On Saturday 13 july 2019, a large crowd gathered in Ashraf 3, Albania, home to Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), to hold the annual Free Iran rally of the Iranian resistance. The event was the fourth installment in a series of events held at Ashraf 3. Rep. Lance Gooden gave a speech in this gathering.
Rep. Lance Gooden – member of US Congress from Texas
Rep. Lance Gooden: Thank you all very much. My name is Lance Gooden and I’m a freshman member of the United States Congress. I’m 36 years old. Thank you.
And I want to tell you a few things I’ve learned in my first seven months in office. The first thing I learned with respect to Iran is one of the most respected people across the United States in your movement is Madame Rajavi. Thank you.
And the other thing I’ve learned is despite our differences in Washington and despite the issues that we often disagree on, one of the issues that we are all in agreement on in the United States Congress, and President Donald Trump is right there with us leading the charge, that is that we have to have regime change in Iran now.
I want to thank you all so much for your dedication and your fight. This is my first time ever in Albania, my first day in fact. And while I look forward to coming back to Albania, I look forward to visiting you all in Tehran someday very soon when you move back home to where you belong. Let’s win this.
Rep. Lance Gooden ended his speech saying: I encourage the young people across Iran to get involved, to get united, to fight, to spread the messages that young people are the future of your nation. And together, I believe that you all will prevail and that all the people that I’m here with today will be back in Iran with you. It will be a democratic nation. But we need your help, so please get involved. Thank you and God bless you all.