August 21, 2012 (Washington, DC) – A diverse group of over 150 organizations, led by the Sikh Coalition, today issued a letter calling upon the Senate Judiciary Committee to conduct hearings on hate crimes and the proliferation of hate groups in the United States.

Click here to read the letter

Citing the massacre of Sikh worshipers in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and a string of attacks on Muslim communities nationwide during the last month, the letter notes that hate violence continues to affect the lives of thousands of individuals due to their race, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, and immigration status.

Make Your Voices Heard – Sign a Petition to the Senate Judiciary Committee

If you agree that the Senate Judiciary Committee should hold hearings on hate crimes in the United States, and if you live in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, or Wisconsin, you can send an automatic email to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee by clicking here.

Regardless of where you live, you can still send an automatic email to your Representatives and Senators urging them to support Sikh hate crime tracking by the FBI.

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