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Dec 20, 2007 at 12:00 AM
Visual Artists Guild Press Release

For Immediate Release

Award Ceremony for Broken Rose Award to
       Grinch of the Year, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard
Petition US Congress - Ask last minute Christmas shoppers to sign petition for help in asking Beijing to release prisoners of conscience
Asking people to turn their back on the Beijing Float



WHAT:  1.  Award Ceremony - Award Broken Rose to Grinch of the Year Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard
                 Mayor Bogaard won the on-line vote for Grinch of Year by a landslides
                  Please see result at
            2.  Signature Drive for Petition to
                       US Congress to help prisoners of conscience in China
            3.  Asking people to TURN YOUR BACK to the
                       2008 Rose Parade's Avery-Sponsored Beijing Float

               3:00 P.M. - Award Ceremony
               3:30 P.M. - Go to Old Town Pasadena for Petition Drive and "TURN YOUR BACK"

Pasadena City Hall - 100 North Garfield Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109
                  After the ceremony, we will proceed to Old Town Pasadena around Colorado and Fair Oaks

CONTACT: Visual Artists Guild Ann Lau 310-539-0234
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Human Rights Activists will meet at Pasadena City Hall for the Grinch of the Year Award to Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
Afterwards we will proceed to Old Town Pasadena to offer residents and shoppers the opportunity to sign a petition calling for the release of several prisoners of conscience who continue to languish in China's prisons.  These include Yaning Liu's mother Shuing Li, Dongwei Bu, Bishop Jia Zhiguo, Burmese monks, etc.  The petition will be presented to the United States Congress.
Also we will be asking shoppers to TURN YOUR BACK to the Beijing Float when it passes during the 2008 Rose Parade on January .

Further, in Mayor Bogaard's letter to Beijing, he referred to such human rights abuses in China as mere "allegations".

* * * Help China Keep its Olympic Promise * * * or
* China * Darfur * Burma * Tibet *
   All Human Rights Disasters
* * * Say No to the Beijing Float of Shame * * *
* * * End * * *