For Immediate Release
September 3, 2018

Honolulu, HI--Some media outlets have erroneously been reporting that Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) is Chairperson of the World Hindu Congress 2018, or that she is in some way associated with that event. Others are spreading baseless rumors as to why the congresswoman is not attending the conference.  

In fact, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard withdrew from her participation in that event over four months ago on April 26, 2018 when it became apparent that the event was going to be a partisan political event. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's reasons for withdrawing her participation in the event were made very clear in her letter below to the event organizers dated April 26, 2018.