In addition to sharing bipartisan policy guidance with both presidential campaigns,
will also be used for ongoing engagement with other candidates and lawmakers of all parties who are interested in learning about the civil rights issues of importance to the community that we serve.
“The Sikh American community is broad and diverse, and we are all affected by a wide range of issues--from the economy and healthcare to foreign policy and social justice,” said Satjeet Kaur, Sikh Coalition Executive Director. “The Sikh Coalition has produced this policy document specifically focused on the issues that our legal and policy teams work on every day. In doing so, we hope to give an unprecedented voice to Sikh Americans, specifically with regard to their concerns about civil rights and religious freedom, in political campaigns throughout this election season.”
The Sikh Coalition began the year with our work on the 2020 Census, providing a robust community FAQ
as well as detailed videos, in English
, on how to fill out the census. This month, we continued this focus on civic engagement with the launch of our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts
, including the announcement of National Sikh Voter Registration Day
on September 20, 2020; our free online tool
that anyone can use to check their voter registration; and our plan to train GOTV volunteers nationwide
. We believe that all Sikh Americans deserve to have their voices heard in matters of politics and governance, and we will continue to push for policies and reforms enacted with transparency and accountability.
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.