(Clearwisdom.net) Upon learning that the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)Hu Jintao will come to the US in September, 2005, to attend the United Nations' 60th anniversary celebration and to meet with US President, Falun Gong practitioners in Texas formed a 'Rescue Orphans' car tour group. On August 19-21, 2005, the group traveled between major cities in Texas, Austin, Houston, Dallas and Waco, and President Bush's ranch in Crawford to hold activities to appeal through the media to let more people learn about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, call for an end to the persecution, and rescue orphans of Falun Gong practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution.

Meeting with Congresswoman in Houston


Congresswoman has a photo taken with practitioners from "Rescue Orphans" car tour group

When the car tour group traveled from Austin to Houston on August 20, 2005, Saturday, it happened that Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee attended a meeting related to "immigration law" that afternoon. Some local practitioners and the "Rescue Orphans" group also attended the meeting. After Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and relevant staff gave their speeches, there was an opportunity for the audience to raise questions. Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Huang introduced the congresswoman the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong.

Practitioner introduces the persecution of Falun Gong in China to Congresswoman

Little members of the "Rescue Orphans" group were introduced to the congresswoman. When the congresswoman learned that the little members of the group had traveled a far distance to come to Houston, she was very happy and had a photo taken with these children and Falun Gong practitioners. Local TV stations covered the event.

Let children have a free life

Practitioner introduces the significance of "Rescue Orphans" car tour to the congresswoman

Mr. Pan who was in charge of this "Rescue Orphans" car tour in Texas was from St Anthony. He said, "The route of this 'Rescue Orphans' car tour began from Austin, Houston, Dallas, Waco and ended up at President Bush's ranch in Crawford. During the three days, we had opportunities to hold several press conferences. For example, we held a press conference in front of Austin City Hall and introduced the significance of the rescue efforts to the western media Austin American State, and then we held a press conference in front of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, correspondent from the largest media outlet in Houston "Houston Chronicle" covered the activity. Bryan City is well-known around the world for its President Bush's library and renown university A&M. When we were there, reporters from the two local mainstream TV stations came to conduct the interviews. We also held related activities at Collage Station City Hall and other places."

Mr. Pan said, "In China, the CCP persecutes Falun Gong, which has brought misfortune to Falun Gong practitioners' families. As Falun Gong practitioners were arrested and persecuted, there are 2,784 confirmed deaths of Falun Gong practitioners as a result of the persecution. Their children have become orphans. These children not only haven't received any help, on the contrary, they have suffered great pressure. America takes freedom as its base for the founding of the country. Our group took the opportunity of Hu Jintao's visit to the US and his meeting with President Bush, through holding 'Rescue orphans' activities to let more people learn about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. So we can work together to stop the persecution, rescue orphaned children and allow the Falun Gong practitioners' orphans to come to the US to enjoy a free life."

Car tour arrived in Dallas

After visiting Houston, Bryan City, the "Rescue Orphans" car tour group arrived in Dallas. At 10:30a.m. on August 21, they held a press conference in front of the largest Chinese supermarket calling for the local people and government to pay attention to the plight of Falun Gong orphans in China and rescue them to come to free countries to let them also have a warm home.

Press conference
Clarify the facts to passers by

There were ten persons in the group, and each person wore a white T shirt with words, "Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Children." Four were young Dafa practitioners.

They traveled along with their parents in these short two days in the hopes that through everybody's efforts, children of their similar age in Mainland China can enjoy a happy childhood like them. At the press conference, two young practitioners said in their speeches, "Please support the rescue of Falun Gong orphans in China."

Call for rescue children of their similar ages

The CCP's persecution of Falun Gong has caused more than 2,700 innocent Falun Gong practitioners to lose their precious lives. At present, according to verification, more than 250 children have lost their parents. These children have not only endured tremendous pain of losing their parents and difficulties in life, but also have been forced to face harsh environment, for example, they are being prejudiced against because their schools implement the persecution policy. Children of their similar age who have not learned about the truth pointed fingers at them, which greatly hurt their young hearts. They have endured too much. Representative for the Global Rescue ("Global Organization to Rescue Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners.") said, "In order to rescue persecuted Falun Gong orphans to come to the US, Falun Gong practitioners in North America is holding a series of rescue activities together with Global Rescue. It is reported that Global Rescue has successfully rescued two children to come to the US to be reunited with their families through appeal and help of US congressmen, non-governmental organizations and the righteous people."

One of the initiators of the activity, Mr. Pan from St Anthony brought his daughter to take part in the whole activity. He said, "We know the CCP leader Hu Jintao will visit the US next month, we request the Chinese government to unconditionally allow Falun Gong orphans to leave China to come to the US or other countries, to let them have a stable life, and have a warm home like us."

The Epoch Times in both Chinese and English, NTDTV and Channel 8 sent reporters to conduct the interviews and cover the activities.

The media interview