Monday, 27 June 2005
VaaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, VaaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!
UNITED SIKHS is working with Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania (http://santorum.senate.gov/public/) to secure the support of the United States Senate to sign a letter to the French President expressing concern over the French ban on articles of faith in public schools and its impact on the Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities.
Senator Santorum's office has circulated the letter to all members of the Senate today. To read Senator Santorum's letter, you can download it here: www.unitedsikhs.org/rtt/doc/france_senate_letter_2005 (doc: 22.5 KB). Khalsa Ji, please contact your State representatives in the U.S. Senate immediately and encourage them to sign this letter to the French Government.
To locate your Senators' contact information, please go to http://www.senate.gov/ and the names of your Senators will appear on the page for your State. Each State has two Senators. Please contact both of them.
Khalsa Ji, when you call your Senator, please follow these steps:
If possible, request to speak to a legislative assistant or foreign affairs staff person who can handle this matter. Please repeat steps 1-6 and proceed to the following steps:
To find out more information about what UNITED SIKHS is doing to fight the French ban on articles of faith, please visit: www.unitedsikhs.org/rtt/
To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.
UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.
UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.
Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.
We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.