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Community Voice

31 January 2004

Join the Sikh March in Paris

COMMUNITY ADVISORY

Download the "Rally To Paris" flyer and distribute it within your Gurdwaras adn community centers. To download click below

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/RallyToParis.doc

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1) Write to your elected representatives in USA, UK and Canada.
See the sample letters to send to your local MP and member of congress and parliaments. These letters and your elected representative’s contact details may be downloaded at. The objective is to request the various countries to pass a resolution to support the Right To Turban and condemning the proposed law to be passed in France. The same are available at:-

Sample Letter to be used in USA http://www.unitedsikhs.org/us-eu/sacred/france/us.php (USA)
Sample Letter to be used in UK http://www.unitedsikhs.org/us-eu/sacred/france/uk.php
Sample Letter to be used in Canada http://www.unitedsikhs.org/us-eu/sacred/france/ca.php

2) Register your organization to support the campaign .
More than 250 organizations have co-sponsored the petition for Right To Turban (http://www.petitiononline.com/sikh5555/petition.html) and the list is still growing. Currently more than 19,000 signatures have been collected (Online and from Gurdwaras). UNITED SIKHS would like to thank all activists from various organizations who helped in this endeavor.

Currently there is a tent right outside Darbar Saheb where the petition is being signed and the objective is to collect more than 50,000 signatures.

This list will be presented to President Jacques Chirac by our delegation from USA, UK and Canada .
All organizations wishing to offer their support for this worldwide campaign may register at: http://www.unitedsikhs.org/us-eu/petitions/organizations.php to show support for the petition.

The ever-growing list of global organizations that support the UNITED SIKHS worldwide campaign against the proposed ban is available at.

http://www.unitedsikhs.org/us-eu/petitions/OrganisationsSuppRightToTurban.htm

3) Create Awareness
Create awareness within your community through the UNITED SIKHS website (www.unitedsikhs.org) and by using the UNITED SIKHS t-shirt, poster and banner design (See the designs at the following URL http://www.unitedsikhs.org/us-eu/petitions/tshirtdesign/)


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