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
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
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.”
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.
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!
Come shine a light on the political power of Native women with us Monday, Oct. 19th at 2 pm EST / 11am PST.
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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