As a reminder, Mr. Blake--a Black man--was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, WI on Sunday, August 23. He remains hospitalized.
Last week, the Sikh Coalition also posted three ways that you can take action
to demand justice for Mr. Blake and be an ally to the Black community. Those actions include calling or emailing the Kenosha District Attorney and Wisconsin Department of Justice with this script
to demand a full investigation, contacting your senators
about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, and making sure that you are registered to vote
in the upcoming U.S. elections.
Systemic anti-Black racism within law enforcement and throughout the United States contributes directly to the deaths of unarmed Black people. This deadly problem has to change, and the Sikh community must stand in unequivocal solidarity with Black Americans in our shared struggle to combat bigotry, racism, and hate. The Sikh Coalition believes that we must continue to support efforts to ensure justice, including ongoing demands for complete transparency and accountability in the cases of those who have been killed as a result of police brutality. We must also address the anti-Black sentiments within our own community by vocalizing that Black Lives Matter. To learn more about the Sikh Coalition’s positions on civil rights and law enforcement, please read our policy principles document
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.