Join us in DC this Summer


Do you know a student looking to gain experience? Or, are you a student looking to find a meaningful way to spend your summer? Internships are the best way to build your resume and gain valuable connections. The summer is only five months away and the time to find an internship in now. The SikhLEAD […]

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Hurry, It’s Not Too Late to Still Make a Difference!

Dear Friend, The start to 2018 is just hours away, and if you’ve been waiting to make your year-end contribution, now is the time for you to make a difference! We’re are still $41,267 shy of meeting our year-end fundraising goal to raise $250,000. Please take a minute to make your contribution to SALDEF at, or you can […]

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An Urgent Request

Dear Friend,  Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!  I hope you’re enjoying a peaceful and joyous holiday season with your family and friends. Tomorrow, we are going to be closing the books on our 2017 fundraising. Why is that so important? Because if we don’t make our year-end goal of raising $250,000, we won’t […]

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Help Enrich the Lives of Sikh Americans

Dear Friends, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Last March, I made a move from corporate life to become the Executive Director at SALDEF, a pioneer and the most experienced organization that has been serving Sikh Americans for more than 20 years. Having been a longtime follower and admirer of the organization I knew […]

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Humble Request for Your Support

Dear Friends, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!  Twenty-one years ago, my co-founder Jaideep Singh and I recognized a need for a strong voice that advocated on behalf of the Sikh American community.  We recognized a need to counter negative stereotypes and misrepresentations about Sikhs. We recognized the need to create awareness of […]

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Support Sikh American Awareness

As 2017 comes to an end, SALDEF has diligently worked to deliver on further empowering you by educating our fellow Americans about who Sikhs are and in telling the Sikh American story. To this end we are: Sharing our Story with Mainstream America Earlier this Summer, our partners at Comcast, re-aired the Sikh American PSA on its network […]

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Support the Growth and Empowerment of Sikh Youth Through SikhLEAD!

The SikhLEAD Internship Program provides an experience that is unparalleled in its value to personal and career development. It allows for Sikh perspectives to be injected into public policy discussions in our capital. Students walk away with insight into exciting careers, and a commitment to the growth, empowerment, and protection of the Sikh American community. […]

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Help SALDEF Increase Sikh Awareness and Reduce Bigotry

Sixteen years after the events of September 11, the Sikh American community is seeing a rise in hate crimes under today’s divisive political climate and violent speech from white supremacists. This language and hatred are particularly concerning as it has shown to lead to an increase in bias-motivated attacks, and hate crimes against immigrants and […]

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SALDEF Stands in Support of Equality at the Supreme Court

Imagine: You are planning your son or daughter’s birthday, you go to a cake shop to design a cake and request an image depicting you Sikh child on the cake. You show the image to the shop owner and they say to you, “We do not serve people like you.” This is what happened in […]

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2018 SALDEF Summer Internship

Are you interested in learning how Congress works? Is your aspiration to work in government? If yes, apply to SALDEF’s SikhLEAD 2018 Summer Internship Program! DEADLINE: JANUARY 28, 2018 Since 2011, SALDEF’s SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program has placed 64 interns with members of Congress, Federal Agencies, and civil rights organizations in Washington DC. Interns receive a […]

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