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Save Punjabi at Livingston High School

UPDATE: 6/12/2019 - A group of parents and community members already met with Principal Ballinger at Livingston High School and Superintendent Alan Peterson of Merced Union High School District. While very cordial, no commitment about the maintenance of the program was given. The community feels that it was not properly notified nor consulted so that the program can continue. The past 2 weekends we went door-to-door in Livingston and shared news with the whole community. We have collected over 2000 signatures online and at the 2 Gurdwaras in Livingston. These past couple days we've met with the individual school board members, but we must prepare to mobilize the entire community for the upcoming school board meeting TODAY, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

TODAY, Wednesday, JUNE 12 WE NEED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO COME at 5pm to the Merced Union High School District Meeting at 3430 A St. Atwater, CA 95301

If you or a family member needs a ride, please come to B Street Gurdwara at 4pm and we will coordinate rides. Please plan to come with your ENTIRE family. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Jaspreet Kaur at 209-596-9847

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SAVE PUNJABI AT LHS - This petition seeks to save the Punjabi language elective at Livingston High School. Every year over 60 students take Punjabi as a foreign language elective. The class is extremely popular and allows Livingston High students to connect to their culture and heritage.

Instead of shutting down the class, we want to expand the class and make it available to ALL LHS students that want to learn the language. By signing this petition, you are raising your voice to keep the language and make sure that LHS is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus for all students.

You are making sure that the Punjabi language program, now in its 9th year and one of only 10 programs throughout the nation - keeps on growing and thriving right here at Livingston High School.

Will you sign?

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  • Sarbjeet Grewal
    signed 2019-06-08 12:11:17 -0700
    In Livingston, with high concentration of Punjabi speakers it is imperative that the Punjabi classes continue. Punjabi community shares a large burden of taxes in the community and their rights and wishes should not go unnoticed.
  • Deborah Forester
    signed 2019-06-08 09:56:31 -0700
  • Clarissa Correa
    signed 2019-06-08 06:31:13 -0700
    Having the Punjab culture represented at Livingston High school makes our community unique and more appreciative of all backgrounds. I fully support keeping as well as improving the program so that others in the community are able to better appreciate the Punjabi language and be able to communicate in basic Punjabi. I don’t see why it shouldn’t be encouraged to learn Punjabi when it’s such a prominent aspect of our local community, just as Spanish is.
  • Jon Cisne
    signed 2019-06-07 23:13:18 -0700
    Punjabi forever!
  • Francisco Correia
    signed 2019-06-07 23:11:44 -0700
  • Ramneet Singh
    signed 2019-06-07 23:11:43 -0700
  • Manvir Johal
    signed 2019-06-07 19:05:39 -0700
  • Gurprit Singh
    signed 2019-06-07 14:47:31 -0700
  • Harneet Mann
    signed 2019-06-07 11:34:29 -0700
  • Sumrit Grewal
    signed 2019-06-07 11:05:04 -0700
  • sunny singh
    signed 2019-06-07 10:03:55 -0700
    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
  • Ranbir Brar
    signed 2019-06-07 08:56:59 -0700
  • Rajneet Hundal
    signed 2019-06-07 00:53:42 -0700
  • Prabhnoorjit Hans
    signed 2019-06-07 00:44:43 -0700
  • Gurpreet Sangha
    signed 2019-06-05 23:19:54 -0700
  • Robin Singh
    signed 2019-06-05 22:54:19 -0700
    Punjab is to be coverted into desert in coming 25 years and Punjab’s youth has been ruined because of drugs.

    Prakash Chand Badal have looted Punjab and all other zakriya kahan’s sons.
  • Puneet Kaur
    signed 2019-06-05 18:26:55 -0700
  • Sahib Kullar
    signed 2019-06-05 14:10:14 -0700
  • Fabian Aguilar
    signed 2019-06-05 12:53:41 -0700
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  • Michael Niu
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    signed 2019-06-04 10:30:35 -0700
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  • Gurjit Badhesa
    signed 2019-06-02 15:00:26 -0700
  • Kameron Ghuman
    signed 2019-06-01 12:54:10 -0700
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  • Crystal S
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  • Harminder Pabla
    signed 2019-05-31 22:18:11 -0700
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