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Dear Supporter Ji,

I wanted to let you know that there are just 36 days left to fill out the 2020 Census.

The U.S. Census Bureau has traditionally identified Sikhs as a ‘hard to count’ population. Unfortunately, we’re on track to continue that trend; the census count is low across the nation, especially in places where there are large concentrations of Sikhs, like the borough of Queens in New York City. And because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and the Trump Administration’s decision to end the census sooner than originally planned, the risk of an undercount remains high.

It’s up to you to fight for your community by making sure that you and everyone you know submits census responses today.

You’ve seen our step-by-step instructions, in English and Punjabi, on how to submit your census responses, as well as our video (also in English and Punjabi) on potential scams as census workers began going door-to-door this summer. You’ve also read our FAQ about how the census determines where $600 billion of government money gets spent and how representation is apportioned in our political system. 

Now, all you have to do is submit your responses--and help the rest of your sangat do so, too. Copy and paste this message into your gurdwara’s WhatsApp chat or Facebook group today:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Have you submitted your census responses at www.my2020census.gov? The 2020 Census ends at the end of September, and making sure everyone in our sangat submits their responses is key to getting our community the resources and representation we need. Learn more at www.sikhcoalition.org/2020census.

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਿ ਫਤਿਹ! ਕਿ ਤੁਸੀਂ www.my2020census.gov ਤੇ ਜਾਕੇ ਆਪਣਾ ਸੈਂਸਸ ਦਾ ਫ਼ਾਰਮ ਭਰਿਆ ਹੈ? 2020 ਸੈਂਸਸ ਸਿਤੰਬਰ ਦੇ ਅੰਤ ਵਿਚ ਖਤਮ ਹੋ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਪੱਕਾ ਕਰਨਾ ਜ਼ਰੂਰੀ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਸਾਡੀ ਸੰਗਤ ਦੇ ਸਾਰੇ ਮੇਂਬਰ ਆਪਣੇ ਫਾਰਮ ਜ਼ਰੂਰ ਭਰਨ ਤਾਂ ਜੋ ਸਾਡੀ ਕਮਿਊਨਟੀ ਨੂੰ ਲੋੜਵੇਂ ਸਰੋਤ ਅਤੇ ਨੁਮਾਇੰਦਗੀ ਮਿੱਲ ਸਕੇ। ਹੋਰ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਤੁਸੀਂ www.sikhcoalition.org/2020census ਤੇ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੇ ਹੋ।

Thank you for doing your part to make sure the Sikh voice is heard through this important process! Please email community@sikhcoalition.org if you have any questions.

Chardi Kala, 

Nikki Singh
Policy and Advocacy Manager
The Sikh Coalition

P.S. After this final census email, we’re switching full time to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) work! Have you checked your voter registration for free, looked at your state’s vote by mail rules, or volunteered to register Sikh voters in your sangat yet?

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