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- December 19, 2001: Many Lawmakers Offer Support to Sikhs in Washington
"Senators, Members of Congress, Government officials and top leadership from Commerce, Labor and the Interfaith Communities turned out to show their support and solidarity. The lawmakers and Capitol Hill staffers representing both major American political parties attended the standing room only event. Some of the many luminaries included: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Congressman Mike Honda, Congresswoman Connie Morella, Congressman Tom Udall, Congressman Ed. Royce, Congressman David Bonior, Congressman Rush Holt, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren as well as officials of the Executive Branch representing the Justice Department and the Department of Transportation Also in attendance was Congressman J.D. Hayworth whose district includes Mesa, Arizona where Mr. Balbir Singh Sodhi 's life was taken." [Complete Article]
- Press Release September 12, 2001: Sikh Americans Objects of Mistaken Assaults in Wake of Terrorist Attacks
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To mark the Day of Solidarity against terrorism announced by the Government of India, the Embassy of India and the Indian American Community shall hold an Interfaith Prayer Meeting to be followed by Candle Light Vigil at the Mahatma Gandhi Monument opposite the Embassy of India, 2107 Massachusettus Ave. N.W., Washington DC 20008 from 6 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, September 18, 2001.
WHAT: Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Arab Americans, South Asian Americans, Asian Americans and other concerned individuals and groups are coming together to stand in solidarity to express their outrage and grief over the attacks against our nation last week and to call on law enforcement, the media and community leaders to join together to challenge the resulting rise of hate violence perpetrated against religious and ethnic minorities.
WHEN: Noon on Wednesday, September 19th
WHERE: The National Japanese American Memorial The memorial is located just north of the Capitol on a triangular plot in between Louisiana Avenue, New Jersey Avenue and D Street NW. To view a map, visit: www.njamf.org and click on "Memorial".
WHY? The purpose: On September 11th, we experienced the most horrific terrorist attack perpetrated against the United States in our history. As we grieve for those who have been killed and search for the missing, pervasive fear and anger are fueling an ugly tide of hate-motivated violence against members of immigrant, ethnic and religious minority communities.
With questions, contact IACPA at 202/289-3654.
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