August 14, 2012 (Washington, DC) - California Senator Dianne Feinstein is circulating a letter to her colleagues in the United States Senate, urging them to support the Sikh Coalition's demand that the FBI track hate crimes against Sikhs. Earlier this year, New York Congressman Joe Crowley led a similar effort, which garnered support from over 90 members of the House of Representatives.
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.
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, urging him or her to support this important effort.
Last week's tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin underscores the need for the FBI to document hate crimes against Sikhs. Under current FBI policy, hate crimes against Sikhs are documented as anti-Muslim hate crimes. In other words, Sikhs who experience hate crimes are denied the dignity of being a statistic. The Sikh Coalition believes that it is impossible to understand or address a problem unless it is being accurately measured.
Please sign a petition letter to your U.S. Senator now. Together we can ensure that the FBI collects accurate data about hate crimes against our community.