Dear Governor:
We write to urge you to act decisively against acts of retaliation in your state directed toward Muslims, Sikhs or
persons of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent. As you know, since September 11, there have already
been numerous reports of violent assaults, harassment, and threats against men, women and children targeted
solely because of their religious beliefs, ethnicity or nationality. An urgent, vigorous response is required to stop
these shameful acts.