March 30, 2015 (Washington, DC) – For the third year in a row, Members of the U.S. Congress plan to introduce a resolution honoring the Sikh community’s celebration of Vaisakhi.
Congressional resolutions are great vehicles to create awareness about the Sikh American community. The Vaisakhi resolution, in particular, honors core Sikh values such as community service and respect for the dignity of all people, regardless of their race, religion, caste, or gender.
Take Action If you live in the United States and want your Member of Congress to sponsor the Vaisakhi resolution, please click here to send an automatic email to your elected representatives. Beyond the U.S. Congress, the Sikh Coalition encourages Sikh Americans throughout the United States to contact elected officials in state legislatures, as well as city councils and county commissions, about sponsoring Vaisakhi resolutions. This is an easy way to not only create awareness about Sikhs but also start important conversations with elected officials about issues that are important to the Sikh American community. If you need help identifying your state and local representatives, please contact the Sikh Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (212) 655-3095.