Congressman Adam Schiff Sends Encouragement to Long Walk Participants
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 8, 2021 — Congressman Adam Schiff shared words of encouragement with participants in the Sindhi Foundation’s Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love today. Congressman Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District in the House of Representatives and serves as Chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
Congressman Schiff has become a strong ally for the Sindhi people since joining the Congressional Sindh Caucus. He supported the push to secure Sindhi programming on Voice of America (VOA) and to publish the website of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi in Sindhi, two important steps to preserving a language and culture that are increasingly marginalized in Pakistan. He has spoken against the human rights abuses in Sindh a number of times, too, memorably speaking Sindhi in a video message in 2014.
Here is what Congressman Schiff says, now, in solidarity with Long Walk participants and Sindhis around the world;
“I am so pleased to be able to offer a few words of encouragement and support for the long walk for freedom, nature and love. I have had the honor of getting to know more about the Sindhi people and their peaceful and inclusive culture. I am also deeply concerned to see the trends of human rights abuses in Sindh province, including disappearances, torture, forced conversions and extrajudicial killings. I hope that the long walk can raise awareness for these crimes and bring peace and justice to Sindh. I am with you as well in your efforts to call for action on climate change and environmental justice. I wish you all the best journey…”
Thank you, Congressman Schiff, for using your voice and platform to amplify our vision for a more peaceful and just world.
If this vision for the future resonates with you, we would love for you to join us for the Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love. The 350-mile will begin at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on April 7th and end in Washington D.C. on April 29th, featuring actions and meetings with community leaders en route.
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