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Monthly Archives: November 2012
On Tuesday night, the President said, “The role of citizens in our democracy does not end with your vote.” We now begin the long, hard and beautiful work of reaching out with compassion to those whose vote differs from ours, holding our elected officials accountable, and turning our convictions into ACTION.
In this spirit, I’m excited to announce that Groundswell is launching an open-source social action
Millennials showed up at the polls this week! We weren’t out in the same numbers as 2008, but we were a sizable force that made a difference. Sixty percent of us voted for President Obama this election. On MSNBC, I offer a portrait of the Millennial generation on the eve of the election and lift up a hope that was delivered:
Take 866-OUR-VOTE to the polls with you today to report any threats to election protection! Go vote!
Read Groundswell’s fact sheet on why stamping money out of politics is a more imperative.
This morning, watching dawn break over New Haven, I see the faces of the young people I’ve met these many weeks during election season.
In Philadelphia, college students struggling to walk the path of social justice in tough economic times, In Los Angeles, interfaith students figuring out how to answer their calling. In Washington, DC, Sikh Americans aching to serve their community in response to a rising tide of hate. And… Continue Reading
Letter from dear friend and mentor Amardeep Bhalla to fellow Sikh Americans on Election Day:
Dear Sikh Friends,
In case there is any Sikh American voter left to be persuaded, I just wanted to share this quick but comprehensive list of what the Obama Administration has done for our community. From reading it, I believe it will become clear that President Obama is by far the candidate most likely… Continue Reading
Published on Religion and Politics.
Nestled in the suburbs of Hamden, Connecticut, a little brick building has been transformed into a gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship. Inside Gurdwara Sachkhand Darbar, dozens of families from the greater New Haven area gather for Sunday service.
Most of those who attend services have lived in New England for more than twenty years; only a handful of them are… Continue Reading
On Friday, I spent the day with Millennials at the University of Pennsylvania. One of them did a thorough write-up of the event for the school paper. Thank you Harry for your good work! And thank you to all the UPenn students for an energizing and inspiring discussion on the eve of the 2012 Election!
Award-Winning Filmmaker Explains Storytelling as Advocacy
By Harry Cooperman, published