October 8, 2018 (New York, NY) – In advance of the midterm elections on November 6th, over 25 sangats across America hosted drives for National Sikh Voter Registration Day
. This project was in support of ongoing efforts to register Sikh Americans to vote and stay civically engaged nationwide.
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Throughout the month of September, sangats in CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, KS, KY, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TX, VA and WA hosted voter registration drives
with the goal of ensuring that Sikh Americans are an essential group elected officials need to pay attention to.
“Thank you to all the sevadaars (volunteers) who hosted voter registration drives,” said Senior Manager of Policy & Advocacy, Sim J. Singh. “Regardless of political affiliation, civic engagement is an integral part of empowering the Sikh community and it was an honor to work with so many Sikh communities nationwide.”
While many states require voter registration 30 days before Election Day on November 6, 2018, some states allow you to register closer to Election Day. To find out your state’s voter registration deadlines, click here
“As someone who just turned 18, I am excited to be able to vote for the first time,” said Junior Sikh Coalition volunteer Jagmeet Singh Ashta. “Sikhs had to fight for the right to vote in this country and I am proud that I was able to help register other Sikh Americans to vote.”
Click here to register to vote
. It is an easy online process and in most states you don't need to print or mail any materials to complete the voter registration process.
Voter registration is an integral part to keeping our elected officials attentive to the needs of the Sikh American community. The Sikh Coalition encourages every U.S. Citizen 18 years or older
to join the ever-growing number of community members who have already registered to vote.
“As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, the Sikh Coalition has a proud tradition of fighting for Sikh civil rights on all sides of the political aisle,” said Sikh Coalition Executive Director, Satjeet Kaur. “For 17 years, we have supported and opposed positions and policies from both major political parties, but we have always unanimously endorsed the importance of building Sikh community power.”
If you have any additional questions, or want to still host a National Sikh Voter Registration drive before the deadline in your state, please email the Sikh Coalition’s policy and advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org