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註：美金做單位； 15% 係 optional tips 俾 gofundme，可以填 0% 或其他 %。
2020年5月，國安法兵臨城下，但我地香港人已經準備好攬炒。天助自助者，琴晚國務卿 Pompeo 亦措辭強硬，直言香港自治已死，全面制裁即將降臨。
註：美金做單位； 15% 係 optional tips 俾 gofundme，可以填 0% 或其他 %。
將容許我哋根據國際形勢，喺2020年內英美登報各一份 及/或 推出更多短片反擊
視乎超額完成數目及政治形勢，將會預留俾多元化光復計劃 （e.g. 成立各地香港人/文化辦事處、支援民間議會等）以及 更長期國際遊說、文宣等各種行動**
Stand with Hong Kong — “Rise From the Ashes” Crowdfunding Campaign
Back in May 2019, few would find it credible to suggest the US might withdraw Hong Kong’s special trade status in response to China’s encroachment on the city’s autonomy. What now seems a necessary step was too dramatic or even frightful for many Hongkongers to contemplate merely 12 months ago.
It has been a tremendously difficult year for Hongkongers and our allies globally. Our team of volunteers began with a simple idea — to defend our home against China’s attacks on our way of life, freedom, and aspirations for democracy. It seems surreal that one person’s indignation at how the anti-extradition protests were handled last June would grow into a global advocacy movement on behalf of Hongkongers.
As a grassroots organisation, we have little illusion about our chance of success. Activism isn’t our trade. However, we simply refuse to let Hong Kong succumb to tyranny. We try anything and everything; we soldier on. Incidentally, one of our earliest efforts was a letter addressed to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Seek, and ye shall find.
Here we are in May 2020. As the Chinese Communist Party bulldozes over “One Country, Two Systems” to impose a National Security Law on our city, many more Hongkongers are ready for the fight. Secretary Pompeo certified last night that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China. A reckoning is coming.
The looming prospect of the 1992 United States-Hong Kong Policy Act being repealed is a watershed moment for those of us who believe that a new Hong Kong can only emerge from disrupting our fast-deteriorating status quo.
Phoenixism is but a simple idea — it is only after being cleansed by fire that a phoenix can rise from the ashes. It is not revolutionary fervour, romanticism, or nihilism. It is based on a clear-eyed assessment that CCP’s stranglehold on Hong Kong has grown too tight. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Both Hong Kong and its people will have to endure much turbulence and sacrifice before we reclaim our rightful place in the world, as an open, free, and autonomous Hong Kong.
We urge our fellow Hongkongers and our friends from all around the world to support “Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong”. We are preparing for the long, dark night ahead -– and the renaissance that follows.
No matter how much you donate, you will be placing a crucial vote of support for Hong Kong. Thank you!
Cost estimates for our future operations*:
If we reach 800k USD:
The fund will support a range of initiatives for another 12 months including international advocacy (including US, UK, EU, and the Asia Pacific), global rallies and promotional materials etc., when our current fund runs out.
If we reach 1.6M USD:
The fund will support a range of initiatives for another 24 months including international advocacy (including US, UK, EU, and the Asia Pacific), global rallies, promotional materials, etc., when our current fund runs out.
If we reach 1.75M USD:
The fund will support a range of initiatives for another 24 months and two print advertisements (US/UK), and/or video production, subject to the international environment at the time.
