By Tenzin Dhanze
This is a video that I created in an attempt to persuade voters to make an educated choice on March 20, 2011. Like HHDL states, we need to be engaged and actively participate in this election and cast our ballots solely on the candidate’s qualifications. It is imperative that we make the right decision given our current predicament. We also have to take into account the silenced voices of our brothers and sisters when casting this vote.
This is why we need to cast an educated vote; it is crucial that we research and examine where each candidate stands on major topics concerning the Tibet issue. It is not only important to recognize each candidate’s policy, but also to explore how they seek/attempt to accomplish these policies.
We need someone who has not only dedicated their time towards the Tibetan Community, but also someone who can take the initiative to establish innovative programs to expand and further the Tibetan people. Most importantly, we need someone who has leadership qualities that is evident not only during their campaign run for Kalon Tripa, but also in their past accomplishments.
The educated choice is to vote for Tenzin Namgyal Tethong la (TNT) for Kalon Tripa. It is when we cast our votes based on societal and regional prejudices that we stray from casting an educated vote. But as HHDL has stated, our decisions should be based only on the qualifications of the candidates.
If we truly want what is best for Tibet and the rest of the Tibetan community, Tenzin Namgyal Tethong la is the right choice for Kalon Tripa.
Please Vote for TNT on March 20, 2011.