President’s Schedule is Not Finalized; Take Action Now to Make the Sikh Voice Heard
(Washington, DC) October 21, 2010 – Some media outlets are reporting
that President Barack Obama will not visit Darbar Sahib (the Golden Temple), during his visit to India in November.
The Sikh Coalition writes to report that according to the White House, the President’s schedule in India has not yet been finalized.
Over the coming days, the President’s schedule in India will become final and public. At that time, we will know whether the President will visit the Golden Temple next month.
If you believe the President should visit the Golden Temple during his visit to India, please send the White House an email message now:
If you would like the White House to hear your voice, please take action now:
The Golden Temple has always been an embodiment of the principle of religious pluralism. The Golden Temple’s four doors for each of its four walls represents Sikhism’s openness to all. We can think of no better way for President Obama to promote mutual understanding amongst all people during his visit to India than to visit the Golden Temple.
In addition given the discrimination many Sikh Americans face, his visit would represent an important teachable moment in which the values of freedom and equality inherent in Sikhism and the U.S. Constitution would be highlighted.
In addition our colleagues at UNITED SIKHS
have urged the community to post on the White House Facebook page
and communicate via Twitter (tweet @whitehouse)
to make their voices heard on this issue. We urge all to take this action in addition to writing to the White House.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
The Sikh Coalition Team