International Campaign for Tibet
Over 100 Tibetan Americans and Tibet supporters will visit Washington, DC this week to meet with members of Congress and lobby for a bill that aims to peacefully resolve China’s illegal occupation of Tibet.
Tibet Lobby Day will bring people from 23 states and the District of Columbia to the US Capitol on Sept. 22 and 23 for meetings with US Senators, Representatives and Congressional staff.
The event will focus on attracting new Congressional cosponsors and support for the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act, a bipartisan bill that Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, introduced in the House this summer.
In a video to Lobby Day participants, McGovern said: “This important advocacy event, now in its 14th year, is an opportunity for you to tell your elected representatives in Congress that you want them to stand up for Tibet. We have seen real, concrete results from the power of citizen advocates to help the Tibetan people.”
WATCH Rep. Jim McGovern’s message to Tibet Lobby Day participants here.
Tibet Lobby Day is a collaboration between the International Campaign for Tibet and other Tibet groups, including Students for a Free Tibet and Tibetan associations around the country.
This year marks the first time the annual event will take place in person since 2019.
“After holding Tibet Lobby Day virtually the past two years due to COVID-19, it will be wonderful to see so many of our fellow Tibetan Americans and Tibet supporters in person in Washington, DC once again,” said Tencho Gyatso, ICT’s Interim Vice President. “At the same time, all of us know we have important work to do to extend the US government’s decades of bipartisan support for Tibet, and we look forward to many impactful meetings with our elected leaders.”
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