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Dear Supporter,

CNN just published a video story today featuring our client, Captain Simratpal Singh, the first Sikh soldier in over a generation to receive a religious accommodation while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army.

We worked for weeks with producers at CNN’s Great Big Story to help ensure that CPT Singh’s story was told. The platform draws an incredible 40 million views a month, and we hope you join the many who watch today.

View the video here. Share it on social media! #LetSikhsServe

Captain Singh’s landmark, long-term religious accommodation was granted in late May, and was quickly joined by three more victories for Sikh soldiers in April. These cases, which double the total number of successful religious accommodations since we launched the military campaign, were publicized across the country, educating millions of more Americans earlier this year.

Our media momentum is matched by our significant advocacy progress to end religious discrimination by our nation’s largest employer, the United States Department of Defense. However, the presumptive ban on observant Sikhs is still in place, and we continue to use legal, policy, education and communications to work tirelessly for permanent policy change.

We hope you share the CNN piece, which now joins The Daily Show and the CBS Evening News segments as the most recent national video news story that the Sikh Coalition has delivered this year.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more news about the segment and our work. Please watch the CNN story featuring Captain Singh here!

Chardi Kala!

Mark Reading-Smith
Sikh Coalition Media & Communications Senior Director

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