The Frank Harrison, Elizabeth Peratrovich, and Miguel Trujillo Native American Voting Rights Act of 2021 (NAVRA) was introduced in the Senate on August 10, 2021. No bill goes further to protect Native voting rights in upcoming election cycles.
In 2016, the Kellogg Foundation funded a multi-state survey of barriers that Native Americans voters face. To build on the survey, in 2017-2018, we held field hearings across the country. This work culminated in a 175-page report on the obstacles that Native voters face at every turn in the political process.
Highlights from our ongoing work to protect Native American voting rights.
Resources for tribal governments that want to foster voter participation in their nations.
Make sure that you are ready to vote! Resources and actions for individuals to make sure that they are properly registered and ready to vote.
Resources for organizers and activists that want to improve voter access. Voter action toolkits available!
The Native American Rights Fund founded the coalition in 2015 to facilitate collaboration among Coalition members and to coordinate efforts at overcoming the many barriers Native Americans face in registering to vote, casting their ballot, and having an equal voice in elections.