As the Senator representing the 10th State Senate District, it is my honor to represent constituents from many diverse ethnic backgrounds, including a significant number of Hindu Americans. I am proud to sponsor this resolution designating October 2013 as California Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month. It is certainly appropriate that we celebrate the many contributions made by Hindu Americans in our state and nation. I look forward to my colleagues in the Legislature supporting this resolution. --Ellen Corbett, CA State Senate Majority Leader
Please join HAF at the State Capitol in Sacramento for an opportunity to meet your elected representatives and witness a historic vote on this monumental resolution in the Senate Chambers. The vote will be followed by a reception with elected officials, community leaders, and the media.
When: Monday, June 24
Where: California State Capitol - 1315 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
10:30 - 11:00am - Arrive in Sacramento. Gather at north side steps in front of the State Capitol Building
11:00am - 12:00pm - Pre-Vote Reception in Senator Corbett's Office (State Capitol, Room 313)
12:00pm - Enter Senate Gallery to witness historic resolution vote on Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month in Senate Chambers.
1:30 - 3:30pm Post-Vote Reception at north side steps/lawn in front of State Capitol Building with elected officials, community leaders, and the media.
For more information contact: Samir Kalra (email@example.com) or Vineet Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To learn more about this historic event, please read the following:
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is an advocacy organization for the Hindu American community. The Foundation educates the public about Hinduism, speaks out about issues affecting Hindus worldwide, and builds bridges with institutions and individuals whose work aligns with HAF’s objectives. HAF focuses on human and civil rights, public policy, media, academia, and interfaith relations. Through its advocacy efforts, HAF seeks to cultivate leaders and empower future generations of Hindu Americans.
The Hindu American Foundation is not affiliated with any religious or political organizations or entities. HAF seeks to serve Hindu Americans across all sampradayas (Hindu religious traditions) regardless of race, color, national origin, citizenship, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age and/or disability.