CAPAC Members Celebrate Vaisakhi

Apr 13, 2020 Issues: Other Issues

Today, Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements to celebrate Vaisakhi, a historical and religious festival in Sikhism that marks the start of the spring harvest in Punjab and the birth of the global Sikh community.

Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair:

“I want to wish the Sikh community in the United States and across the world a very Happy Vaisakhi! Despite these challenging times, I hope that all who are celebrating the birth of Khalsa and the spring harvest festival today will enjoy their time connecting virtually with family and friends. May you all have a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year!”

Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), CAPAC First Vice Chair:

“Happy Vaisakhi to all celebrating the birth of Khalsa, one of the most historically significant days for Sikhs. I applaud all that Sikh Americans bring to this nation. May all in observance of this important celebration in Queens and across the world have a prosperous celebration.”

Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07):

“Wishing a Happy Vaisakhi to all those celebrating in Sacramento County and across the globe. This holiday marks a new year, as well as a time to give thanks for our blessings and look towards the future. It is also a time when we celebrate our vibrant Sikh community and their rich history and contributions to American society.”

Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17):

“Happy Vaisakhi to all those celebrating in CA-17 and across the world. The Sikh community’s contributions to our country are invaluable. Proud to continue to stand with Sikh Americans today and every day. Understanding this year presents new challenges to celebrating, I hope everyone is able to find some level of happiness during this harvest festival.”

Congresswoman Susie Lee (NV-03):

“A very happy Vaisakhi to the Sikh community in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District and the millions celebrating around the world! As we celebrate the harvest festival and the birth of Khalsa, we’re reminded of the rich heritage and culture of the Sikh community in America. I hope everyone celebrating has a prosperous new year and a meaningful Vaisakhi celebration!”