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- An estimated 1.5 million people have been uprooted in fighting that started with a political impasse in mid-December 2013 between President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar. The conflict also sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UN bases around the country. UN Mission South Sudan
- At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
- “Being a father is always about being able to provide for your son, sending him to school or a good hospital if he needs it. But how can you say you’re a father when you’re just sitting here? I am just ashamed of being a father here. It would be better if we didn’t have to leave to be refugees. The world needs to support people in their lives so South Sudan can be developed and there can be peace in this world,” Gatluack Choul, South Sudanese Refugee
- A boy shares a birthday with his country, but in South Sudan there is little to celebrate – OXFAM America
Reflect Now: The Corporation for National and Community Service Sends Stephen McDow A Note Of Thanks
The Corporation for National and Community Service sent Stephen McDow a thank you note regarding his commitment to service:
Thanks so much for your message and for sharing your volunteer experiences with us. We’re glad to hear you’re at 555 hours and counting! It’s always wonderful to hear from volunteers who are doing amazing work in their communities and making service a part of their lives. Have a wonderful week and thank you for serving!
Stephen is humbled that the Corporation for National and Community Service took the time to thank him for his commitment to service. He also view’s their note as motivation to seek greater opportunities to help people.
We are White; We are Black; We are Multi-ethnic; We are Hispanic; We are Asian; We are straight; We are lesbian; We are gay; We are blue and white collard workers; We are northern; We are southern; We are western; We are mid-western; We are atheist; We are agnostic; We are Muslim; We are Jewish; We are Christian; and WE THE PEOPLE are fed up with the destructive actions and vile rhetoric in the Republican party.
Are you really fed up? Are you horrified at the blatant expression of racism expressed by this current brand of Republicans?
Then take a stand by urging Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican leaders to publicly repudiate the destructive actions and vile rhetoric from members within the Republican party.
Recently, at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) a college Republican said during a breakout session that we should all be separate but equal and that black slaves should have been happy with being abused because their masters gave them food, shelter, and cloths.
It’s troubling to think that mainstream conservatives accept these ideas and that no one has publicly repudiated these types of vile rhetoric.
Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) said during her CPAC speech that she was proud of college Republicans because they are “bold”. She also said that Republicans should not be interested in pragmatic politics and not rebranding the party. Sure sounds like Ms. Palin is out of touch and has done more damage in offering Americans a true two party debate.
If you believe in America then take a stand by urging Speaker Boehner to publicly repudiate ignorance because its destroying America and American liberty!
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Note: Also filed at CNNi Report: Stephen McDow on CNN