Tanya Chan, Civic Party (lawmaker for Hong Kong Island): Going into the crowd is equally important as fighting for social justice in Legco. My resignation is for citizens to directly participate in the campaign for universal suffrage. As a new lawmaker, I have the gusto to help push forward political reform to abolish the unfair system of functional constituencies. Alan Leong Kah-kit, Civic Party (Kowloon East): Hong Kong has entered a political deadlock. The de facto referendum will allow people to speak through the ballot box. The result will be morally compelling on the government and all functional constituencies, although the government is not legally bound to recognise the de facto referendum. Wong Yuk-man, League of Social Democrats (Kowloon West): Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness. (Matthew 5:10) We are prepared to be attacked. We have to first give up our seats because Hong Kong does not have a referendum law. The de facto referendum movement inherits the spirit of the democracy march on July 1, 2003 and returns power to the people. Leung Kwok-hung, League of Social Democrats (New Territories East): With the functional constituency election system and the vote-counting method in Legco meetings, the legislature has failed to reflect public opinion on many issues concerning public interests. The clause in Legco's rules of procedure which requires the Legco president to censor lawmakers' personal explanations is also unfair. Albert Chan Wai-yip, League of Social Democrats (New Territories West): The five of us will use new thinking and new strategies to move forward the de facto referendum in a new direction. Democracy campaigns in Hong Kong are no longer limited to petitions, signatures, marches and rallies. The two parties will mobilise young people ... and get them prepared to receive the baton on the long road to democracy.