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The Sikh Coalition News
November 28, 2013
  • Dear Supporter,

    The Sikh Coalition was founded in September 2001 by a team of young volunteers in response to violence and discrimination against Sikh Americans. Thanks to your financial investment, the Sikh Coalition today is one of the most effective and successful civil rights organizations in the United States.

    This Thanksgiving, we want to tell you why we’re thankful to do this work:

    Sapreet Kaur, Executive Director
    "This Thanksgiving and everyday I feel truly blessed to lead an incredible team of change makers who, with the sangat's partnership and support, are working tirelessly to realize Guru Ji's vision of sarbat da bhalla. I am thankful for the investments we are collectively making today that will enable a brighter future for generations of Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike, including my three and a half year old son. I am truly humbled and inspired by each and every dollar of support we receive. Thank you for trust, your confidence and your partnership."

    Amardeep Singh, Program Director
    "I'm deeply thankful as a Sikh Coalition co-founder and its first employee that we've gone from a startup to being the go to resource on Sikh rights issues in the White House, Department of Justice, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. As a father, I am thankful that the Sikh Coalition provides me and all parents the educational resources we need to both prevent school bullying before it happens and address it when it does."

    Harsimran Kaur, Legal Director
    "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Sikh community and promote our Gurus' values of social justice, equality, pluralism and tolerance. Moreover, after almost seven years at the Sikh Coalition and in the spirit of sarbat da bhalla, I am grateful that the high impact nature of our civil rights work improves the lives of not only Sikhs but countless other Americans. Finally, I am grateful to all those who recognize the importance of this work and support it. Thank you!"

    Thank you for your continued support.
    Please click here to help us accomplish more in 2014.

    Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law & Policy
    “As a legislative lawyer for the Sikh Coalition, one of the great joys about my work is that I have re-written laws and policies in ways that protect the right of millions of Americans of all backgrounds to live with dignity. I consider it an honor and privilege to do this work on a full-time basis, and I am thankful to our community for supporting me.”

    Manbeena Kaur, Education Director
    “As the Education Director for the Sikh Coalition, I am lucky enough to witness the powerful effect that education and awareness-building can have to change people's perception of an entire community like Sikh Americans. All it takes is that one interaction, that one anecdote, to turn misconceptions into curiosity and curiosity into acceptance. I'm thankful that I can continue doing this groundbreaking work at this very pivotal time for our community in American history, and I thank you for your support.”

    Gurjot Kaur, Staff Attorney
    “My favorite part of my work as a Staff Attorney is interacting with, talking to and learning from members of our community. I am truly humbled by the opportunity to assist and provide as much relief as we can, legally or otherwise. This is why I'm here. Every day, as I hear stories of pain and struggle, I am uplifted by our spirited, wise, and resilient nationwide sangat, for always standing up for their rights and reaching out for help when necessary, even in the face of cruel discrimination. This Thanksgiving, I'd like to thank all of you for being part of our nationwide family and continuing to support us as we defend our sisters and brothers together.”

    Thank you for your continued support.
    Please click here to help us accomplish more in 2014.

    Simran Kaur, Advocacy Manager
    “I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work for an organization like the Sikh Coalition. Each and every day I get to work with the grassroots community to empower and impact change. It's inspiring to see how the Sikh American voice is being represented both locally and nationally. It's an incredible time for our community and I'm thankful for the constant support of our community members who believe in the potential and promise of this work.”

    Simran Jeet Singh, Senior Religion Fellow
    "I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the panth and to help advance the rights and freedoms we enjoy in this country. It is a blessing to be in a position to serve, and I am so grateful to be able to do so with a wonderful staff that serves with its body, heart, and resources."

    Satjeet Kaur, Development & Communications Senior Manager
    “Everyday I am humbled by the opportunity to work with a remarkable team of people who zealously fight for the rights of Sikhs. Each victory that we collectively win today is one less challenge our future generations will have to face. When I look at my nieces and nephews, I am grateful that the work that we do is ensuring a future with 'no limits' for them. So today and everyday, I want to thank you for your support in helping us create a world without limits for all our families."

    Thank you for your continued support.
    Please click here to help us accomplish more in 2014.

    Ava Master, Development Manager
    “I look forward to going into work because I am thankful to be part of such a strong team that works to ensure that not only Sikhs' but everyone's civil rights are guaranteed and protected. And I am thankful for the generous support that community members like yourself have provided to ensure that this work continues.”

    Balbir Singh, Operations Manager
    "Working as the Operations Manager of the Sikh Coalition has allowed the unique position to support our amazing staff in all the amazing programmatic work we do. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of the support that you have given us, and will continue to give us in the future!"

    Thank you for your continued support.
    Please click here to help us accomplish more in 2014.

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