Many people across the nation have reached out to express their solidarity with the Orangevale Sikh community.
The Sikh Coalition is also providing rapid communications support to raise awareness in local and national media outlets and ensure respectful and responsible reporting. Already, this work has resulted in successful media coverage in local FOX
, and NBC
affiliates, in addition to the Sacramento Bee
. Our outreach to state-
elected officials has also already resulted in bipartisan condemnation of this bigotry, and we are working in coordination with gurdwara leadership to plan a community-wide solidarity event soon.
We will continue to provide more updates on this case as they become available. In the meantime, we encourage you to be aware of your surroundings and know your rights. Download our FAQ
on hate crimes and hate speech and learn how to report incidents to authorities and the Sikh Coalition. Also, ask your gurdwara if they have proactively worked with the Sikh Coalition to make the gurdwara safer; if not, please share our Gurdwara Security Toolkit
and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a free consultation in English or Punjabi.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.