June 16, 2014 (Washington, DC) – Responding to the Sikh Coalition’s national school bullying report, members of the U.S. Congress are circulating a new letter calling on federal agencies to address bullying against Sikh American children in our nation’s schools.
Ask Your Member of Congress to Sign the Anti-Bullying Letter
Led by leaders of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus and American Sikh Congressional Caucus, the letter notes that Sikh American children experience higher-than-average rates of bullying
. Drawing on recommendations by the Sikh Coalition, the letter asks the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice to proactively expand outreach to targeted communities, including Sikh Americans, and improve data collection about bullying against Sikh American children.
Bullying is not a rite of passage; it is a civil rights issue, and the Sikh Coalition is determined to end bullying in our nation’s schools so that all children can enjoy a safe and healthy learning environment. If you share this goal, please write to your Member of Congress
and ask them to sign the letter.