If we reach over 1.75M USD:
Subject to the progress of our initiatives and the political environment, a certain fund will be reserved for more strategic projects (eg. local Hongkonger/cultural offices overseas, citizen-centric ‘House of Commons’, etc), and other campaigns such as international lobbying and preparing promotional materials in the long term.**
有關 SWHK 詳細活動，可以去 https://standwithhk.org/activities/
我哋會盡快整理好各地手足嘅活動，喺 https://standwithhk.org/activities/ 度公佈。如果有活動內容公開咗會威脅到手足安全的話，資料會喺安全範圍下酌量公佈，保護手足行先，齊上齊落。
政策倡議 - 英國及歐洲 £121,768.02
眾籌收入 US$ 1,824,878.28
眾籌平台費用 US$ 58,457.22
銀行費用 US$ 1,020.55
報紙廣告 US$ 813,767.54
動畫製作 US$ 3,364.78
法律費用 US$ 9,214.96
網頁及IT費用 US$ 1,321.08
政策倡議 - 美國 US$ 95,124.40
政策倡議 - 加拿大 US$ 11,792.77
政策倡議 - 英國 US$ 2,154.62
政策倡議 - 德國 US$ 9,429.58
政策倡議 - 法國 US$ 558.84
政策倡議 - 丹麥 US$ 7,253.49
政策倡議 - 挪威 US$ 2,699.43
政策倡議 - 瑞典 US$ 2,229.04
政策倡議 - 日本 US$ 2,516.41
政策倡議 - 香港 US$ 87,349.57
政策倡議 - 歐洲及聯合國 US$ 15,214.21
填補「中英聯合聲明眾籌活動」虧損(£2,308.17) US$ 2,828.00
總支出 US$ 1,126,296.49
尚餘款項 US$ 698,581.79
Appendix: Reporting on the previous two crowdfunding campaigns
Overview of our advocacy campaign since July 2019
Since our first crowd-funding, we have organized 50+ rallies across 12 countries to raise global awareness on the challenges facing HongKongers. We supported efforts from our volunteers and allies to bring HongKongers’ perspectives to politicians in 10+ cities; produced 10+ short films; written 10+ reports; and placed numerous ads on international print and media. We have also invited and facilitated the visit of international politicians and leading human rights activists to Hong Kong to better understand the situation on the ground.
For more details on SWHK’s activities, please visit: https://standwithhk.org/activities/
We are working on sharing the achievements of our volunteers and allies, whose activities were supported by the two rounds of funding. This will be published on https://standwithhk.org/activities/. This seemingly simple task takes time in the current circumstances; we want to get the balance right between disclosure for our supporters and the safety for our team. If we believe the publication of any activities would increase the risk of the individuals involved, key information will be redacted. Our priority, as with all Hongkongers, is to protect each other. We have to win this together.
Fundraising Campaign on the Sino-British Joint Declaration Issue
2019-07-11 - 2020-05-27
Donation proceeds £319,878.62
CF platform charges £11,649.20
Bank charges £290.05
Print advertisement £148,024.96
Social media advertisement £22,608.05
Campaign materials £9,909.92
Transport & Accommodation £5,081.92
Website and IT expense £2,854.67
Advocacy activities - UK & Europe £121,768.02
Total expenditure £322,186.79
Net Deficit* (£2,308.17)
* Net deficit was taken up by the Fundraising campaign for Global Newspaper Advertisement and Advocacy for Hong Kong initiatives
Fundraising campaign for Global Newspaper Advertisement and Advocacy for Hong Kong initiatives
2019-08-11 - 2020-05-27
Donation proceeds US$ 1,824,878.28
CF platform charges US$ 58,457.22
Bank charges US$ 1,020.55
Newspaper advertisement US$ 813,767.54
Animation production US$ 3,364.78
Legal expenses US$ 9,214.96
Website and IT expense US$ 1,321.08
Advocacy activities - US US$ 95,124.40
Advocacy activities - Canada US$ 11,792.77
Advocacy activities - UK US$ 2,154.62
Advocacy activities - Germany US$ 9,429.58
Advocacy activities - France US$ 558.84
Advocacy activities - Norway US$ 7,253.49
Advocacy activities - Sweden US$ 2,699.43
Advocacy activities - Japan US$ 2,516.41
Advocacy activities - Hong Kong US$ 87,349.57
Advocacy activities - Europe and the United Nations US$ 15,214.21
Deficit from “Fundraising Campaign on the Sino-British Joint Declaration Issue” (£2,308.17) US$ 2,828.00
Total expenditure US$ 1,126,296.49
Remaining funds US$ 698,581.79
You may ask why we fund raise when there is still money in the pot. The circumstances have deteriorated so drastically in the last week that we find it prudent to secure the future of our campaigns - which we can only do with your support.
There may be dark days ahead, and our fight can no longer be confined to one battlefield. But we can only do the right thing, and with your help, we shall prevail.
- Marta Pilon
- bev ho
- Suet ho Chiu