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The Sikh Coalition Avaaz
July 11, 2020
  • Registration Open for Summer Series!

    The Sikh Coalition’s Summer Series registration is now open!

    This week-long virtual event will take place from July 19-25 and feature more than 60 hours of content, including panel discussions, documentary screenings, educational material for children, and workshops and trainings for adults. The summer series is free to attend and open to everyone. Click here to read more and register for Summer Series.
  • Get Out The Vote Program Launched

    On July 1, the Sikh Coalition launched our 2020 Get Out The Vote effort in order to ensure that Sikh community members across the United States are able to vote on federal, state, and local candidates and issues this November 3, 2020.

    Click here to read more and access our Civic Action Center.
  • 20 Senators Speak Out for Afghan Sikhs and Hindus

    On June 26, 20 U.S. senators signed on to a bipartisan letter urging U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to resettle and protect Afghan Sikhs and Hindus under threat. The Sikh Coalition was proud to work with other advocates in the community to make this unprecedented show of support possible. Click here to read the letter and learn more about our work on behalf of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan.
  • In Colorado, Communities Demand #JusticeForLakhwant

    The campaign to ensure hate crime charges in the assault of Mr. Lakhwant Singh continues. On June 30, 29 civil rights organizations, interfaith groups, gurdwaras, and other institutions signed on to a letter demanding that Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir fully investigate this case as a hate crime and bring felony hate crime charges against Mr. Singh’s attacker. Click here to read the letter and learn how you can take action and demand #JusticeForLakhwant by emailing DA Weir today.
  • New and Updated COVID-19 Resources

    As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in a majority of U.S. states, the Sikh Coalition continues to produce and update resources in response to our community’s needs in relation to the pandemic.

    Our most recent resources include COVID-related guidance for taxi, rideshare, and truck drivers. We also published an analysis of President Trump’s most recent order restricting immigration, including English and Punjabi updates to our ‘immigration and the pandemic’ FAQ. We have also updated our guidelines on employee rights during the pandemic, as well as published information specific to Pennsylvania residents about new loans for businesses impacted by the economic downturn. Click here to access all of our COVID-19 resources for free.
  • Expanding Staff Roles to Serve the Community

    Harleen Kaur, who originally joined the Sikh Coalition as a Community Development Manager in April 2018, has transitioned to a new role as the Education and Community Engagement Manager.

    In addition, two Sikh Coalition team members were recently promoted in accordance with their outstanding service to the organization: Rajanpreet Kaur, who is now our Senior Media and Communications Manager, and Giselle Klapper, who is now a Senior Staff Attorney. Click here to read more.
  • In the News

    Over the last month, the Sikh Coalition’s media and communications team continued to secure media coverage advancing the advocacy and civil rights issues important to Sikh Americans -- including raising awareness and pointing to the lack of hate crime charges in the assault case of Mr. Lakhwant Singh; celebrating the achievements of Anmol Narang, who became the first observant Sikh to graduate from the United States Military Academy West Point in June; and working alongside many sangats to help them share their stories of seva with local media. Click here to access all of the news coverage we secured just in the previous month--including last Thursday's CNN piece.
  • Kid’s Corner Reaches 96,000+ Views

    Since launching in March, the Sikh Coalition Kid’s Corner has reached 96,000+ views on Facebook! Click here to catch up on the last few episodes--including book readings of My First Sikh Books and Ajooni the Kaurageous: Ajooni Stands Up to the Dragon, a fun art tutorial with Let’s Be Creative, a workshop addressing “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and @Vegantothemax teaching us how to make healthy snacks at home.
  • Virtual Sikhism Presentation for New York Students

    On June 18, the Sikh Coalition was excited to present an online class about Sikhi to more than 20 sixth-graders at Battery Park City School in New York. Click here to learn how you could bring virtual learning about Sikhi to your child's next school year.
  • Fill Out the 2020 U.S. Census

    The U.S. Census takes place every 10 years and counts people where they live. If you still need to fill out the census, you can do so now at www.my2020census.gov.

    In addition, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the census in English and Punjabi, including where to identify and write-in "Sikh" if you choose to do so.

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