Sending Office: Honorable TJ Cox
Bi-Partisan Resolution Recognizing Sikh Americans
Original Co-Sponsors: Rep. TJ Cox, Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Haley Stevens, Rep. Ted Yoho, Rep. Zoe Lofgren
Co-Sponsors: Barragan, Bass, Bera, Carson, Chu, Cisneros, Cleaver, Cook, Costa,
Crenshaw, Crow, Espaillat, Fitzpatrick, Gallego, Grijalva, Grothman, Gottheimer, Haaland, Harder, Khanna, Kildee, Krishnamoorthi, Jackson Lee, Johnson,
LaMalfa, Larsen, Lawrence, Lee (NV), Lee (CA), McCollum, McGovern, McNerney, Meeks, Meng, Moore,
Mitchell, Norton, Pallone, Pascrell, Payne, Pence, Rouda, Rush, Ryan, Scott, Sherman, Smith, Spanberger, Stanton, Swalwell, Tlaib, Vargas, Waston Coleman,
Endorsed by: Sikh Coalition, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
I urge you to join me by cosponsoring a resolution honoring Sikh-Americans in the U.S. The resolution recognizes the historical, cultural, and religious significance of Sikh Americans, and their contributions to the American workforce and our nation’s growth.
The Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group, estimates that more than 500,000 Sikhs are living in the U.S. today, with about half of that population residing in California. Over the course of 120 years of residency, Sikh Americans have worked on farms, in lumber
mills and mines, and on the Oregon, Pacific, and Eastern Railroad. Sikh Americans have pursued diverse professions including service as members of the US Armed Forces and making significant contributions in agriculture, information technology, small business,
the hospitality industry, trucking, medicine, and technology.
2019 marks the 550th birthday of the first of ten gurus and founders of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, and Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab, which is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. This event is celebrated across the nation and worldwide, it
is essential to respect and recognize all faiths in Congress.
The House of Representatives must be committed to further the diversity of its community and afford all residents the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history of Sikh Americans. As the fifth largest religion in the world
and the notable population in the United States, I ask for your support to recognize the contributions and culture of the Sikhs with this Resolution. We hope that all our colleagues, Republicans and Democrats alike, will join us in this bipartisan effort.
To cosponsor this resolution, please email Nandini Narayan at Nandini.Narayan@mail.house.gov.
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