January 24, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New York, NY: As the U.S. government shutdown continues into its fifth week, hundreds of thousands of government employees remain unpaid, with many struggling to pay bills and provide basic essentials for their families. The shutdown is also having a painful impact on government programs that serve some of the most vulnerable Americans, said the Sikh Coalition.
Inspired by many of our own community members and interfaith partners, including some Sikh sangat members supplying necessities to government employees and vulnerable Americans suffering during the government shutdown, the Sikh Coalition called on gurdwaras and Sikh community leaders to provide seva to those currently in need throughout USA.
“While we don’t know how long this government shutdown will continue, thousands of government employees and those depending on government programs are suffering right now and could use our collective help,” said Sikh Coalition Executive Director Satjeet Kaur.
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