Thursday, November 13, 2008

A message to all members of Candle4Tibet

Chinese President Hu Jintao will attend the G20 Summit this Saturday in Washington, D.C., his first visit to the U.S. since the March uprising in Tibet, and we must make Tibet a key issue that haunts him on this trip.

Just days ago, in a televised press conference, Chinese government spokesperson Zhu Weiqun accused the Dalai Lama of promoting ethnic cleansing and apartheid, calling off the dialogue process and declaring that China would never compromise on Tibet.

TAKE ACTION: If you are in the US please send the below message to your Congressional Representatives. Please also call your Congressperson and the State Department and urge President Bush to make a public statement in support of Tibet.
Please call the following:
Assistant Secretary to the Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs, Christopher Hill: 202-647-9596Under Secretary for Democracy & Global Affairs: Paula Dobriansky: 202-647-6240 or 202-647-6704Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: 202-225-0100
President Bush has an important opportunity to hold the Chinese government accountable on Tibet before he leaves office by publicly:

* expressing disappointment in the Chinese government's lack of progress in resolving the Tibet issue and failure to meaningfully address the legitimate concerns of the Tibetan people.
* calling for an end to China's brutal crackdown in Tibet and pressuring Chinese authorities to allow international observers and foreign media into Tibet.
* calling for the immediate release of Tibetans detained following the uprising in Tibet last spring.
* condemning the Chinese government's attacks against the Dalai Lama and his efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the Tibet issue.

Tibetans and Tibet supporters will converge in Washington D.C. this Saturday, November 15th to protest Hu Jintao's visit.
Let's join together in a universal light protest to support the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet in their freedom.
Let us Light up the World!

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