The success of Tibet Lobby Day depends on the participation and efforts of Tibet supporters like you. It is your opportunity to communicate directly with your elected representatives and let them know that they have constituents who care deeply about Tibet. This opportunity is particularly important in this time of change among our elected representatives on Capitol Hill, and as a new administration arrives in the White House.
The U.S. Congress has long been a bulwark of support for Tibet, from giving His Holiness the Dalai Lama his first parliamentary forum in 1987, to millions of dollars in Tibet support programs every year. But at the same time it is of vital importance that we continue to remind our Members of Congress of their longstanding commitment to Tibet. Faced with the well-funded lobbying might of the Chinese Embassy, it is critical that we speak out to let our elected representatives know of the breadth and depth of support for the cause of Tibet amongst their constituents and ensure that Tibet continues to remain on their legislative agendas.
This event is a collaboration of Tibet Support Groups and Tibetan Associations in the United States. There will be a training session on March 26th and it is recommended that participants attend, especially first time participants. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) will help set up meetings for all participants with their Members of Congress.
For more information, please contact your local Tibet group or contact ICT advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or ICT at (202) 785-1515.