First Taiwan "Losing Campaign" Launched Targeting Three Legislators

First Taiwan "Losing Campaign" Launched Targeting Three Legislators
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Spokesperson of the Appendectomy Project, Lin Zu-yi, stresses the "losing campaign" does not mean to discredit anyone, but just to present to the public how the legislators have done at congress, the records of their statement and their attitude towards all the issues. All of the materials are real, based on evidence and not rumors. There is no violation of the Election and Recall Act.

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Taiwan’s first “losing headquarters" was founded in New Taipei City on November 22, hoping to resort to people’s power so legislators that are slacking off no longer have the chance to represent the people. The targeted legislator candidates are Liao Zheng-jing (廖正井), Chang Qing-zhong(張慶忠) and Wu Yu-sheng(吳育昇).

The People Rule Foundation, Taiwan March, Appendectomy Project (the Chinese pronunciation of “appendectomy" sounds like “cutting out the lousy legislators" in Chinese) and the Congressional Investigation Corps (CIC) founded the losing headquarters. They issued in a statement saying that, “Next year we will be pleased to announce here that the three candidates have all lost in the legislator election."

Taiwan March says that it will make resumes for the three legislators with the most authentic materials selected from their performances in congress as well as their interviews with the media. They hope that after reviewing these content, the people will make the best choice when they vote next year.

Liberty Times reports, spokesperson of the Appendectomy Project, Lin Zu-yi, says that in order to let the voters fully understand the evil behaviors of the legislators, they have launched the “losing campaign" starting in October.

The losing headquarters lists the top three worst legislators named by major NGOs. They have been to the three legislator’s constituencies to distribute flyers and explain to the people why these three legislators are inappropriate for the job.

Liberty Times reports, spokesperson of the Appendectomy Project, Lin Zu-yi, says that in order to let the voters fully understand the evil behaviors of the legislators, they have launched the “losing campaign" starting in October.

The losing headquarters lists the top three worst legislators named by major NGOs. They have been to the three legislator’s constituencies to distribute flyers and explain to the people why these three legislators are inappropriate for the job.

They also detailed why the three legislators have to lose the election in a “Fail the Election Bulletin." The reasons include opposition to stop the establishment of the forth nuclear power plant, blocking the amendment of the referendum law, preventing marriage equality and so on.

Lin also stresses the “losing campaign" does not mean to discredit anyone, but just to present to the public how the legislators have done at congress, the records of their statement and their attitude towards all the issues. All of the materials are real, based on evidence and not rumors. There is no violation of the Election and Recall Act.

The campaign also calls on all of the candidates to discipline their own campaign team.

Storm Media reports, CEO of the Taiwan March Chen Hui-min says that now they are collecting undertakings from all of the legislator candidates, which requests the candidates to promote correcting the Referendum Law and amending the Election and Recall Act. The representative system works only when direct democracy actually manifests.

UDN reports, in this regard, one of the targets, Chang Qing-zhong, says what the losing campaign has been doing strike a clear violation of the Election and Recall Law. They intend to make him lose the election and he might sue.

Another targeted legislator Wu Yu-sheng criticizes these activities are meaningless and they need to do this by more proper means rather than shouting, “recall the bad legislators" or “make them lose the election" all day.

Translated by June
Edited by Olivia Yang

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