Source: National Sikh Coalition
On April 11, 2004 National Sikh Coalition reported, "To help Sikhs announce their presence to schools, city councils, and state and national governments, the Sikh Coalition has initiated 'Every Voice Counts' - a campaign to empower the Sikh people. Today, religion is not recorded by the census. In addition, there has been no clear mechanism to track Sikh voting. As a result the voice of Sikhs in America has been severely underrepresented and we have limited our ability to interact with and affect government. For Citizens the first step is to Register to Vote. By registering you announce your presence, and that of the Sikh community, to government officials at all levels. "