Voter Stories

Our voices matter. As we approach the 2020 election, we must share our stories to spark change.

Georgia
GA
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After she moved within her voting district, Stacey Hopkins and three of her adult children were part of the 1.4 million Georgia voters targeted by Kemp. They received postcards classifying

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Wisconsin
WI
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Outsiders observing the polls in Wisconsin were ‘appalled seeing how many Native people were being turned away’ and felt ‘it wasn’t with reason. They were being told they couldn’t use

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Washington
WA
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In 2017, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservations requested that the Okanogan County Auditor provide a ballot drop box, but the request was denied. For a decade, efforts

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South Dakota
SD
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You go take them in there to vote, and it was a chicken coop. It was an old chicken coop. It still had dirt on the floor. You go in

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Arizona
AZ
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At polling places on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, outreach workers have had to tell poll workers that those needing assistance are entitled to get it from the

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Arkansas
AR
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The lack of standardized postal service addresses on tribal lands causes many Native voters to be placed in the wrong voting precinct when they register to vote. That results in

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Georgia
GA
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There’s a consequence of felony disenfranchisement beyond just keeping people off the voting list. These laws can cause fear and confusion. Four years ago Kerry Bird was called before the

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Tennessee
TN
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Because you went to prison, you feel like you’re not fully vested, like a second class citizen,” he said. “But when you’re afforded the opportunity to vote, you think, ‘Yes

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Georgia
GA
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Which brings me to the events of October 15th, 2018 in Jefferson County, Georgia. We began our day of the voter mobilization rally at a senior center. We shared our

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Georgia
GA
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Bobby is a retired school superintendent and local Democratic Party chair who sounded the alarm when he read that 7 of the 9 Randolph County precincts were going to be

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