Rep. Kathleen Rice re-introduced the Screening with Dignity Act of 2021
in the House of Representatives on June 30. The Sikh Coalition was proud to help draft this bill, along with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Transgender Law Center.
Originally written after congressional testimony
on TSA profiling by Sikh Coalition and NAACP LDF staff, the bill will prohibit discrimination and profiling, improve TSA screening procedures, establish alternatives to screening and protections for travelers' rights, and more. This legislation doesn’t just benefit Sikhs or others with articles of faith: races with thick hair, people with disabilities, and transgender and non-binary travelers also frequently face discrimination. The bill was reintroduced during Pride Month to recognize the latter. Together with allied organizations and principled leaders in Congress, we will continue working
to ensure that no travelers have to abandon their civil rights, privacy, or basic human dignity to board a plane.