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The 2012 Tibet Lobby, on Wednesday 7 March, is an important opportunity to build on the success of previous  lobbies and to stand up, speak out and advocate for Tibet on a key date in the Tibetan calendar. The Tibet Lobby is organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet support groups and is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising that took place in Lhasa on 10 March 1959.

TIBET LOBBY: WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2012
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA.
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To register your interest in taking part in the lobby (either at Westminster or locally) and to receive an information pack please contact Paul: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 020 7272 1414.



Lobbying ParliamentPage contents
Why a lobby for Tibet?
The 2012 Lobby Asks
How to take part in the lobby - six simple steps
Other ways to take part
Register for the lobby
Lobby packs and downloadable materials

Why a lobby for Tibet?

The Tibet Lobby is a great opportunity to engage with your MP on the issue of Tibet, provide them with information on the issue and, most importantly, ask them to take action on Tibet. By being part of a lobby, the combined efforts of lobbyists and the actions undertaken by MPs will send a strong message to the British government that the matter of Tibet is one of continued importance to the British public and will not disappear off the international agenda.

By being part of the Tibet Lobby, either by coming to Westminster or by meeting your MP at their local constituency office, you will be adding your voice to a concerted call for parliamentary and government action on Tibet.

The 2012 Lobby Asks

For this year's lobbying action there will be two key Asks to make of your MP. These are be related to the current situation in Tibet.
1. Call on the UK government to work with other governments in a multi-lateral approach that demands China to stop its continued repressive policies in Tibet with immediate effect and genuinely address the grievances of the Tibetan people.
2. Sign Early Day Motion 2715: "Deteriorating human rights in Tibet" and call on the Prime Minister to make a public statement of concern on the human rights situation in Tibet. (Read full text of EDM.)


How to take part in lobby - six simple steps

Jeremy Corbyn MP & constituents1. Register for the lobby
Register today and we will send you further details on how to lobby your MP, specific asks to make of your MP and background information. We will also send you a lobby card that you can give or send to your MP.

To register:
email
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (please include your name and address) or call 020 7272 1414.

2. Find out your MPs contact details

To find out who your MP is call the House of Commons Information Office on 020 7219 4272 or go to findyourmp.parliament.uk and type in your postcode. Alternatively you can use the website www.writetothem.com which you can also use to send a message to your MP.

3. Make an appointment to meet your MP at Westminster or locally
Though not essential, it is a good idea to contact your MP beforehand to arrange an appointment to meet him/her. If you plan to attend the Tibet Lobby, ask for an appointment on 7 March, preferably between 2.00pm & 4.00pm. If you prefer to meet locally, ask for a meeting at their constituency office during the week of 7 March.

When requesting a meeting explain that you are taking part in the Tibet Lobby on 7 March and you would appreciate a meeting to discuss Tibet. If you met your MP last year, it would be good to thank him or her and say you are look forward to meeting them again and being updated on any subsequent actions they have taken on Tibet!

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et us know if you have scheduled a meeting with your MP, either at Westminster or locally. Please include your MPs name and the time of appointment (if you have one confirmed). Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 020 7272 1414.

4. Prepare for the meeting
For your meeting with your MP you should have several questions and requests ready to ask them. Once registered, we will provide you with a Lobby Card, that shows the Tibet flag, with two specific asks that we would like you to raise with your MP. Plus you will receive additional information providing you with background details to the asks and further information regarding the current situation in Tibet.

Please note: You do not have to be an expert on the subjects, you just need to speak about Tibet and convey to your MP how important the issue of Tibet is to you and that you want them to work on your behalf to help ensure Tibetans gain their freedom.

5. Meet your MP
Further information will be provided for lobbyists attending the Tibet Lobby at Westminster on 7 March, including security issues and procedures at the Houses of Parliament. Those lobbying locally will also receive suggestions and advice on meeting their MP.

6. Report back to us

After your meeting, let us know how it went. At the Tibet Lobby at Westminster we will ask you to fill in an evaluation sheet. If you are meeting your MP locally let us know if your MP was supportive of the Tibet issue, how they responded to the two asks and to any other questions you posed. An evaluation form will also be available to download. Alternatively you can email your feedback to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Not able to attend the Tibet Lobby or meet your MP locally?

If you are unable to attend the lobby at Westminster or meet your MP locally you can still participate:

Send your MP a letter outlining your concerns along with the Lobby Card with the two asks, plus any other background material you think would be helpful.
Send your MP an email outlining your concerns for Tibet and the two asks from the Lobby Card.

NOTE: please let us know if you write to or email your MP so we can keep track of which MPs have been contacted by supporters. And do send us a copy of any response you receive from them.

Ask a friend to represent you at a meeting with your MP and sign the back of the Lobby Card for them to give to your MP.

If you would like additional Lobby Packs or Lobby cards to send to MPs or give to friends to encourage them to get involved, please let us know.



Register for Tibet Lobby 2012
Send your details to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 020 7272 1414.
Please provide your name, postal address and the name of your MP, plus whether you plan to be at Westminster on 7 March or lobbying locally.

Once registered we will send you further details on how to lobby your MP, specific asks to make of your MP and background information. We will also send you a lobby card that you can give or send to your MP.


Lobby Packs

If you would like to be sent additional Lobby Packs or extra Lobby cards to give to friends to encourage them to get involved please call Paul on 020 72727 1414 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Downloadable Materials
Once available links to downloadable materials will be posted here.

Supporters outside Parliament
The Tibet Lobby is being organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet groups including Tibet Society, Tibetan Community in Britain, Free Tibet, Students for a Free Tibet UK and Tibetan Youth UK.


Tibet Society, the worlds first Tibet support group, was founded in 1959. Funded by its members, it has been working for over 50 years to seek justice for Tibet through parliamentary lobbying, campaigns and actions. Help keep Tibet alive by joining Tibet Society today. (Annual membership 24; Overseas 36; Life 500).

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