Monday, March 17, 2008

Call Your Congressman

Congressman Rick Larsen
Co-chair of the bi-partisan U.S.-China Working Group

Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-2605
Fax: (202) 225-4420

Phone: (425) 252-3188
Toll-free: (800) 562-1385
Fax: (425) 252-6606

We who have freedom of speech need to use our speech on behalf of those who do not have it. Please call Representative Larsen or your own congressperson today. Time is critical as the Chinese have threatened an increased crackdown after midnight Monday (4pm GMT).
Call and ask to speak to someone about the situation in Tibet.

You will probably speak to a legislative aide or simply have your comments recorded by an office administrator, which is fine.

Tell them:
1. The U.S. should speak out forcefully against China's brutal crackdown in Tibet.
2. Please urge the U.S. government to strongly support the Dalai Lama's call for a United Nations team of investigators to go to Tibet as soon as possible.
3. The U.S. should do everything in its power to urge China to withdraw military and security forces, release those detained, and allow peaceful protest. China must halt house-to-house searches; and authorities must refrain from any further arrests of Tibetan protesters even after its so-called surrender deadline has passed on Monday at midnight. China must immediately allow foreign journalists back into all Tibetan areas (Tibetan Autonomous Region as well as the Tibetan areas of Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan).

Larsen represents the Second Congressional District of Washington state, which stretches from northern Snohomish County clear to the Canadian border, encompassing all of Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

China's Deadly Crackdown

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