Rohingya Americans on Voting for the First Time in US Election

About 15 Rohingya Refugees gathered at Warren Park to vote for the first time after being denied that right in their native Myanmar.

About 30 members of the Rohingya community gathered at Warren Park on Oct. 20, 2020 in Chicago, Ill. Half the members gathered were there to vote for the very first time after being denied the right in their native Myanmar. The others were there in support and to learn about the voting process.

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Bibi Sabura moves to turn in her ballot at Warren Park on Oct. 20, 2020 in Chicago, Ill. “I am 46 years old and this is my first time voting,” says Sabura, “in my country we could never vote.” Sabura came to the United States five years ago. Photo by Michelle Kanaar

 

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