May 2, 2012 – (Washington, DC) – Just two days after its launch, the Sikh Coalition’s free FlyRights mobile application is making a big impact in the media and empowering individuals to protest against profiling and discrimination by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The launch of FlyRights was covered by the Associated Press, CNN.com, New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, ABC News, NBC, and Fox, among others, raising unprecedented levels of awareness about Sikhs and the leadership role that Sikhs are playing in protecting civil rights for all Americans.
In less than two days, FlyRights has been downloaded over 5,000 times. It is now the #20 Free Travel App on Apple’s iTunes and the #6 most popular “Travel and Local” mobile app in the Android Market! People of all communities have used FlyRights to make their voices heard on the issue of TSA airport screening. Are you one of the 5,000 people who downloaded FlyRights? If not, do your part by both downloading and using FlyRights for free here.
Our Supporter List and Note of Thanks The Sikh Coalition is thrilled by the reception to the FlyRights mobile application. We thank the Sikh community for continuing to support our work. We thank the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for hosting the launch. We also thank Muslim Advocates, South Asian Americans Leading Together, and the Council on American Islamic Relations for participating in the launch. We also express our gratitude to the NAACP, National Council of La Raza, Rights Working Group, National Network for Arab American Communities, and Muslim Public Affairs Council, among others, for supporting this initiative. Finally, we would like to thank the Security and Rights Collaborative of the Proteus Fund and the National Security and Human Rights Campaign of the Open Society Institute for making this application possible by generously supporting the Sikh Coalition’s national security and human rights work. As always, the Sikh Coalition urges all Sikhs to fearlessly maintain their articles of faith.