Stand With Sikh Americans

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The Issue: Standing Up Against Hate and Hate Crimes

People cover their heads at a candle light vigil in Oak Creek, Wis., Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012, for the victims of a mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday. The vigil was held during the national night out event at the Oak Creek Civic Center. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

A candlelight vigil in Oak Creek, Wis., held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for the victims of a mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The vigil was held during the national night out event at the Oak Creek Civic Center. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

The Initiative: Show Your Support for the Sikh Community

Background: Thousands attended Friday’s wake for the six victims who died after Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with links to racist groups, opened fire in a Sikh temple last Sunday in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. For those who couldn’t attend the service, there are other ways to memorialize the lives of the victims and take a stand against hate.

Fellow Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Unitarian Universalists, atheists, and agnostics across American are saying: Today, we are all Sikhs.

Working together, national Sikh organizations Groundswell, The Sikh Coalition, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and UNITED SIKHS have organized many ways to extend your support to the American Sikh community at this time of great tragedy and loss.

Essential Links

Send a Note of Solidarity: Leave a message of support and read some of the 3,000+ messages already posted in this interactive map.

Attend a Vigil: This week, communities are holding candlelight vigils across America in nationwide remembrance for victims and their families.

Make a Video: Post a video on the Oak Creek Facebook page wall sharing your thoughts with the community.

Donate to support victims of the shooting and their families: 100% of contributions will go directly to families who lost loved ones.

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  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry that in this climate of hate in America, these peaceful people’s lives were shattered by “mistaken identity”. My condolences to the family and friends of the people lost in the temple.

  • Owen Walls

    Hateful people Do Not Represent American’s. These misguided people are fearful and act on this ‘Fear’ due to the media. Stop Scaring American’s into Fanatical Extremist who kill!!!

  • Christopher Scarzo

    Our Sikh brothers and sisters should always know that our Republic honors them and their faith. Their tragedy is our common tragedy as citizens together. Just as our Amish and Jewish communities had to face evil in their community, let them know that we pray for them as well.