Friday 23rd of February 2018
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Following the resounding success of the 2nd Sikh Summit in May 2010, UNITED SIKHS invites community leaders to join hands and approach the Capitol to discuss issues crucial for the Sikh community this summer at the 2011 Sikh Summit.

With concerns and reports of racial profiling at its highest in recent years, and new policies in place that single out Sikhs at airports, Sikhs face challenges each day.  Let us get together and stand up for our rights. Join us in the first week of May in Washington DC to speak with one voice, present our concerns, and suggest proactive solutions.

The primary focus areas of the 3rd Sikh Summit will be around Profiling at Borders, Secondary Screening problems at airports, Immigration Reform, Employment Discrimination, and the Census.

The participating Sikh Delegation, representing the interests of the community, will be meeting with House and Senate representatives who are members of relevant committees, along with other Federal officials in the Capitol.

Join us to make a difference! Our major achievements from the meetings at the 2010 Sikh Summit included:

  • Coordination of  30 meetings with Members of Congress, government agencies and special committees with a delegation of 50 community leaders and members from all over the United States.
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA – 32) introduced a written testimony on behalf of UNITED SIKHS at the House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on June 17, 2010 addressing concerns of racial profiling of Sikhs at airports.
  • UNITED SIKHS was able to secure the release of Bharpoor Singh, who had sought refuge in Japan after being tortured by Panjab police several times. Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Reuniting Families Act and a tireless champion for family unification, was instrumental in lobbying for his release.
  • Collaboration with Senator Joseph Lieberman's office, United States Senator from Connecticut, to obtain clarity on the treatment of Sikhs at airports
  • UNITED SIKHS was able to provide first-hand information about the situation in Pakistan to the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom.
  • Continued talks with Department of Justice/Community Relations Service on raising awareness on Sikh issues including bullying
  • UNITED SIKHS has been able to present TSA cases directly to the House Committee on TSA
  • Greater Inclusion of the Sikh community through the White House Office of Public Engagement
  • Facilitate greater accessibility of EEOC know your rights materials to the South Asian community by providing language access