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Native Americans try voicing needs to Obama, Romney

SOURCE: http://www.daily-times.com/ci_21347062/native-americans-try-voicing-needs-obama-romney

By Jenny Kane jkane@daily-times.com

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Added by Alyssa Macy on August 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tekantyohkwaknyehse (I Vote)

Adorable! Great way to reach out to the community, and teaching our Future Generations about democracy, and their voices to cast a vote. Brilliant.

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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on July 30, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Your Vote Protects Our Tribes

Please read; FEDERAL INDIAN POLICY: BUREAUCRATS OR BULLETS? By Dr. Robert L. Munkres. Although I have always known what Dr. Robert L. Munkres has written about prior to even seeing his article, it was the actual reading the Congressional Delegates testimony that confirmed my beliefs on our treaties and the United States Congress.

I have over the past year talked about Tribes organizing to get out the vote and after reading this article…

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Added by OJ Semans on July 20, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Access to Elections and Voter Registration a “Civic Emergency” for Native Americans says NCAI President

Lincoln, NE  –  Access to voting and voter registration for Native Americans is nearing a “civic emergency” and the nation’s leading tribal advocacy organization has called for immediate action. Addressing tribal, state, and federal government officials, Jefferson Keel the President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), outlined a set of solutions to increase access to the ballot box and voter registration for American Indian and Alaska Native voters. In…

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Added by NCAI on June 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rocking the Native Vote!

This month's webinar focused on Native Vote's exciting national partnership with Rock the Vote. During the webinar, Native Vote and Rock the Vote leadership and staff discussed all of the exciting ways you can get involved in helping to…

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Added by NCAI on June 8, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Veto pressure mounts as Hickenlooper reviews open-records elections bill

SOURCE: http://coloradoindependent.com/121218/veto-pressure-mounts-as-hickenlooper-reviews-open-records-elections-bill

In the weeks since the Colorado legislative session ended, calls for Gov. John Hickenlooper toveto House Bill 1036 have…

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Added by Alyssa Macy on June 2, 2012 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

Highlights from the Walker & Barrett May 31st, 2012 Debate. - Wisconsin Recall Election

Highlights from the Walker & Barrett May 31st, 2012 Debate.





Walker defended his going after bargaining rights of most public workers just a month into office, saying it would be a mistake to reopen that debate as Barrett wants to do by calling a special legislative session to undo the changes.



Gousha asked Walker why, in a video recently made public that taken just before he introduced…

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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on June 1, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

WISCONSIN RECALL ELECTION - Rally with Former President Bill Clinton for Tom Barrett for Governor

Rally with Former President Bill Clinton for Tom Barrett for Governor - Bill Clinton is landing in Milwaukee tomorrow : Email Invite 



Help get out the vote with Tom Barrett at a rally -- and I hope you will join us.



Folks in Wisconsin have been on the…

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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on May 31, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Rocking the Native Vote Webinar: Your role in the partnership between Rock the Vote & Native Vote

Civically informed youth are civically engaged youth! 

42 percent-nearly half-of the American Indian and Alaska Native population is under the age of 24. As Indian Country's future leaders, it is important that Native youth are civically informed and prepared to engage in elections. 2012 is an…

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Added by NCAI on May 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Ho Chunk calling for GOTV June 5th Elections in Wisconsin - Governor's Recall Election

CALLING ON ALL TRIBAL NATIONS IN WISCONSIN - YOU MUST GET OUT AND VOTE



This year provides us many opportunities to shape our government at the local, state and federal levels. As citizens of the Ho…

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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on May 31, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Redistricting dilutes Native voter strength

SOURCE: http://www.thetundradrums.com/story/2012/05/28/opinion/redistricting-dilutes-native-voter-strength/126.html

As a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from the Lower Kuskokwim River/Kuskokwim Bay election district in western Alaska consisting of 28 communities under the 2002 Benchmark Plan (House District 38), I offer the following comments…

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Added by Alyssa Macy on May 29, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE -

This year provides us many opportunities to shape our government at the local, state and federal levels. As citizens  of the Ho Chunk Nation, we are also able to vote for the people who will interact with our tribal government, with our President and with our…
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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on May 29, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

New Features on NativeVote.org

NativeVote.org has added some new resources and tools to help the Native Vote community organize more effectively. 

State-Based Community Groups - The Native Vote Community is over three hundred people strong, however, we know it's not easy to find people to connect with. That's why we've created state-based groups to help…

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Added by NCAI on May 25, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

New York Times and Bad Rivers challenge to resist the mining onslaught is mentioned.

Featuring Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins, who is not afraid to take a political stand against WI Governor Scott Walker. - This has to be the most unbiased article produced in the mainstream, we have seen regarding the Mining Proposal,…

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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on May 25, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

WISCONSIN - Barrett, Walker face off in Friday night debate on TODAY'S TMJ4

Happening today - Wisconsin's Governor's Elections debut debate - All should tune in, and get to know the candidates. There much heated topics that will hopefully be resolved at this debate.

Their debate has been scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on TODAY'S TMJ4 with streaming video and audio on 620wtmj.com. 



They have provided raw interviews with both candidates by TODAY'S TMJ4:

• Raw Barrett 

• Raw Walker…



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Added by Sarah LittleRedfeather Kalmanson on May 25, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Native Vote's Alpha Dog; "Twilight" Star and Native Actor, Chaske Spencer Releases Native Vote Video

With 6 months to go until Election Day, Native Vote 2012 has released a PSA featuring Native American actor Chaske Spencer, best known for his role in the Twilight Saga.   

So what can YOU do to answer Chaske's call to BE THE SHIFT and BE THE NATIVE VOTE?

Here are five…

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Added by NCAI on May 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

NIGA Steps Up to Support Native Vote 2012

At the 2012 NIGA Tradeshow and Convention, NIGA President Ernie Stevens and other NIGA leaders stood with NCAI President Jefferson Keel to emphasize the importance of our Native Vote and commit themselves to supporting the 2012 campaign.

Will you stand with them to turn out the largest Native Vote ever?…

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Added by NCAI on April 17, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Native Vote 2012 Training - Rocking the Native Vote - Tools and Tips for Engagement

The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)(www.ncai.org) held a training at its Executive Council Winter Session in Washington, DC to discuss the recent call to action by NCAI to turn out the largest Native Vote in history. 



The panel was lead by Peggy Flanagan, Native American Leadership…

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Added by NCAI on March 6, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Court denies Wyoming county's voting rights appeal

SOURCE: http://www.denverpost.com/dnc/ci_20021059

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Fremont County's appeal of a voting rights challenge by American Indians that has forced the county to abandon its system of at-large voting for commissioners.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upholds a 2010 ruling by U.S. District Judge…

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Added by Alyssa Macy on February 23, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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