Community Update

Illinois adopts House Resolution denouncing the attacks against Sikh Americans - UNITED SIKHS applauded for its advocacy


UNITED SIKHS would like to extend an invitation to all members of the local community to join the Commemoration of Illinois House Resolution 1193 on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at: Sikh Religious Society Gurdwara Sahib, 1280 Winnetka Street, Palatine, Illinois.

UNITED SIKHS commends the Illinois House of Representatives for adopting House Resolution 1193 (HR 1193), denouncing the deplorable attacks on Sikh Americans and and denouncing hate crimes and hateful political rhetoric.

UNITED SIKHS appreciates the opportunity to collaborate in the advocacy and drafting of this resolution, and we look forward to working again with the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI) and the Illinois House Legislature on further measures that will help safeguard the rights of Sikh and other minority communities.

"This legislation is an acknowledgement of the racially motivated atrocities that have been committed and a commitment by the state of Illinois to devote resources to educating the greater Illinois community on Sikh Americans and South Asian Americans", said Ekta Arneja, Midwest Regional Coordinator of UNITED SIKHS.

UNITED SIKHS will continue to engage in advocacy and legislative efforts throughout the United States to help maintain and expand the civil and human rights of the Sikhs and other communities. We request the community to support us on these efforts.

To support UNITED SIKHS and our ongoing work in Civil and Human Rights Advocacy, Sikh Aid and Community Education and Empowerment, please click here. Working together we can continue providing the legal, humanitarian and education and awareness our community needs in the years to come.

To volunteer in greater Chicago area please contact:
Ekta Kaur
Midwest Regional Coordinator
Tel: (888) 243-1690

Issued By-
Manmeet Singh
Staff Attorney, International Civil and Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA)
Tel: 646) 315-3909

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.