February 28th and March 1st are Tibet Lobby Days. Multiple Tibet support groups rally together on these two days to inform politicians about Tibet, and reinforce the U.S. voting public’s support for the Tibetan people.
From International Campaign for Tibet:
More than 100 Tibetan-Americans and friends of Tibet will be visiting their Senators and Representatives over the next two days. In total, they will have face-to-face meetings in more than 100 Congressional offices. We need every office to hear our message.
Your voice – by email, phone or fax – will make a big difference in their efforts, but only if you send a message now.
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 funding each year. As the Congress considers how to trim the budget this year, it is imperative to remind our Members of their longstanding commitment to Tibet.
The purpose of Tibet Lobby Day is not just to maintain this Congressional support, but to also establish Tibet as a constituent issue. Facing the well-funded lobbying might of the Chinese Embassy, it is critical for us to let our elected representatives know of the breadth and depth of support for the cause of Tibet.
Please send a message now to your Member of Congress. It only takes a minute. To send a message by email, visit:
At the end of this email is a sample message you can use if you would like to call or fax. You can easily find the contact numbers for your Congressional representatives at:
If you’re not sure who your House Representative is, you can find out at:
Photo credit: International Campaign for Tibet