Council Membership

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Petition Statement

The White House must vote NO to China's bid to join the UN Human Rights Council this November.
There are currently 1,419 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The UN election for China to an influential Human Rights Council seat takes place on November 12th, 2013. This seat would cement China's ability to control the direction and priorities of international human rights activity.

China's pervasive contempt for human rights is well-documented by UN monitors, human rights organizations, and the US State Department. Chinese prisons hold tens of thousands of dissidents persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, or political beliefs, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. For decades, China has impeded worldwide efforts by the United States to effectively monitor or reduce human rights abuses in UN member states.

The United States cannot allow China to gain a world leadership position on human rights. By voting NO, we will be taking a stand for not just our own values, but the basic rights of millions worldwide protected by the Human Rights Council.

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