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The Sikh Coalition Alert
March 5, 2012
  • We Need You to Call Congress Now - You Can Make a Difference

    Action Requested:

    New York Congressman Joseph Crowley, in collaboration with the Sikh Coalition, is asking the FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs.  The Sikh Coalition urges you to CALL your Member of Congress now and ask them to sign Congressman Crowley's letter to the FBI.

    Click Here to Find the Phone Number of Your Member of Congress

    Tips and Talking Points for Your Call to Your Member of Congress:

    1. Introduction – Introduce yourself and identify yourself as a constituent.

    2. Purpose of the Call – Say that you want your Representative to sign a letter initiated by Congressman Joseph Crowley requesting that the FBI track hate crimes against Sikhs.  Request to speak with a staff member who handles civil rights issues.

    3. Explanation of the Issue – Explain that the Sikh community is very susceptible to hate crimes in the United States, and that it is important for federal authorities to track hate crimes against the community. Failing to do so is bad public policy, because it is impossible to diagnose and prevent a problem unless it is being measured.

    Finally, please email us at legislative@sikhcoalition.org to let us know you contacted your Member of Congress.

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