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          ACR 6 (Blakeslee)
          As Amended March 2, 2009
          Majority vote 
          RULES               8-0                                         
          |Ayes:|Lieu, Adams, Ammiano,     |     |                          |
          |     |Fong, Gaines, Silva,      |     |                          |
          |     |Torlakson, Yamada         |     |                          |

           SUMMARY  :   Recognizes the Dalai Lama for his contributions to  
          world peace and leadership in seeking nonviolent solutions to  
          international problems and designates March 10, 2009, as Dalai  
          Lama and Tibet Awareness Day.  Specifically,  this resolution   
          makes the following legislative findings:  

          1)March 10, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary of the uprising  
            against Chinese rule over the Tibetan people, which forced the  
            spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, His  
            Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, to escape into exile; and,  
            since establishing the Tibetan government-in-exile in India in  
            1960, the Dalai Lama has struggled to uphold and promote  
            Tibetan language, history, religion, and culture.

          2)The United Nations General Assembly passed Resolutions 1353  
            (XIV), 1723 (XVI), and 2079 (XX) calling for the cessation of  
            practices that deprive the Tibetan people of their fundamental  
            human rights and freedoms, including the right to  

          3)In 1989, the Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize for his  
            contributions to world peace and has received worldwide  
            recognition and praise for his leadership in seeking  
            nonviolent solutions to international problems.

          4)On October 17, 2007, the United States Congress awarded the  
            Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his  
            outstanding moral and religions leadership and his advocacy of  

          5)Numerous Californians and California-based nonprofit  


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            organizations support His Holiness, the Dalai Lama's vision  
            for a better world, including the Dalai Lama Foundation, the  
            Tibetan Association of Northern California, and the Tibetan  
            Association of Southern California.         

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   None

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Lia Lopez / RLS. / (916) 319-2800 

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