Assemblymember Talamantes Eggman Rises to Support Sikhs in Her Community and in India

Thursday, April 16, 2015

(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) rose on the Floor of the Assembly in strong support of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 34 (Cooper). ACR 34 pays homage to the thousands of Sikhs who were murdered or assaulted in India during the anti-Sikh pogroms of November 1984. The violence against innocent Sikhs was in retaliation for the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards. Assemblymember Talamantes Eggman represents the “Plymouth Rock” so to speak, of the Sikh community in the United States. Stockton is home to the first Sikh temple built in the U.S., back in 1912. Watch this Assembly Access Video hear Assemblymember Talamantes Eggman’s entire Floor comments.