Although Tibetan Americans are a small community, they are devoted to the Tibetan cause. At ICT’s mini-Tibet Lobby Day, members of Tibetan associations around the country came out in force to visit the district offices of their senators and representatives to ask them to cosponsor the TPSA. In Washington, DC, Tibetan Americans and Tibet supporters joined ICT to meet with the offices of about 75 legislators on Capitol Hill.

These efforts appeared to bear fruit, as the TPSA quickly gained an additional seven cosponsors in the House and two new cosponsors in the Senate.