Thursday, September 13, 2012
Jodi Seth, (202) 224-4159
WASHINGTON, DC – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a resolution to honor the contributions of Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari as Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and in promoting the legitimate rights and aspirations of the Tibetan people. Senators Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Mark Udall (D-N.M.), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), John McCain (R-AZ), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Caif.) joined Kerry as original cosponsors.
“Lodi Gyari committed himself at a very young age to tear down the walls of the oppression in Tibet, and went on to be an effective leader and spokesperson for the Tibetan people and a loyal envoy for His Holiness the Dalai Lama,” said Sen. Kerry. “We honor all of the work he has done to advance the cause of the Tibetan people, and their struggle for genuine autonomy, human rights, and dignity, and for the preservation of Tibetan linguistic, cultural and religious traditions once and for all.”