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Tomorrow is election day: know your voting rights

Know Your Rights on Election Day (source: SALDEF)

Know Your Rights on Election Day (source: SALDEF)

With tomorrow being election day in the United States, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) offers voting advice and resources oriented towards the Sikh American community through their “SikhVOTE” campaign:

Why should you? In 1923 the Supreme Court said Sikh Americans could not become citizens — we could not vote and were denied a voice in our country. Today, we have the right to vote, the right to share our voice and determine the direction of our nation. By voting, we can influence the decisions our elected officials make which impact our rights. Increasing the number of Sikh Americans registered to vote is one of the best ways to build and strengthen our community’s voice, presence and political capacity.

This is important information to read before you head to the polls. Information is available in English and Punjabi at the SikhVOTE webpage, and additional timely information is available on their Twitter and Facebook sites.

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