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Making the Native Voice Heard

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One night back in 2002, an Oklahoma legislator named Cindy Hughes came to speak to a group of young adults in the Indian Methodist Church. Hughes, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, which has many members in the southwestern part of the state, told a devastating story during the gathering. Read More

Democracy is Indigenous Car Parade in Texas

Bringing the Vote to the Community – American Indians In Texas

In the heart of Texas, the American Indians in Texas (ATI) decided that the best way to spread the word about the election safely was to bring the message right to the community. For this, they organized a Democracy is Indigenous car parade, marching through San Antonio neighborhood’s with a conch, drum, care packages, and information about the most important election in the country’s history. Read More

Native Swing Vote in Minnesota

How Two Centers Are Connecting with the Native Swing Vote in Minnesota – American Indian OIC & Native American Community Development Institute

Residing in the heart of the Native American Corridor in downtown Minneapolis, American Indian OIC and the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) have been working tirelessly to register voters and motivate the Native swing vote.

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Native American Voters Face Challenges

Read more on AARP En español | The Rev. David Wilson remembers as if it was yesterday the moment when he realized the importance of the Native American vote. A speaker at a seminar he attended long ago said she had asked an Oklahoma legislator, “Why don’t you come campaign among my people in my community?” The legislator’s response: “You people don’t vote.”

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Creating A Voting Environment in Oregon

Creating A Voting Environment – Native American Youth and Family Center

For the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA), one of the biggest focuses for their Get Out the Vote plan is making sure people can focus on voting. This means understanding that getting people to vote is more than just registering voters, it’s about making sure their community has everything they need to prosper in all areas of life.

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Alaska Get Out the Vote youth committee

Complete Civic Engagement – First Alaskans Institute

In the largest state in the union, First Alaskans Institute (FAI) has been a transformative force of good for the Native American and Alaska Native community that calls it home. For the last year, FAI has been engaging in a sweeping civic engagement project, working tirelessly to both register and turn out voters but to also ensure that Alaska’s Native population is accurately counted in the 2020 Census.

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Native Coalition Rocks the Vote in OK

Coalition Building 101 in Oklahoma – Rock the Native Vote

Out in Oklahoma, Rock the Native Vote (RNV) knows that you won’t be able to have a lot of success if you try to go it alone. It’s this knowledge that informs their strategy of aggressive coalition building with other organizations of color.

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Restoring & Empowering the Native Vote: 3, 2, 1: VOTE

Last week, a national coalition of nine organizations dedicated to civil rights and racial justice, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, were proud to launch 3,2,1: VOTE! – a video series designed to inspire everyone to vote. Check out these 10 engaging conversations with changemakers working to ensure every voice is heard!

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The power of the Native vote *will* be felt in 2020!

Come shine a light on the political power of Native women with us Monday, Oct. 19th at 2 pm EST / 11am PST.
Join us as we share about making our voices are heard.

Through the end of October, And She Could Be Next is partnering with activists and organizers on the ground all over the country, to equip voters with everything they need to make sure their vote counts in this election.  Read More

Native American Voters, Long Disenfranchised, Could Play a Decisive Role in the 2020 Election

Read more in the Global Citizen Native Americans have long faced barriers to the ballot box. The United Nations calls on countries to ensure universal voter turnout to protect democratic integrity. You can join us in taking action on related issues here

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated multiple forms of injustice on tribal lands throughout the United States, endangering Native Americans in ways that echo across history.  Read More