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Chaldean Caucus of Michigan Recommends the Following
By Chaldean Caucus :: Tuesday, November 7, 2006 :: 20779 Views :: Government & Society

The Chaldean Caucus is a non-partisan organization with a mission of educating policy makers about Chaldeans and encouraging policies that support American Chaldeans.

The Michigan chapter of the Chaldean Caucus makes the following recommendations for the midterm elections for candidates and proposals that best support the Chaldean community, the state of Michigan, and America.

The Chaldean Caucus is an approved organization of the community website and will be posting policy related issues that impact the American Chaldean community on this website.

To learn more about the Chaldean Caucus or to join our efforts please e-mail ChaldeanCaucus@yahoo.com.

GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR, 4 year term, Vote for 1 position: 
Dick DeVos
Ruth Johnson

SECRETARY OF STATE: 4 year term, Vote for 1 position:
Terri Lynn Land
 
 
ATTORNEY GENERAL: 4 year term, Vote for 1 position:  
Mike Cox
 
UNITED STATES SENATOR: 6 year term, Vote for 1 position
Michael Bouchard

12TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS: 2 year term, Vote for 1 position
Randell J. Shafer
 
14TH DISTRICT STATE SENATOR: 4 year term, Vote for 1 position
Tara L. Bellingar
 
35TH DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE: 2 year term, Vote for 1 position
Marc Zwick

MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Tom McMillin
Eileen Weiser

MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN BOARD OF REGENTS, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
David Brandon
Susan Brown

MEMBER OF THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Dee Cook
Dave Porteous
 
MEMBER OF THE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS, 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
John Akouri
Andrew G. McLemore, Jr.
 
OAKLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 21: 2 year term, Vote for 1 position
Mary L. Engelman

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT: 8 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Michael F. Cavanagh
Maura Denise Corrigan
 
46TH DISTRICT JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT INCUMBENT, 6 year term, Vote for 1 position
Richard Smart
  
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEE (OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY) 6 year term, Vote for 2 positions
Charles Chambers
Pamala M. Davis
 
 
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION Z
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE THAT MONEY HELD IN CONSERVATION AND RECREATION FUNDS CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES

 
VOTE YES
 
 
MICHIGAN CIVIL RIGHTS INITIATIVE PETITION
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO BAN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS THAT GIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS BASED ON THEIR RACE, GENDER, COLOR, ETHNICITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION OR CONTRACTING PURPOSES

 
VOTE YES
 

DOVE HUNTING REFERENDUM
A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 160 OF 2004 – AN ACT TO ALLOW THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HUNTING SEASON FOR MOURNING DOVES

VOTE NO
 
 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION E
A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT GOVERNMENT FROM TAKING PRIVATE PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR CERTAIN PRIVATE PURPOSES

 
VOTE YES
 
 
 
EDUCATIONAL FUNDING GUARANTEE
A LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH MANDATORY SCHOOL FUNDING LEVELS

 
VOTE NO
 

OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL
(BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY) SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
 
VOTE NO

Sacred Heart Parish, MI USA

 

Sacred Heart Parish
310 W. Seven Mile. Rd.
Detroit, MI 48203
Tel: (313) 368-6214
Fax: (313) 891-0132

The parish was established by Rev. Jacob Yasso in 1973

Rev. Jacob Yasso

Rev. Jacob Yasso was born in the village of Telkaif, Iraq.  After completing high school he was recruited to Rome and Urbaniana University where he completed his Masters Degree in philosophy and Theology.  Fr. Yasso was ordained a priest in 1960 and served the Diocese of Mosul, where he worked in the public school system. Fr. Yasso was also asked by the Patriarch to teach at the Patriarchal Seminary in Baghdad, where he served as administrator, professor of philosophy and religious life, and rector of the minor seminary. 

In 1964, Fr. Yasso was appointed to the United States to serve the growing Chaldean community in Detroit.  There he served as the 4th Pastor of Mother of God Parish.  .  In 1972, the Patriarch charged Fr. Yasso with building a new parish for the Chaldeans in Detroit.  In taking great pains to care for the community Fr. Yasso accelerated the development of a new church and community center.  In 1975, Fr. Yasso completed the development of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit and shortly thereafter he added the Chaldean Center of America in 1980, 

A few years later in 1982, Fr. Yasso was asked to assist the late Fr. Kattoula at St. Peter’s Church in San Diego, CA.  Before long, Fr. Yasso was once again recruited to Rome to study new Canon Law of the Church.  While in Rome Fr. Yasso completed his third Masters Degree in Church Law, making him the only Chaldean priest trained in Canon Law. 

In 1988, the Patriarch and Vatican authorities asked Fr. Yasso to travel to Canada and establish a parish and community center.  While there he served as a Tribunal Judge for the Archdiocese of Toronto.  Four years later Fr. Yasso returned to Sacred Heart church in Detroit to help care for the remaining Chaldean community residence in the Detroit area.  To this day, Fr. Yasso continues to serve as the parish pastor creating activities and advising the City of Detroit on community related matters. 

Fr. Yasso is a member of the International WYCLIF Bible translators, since 1975, and has completed the translation of the New Testament from Greek and Aramaic into Arabic and spoken Chaldean.   The publication of his scholarly work is set to be released soon.