Politics / Refugees

Obama or McCain? First-time voter is “proud to be an American”

by Nekessa

Madin Dula, first time voter.

Madin Dula, first time voter.

For Madin Dula, this election is different. The thought of casting her vote makes her smile. This is her third U.S. presidential election, but the first one in which she can vote.

Ten years ago, life was very different for Madin Dula, an Oromo refugee from Ethiopia. Following a civil war in her country, Dula fled to Kenya with her family, settling in a refugee camp.

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