The coronavirus was shutting down the United States and the world. But the Chinese government was only increasing its repression inside Tibet. Even under the challenging circumstances of a global health crisis, advocacy for Tibetans had to go on. So ICT announced that its annual Tibet Lobby Day would take place virtually.

To ensure that Tibetan Americans and Tibet supporters took part in the event, McGovern and Rubio sent them video messages. In his video, McGovern talked about the House passing the TPSA a few weeks earlier. “Now it’s time to get the bill passed in the Senate. And that’s why we need your help on Tibet Lobby Day,” he said. Rubio added: “I just want to thank you for your advocacy in support of the Tibetan people and in support of this very important piece of legislation.”