UNITED SIKHS
April 5 2010
23rd Chet (Samvat 542 Nanakshahi)
Press Release

UNITED SIKHS Announces Sikh Summit 2010 To Represent Community Concerns At Capitol Hill

Join the Sikh Delegation and Voice Issues that Most Affect Sikhs in the United States

Washington, D.C.: UNITED SIKHS is organizing the Sikh Summit 2010 from May 3rd to May 7th, 2010, where the participating members of the Sikh Delegation will meet with US Congressmen and Senators from different regions and share the concerns of the community with our lawmakers. Meetings will also be held with federal agencies to bring to notice the unique problems faced by the Sikh community in today’s day and age.

The Sikh Summit is a way for Sikhs to unite and hold meaningful dialogue with government to promote solutions on important civil and human rights issues, such as Profiling, Hate and Bias Crimes, Articles of Faith, Xenophobia, the Census, Border and Watch list Concerns, Employment Discrimination, and Immigration Issues.

Sikh Summit 2010

Participants of the first Sikh Summit meet with USCIRF

This list is not exhaustive: Join the Sikh delegation and bring up issues that concern you and other members of your local sangat. What are some unique problems that Sikhs in your neighborhood face? UNITED SIKHS urges all community members and Gurdwara committees to organize talks within their community groups to assess what problems worry them the most, submit them, and join the Sikh delegation in DC to seek solutions to these important concerns.

There is also the opportunity to represent your neighborhood at Capitol Hill, so please register so that we can seek a meeting with a representative from your region to discuss your interests and issues with the delegation. UNITED SIKHS will make all efforts to make sure that primarily issues of concern received from each region are accommodated in the Summit.

To read more about the Sikh Summit 2010, please click here.

We want to hear from you about your issues. Email your concerns to townhall@unitedsikhs.org, or call us at
1-888-243-1690.

Issued By:

Jaspreet Singh
Staff Attorney
UNITED SIKHS
(646) 315-3909
law-usa@unitedsikhs.org

 

For more information on Sikh Summit 2010, please visit: http://unitedsikhs.org/2ndsikhsummit/. Online registration for the event will open on March 30, 2010.

Represent issues that most affect Sikhs as a community. Organize talks in your neighborhood and list issues that concern your sangat. Here are some issues we feel are important:

  1. Profiling
  2. Hate and Bias Crimes
  3. Articles of Faith
  4. Xenophobia
  5. Census
  6. Border and Watch list Concerns
  7. Employment Discrimination Immigration Issues
What are some issues you and your community need to give voice to? Email law-usa@unitedsikhs.org.
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UNITED SIKHS encourages the Sikh community to wear their kakaars, fearlessly exercise their freedom of religion, and to contact us with any problems, concerns, or incidents of discrimination.

OUR MISSION

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.