Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-2210

September 24, 2001

Dear Charlie:

I appreciate your kind invitation to participate in the SOS Global Rescue Walk on September 26th. Unfortunately I will be in Washington D.C. on that day and therefore unable to take part.

I admire your efforts and support wholeheartedly your desire to eliminate the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Repression in any form is abhorant and the bravery of the Falun Gong in the face of such horrible abuse is admirable.

My very best wishes for a successful event.




Nick Smith
Member of Congress