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SALDEF and Virginia Sikhs Get Out the SikhVOTE

Leading up to the November 7th elections in Virginia, SALDEF SikhVOTE worked to encourage registration and to teach new voters their rights as well as  give them the resources to understand the importance of  and when to vote. This campaign began in the summer and continued right up to election day. The SikhVOTE campaign consisted […]

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SALDEF Hosts 17th Know Your Rights Forum (Los Angeles)

SALDEF Hosts 17th Know Your Rights Forum (Los Angeles) In order to continue to inform our local Sikh American Sangats about their constitutional civil and religious rights, SALDEF was privileged to host another successful Know Your Rights forum in Los Angeles at the Khalsa Care Foundation Gurdwara on Sunday, November 5th. The purpose of this […]

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SALDEF Hosts Know Your Rights Forum in Philadelphia; 16th Forum This Year

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SALDEF Hosts Know Your Rights Forum in Philadelphia; 16th Forum This Year In order to continue to inform our local Sikh American sangats about their constitutional civil and religious rights, SALDEF was privileged to host another successful Know Your Rights forum in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Sikh Society on Sunday, October 22nd. The purpose of […]

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Sixth SikhLEAD Leadership Program Concludes in Washington, D.C.!

We are excited to announce the successful completion of the 2017 SikhLEAD Leadership Development Program (LDP) in Washington, DC last weekend! This year’s Leadership Program included 16 talented Sikh American women and men from across the United States with various education, professional and socioeconomic backgrounds. With the conclusion of this sixth class, 106 young Sikh women […]

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MA Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman James P. McGovern Join Grand Opening of Westborough Gurdwara

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SALDEF would like to congratulate the Sangat of Massachusetts for the grand opening of the Westborough Gurdwara this past weekend. SALDEF was honored to have been invited and helped bring Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-Worcester) to the Grand Opening. The Westborough Gurdwara is the first Sikh Gurdwara in central […]

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SikhVOTE Voter Registration in Virginia

With elections in Virginia quickly approaching, SALDEF staff and volunteers have been busy registering voters at Gurdwaras across Virginia in preparation for the elections on November 7th, 2017. In 1923, the Supreme Court proclaimed that Sikh Americans could not become citizens — we could not vote and were denied a voice in our country. Today, […]

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SALDEF 2017 GALA: Announcing Date Change and Keynote Speaker Ash Singh

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Due to unforeseen challenges with venue and conflict with travel plans of Gala honorees, SALDEF will be moving the date of our 2017 National Gala to Sunday, December 3, 2017. The venue will remain unchanged; the Bethesda Marriott. All tickets and tables purchased will be automatically transferred and honored for this new date. Stay tuned for […]

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SALDEF Remembers Balbir Singh Sodhi

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Balbir Singh Sodhi in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. SALDEF joins the rest of the Nation in remembering and mourning the loss of Sodhi and the victims of the tragic attacks of September 11th, when close to 3,000 lives were lost. On September 15, 2001, a […]

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Comcast Commits $1 Million to Sikh American Awareness

Earlier this Summer, our partners at Comcast, re-aired the Sikh American PSA on it’s network of channels for the fourth consecutive year. This year, we received nearly $1.2 million of airtime during the month of June as the PSA aired almost 103,00 times during that time. To date, the Sikh American community and SALDEF have received […]

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Watch Sikh American on ABC News ‘What Would You Do’ Tonight

Tonight, Friday September 8th, ABC News’ ‘What Would you Do?’ (WWYD) will feature a story at 9 pm EST/PST, highlighting discrimination of a Sikh American male at a clothing store. The show presents a staged scenario where staff at a clothing store discriminate against a Sikh American patron. WWYD is a situational hidden camera program that […]

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