Civil Rights Chief Rev. Jesse Jackson Assures Assist to Tamil Nadu to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic | World Indian

WASHINGTON – American civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. spoke to Tamil Nadu Treasury Secretary Palanivel Thiaga Rajan (PTR) in a Zoom appeal on May 21, pledging support for the state’s fight against COVID-19 the USA on the way is Covid19 pandemic.

According to a press release, PTR has asked Jackson to urge President Joe Biden to swiftly approve an allocation of Astra Zeneca vaccines for India out of the 80 million vaccines the US has offered to donate overseas. PTR conveyed to Jackson the gratitude of the people of Tamil Nadu and Chief Minister MK Stalin for their efforts to help India, including Tamil Nadu, during this pandemic.

Jackson also delivered a personal message to the Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu: “Prime Minister Stalin, you are the man! Help is coming. Prime Minister Stalin, help is on the way. Dawn is coming. We will win this fight! We will win this fight! We will conquer this disease. Keep hope alive! Thank God, bless you. “

On May 19, Jackson had asked Biden to distribute at least 60 million vaccine doses to India out of the 80 million previously announced by the president. Jackson was also joined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi for a moral appeal, and the duo assured that help was on the way.

In related news, PTI reported that on May 19, a key congressional committee unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with India during the Covid-19 crisis and calling on the Biden government to allow private donations in kind for medical supplies to India .

Tabled by Congressmen Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot, the two co-chairs of the Congressional India Caucus, the resolution has 24 co-sponsors, including 13 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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