Sending Office: Honorable Doug Lamborn
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Dear Colleague, 

Please join me and Chairman McGovern in calling for an end to religious persecution in China and the immediate release of Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi.

In December 2018, Chinese authorities raided the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu. The authorities detained Pastor Wang Yi, his wife and co-founder of the church, Jiang Rong, deacon Tan Defu, and several other church members.

Tan Defu was sentenced to four years in prison on a charge of “illegal business activity” in November 2019. On December 30, 2019, Pastor Wang Yi was sentenced by the Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court to 9 nine years in prison, stripped of his political
rights for 3 years, and fined over $7,000 for “inciting subversion of state power” and “illegal business activity.”

We are calling for the release of Pastor Wang Yi and Tan Defu and that any and all charges will be dropped against them, Jiang Rong, and the members of the Early Rain Covenant Church.

If you would like to join this letter, please contact Peter Holland ( with Congressman Lamborn.
The deadline for signing on is Wednesday, January 22nd.


Doug Lamborn                                                                     James P. McGovern

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