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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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A Night of Love and Strength in Diversity

A Night of Love and Strength in Diversity Did you miss the 2017 SALDEF National Gala? This year it was sold out with over 330 guests coming from across the nation! The Sikh American community came together to celebrate our nation’s Strength in Diversity. As featured speakers and honorees spoke through the night, another theme […]

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Ravi Singh, Founder of Khalsa Aid to Receive Bhagat Singh Thind Award

Join us at the SALDEF 2017 National Gala on Sunday, December 3, 2017, as we recognize Ravi Singh of Khalsa Aid with the Bhagat Singh Thind Community Empowerment Award. Ravi Singh is the CEO and Founder of Khalsa Aid, an international humanitarian aid organisation based in Slough, UK. Ravi’s passion to serve, and vision to […]

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Help Train Law Enforcement in 2018!

Have you flown recently and had a TSA officer say, “Sat Sri Akal” or tell you they know about the Kara, and wondered how they knew about Sikhs? Through our Law Enforcement Partnership Program (LEPP), SALDEF has trained all 45,000 TSA airport screeners and our materials are a mandatory part of the training for all […]

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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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