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March 20, 2014
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American Sikh PAC Conducts First Candidate Questionnaire
Sikhs Encouraged to Apply for Employment and Internships
(SACRAMENTO, 3/20/14) The American Sikh Political Action Committee has conducted its first ever candidate questionnaire and evaluation process. Candidates were asked to respond on topics, which included Religious Profiling, Law Enforcement Training and the hiring of Sikhs in law enforcement as well as other civic employment positions.
“It is important to the Sikh community that elected officials, both Republican and Democrat, understand and support our issues,” stated Amarjit Singh Dhillon, a board member of the PAC.
“We are confident that the candidates supported by American Sikh PAC will stand with the Sikh community in its efforts to keep California strong,” commented PAC board member Bhajan Singh Bhinder.
Below is a list of candidates that are financially supported by American Sikh PAC:
California Senate District 6: Roger Dickinson
California Assembly District 4: Dan Wolk, Joe Krovoza, Bill Dodd
California Assembly District 7: Mark Johannessen, Kevin McCarty, Steve Cohn
California Assembly District 9: Jim Cooper, Darrell Fong
Sacramento County District Attorney: Anne Marie Schubert, Maggy Krell
Elk Grove School Board Trustee: Bobbie Singh-Allen
Elk Grove City Council: Nancy Chaires, Steve Ly
“I am very pleased that my campaign will receive the financial and electoral support of American Sikh PAC, the only organization of its kind in the country,” said Bobbie Singh-Allen, Elk Grove School Board Trustee. “As a Sikh with years of political and lobbying experience, I am well aware that civic activism is the best route for our community to reach its full potential. ”
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, also a candidate for State Senate, stated his support for mandatory law enforcement training regarding religious clothing, “I have advocated for diversity training that includes attention to Sikh issues. The inclusion of such issues is important in order to increase understanding, tolerance, and equal treatment for all people.”
“Now that we have identified local candidates that are interested in working with our community, we must encourage community members to submit applications for the available jobs in campaigns, government offices and law enforcement,” stated PAC board member Iqbal Singh Badwalz.
The American Sikh PAC provided its questionnaire to candidates seeking office at the State and local level. The questionnaire and candidate responses are available to the public at the following website: http://www.americansikhpac.us.
Founded in 2012, the American Sikh PAC is a registered political action committee with the California Secretary of State. Established to financially support candidates that stand behind the efforts of the Sikh community. The American Sikh PAC encourages Sikhs to take an active role inthe public and civic affairs of California. For more information on the American Sikh PAC visit us on the web at http://www.americansikhpac.us or ‘Like’ us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AmericanSikhPAC.