We at the Sindhi American Political Action Committee (SAPAC) are honored to share the great news that Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has joined the Congressional Sindh Caucus. Before becoming a Congressman, Raskin was a 3-time State Senator in Maryland. He was also a professor at American University’s Washington University of Law for 25 years. During this time he authored several books. Congressman Raskin is passionate about the human rights violations happening in the Sindh Province of Pakistan, especially forced conversions. We thank him for joining the Sindh Caucus and showcasing his commitment to the Sindhi community and the issues that affect them.
The Sindh Caucus is a bipartisan caucus in the US Congress that was founded by current chair, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA). The Representatives feel deeply about the concerns of the Sindhi community. Through joining the Sindh Caucus they will be made aware of Sindhi heritage, culture, and values. This will result in a deeper understanding of the human rights violations occurring to Sindhis in the Sindh province of Pakistan, such as forced conversions, enforced disappearances, and extrajudicial killings, etc. By joining the Sindh Caucus, U.S. Representatives are able to better raise their voice against these human rights abuses against Sindhi people.