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For California Residents - Sign the petition to add Sikhism to school curriculum

California, USA: UNITED SIKHS strongly urges all California community members to sign the petition and send letters of support to Governor Jerry Brown to sign the bill SB1540 which requires the California State Board of Education to consider the adoption of a revised the history-social science framework. The draft framework includes information about Sikhs in seven distinct areas. When completed, this will become an important tool which will be used in all California schools to increase awareness and knowledge about Sikhism and its followers. The bill has so far been unopposed and passed in the legislature. The only remaining action is for Governor Brown to sign the bill.

In light of the recent tragedies and the concerns that the Sikh community has been facing since 9/11, it has become imperative to bring awareness. What better way to start with the very grass root level so that the future generations can embrace the beauty of diversification and co-existence in our country.

How can you help?

  1. Sign the Petition online
  2. Print and mail letters to the Governor asking for his support. You can bulk mail after collecting signatures from your Gurdawaras or other gatherings. Donít forget to date, handwrite your name and address.
  3. Phone call- Please make follow up call after sending your letter. Number- 916-445-2841, Hours- M-F 9am to 5 pm.

For any questions or concerns and to reach a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit www.unitedsikhs.org/contact.php to find an office near you.

Issued By:
Kashmir Singh, Director
Community Education and Empowerment Division
UNITED SIKHS
Tel: 1-888-243-1690; 1-510-999-7726
contact@unitedsikhs.org
http://www.unitedsikhs.org

Our Mission

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.