1997 - 1998 LEGISLATURE
February 26, 1997 - Introduced by Representatives Dueholm, Baldwin, Plouff, R.
Young, Ryba, Vander Loop, Notestein, Hanson, J. Lehman, Springer, Travis,
Gronemus, Turner, Boyle, L. Young, Hasenohrl, Reynolds, Wasserman,
Bock and Kunicki.
1Relating to: declaring March 10, 1997, Tibet Day.
Whereas, the United States Congress has enacted legislation declaring Tibet 3
an occupied country, the true representatives of which are the Dalai Lama and the 4
Tibetan government in exile; and
Whereas, the United Nations Human Rights Subcommission has passed a 6
resolution concerning the present threat to the distinct cultural, religious and 7
national identity of the Tibetan people; and
Whereas, the suppression of human rights and freedom in Tibet must be the 9
concern of all freedom-loving people everywhere; and
Whereas, on March 10, 1997, Tibetans throughout the world will gather in their 11
host countries to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the Tibetan National 12
Uprising against the Chinese occupation of their country and to honor more than 13
1,200,000 Tibetans who died in their struggle for the independence of Tibet; and
Whereas, the United States Tibet Committee, a national human rights 15
organization that has sponsored the observances in New York every year, will also 16
sponsor this year's gathering at the United Nations and a march from the Chinese 17
Mission to the United Nations; and
Whereas, it is fitting that we recognize New York's Tibetan community and 2
their plea for justice on this 38th anniversary of Tibetan National Day; now, 3
therefore, be it
4Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That
the members of the 5
Wisconsin legislature proclaim March 10, 1997, "Tibet Day".