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


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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Join Us for the Unity Walk in DC on September 10

Join SALDEF and an expected 1,000 people from all faiths on September 10th in Washington, DC from 1:30-5pm for the Unity Walk. SALDEF will also be participating in the Resource Fair at the Washington Hebrew Congregation. The walk itself is free and open to all to join but there is a suggested donation of $25 for […]

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Meet the 2017 SikhLEAD Summer Interns!


Please join us in congratulating our seventh SikhLEAD Summer Internship Cohort! Ten Sikh American youth from across the country gathered in Washington, DC for the summer to intern at various Congressional offices and DC organizations. The educational backgrounds of the cohort were incredibly diverse–from majors in healthcare and public policy, to business and political science. […]

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 Sikh American Man Stabbed and Killed in Idaho

COMMUNITY RELEASE This past Monday, August 28th, 22 year-old Gagandeep Singh was murdered while driving his cab in Idaho, when a passenger he picked up fatally stabbed him. The perpetrator, Jacob Coleman, has been arrested and faces first degree murder charges and is being denied bail. READ: Pullyap Teen Accused of Stabbing Spokane Cab Driver […]

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SALDEF Expands SikhLEAD Internship Program; Seeks Applicants for Fall 2017

SALDEF is excited to announce the expansion of our highly successful SikhLEAD Internship program for Fall 2017! We are currently seeking students and recent graduates available to intern in Washington D.C. this fall. Internships will begin in September and will last for 10-12 weeks and can be on a full-time or part-time basis. If interested, […]

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SALDEF 2017 National Gala

The SALDEF Board of Directors invites you to join us on October 8th in Washington, DC for the SALDEF National Gala. More details and tickets will be available soon. For gala sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

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