My name is Amardeep Singh. I am a Sikh Coalition co-founder, its current Director of Programs, and a life-long New Jersey resident. My humble role is to work with our programmatic staff to ensure we are moving closer to a world where all Sikhs may enjoy the right to be the Sikh that Guru Sahib wants us to be.
Because of sangat members like you, I have been doing this work full-time since 2003 as the Coalition’s first staff member. With your support, we now have offices in New York, California, and Washington DC comprised of professional staff who have given up the comforts of the private sector in order to fight for a better more Sikh friendly world.
So I write first to say Thank You. Your support has made many victories for the Khalsa Panth possible through the years. I also want to convey that I am personally invested in the well-being of Sikhs in New Jersey. My family has lived in this state for almost 40 years now and I am now raising two young Sikh boys here.
Today I write to ask that you support our work before 2010 comes to an end. I do so by asking, how much is the right to be Sikh worth to you?
You should know that the sangat’s investment made the following victories in 2010 possible:
This year, Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, a life-long New Jersey resident became the one of the first two Sikhs to be accepted with all his Kakars in over 30 years!
Starting in 2011, all public school children in New Jersey will begin learning about Sikhs! This is a result of a six year campaign to push the state Board of Education here to require teachers to teach about Sikhs as a means of freeing our kids from bullying.
This year the federal government joined the Sikh Coalition in a lawsuit against a Lexus dealership in New Jersey that refused to hire a Sikh because of his beard.
In 2010, the Sikh Coalition empowered two Sikh Presenters Course graduating classes in New York City to make presentations on Sikhs in their communities.
If having a sustained, professional Sikh presence in New York is valuable to you, please make a generous contribution. www.sikhdonate.org
Can you give $100 to help us continue to build relationships with powerful politicians in 2011?
Can you give $500 to ensure that the Sikh voice is heard in the country’s largest school system?
Can you give $1000 to help us make sure the federal government does not make decisions without considering the Sikh American perspective?
I personally look forward to creating more Sikh awareness at the highest levels of American government in 2011 and beyond. With your support we will do so. Please give today for a better Sikh tomorrow: www.sikhdonate.org.
I thank you for considering my request.