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SALDEF The Sikh American Voice in Congress

Discussion in 'Sikh Organisations' started by Aman Singh, May 4, 2009.

  1. Aman Singh

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    The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) continues to work for the community to ensure the Sikh American voice is heard at all levels of government, from Congress to State Legislatures.

    Hate Crime Legislation
    SALDEF is the only Sikh American organization working with Congress to protect Sikh American families from hate crimes. This vital piece of legislation would assist state and local anti-bias efforts by enabling the Justice Department to assist officials in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.

    Religious Freedom Legislation
    SALDEF is the only Sikh American organization working with Congress to ensure that Sikhs are not forced to check their religion at the door of their workplace. The Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) would prevent employers from denying employment or advancement to a Sikh simply because of his or her daastar, kesh, kirpan, or kara.

    Anti-Bullying Legislation
    SALDEF is the only Sikh American organization working with Congress to ensure our children attend school free from harassment and bullying. Our children have the right to be academically successful and free from bullying; however, many schools across the country have inadequate policies governing school harassment.

    Racial Profiling Legislation
    SALDEF is the only Sikh American organization working with Congress on the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA). This legislation will prohibit law enforcement from engaging in racial profiling and targeting Americans solely based on their physical appearance.

    If you believe in protecting your fellow Sikhs from hate crimes, workplace discrimination, and bullying show your support today!

    Government Relations
    SALDEF continues to collaborate with government officials, representing the interests of the Sikh American community. SALDEF is continually the sole Sikh representative at meetings with the United States Attorney General and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
     

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