UNITY is gearing up for NATIVE VOTE 2020! – UNITY, Inc.

UNITY is gearing up for NATIVE VOTE 2020!

 

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UNITY staff member Jared Ivins-Massey (pictured with lead advisor for the Young River People’s Council of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Christine Porter) recently participated in the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona’s training to educate and inform Native American communities of the upcoming 2020 election season.

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“If Indian citizens cannot participate in the state electoral processes—if they cannot vote—then the principles of democracy are seriously weakened. If Indian citizens cannot or will not vote, then the achievements of Harry Austin and Frank Harrison can be lost and their sacrifices made meaningless.”

President Clinton Pattea, Fort Mcdowell, Yavapai Nation
(excerpt from History of Indian Voting in Arizona)

Your Vote-Our Future is a statewide resource to encourage voter turnout among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Arizona.  Organized by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., “Your Vote – Our Future” has been supported by the Tribes in Arizona since 2006.  We encourage all Tribes in Arizona to designate a point of contact staff to help coordinate Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) efforts in their community and to access updates and additional resources during each election year.

If you would like more information about getting out the vote in your tribal community, please contact the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. at (602) 258-4822.