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A Declaration by Yao Lifa and 57 Other Candidates for People’s Representative in Qianjiang City, Hubei Province

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Yao lifa  |  China Change
This article was published first in China Change web site on November 6, 2016

Mr. Yao Lifa has been an advocate of grassroots elections in China since 1998. – The Editors    

Yao Lifa: We have the right to elect the electorate group leader and deputy group leader in our constituency (China Change)
Yao Lifa: We have the right to elect the electorate group leader and deputy group leader in our constituency (China Change)

We live on the lowest rung of society; we yearn for a brighter future.     

We think that changing the status quo isn’t as arduous as some people make out — because we can vote.

We have the right to elect the electorate group leader and deputy group leader in our constituency,

We have the right to jointly nominate preliminary candidates for People’s Representative elections,

We have the right to be nominated as preliminary candidates for People’s Representative elections,

Our approval or disapproval of preliminary candidates is the basis on which the election committee decides the formal list of candidates for People’s Representative elections,

We have the right to meet and ask questions of these preliminary candidates,

We have the right to fill out the ballot according to our true personal intent,

We have the right, on election day, to oppose the candidates who have been officially nominated and to instead vote for the candidates of our own choice!

We have the right to boycott the candidates who are either rich or politically powerful, or who aren’t qualified to be People’s Representatives,

People’s Representatives at the county level and below are directly elected by us — which actually means that we are indirectly electing the county chief, the district chief, and the president of the court, among others.

We believe that the ballot is the origin of power and that we are masters of power and masters of the country.

If we give our vote to a wicked man, then it would be no surprise if the officials in government and judiciary committed wicked acts.

We can no longer play dumb, and pretend we don’t understand what is going on.

We’re now uplifting our own spirits, and getting clarity of mind.

We, who wish with all our hearts to wake up the true holders of power of this country, hereby sign a declaration to run as candidates for the office of People’s Representative — for the purpose of enlivening those who possess both virtue and talent, who wish to uphold the interests of the people, and who are capable of navigating the political world, to step forward in front of the people and allow themselves to be elected.

We, who wish with all our hearts to wake up the true holders of power of this country, hereby sign a declaration to run as candidates for the office of People’s Representative, so as to awaken other voters, to help the scales fall from their eyes, and to tell them that they should only vote according to their own true wishes, and give their vote to only those they know, understand, and trust will dare to truly represent them.

Candidates for People’s Representative in Qianjiang City county-level, or county and township-level elections, 57 in total sign their names on the declaration.

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