Saturday, November 27, 2010

South Sudan independence - you can give help in your own community

The people of South Sudan will be able to vote on their homeland's proposed independence on Sunday, January 9th.

The Sudanese people scattered internationally by persecution and civil war will be able to vote at cites in some host countries. There is a regional voting site in Omaha, NE for this region. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1.

It might be a worthwhile act of service to offer rides to a regional registration site this week and/or to the voting on January 9. Many immigrants are establishing their financial stability and not all have cars - in some cases, cars are shared and whoever is working on a given day has the vehicle.

Most South Sudanese are Christian or practice traditional African religion. They have been under great pressure from the forces of the Muslim north that runs the current nation from Khartoum.

1 comment:

David Handy+ said...

Thanks for calling attention to this crucial upcoming vote on January 9th, and the chance to help refugees in America to vote at regional polling places like Omaha.

I fondly remember some Sudanese Anglican services held at Church of the Holy Apostles on the east side when I lived in Sioux Falls a few years ago.

Just out of curiousity, how many Sundanese refugees are there in the area?