Update: Kathuria First Sikh to Run for Senate

December 31, 2003

Source: Sikhnet


On December 31, 2003 Sikhnet reported, "Dr. Chirinjeev Singh Kathuria, a Sikh running for US Senate in the state of Illinois, issued a statement last week outlining his position on issues of importance to the US Sikh community. In his statement, Dr. Kathuria called for tightening existing bias-crime reporting laws so that, 'accurate statistics can be recorded and hate-based activity accurately tracked and countered.' He also expressed his support for anti-hate crimes legislation, including the 'End Racial Profiling Act' and the 'Hate Crimes Act' which are currently under consideration. Dr. Kathuria also committed to improving the employment climate for minorities and to addressing immigration reform."