Excerpt from open letter from Lobsang Sangay, 16/01/2011
As for the expenses, many well-wishers have repeatedly proposed raising campaign funds for me but I urged them not to do so. Major costs like international airfares will be funded by the organizations that organize debates and other forums related to the election. Modest publicity and informational materials like the booklet, DVD and posters are sponsored by friends and supporters from Minnesota, New York/New Jersey and Boston. (You will soon find these materials uploaded on www.kalontripafortibet.org for you to read and distribute.) Other expenses within India - including travels, have been relatively small and affordable. So not only do I feel it unnecessary but also discomforting to raise funds.