Appalled To See How Many Native Voters Were Turned Away
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 their tribal IDs’. . . ‘[P]eople just don't know at the county level what they can do, what they can't do, what’s acceptable, what's not.’
Source: The Comprehensive Field Hearing Report On Historical and Contemporary Barriers to Political Participation by Native American Voters. Boulder, CO: Native American Rights Fund, February 2020.
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...More