Washington D.C.: Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay arrived in Washington D.C this Monday for a series of meetings to discuss the new Tibet Policy Act and to highlight the importance of religious freedom for the reincarnation process.
Dr. Sangay attended a reception hosted at the Rayburn House—the first reception ever hosted for the Central Tibetan Administration. It was hosted by the House Democratic Partnership, and it was attended largely by the Dharamshala delegation. Attendants included HDP Chair Congressman David Price, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Congressman Ted Yoho, Congressman Gerry Connolly, and Carl Gershman, the president of the National Endowment for Democracy. The president of the National Democratic Institute, the Vice President of the International Republican Institute, and the Vice President of the United States Agency for International Development also spoke at the meeting. Presidents of the Tibetan Association of NY, Philadelphia, and Capitol area, Vice President of International Campaign for Tibet, all the staffers of the Office of Tibet – DC, and many other Congressional staffers attended the event.