In just five weeks, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will arrive in Washington, DC to make history.
On October 17, Congress will award the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal - our nation's highest civilian honor. However, His Holiness' acceptance of this award is more than just an honor. It is a critical opportunity.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi powerfully captured the significance of this award when she said:
By awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama, Congress is sending a
crucial signal of support for the ongoing discussions [with China]. The United States must continue to be committed to meeting the challenge that Tibet makes to the conscience of the world.
Whether you live in Washington, DC, or elsewhere, we need your help to maximize this historic occasion. More than ever before, the Dalai Lama needs the weight of international support to press the Chinese leadership to peacefully resolve the Tibet issue in a mutually acceptable way.
By rallying around the Dalai Lama at this historical moment, we can send a powerful message to the international community that America supports the Dalai Lama's struggle for the
rights and dignity of the Tibetan people.
Here's how you can help us seize this chance to make a difference for Tibet...
| ||Send a message of support to the Dalai Lama on the occasion of the award. Submit your own heartfelt message or even simply sign your name to our letter. We'll publicize the number of
letters we receive to the international community. We hope to collect at least 20,000 messages and signatures. Help us get started send your message of support today!|
| ||Help host the Dalai Lama in the nation's capital! Momentum has been building for the Tibetan cause, and we can't stop now. To ensure our work to promote the Dalai Lama's efforts for Tibet can continue, ICT is asking for your help to raise $25,000 by
October 18. This money will be used to host His Holiness during his October visit. You can make sure we reach our goal make your gift today!|
In the coming months, we'll keep you in the loop about events, opportunities and news around this exciting event. With your help, we'll use this critical opportunity to generate powerful momentum and support around the Dalai Lama's work.
Thank you for all you do to support the issue of Tibet.
| ||Sincerely, |
International Campaign for Tibet