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Chaldean Caucus of Michigan is a non-partisan group of politically knowledgeable Chaldeans. We serve the Chaldean community by engaging and encouraging Chaldeans to be more politically active. Some of our efforts include helping Chaldean candidates run for office, registering and encouraging Chaldeans to vote, and educating the community about local politicians and where they stand on issues important to the Chaldean community.
We use our community culture as a measuring stick in responses to questionnaires, researching the candidates, reviewing voting records, and making these recommendations for our community.
The following candidates are officially endorsed by the Chaldean Caucus of Michigan. All Chaldeans are encouraged to go out and vote Tuesday August 3rd in the Michigan primary. We tend to list only those offices where a large Chaldean population exists. If your particular city or district is not listed please contact us for a custom guide. You may VOTE in ONLY ONE party's primary - either Republican or Democratic. If you attempt to vote in more than one party's primary, your ballot will be invalidated. In a Primary election, voters CANNOT "split their ticket" for the Partisan offices.
Baghdad, IRAQ – Chaldean Bishop Andreas Abouna of Iraq died this past Tuesday, July 27th, 2010. The 67 year old Bishop suffered from ongoing kidney complications and passed in an Erbil hospital located in northern Iraq. Chaldean Patriarch Emmanuel III Delly, presided at Bishop Abouna’s funeral at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Ankawa, near Erbil.
The ailing Bishop was known for his peaceful calls, optimism, and concern for the youth of Iraq. Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil described him as a pastor who was “always smiling, even in very difficult situations”. Amid his increasing health problems, Bishop Abouna remained in war-torn Baghdad. Without care for his own well-being the Bishop often held youth events and activities. He counseled young Iraqis of all faiths as increasing horrific violence pervaded their daily lives. The bishop also responded to a shortage of priests by serving at the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, in the one of Iraq’s most dangerous city’s in the Al Mansour district.
Bishop Abouna was born on March 23, 1943 in the village of Bedar, outside the northern Iraqi town of Zakho. At the age of 14, he joined St Peter’s Seminary, then based in the northern city of Mosul, and was ordained a priest for the Chaldean Catholic Church on June 5, 1966.