Media Availability with Congressman Frank Wolf and Leonard Leo at Sudan Referendum Voting Station in Alexandria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Leonard Leo, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), will be holding a joint press conference on Monday, January 10, at the Alexandria, Virginia voting station to observe the Sudanese Diaspora in the United States voting in the Sudan Referendum.

The critical referendum is the final milestone of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) which ended more than 20 years of North-South civil war in Sudan and will determine whether Southern Sudan will secede or remain united with Northern Sudan.

WHO: Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) and Leonard Leo, chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Nina Shea, USCIRF commissioner.

WHAT: Media availability on the historic Sudan Referendum.

WHERE: 216 S Peyton Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(Old Town Alexandria, VA near the King Street Metro)

WHEN: 12 noon Monday Jan. 10, 2011

USCIRF is a bipartisan Federal Commission, whose Commissioners are appointed by the President of the United States and the Senate and House of Representatives.

RSVP: Tom Carter, Communications Director at tcarter@uscirf.gov or (202) 523-3257.

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