WASHINGTON, DC (August 15, 2012)—Seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes against Sikh Americans and supporting the Sikh Coalition’s demand that the FBI track hate crimes against Sikh Americans.  Earlier today, Senator Dianne Feinstein circulated a letter to her colleagues in the U.S. Senate, urging them to support Sikh hate crime tracking.

We have updated our automatic petition letter so that you can send letters to your representatives and Senators, urging them to support these important initiatives.  Please sign the petition today and share it with your networks, especially through Facebook and Twitter.

Signing this important petition letter is a meaningful and important action for you to take in the wake of the Oak Creek tragedy. Having your voice heard at this moment in time will make all the difference.  Please take action now and encourage people in your network to do the same.

The House resolution is being spearheaded by Reps. Joseph Crowley; Bill Pascrell; Howard Berman; Judy Chu; Nita Lowey; Keith Ellison; and Pete Stark.  Please sign our petition and help us expand congressional support for this initiative today.

The Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. The Coalition serves as a resource on Sikhs and Sikh concerns for governments, organizations and individuals.

The Sikh Coalition

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Khalsa has a degree in media and an extensive background in technology. He founded some of the world’s first Sikh and keertan websites and currently works in senior IT at a prestigious university. He heads up the Khalis Foundation’s technology division and works to create apps and websites to serve the Sikh community. He is also involved in Khalis Foundation’s administration.