The Quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Service Center in Brooklyn, New York, has been around for two decades. Ms. Pan, who will be 70 this year, started going to the center to get people to renounce their membership in the CCP on weekends before she retired. After she retired, she has gone there every day, except when it rains.
“People now approach us to get information,” she said. “Some agree to quit the CCP after you explain things to them. Nearly every day there are people quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations.”
“You Are Doing a Good Deed”
Not everyone who comes to get information is from China. Some are Chinese nationals from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Ms. Pan gives them origami lotus flowers and tells them to remember, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Someone from Taiwan who asked for a lotus flower told Ms. Pan, “I support you, although I was never a communist party member. I think you are doing a good deed.”
Man Blessed after Quitting the CCP
Two years ago, Ms. Pan met a woman at the center who agreed to quit the CCP after learning the facts. The woman told Ms. Pan that her husband had had a stroke and was unconscious in the hospital. Ms. Pan suggested the woman talk to her husband about quitting the CCP. If he agreed to quit, the woman should ask him to squeeze her hand. The woman came back two days later and said her husband had agreed to renounce his membership. Ms. Pan gave her a CD with Falun Dafa music. When the woman said she did not have a player, Ms. Pan took her to buy one. The woman came back to see Ms. Pan again some time later and asked if she had any other good things to help her husband. The woman said that her husband was now able to speak. Ms. Pan gave the woman tapes of the lectures by the founder of Falun Dafa Master Li Hongzhi and the main book of the practice Zhuan Falun. The woman told Ms. Pan later that her husband was getting better. The woman also got her children to see Shen Yun.
“This Is a Good Thing. Of Course I Want It”
Ms. Pan was packing up for the day and getting ready to go home when a woman came over and asked her what this was all about. Ms. Pan explained the significance of quitting the CCP and the woman agreed to renounce her membership. The woman took some information from Ms. Pan and several lotus flowers.
Near the end of last year, Ms. Pan and other practitioners were giving out calendars with messages about Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP on them. Many people loved the calendars and gladly quit the CCP. A man who took a calendar came back to ask for two more to give to his mother and sister. Ms. Pan asked if he wanted the calendar with messages about quitting the CCP on it. He replied, “Of course I want it. This is such a good thing.”
Sending Information about Quitting the CCP Via WeChat
In December 2020, Ms. Pan went to the Quit the CCP Service Center as usual. A man walked past and took a brochure. The next day, he walked past again and, not recognizing him, Ms. Pan handed him another brochure. He said, “I took one yesterday. I took photos of every page and sent it back to China via WeChat.” He took out his cell phone to show Ms. Pan the photos.
Ms. Pan and other volunteers cherish these opportunities to tell people about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. “Our service center is in a great spot, right in the middle of the Chinese community,” Ms. Pan said, “Nearly 20 years have gone by in a flash.”
Once or twice, people with bad motives have caused trouble and taken photographs. Practitioners have told them off righteously and people with a sense of justice have helped them drive these people away as well. As a result, these people have not returned.