Sending Office: Honorable John Garamendi
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Co-Sponsor Resolution Celebrating Vaisakhi

Cosponsors (12): Karen Bass (CA-37), Grace Meng (NY-06), TJ Cox (CA-21), Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Judy Chu (CA-27), Jim Costa (CA-16) Brad Sherman (CA-30), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Sheila
Jackson Lee (TX-18), Josh Harder (CA-10)  

Dear Colleague,

Rep. Garamendi invites you to be an cosponsor for a resolution celebrating the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi. 

Vaisakhi is an annual harvest festival celebrated by peoples of many faiths throughout South Asia, including Sikhs, Hindus, and Buddhists. Vaisakhi is particularly important for Sikhs because it coincides with the formation of the Khalsa, or community
of Sikhs, in 1699. Today, Vaisakhi is celebrated in communities across the United States with large processions, celebrations, and community service.

We hope that you will join as a cosponsor to this resolution to honor the diversity of our great country and all who celebrate Vaisakhi.

If you would like to join this resolution or have any questions, please contact Tigran Agdaian in my office at tigran.agdaian@mail.house.gov. 

Sincerely,

John Garamendi 

 

RESOLUTION TEXT

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi, and for other purposes.

Whereas Vaisakhi has been celebrated in the Punjab region of South Asia for centuries and today is also celebrated in communities throughout India, in the United States, and around the world;

Whereas Vaisakhi is an annual festival celebrating the spring harvest season;

Whereas Vaisakhi is of particular significance to the Sikh religion and is one of the most important dates in Sikh history;

Whereas, for Sikhs, Vaisakhi commemorates the creation of the Khalsa, a fellowship of devout Sikhs, by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699; and

Whereas Vaisakhi celebrates community, prosperity, and continued progress in the year ahead:

Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the historic, cultural, and religious significance of the festival of Vaisakhi;

(2) recognizes the significance of Vaisakhi to Sikh communities in the United States and around the world; and

(3) expresses its respect for all communities that celebrate Vaisakhi.

 

 

 

 

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