August 28, 2012 (Fremont, California) – AB1964, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, was approved last night by an overwhelming 32 to 4 vote in the California Senate. The bill now moves back to the California Assembly for a concurrence vote this week and the Governor’s desk during the next month.
If you live in California, click here to send an email to Governor Jerry Brown, urging him to sign AB1964 into law. If you do not live in California, please forward the petition letter to your family and friends in California.
If enacted, the bill will promote equal employment opportunity for all Californians, regardless of religion, and prevent job discrimination against Sikhs and other religious minorities.
The Sikh Coalition is grateful to the California Sikh community, multiple organizational partners, and numerous California legislators, especially Assembly Member Mariko Yamada and her staff, for moving this bill forward. As we enter the final stages of this campaign, it is critical that all Californians write to Governor Jerry Brown and request that he approve AB1964 without delay. Only then can it become law.