Parliamentary advocacy is a crucial component in Tibet Network’s Strategic Plan to radically increase pressure on our Governments to take concrete action for Tibet. As China becomes increasingly bolder and enhances its diplomatic offensive aimed at silencing foreign governments about Tibet, activating governments to take action is becoming harder and harder. Tibet Network therefore wholeheartedly encourage Tibet Groups in all countries to deepen their relationship with elected representatives, and to endeavour to hold an annual Tibet Lobby Day.
What is Tibet Lobby Day? Tibet Lobby Day is an annual, internationally coordinated effort by Tibet groups and their supporters to meet with their elected representatives and encourage them to take action for Tibet. On a chosen day or days – ideally on or near 10 March – campaigners and supporters gather at national Parliaments, Senates and Congress buildings, to attend pre-arranged meetings with elected representatives. During these meetings elected representatives will be brought up to date on recent developments in Tibet and urged to take coordinated action.