Call to Meet: National Sikh Campaign

National Sikh Campaign will host a national meeting of all gurdwaras here in Washington to engage the community to join ...


National Sikh Campaign will host a national meeting of all gurdwaras here in Washington to engage the community to join in a major push towards changing perception of Sikhs and Sikhism in USA. This is perhaps the largest and most significant campaign Sikhs will ever launch here in America. I would highly recommend everyone to join! I am part of it and many others are joining.


Dr. Rajwant Singh
Washington, DC


August 16, 2014
10 AM - 5 PM
at Universities at Shady Grove,
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

If you are associated with any gurdwara or part of the management, please read below to
familiarize yourself with the scope of this initiative and the proposed agenda of this gathering.


An Invitation for Gurdwara Representative,

Dear Khalsa ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

President Obama's media firm, AKPD, founded by David Axelrod, the President’s former senior advisor and Hillary Clinton’s former Chief Strategist, Geoff Garin are working with an organization that a group of us have founded called the National Sikh Campaign to run a historic, presidential-style campaign for Sikhs that highlights our community as an integral part of American society.

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We are inviting a few select prominent Sikh leaders to participate in a closed-door strategy session with Mr. Garin and AKPD. In addition, the purpose of this meeting will be to chart out a strategy to engage the Sikh community to the largest PR campaign in this country.

Despite our long presence and success in America, most Americans are unaware of who Sikhs are and the contributions that Sikhs have made to this country in the last 200 years.

Some of us are leading major corporations and have been creating jobs and wealth for years in this country. We are also pioneers in many fields and regularly make a difference in our communities. However, we've never told our story to the American people. Despite the efforts that the Sikh community has made since 9/11 in this country, we are still associated with negative perceptions and that has to change.

We need a massive, well-coordinated, strategically designed campaign to put Sikhs in the most positive light possible. This proactive campaign will display Sikhs as vital members of American society. It will pave the way for awareness of our community members, and will lay the groundwork for our next generation to succeed and become leaders in America. This task is beyond any one organization or any individual. We have to engage ourselves with the experts who have mastered their art in this field. This is a real opportunity to organize the community and fundamentally change the perceptions of Sikhs in America.

This strategy session with Hillary Clinton’s former Chief Strategist and top Obama campaign and AKPD representative is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th at University of Maryland at Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. The meeting will start at 10:30 AM and will conclude at 4.30 PM.

The delegates from all over the USA probably will arrive a day earlier and a session for meet and greet has been scheduled at Guru Gobind Singh Foundation Gurdwara Sahib in Rockville, MD, which is blocks away from the meeting venue. The evening session on August 15th at GGSF will be from 5.30 PM - 7.30 PM. This will be followed by Diwan and langar.

Please RSVP by August 10th to Gurwin Ahuja the Executive Director of the campaign so that you can join this historic and critical meeting. He was the National Field Coordinator for President Obama's campaign and has worked with the White House's National Economic Council during the financial crisis. He is also serving as the Executive Director of the Sikh Council of Religion and Education (SCORE).

He can be reached at [email protected].

Please let us know of your attendance at the event.

Your attendance is essential for the success of this campaign and I hope that you are able to make it.

Thank you for being part of this historic effort.

Dr. Rajwant Singh, Maryland
Chairman, Sikh Council on Religion and Education
[email protected] 202 460 0630202 460 0630

Gurwin Singh Ahuja, Washington, DC
Executive Director, National Sikh Campaign
216 673 7999216 673 7999

Surinder Singh, Maryland
Treasurer, National Sikh Campaign
301 996 3622301 996 3622

Jivan Singh Achereja, North Carolina
National Strategy Director
[email protected]
336 302 3601336 302 3601


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Following are few of the individuals who are involved in the initial stages of this campaign as well

National Charter Members

Kaval Kaur, CA
Satnam Singh Gambhir, CA
Chhavi Singh Sethi, VA
Harminder Singh Sethi, MD
Darshan Singh Sehbi,OH

Gurbax Singh Bhasin, CA
Avtar Singh Dhaliwal, VA
Dalsher Singh Nagra, PA
Surinder Singh, MD
Jasjit Singh Bindra, NJ
Amarjeet Singh Sandhu, MD
Lakhbir Singh, MD
Gagandeep Singh Bhalla, TX
Darshan Singh Bagga, NY

Board Members
Rajwant Singh
Surinder Singh, Treasurer
Gurwin Singh Ahuja, Executive Director
Jivan Singh Achreja, National Strategy Director
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Core Team
Mohinder Singh Taneja, NY
Swaranjit Singh, CT
Rana Singh Sodhi, AZ
Dr. Jasbir Singh Kang, CA
Sandy Dhaliwal
Navika Mahal
Aarti Sardana

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Community Organizing Directors
Allap Kaur
Arjan Grover
Balpreet Kaur
Gurwinder Singh
Navika Mahal
Pawanpreet Kaur
Ravneet Kaur
Ruppa Kaur
Sehejneet Kaur
[email protected]
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Harpal Singh, Michigan
Sarabjit Singh, Los Angeles, CA
Harpreet Singh Toor, New York


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