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Somali Voices for Voting Rights: Vote NO to "Voter ID"

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Published on Sep 27, 2012

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) -- "Democracy means allowing everyone to participate, allowing everyone to join this beautiful society we are living in". Somali community members have come together in an expression of opposition to the proposed voter ID amendment, citing its negative impact on democratic participation.

Waxaynu ku guuleysannay xuquuqda codaynta waa hore. Xaquuqdaa ayaa halis ku jirta maanta. Aan u istaagno difaacidda xuquuqdeenna codbixinta.

Video produced by Line Break Media as part of the broader Voices for Voting Rights campaign. For more about Voices for Voting Rights: http://bit.ly/S9UDeg

Partners include: African American Leadership Forum, Be the Vote 2012, CAPI, Centro Campesino, Color the Vote, Community Action of Minneapolis, Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Lao Family Community, Main Street Project, Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota, Organizing Apprenticeship Project, and Somali Action Alliance. This initiative of multiracial, multicultural organizations is focused on building community power, voice, and access at the polling booth and beyond.

Individuals featured in the video:
Hashi Shafi, Sadik Warfa, Habon Abdi

Music by Cory Grindberg of Audioperm.
www.audioperm.com

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