The Governor of the State of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle, issued a proclamation yesterday, recognizing March 10 as Tibet day and said "it is fitting that we recognize Wisconsin's Tibetan community and their plea for justice on this 47th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day".
The following is the full text of the proclamation:
WHEREAS, the United States Congress has enacted legislation declaring Tibet an occupied country whose true representatives are the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in exile; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations Human Rights Subcommission has passed a resolution concerning the present threat to the distinct cultural, religious, and national identity of the Tibetan people; and
WHEREAS, the suppression of human rights and freedom in Tibet must be the concern of all freedom-loving people everywhere; and
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2006, Tibetans throughout the world will gather in their host countries to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising against the Chinese occupation of their country and honor more than a million Tibetans who have died in their struggle for the independence of Tibet; and
WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Tibetan Association and the Wisconsin Chapter Of Students For Free Tibet will gather to commemorate this day at the Capitol of the State of Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting that we recognize Wisconsin's Tibetan community and their plea for justice on this 47th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Doyle, Governor of the State of Wisconsin do hereby proclaim March 10, 2006
in the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all citizens.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this third day of March in the year two thousand six.