– The “100th Tibetan” Petition is now “live” at http://wh.gov/pJ7f as of February 11th, The first day of Tibetan New Year. We have 30 days to collect 100,000 signatures. If we succeed the White House is required to officially respond.
– On January 22nd we saw, since the beginning of 2012, the 100th young Tibetan burn himself alive as the most desperate form of protest against the Peoples Republic of China’s acts of cultural genocide in Tibet. He was 17 years old and the majority has been between the ages of 15-28. There is no second side to a story in which young students, monks, and nuns sacrifice their precious lives so horrifically in order to penetrate the silence of an uncaring world. But there is a third side, and that is the responsibility of the world community.
– No organization or individual stands to make money, build a marketing list, or gain any other material advantage by participating.
– Based in purity of intention, this is an act of
COLLECTIVE NONVIOLENT ELECTRONIC UPRISING
APPEAL TO NETWORKS FOR SIGNATURES
Since Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., if there is one public figure alive today who has captured our virtually unequivocal love and respect, it is Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. On March 10th, 2013, Tibet Uprising Day and one of the most important Tibetan national markers, we can demonstrate our admiration in a meaningful and measurable way by contributing our 100,000 signatures required by the U.S. government’s petition site, We the People, to receive an official response from the appropriate White House department.
In the same stroke, we can demonstrate to ourselves the palpable power of coalescing our collective voice toward a single finite goal–one that requires of us nothing more then the simple, five minute gift of our good name. If we cannot do this much, we cannot be activists. If we cannot be activists, Gandhi’s vision that “Peace is Possible,” will become a hypothesis disproved.
• “We the People” is a White House initiative.
The right to petition our government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. They created “We the People” as a channel for U.S. citizens to communicate with the government. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.
• We have 30 days to collect 100,000 signatures. A broad base of networking commitments will be established among not only existing Tibet organizations, but supported by the enormous potential of grassroots, human rights and spiritual non-profit and aligned organizations.
• We have a firm TIMELINE. Tibetan New year 2013 is Monday, February 11th. Sunday, March 10th is Tibet Uprising Day, marking the 54th year of Tibetan resistance of the 1959 occupation of Tibet by the Chinese. The third day into the Tibetan New Year is traditionally the day to take action for new beginnings, having greeted the new year with first celebration, and then prayer and contemplation. By launching the THE “100TH TIBETAN” PETITION on February 11th, we have 30 days to complete our mission.
• Between February 11th and March 10th, DISTRIBUTE THIS APPEAL, THE LINK, AND A COPY OF THE PETITION to as many organizations and individuals possible and ask them to pass it forward on lists, websites, and social media. Any action you can take is needed. You do not need to be technically advanced as an individual or small group, and you do not need to fulfill any complicated requirements if you have a larger list or network.
Look into your compassionate heart. Notice that this simple action harms no individual or organization, nor does it benefit commercially any one individual or organization. There are no email lists compiled for marketing. There is no inside agenda. All you fill find is the pure joy and empowerment of doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons
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