Passage of State Resolution Honoring Sikh Community - ACR 181

September 7, 2010 by Ken DeVore (530) 218-4163

Assemblyman Dan Logue Announces Passage of State Resolution Honoring Sikh Community

AsmDanLogue (13K)SACRAMENTO - North State Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Linda) is pleased to announce the passage of ACR 181. This resolution authored by Logue designates November, 2010, as California Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month.

In a historic gesture for the 250,000-strong Sikh-Americans living in California, the State Assembly has passed a resolution declaring November as 'California Sikh-American Awareness and Appreciation Month.'

During the month, Sikh cultural and social events will be held to highlight their contribution to California since their arrival in the state more than a hundred years ago.

"Californians of Sikh heritage have made many great contributions to California and I think it is important for all Californians to recognize and appreciate the important role Sikh Americans have played in our state. The Yuba-Sutter area boasts one of the largest Sikh populations in the U.S., and they are truly a model community," stated Logue.

california1910 (23K)Sikh Americans have resided in California for well over a century, playing an active role in the state's agriculture, trucking, high-tech, and medicine industries, as well as in the creation of small, family-owned businesses. It is estimated that in Yuba and Sutter Counties alone, Sikh owned family farms account for as much as 95 percent of peach farming, 60 percent of all prune farming, and 20 percent of all almond and walnut production.

"I am proud to honor such a well deserving community for all their hard work, and hope that this resolution will help to further California's diversity by creating mutual understanding and respect between all Californians." concluded Logue. "This is the first time in state history that Sikhs are receiving recognition for their outstanding contributions to California."

The unanimous support for ACR 181 demonstrates appreciation for the Sikh community and goes a long way toward building a better future for all Californians. For more information please contact Assemblyman Logue's office at (916) 319-2003.

Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.

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