What follow are key milestones in the Sikh Coalition’s campaign to pass AB1964 in California. This historic new law will provide workers in California the strongest protections against religious discrimination in the nation.
Aug 2011 – Idea for AB1964 expressed at Sikh Coalition’s Unheard Voices of 9/11 hearing
Dec 2011 - Assembly Member Yamada asks Sikh Coalition for bill idea, the Coalition again proposes AB 1964
Jan 2012 – The Sikh Coalition submits and drafts bill to Assembly Member Yamada and works through revisions to Assembly Member’s office.
Feb 2012 - California Assembly Member Mariko Yamada introduces AB1964
Apr 2012 - West Sacramento Gurdwara hosts press conference announcing AB1964
Apr 2012 - California Sikhs testify in favor of AB1964 at first legislative hearing
Apr 2012 - California Sikhs testify in favor of AB1964 at second legislative hearing
May 2012 - California Sikhs testify in favor of AB1964 at third legislative hearing