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Visit with Penpa Tsering

Last Sunday, March 26th, we had a highly informative visit from Penpa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, about the affairs in Tibet. During his visit, Mr. Tsering urged us to contact our Senators and Congressmen about the severe restrictions to Tibetan areas of China and the related reciprosity issue as a means to encourage meaningful dialogue and protect Tibetan rights. The following information about this issue was found on the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) website:

[Request] Enforcement of norms of reciprocity to ensure that senior Chinese officials responsible for restricting the access of U.S. officials, journalists, Tibetan-Americans and other citizens to Tibetan areas of China are themselves restricted in their travel when they are in the United States.

Information on how to contact your elected officials, as well as other suggestions for how you can help the Tibetan cause, are provided below:

Audio of Penpa Tsering's talk


Senator Richard Burr
217 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Senator Tom Tillis
185 Dirkson Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510


Representative David Price - 4th District (Cary/Durham/CH/Carrboro/Apex/Fuquay/South & West Raleigh)
2108 Rayburn HOB
Washington DC 20515-3304

Representative Ted Budd - 13th District (New Hope/Wake Forest/Roxboro/North Raleigh)
118 Cannon HOB
Washington DC 20515-3313

If you have a different Representative, or are unsure of who it is, you can look it up here: