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  • New Report: Voter ID Laws and the Native Vote - Native Vote 2014
    voter ID laws compromise the rights of Native voters by not accepting tribal IDs as valid forms of identification second such laws create barriers of cost logistics and distance to obtaining required IDs and finally these laws risk disenfranchising large numbers of Native voters through provisional ballots The report also states that of the 18 states that Native Vote has identified as focus states for protecting Native voter rights and increasing voter engagement 11 have passed new voter ID laws that could disproportionately affect Native voters A map and chart included in the report highlights the six states of greatest concern The report also outlines steps that can be taken by tribal nations states and election officials to increase education and protection efforts for Native voters In January Keel and NCAI called for the largest Native vote in history Check out and download the infographic that goes with the report Views 538 Tags Share Tweet Facebook Previous Post Next Post Comment You need to be a member of Native Vote 2014 to add comments Join Native Vote 2014 Comment by Richard Adame on July 21 2014 at 8 09am Bozho Nikanek Hello My Friends I served 20 years in the army and this message is very important for the Native Voters Nationwide Even if your state did not tax veterans your vote will help other Native People in states that did steal this money The 4 tribes in Kansas recently passed our own resolution and joined the NCAI and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma in passing their resolutions to urge congress to pass a law that would force states to repay illegally taxed military wages to all Native Americans who served in the armed forces and who were wrongfully taxed No one seems to know about it Not the Native

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/new-report-voter-id-laws-and-the-native-vote (2016-02-09)
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  • Native Vote Action Week Photo Competition Results - Native Vote 2014
    Post Comment You need to be a member of Native Vote 2014 to add comments Join Native Vote 2014 Comment by Richard Adame on July 21 2014 at 8 09am Bozho Nikanek Hello My Friends I served 20 years in the army and this message is very important for the Native Voters Nationwide Even if your state did not tax veterans your vote will help other Native People in states that did steal this money The 4 tribes in Kansas recently passed our own resolution and joined the NCAI and the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma in passing their resolutions to urge congress to pass a law that would force states to repay illegally taxed military wages to all Native Americans who served in the armed forces and who were wrongfully taxed No one seems to know about it Not the Native voter not the Native Americans running for office or their non native opponents and not even the Veterans who were illegally taxed The United States congress is aware of the wrongful taxation and stopped the illegal activity in 2001 but failed to pass legislation to repay these veterans A bill was even introduced into congress in 2004 the Native American Veteran Pay restoration Act but it had no support and was quietly and quickly forgotten Each of you and all of us have veterans in our families This Native Vote website must take this information and make a video start a blog discuss the issue and ensure the Native Voters and those running for office with Native populations are aware of this injustice Ask why congress admits taking millions but refuses to give it back This illegal taxation happened to every Native Veteran whos state deducted state income taxes from all wages Have you ever owed taxes Were you

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/native-vote-action-week-photo-competition-results (2016-02-09)
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  • Native Vote Action Week Wrap-Up and Native Vote Photo Competition - Native Vote 2014
    over 140 events throughout Indian Country The power of Native Vote is clear and we are looking forward to keeping up this momentum leading up to Election Day Tell us About Your Event We want to hear about your event Visit the Native Vote Action Week page to fill out your brief report http www nativevote org page native vote action week We re looking forwardto telling the story of this week and illustrating the power of the Native Vote Use our online form to submit your stories There will be prizes for stories featured at NativeVote org Submit Photos Win Prizes We can t be at every Native Vote Action week event but we want to see you rocking the Native Vote Post your event photos to NativeVote org Native Vote Facebook page or tweet them with hashtag NVActionWeek The Native Vote team will select the top 10 photos to receive a free Native Vote sweatshirt and be featured on the Native Vote Facebook page for the chance to win a Native Vote swag pack and a 250 organizing voucher to purchase materials from the Native Vote bulk order site Deadline for photo submissions is October 5 th Continue to Register There s still time to get registered and help others register We encourage coordinators and organizers to continue their great work in helping to get others registered All of the same resources will be available to you right up until we meet registration deadlines so take advantage of these important tools To Election Day and Beyond The important work doesn t end here We ve still got less than 50 days to make sure that people make it to the polls and are able to voice their opinion Stay tuned for tools resources and information to help GOTNV

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/native-vote-action-week-wrap-up-and-native-vote-photo-competition (2016-02-09)
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  • Native Vote PSAs made by YOU! - Native Vote 2014
    Week Map Action Week 2012 News Events News Blog Events Community Native Vote Community Community Blogs Photos Videos Facebook Twitter All Blog Posts My Blog Add Native Vote PSAs made by YOU Posted by NCAI on September 28 2012 at 1 30pm View Blog Leading up to November 6 th Native Vote has received some really great PSAs from organizers across Indian Country Check some of them out below and feel free to send and share with all your friends Thanks to everyone working to help turn out the largest Native Vote ever this year Visit the Native Vote media campaign page for more PSAs and radio s Views 153 Tags Share Tweet Facebook Previous Post Next Post Comment You need to be a member of Native Vote 2014 to add comments Join Native Vote 2014 RSS Welcome to Native Vote 2014 Sign Up or Sign In Or sign in with About NCAI created this Ning Network Register to Vote Today Click here to add this Native Vote specific voter registration widget to your website Members View All Spread the Word Tweets by nativevote Native Vote is a non partisan initiative All Native Vote activities will be conducted in a

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/native-vote-psas-made-by-you (2016-02-09)
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  • Rock the Vote “We Will” PSA - Native Vote 2014
    September 27 2012 at 12 16pm View Blog Check out this great PSA from our partner Rock the Vote targeted at turning out the Youth Vote Over ½ million Native Youth will be voting for the first time within the next four years and civicially informed youth are civically engaged youth Native Vote has teamed up with Rock the Vote to provide a Native Vote supplement to the Democracy Class curriculum to help educate youth about the history of Native Vote and inspire them to understand the importance of their opinion Native Vote is also working with Rock the Vote to host Native Vote Action Week from September 24 28 th during which schools and youth organizations throughout Indian Country will be learning about civic engagement through the the Democracy Class curriculum Learn more and download the curriculum here Views 127 Tags curriculum native rock the vote Share Tweet Facebook Previous Post Next Post Comment You need to be a member of Native Vote 2014 to add comments Join Native Vote 2014 RSS Welcome to Native Vote 2014 Sign Up or Sign In Or sign in with About NCAI created this Ning Network Register to Vote Today Click here to

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/rock-the-vote-we-will-psa (2016-02-09)
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  • Media Recap of the Native Vote Action Week - Native Vote 2014
    There s an App for That In the past week we ve seen a flurry of media coverage about the Native Vote Thanks to dedication and effort of our organizers Native Vote Action Week has been a wild success so far and the power of the Native Vote is evident like we ve said we can t do it without you We re less than six weeks away from November 6 th and there will be much more news about the Native Vote to come read and share the following stories widely When Elections and Powwows Mix Voter ID Card Amendment s Attack on Sovereignty in Minnesota http indiancountrytodaymedianetwork com 2012 09 23 when elections Elections 2012 Will Young Voters Bother With Elections http indiancountrytodaymedianetwork com 2012 09 20 elections 2012 Elections 2012 Native Voter Drive Kicks Off This Week http indiancountrytodaymedianetwork com 2012 09 24 elections 2012 Associated Press National Tribal Group Aims to Register More Voters ABC News http abcnews go com US wireStory national tribal group aims regis Native News Network Voting is Part of What Our Ancestors Fought For It is Our Time to VOTE http www nativenewsnetwork com voting is part of what our ancesto The Nation Wanna Protect Your Vote There s an App for That http colorlines com archives 2012 09 wanna protect your vote ther Update More stories from Native Vote Action Week Strong turnout for Alaska Native Vote event http juneauempire com local 2012 09 28 strong turnout alaska nati Views 118 Tags Associated Country Indian Media Nation Native Network News Press The More Today Vote Share Tweet Facebook Previous Post Next Post Comment You need to be a member of Native Vote 2014 to add comments Join Native Vote 2014 RSS Welcome to Native Vote 2014 Sign Up or Sign

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/weekly-media-recap-of-the-native-vote (2016-02-09)
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  • Native Vote Action Week Kicks Off – Interactive Map of Events - Native Vote 2014
    All Blog Posts My Blog Add Native Vote Action Week Kicks Off Interactive Map of Events Posted by NCAI on September 24 2012 at 3 30pm View Blog Native Vote Action Week organized by the National Congress of American Indians NCAI and grassroots organizers around the country will bring Indian Country together in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of civic engagement and increase Native voter participation With over 130 registration drives rallies and events hosted by tribal communities Native Vote organizers and organizations serving Indian Country and Native youth will reach more than 35 000 people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities during the week Use the map to find event venues For more information visit http www nativevote org page native vote action week Views 182 Tags Share Tweet Facebook Previous Post Next Post Comment You need to be a member of Native Vote 2014 to add comments Join Native Vote 2014 RSS Welcome to Native Vote 2014 Sign Up or Sign In Or sign in with About NCAI created this Ning Network Register to Vote Today Click here to add this Native Vote specific voter registration widget to your website Members View All Spread

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/native-vote-action-week-kicks-off-interactive-map-of-events (2016-02-09)
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  • Native Vote Action Week Kicks off September 24th - Native Vote 2014
    Native Vote Action Week organized by the National Congress of American Indians NCAI and grassroots organizers around the country will bring together Indian Country in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of civic engagement and increase Native voter participation With over 130 registration drives rallies and events hosted by tribal communities Native Vote organizers and organizations serving Indian Country and Native youth will be reaching more than 35 000 people in American Indian and Alaska Native communities during the week Now is a crucial time for Indian Country to work together to get Native Voters registered and ready to go to make our voice heard on November 6 th as we participate in national and state elections remarked NCAI President Jefferson Keel Native Vote Action Week is a response to Keel s call during the January 2012 State of Indian Nations for the largest Native voter turnout in history The Native vote counts for our people our rights and our culture We must raise our voice and remember that every Native vote counts In June NCAI the nation s largest American Indian and Alaska Native advocacy organization characterized voter engagement in Indian Country as a civic emergency two out of every five eligible American Indian and Alaska Native voters are not registered to vote and in 2008 over 1 million eligible Native voters were unregistered September 25 2012 will mark National Voter Registration Day during which hundreds of national partners including Native Vote will register and educate voters mobilize volunteers and unite to strengthen American democracy With key registration and absentee voting application deadlines approaching Native Vote coordinators are now making a concerted effort to fill the over 1 million voter registration gap in Indian Country If you are interested in connecting to a local event coordinator please

    Original URL path: http://www.nativevote.org/profiles/blogs/native-vote-action-week-kicks-off-september-24th (2016-02-09)
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