The U.S. Army Made a Mistake
Support Our Struggle to Set the Record Straight
Let's face it. The U.S. Army made an uninformed decision. They didn't consult with Sikhs before making a policy that excludes our people. Now, our responsibility is to push the truth into the hands of decision makers. Sikhs are able and should be free to determine their profession in this country.
The truth: Soldiers who served with Sikhs have had great experiences.The truth: Issues around wearing gas masks or helmets can easily be resolved as it has for soldiers around the globe. The truth: Sikhs served in the U.S. Army, with distinction, before the 1981 rule banning 'conspicuous' articles of faith. The facts are on our side.
We know that you gave generously to last year's Education fundraising drive. We're happy to announce that because of your efforts, we now have a full-time Education Director. Last year, individuals from across the country contributed to the Coalition's Education program. As a result, we were able to hire a full-time Education Director! If we want an institution that wields unprecedented impact, we must all continue building.
The harsh reality is that we need to boost our efforts immediately - to the tune of $100,000 - and then keep the pressure on until we turn things around. We're already at $43,890.
Can you contribute $10, $20 or $50 a month to help out? Click here: www.sikhdonate.org
This is what we will do:
• Target key members of Congress who have the power to oass laws and implement policies religious accommodation.
• Counter misinformation by awakening critical decision makers about just who Sikhs are and the service of our people in militaries across the globe.
• File legal challenges to the U.S. Army's internal administrative mechanisms
• Continue to organize news events, face-to-face visits with members of Congress, and create opportunities for community members to influence this debate
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