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Human Rights Group Calls President Biden's Consideration of a 'Diplomatic Boycott,' Regarding the Beijing Olympics a Political Ploy

Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution
Dec. 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- Purple Sash revolution says a diplomatic boycott would be disrespectful to America's Olympic athletes and human rights.
Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution is a women's advocacy and educational group that works on issues of human rights and justice which empower and inspire women. It is affiliated with Stanton Healthcare which has life-affirming women's health clinics in America and internationally.
Purple Sash Revolution recently organized peaceful protests at the U.S. Olympic Headquarters in Colorado Springs calling for a full Olympic boycott. 
Brandi Swindell, CEO and Founder of Stanton Public Policy Center, comments,

    "If the human rights abuses by the Chinese government are so egregious that our government officials are prohibited from attending the Beijing Games, how can we possibly send our Olympic athletes to participate?
    "This is nothing more than the Biden Administration and members of Congress trying 'to have it both ways,' as they want to appear to be standing for human rights while supporting America's Olympians.

    "It is especially troubling to send our female athletes to a nation where Uyghur women are being raped, sexually abused, subjected to violence and diminished. With the recent revelations surrounding the treatment of tennis star, Peng Shai, how can the Biden Administration show such profound disregard for women's rights and equality?"

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Chief Strategy Officer for Stanton Public Policy Center, adds,

    "A diplomatic  boycott, shows contempt and a profound lack of respect for our athletes as the Biden Administration is allowing them to be used as pawns and a propaganda tool by the Chinese government while refusing to put government officials in that same position.
    "It is unconscionable for the Biden Administration to allow American athletes to take part in the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games while China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs, oppressing Hong Kong, bulldozing churches, persecuting religious minorities and crushing free speech and human rights against their own citizens.
    "Simply stated, if American government officials are boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, our athletes should be boycotting them also."

Ms. Swindell and Rev. Mahoney have been longtime activists for human rights in China. In 2008, they were arrested for organizing peaceful demonstrations in Tiananmen Square during the Beijing Summer Olympics. They were threatened with a six month prison sentence for their actions and eventually deported. They are currently banned from China.
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Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741
Below are some photos of Purple Sash Revolution leading two days of peaceful protests at the U.S. Olympic Headquarters in Colorado Springs.

SOURCE Stanton Public Policy Center/Purple Sash Revolution

CONTACT: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741

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Protester Danielle Versluys draws a chalk line around fellow protester Katie Mahoney in front of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, The chalk design represents a dead body from genocide by the Chinese government. The protesters were in front of the building to protest for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)