Tulsi Gabbard Fundraising Dinner
Fundraising dinner for/with Tulsi Gabbard
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Venue: Ashiana Restaurant (Global Mall), 5675 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
Contact: Dhiru Shah 770-664-8779
From Dhiru Shah: Dear Friends,
While we are all aware that a lot of fundraising events are likely to take place in Atlanta within a few weeks' time, it is important to realize as to why Hon. Tulsi Gabbard's fund raising requires some what more community support than other events. Some of the major issues facing the Hindu community that may require your special attention in supporting this fund raising are:
1. Currently, Hon. Tulsi is the only Congresswoman in the US Congress who is not only a true believer in Hinduism but also openly supports our causes. It is for the first time in the history of the US Congress that Hon. Tulsi as a Congress member had taken the oath on Bhagwad Gita.
2. During the Congress session before the 2014 Indian election in April/May, a few Republican and Democratic Congressmen had tabled an anti-Modi resolution. Hon. Tulsi openly challenged the resolution during the hearing and expressed her strong disapproval against it and called it an attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of a friendly country like India. She also stated that the resolution was aimed at destabilizing the Indian election process.
3. Recently, The Vishwa Bhavan Mandir in GA was vandalized and profanity was spray painted throughout the Mandir walls and in the main sanctum and on the Shiva lingam. Such events of Hindu/Jain/Buddhist temples getting vandalized are likely to happen in future, particularly in the South and therefore the Indian community needs some strong voice in the US Congress to protect its human rights including the places of worship. Hon. Tulsi can play an important role in providing the necessary help from the Federal government for such protection. Please note that other minorities in America have enough representation in the US government so that their human rights don't get violated as often as that of the Hindu community.
From the foregoing, it is quite obvious therefore that the Atlanta community needs Hon. Tulsi to be elected in the next November 2014 US Congress election so that it has at least some representation in the US Government for protection of its human rights.
I sincerely urge you all to consider this event as a joint community event and make it a great success by bringing your spouses and friends to the Fund raising dinner on . Please send your RSVP (to: firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so that proper table arrangements can be made.
Many thanks for your cooperation and help,