We are excited to report that EmergeUSA and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) worked with Senator Kamala Harris to introduce Senate Resolution #118, which was passed unanimously today. The historic resolution is the first of its kind to condemn hate crimes and other forms of racism.
The historic resolution is the first of its kind to condemn hate crimes and other forms of racism. The hate crimes extend beyond targeting just Muslim and Jewish Americans to also include religious minorities such as Hindu and Sikh Americans. In addition, other minorities such as the Arab Americans, LGBTQ community and African Americans have seen increasing acts of violence against them.
EmergeUSA is committed to engaging, and empowering the Muslim American community via the political process by working towards making federal and state legislation and policies more equitable for the Muslim American community.
What can you do moving forward?
1) Write an email thanking Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and co-sponsors Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Senator Kamala Harris - Diane Feinstein - Susan Collins - Marco Rubio
2) Reach out to your Congressman to urge support of similar resolutions when it comes up.
3) Urge your local representatives to adopt such a resolution.