March 23, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) - In response to a string of hate crimes in recent weeks – including the shooting earlier this month of a Sikh man in Kent, Washington – Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) is asking her colleagues to sign a letter calling on the White House to create a task force to prevent hate violence.
IN JUST TWO MINUTES YOUR ACTION CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
1. Call Your U.S. Senators
– Click here
to find the phone numbers of your U.S. Senators. When you call their offices, ask them to sign Senator Maria Cantwell’s letter calling for the creation of a federal task force to prevent hate violence.
2. Email Your U.S. Senators
– Calling both of your Senate offices is the most effective way to deliver your message, but you can also click here
to email your U.S. Senators.
Please contact your Senate offices immediately because the deadline for their support on this letter is Monday, March 27th.
Earlier this month, the Sikh Coalition published an op-ed in CNN
outlining the benefits of the federal task force. Now, we urge you to call and email your U.S. Senators and request that they endorse Senator Cantwell’s important letter.
“The White House needs to show leadership in preventing hate violence,” said Rajdeep Singh, Interim Managing Director of Programs at the Sikh Coalition. “Immigrants and religious minorities are being attacked around the nation, but the Trump administration has not even created a task force to address this issue. Our national leaders must not look the other way while Americans worry about losing loved ones to hate.”
We are grateful to Senator Cantwell and her colleagues for honoring the request of the Washington Sikh community and helping to make hate crime prevention a top priority.