Dear [Decision Maker],
Please see the letter included below, which is addressed to Tufts University President Anthony Monaco. This letter has been CC'ed to the following recipients: Mr. Joseph Curtatone, Mayor of Somervillemayor@somervillema.govMs. Emily Monea, Chief of Staffemonea@somervillema.govMs. Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Mayor of MedfordMayor@medford-ma.gov Mr. Dave Rodrigues, Chief of StaffDrodrigues@medford-ma.govMs. Danielle Fulfs, Chief of Staff, Office of Rep Katherine Clark (MA-05)Danielle.Fulfs@mail.house.gov Mr. Ronald Claude, District Policy Advisor, Office of Rep Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)Ronald.Claude@mail.house.gov Dear President Monaco,I am appalled that Tufts University continues to host a Confucius Institute (CI) and accept funding from a genocidal authoritarian regime that oppresses millions of Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers, Mongolians, and Chinese people. Confucius Institutes are programs that are sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which is responsible for vast human rights violations both at home, abroad, and within the countries it occupies. CI's are highly controversial programs fully funded by the CCP which US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are concerned about. Just days ago, the US Senate unanimously passed a bill (S.590) that places restrictions on universities with CIs. The bill states that federal funding will be cut for any university that decides to host a CI.
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