8.6.12 Costa Statement on Wisconsin Shooting

FRESNO,CA - Rep. Jim Costa released the following statement in response to the shooting at a Sikh Temple in Milwaukee.

"The Sikh community has made many contributions to our nation. The tragedy  that occurred today affects all Americans. Our thoughts and prayers go to those who lost their lives, those who were injured, and their family and friends.

In our San Joaquin Valley, we stand together in support of all the Sikh communities who are in mourning. Since 9/11, the Sikh community has had to endure discrimination as a result of the lack of understanding to the positive force that Sikhism is nationwide. Hopefully the silver lining on this dark day will be a greater understanding about the Sikh faith and culture. Let us remember all Americans embrace religious freedom that is guaranteed under our constitution."