As reported by Eater, the effort is being led by Jennifer 8. Lee, a former New York Times journalist and cookbook author. Not only are Lee and other supporters petitioning the Unicode Consortium (the small group of tech overlords that decides on emoji characters) for a dumpling emoji, they're also hoping to raise enough money to become a voting member of the mysterious organization, which costs $7,500 per year.
"While we are pushing for Dumpling Emoji representation, we hope that this campaign catalyzes a discussion onto how we can open up the emoji deliberation process," the campaign stated on its website. "We are creating an organization to give a structured voice to the people on issues of emoji: Emojination. Our motto is 'Emoji by the People. For the People.'"