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Why does Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Support the Long Walk?

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2021 –– Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton publicly shared her support for the Sindhi Foundation's Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love today. Congresswoman Holmes Norton represents the District of Columbia in the United States House of Representatives and has stood by Sindhi-Americans and the international Sindhi community during her tenure as a member of the Congressional Sindh Caucus.

Why does Congresswoman Holmes Norton support the Long Walk for Freedom?

"It is my pleasure to congratulate Sindhi Foundation for taking the initiative of a 350-mile long walk to raise awareness of human rights and climate change. For too long, the rights of disenfranchised groups have been overlooked. Now more than ever, the need to fight for all people's rights is especially important, as the current pandemic has worsened the living situations of many groups. The Sindhi culture promotes peace and the inclusiveness of different religions, sects, and customs. Like the Sindhi people, many other communities have experienced similar circumstances. Through this walk, bridges between these communities will be built, and awareness of human rights violations and the climate crisis will be heard. I support this cause and will be spiritually present for its events. I strongly urge other human rights activists, defenders, and student organizations to support The Long Walk for Freedom.

Watch the Congresswoman's video message announcing support for the Long Walk here:

Thank you, Congresswoman, for using your voice and platform to amplify our vision for a more peaceful and just world – a world free from the dual threats of climate change and state-sponsored violence around the globe.

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.

Please share our GoFundMe to support this project and donate if you are able. If you are a influencer or part of an organization, please consider giving us your endorsement. If you have time to share, we welcome you to volunteer with us!

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