Show Your Support for the Native American Voting Rights Act: A Social Media Toolkit

The Frank Harrison, Elizabeth Peratrovich, and Miguel Trujillo Native American Voting Rights Act of 2021 (NAVRA)

Background:

The United States has a trust responsibility to enact voting rights legislation to protect the constitutionally guaranteed right of Native Americans to vote. Despite the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924 and the Nationality Act in 1940, Native American voters continue to face unique challenges when exercising their right to vote, including, but not limited to, the adverse effects of voter
suppression, partisan gerrymandering, disparate treatment, and discriminatory tactics.


Tellingly, in voting rights litigation, Native Americans have won an astounding 90+% of the cases they have brought. Federal legislation is sorely needed to establish baseline, consistent standards for voting in Indian Country, particularly given that Native Americans continue to incur costly legal fees to defend their right to franchise from state and county laws and practices that seek to disenfranchise Native American voters.

In order to protect the right to vote on Indian Lands, any legislation passed must address the distinct issues confronting Native American voters, including:

o Geographic isolation, often with lack of reliable transportation and poor access to distant polling and registration locations
o Non-traditional mailing addresses, overcrowded housing, homelessness, and housing instability
o Lack of residential mail delivery and limited access to post offices
o Lack of access to affordable and reliable broadband service
o Native language translation needs, including non-written, during voting process
o Strong socioeconomic challenges, such as poverty and unemployment
o Historic and ongoing mistrust of state and local governments

Congress MUST PASS NAVRA to protect Native voting rights

NAVRA provides a customized approach for the distinctive needs of Native American voters on tribal lands, and it is based on tribes’ unique legal status under federal law and intended to address the barriers to Native voting described above. NAVRA also complements the protective measures set forth in the For the People Act (H.R. 1) and the John Lewis Voting Rights
Advancement Act (H.R. 4). NAVRA must be included in any voting rights legistlation that moves this sesion.

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Draft Text To Use: Native American voters continue to face unique challenges when exercising their right to vote, including, but not limited to, the adverse effects of voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering, disparate treatment, and discriminatory tactics. This is why the Native American Voting Rights Act needs to be passed. Learn more: vote.narf.org

What The Native American Voting Rights Act Does

Draft Text To Use: Native American voters continue to face unique challenges when exercising their right to vote, including, but not limited to, the adverse effects of voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering, disparate treatment, and discriminatory tactics. This is why the Native American Voting Rights Act needs to be passed. Learn more: vote.narf.org

Obstacles Native Voters Face

Draft Text To Use: Native American voters continue to face unique challenges when exercising their right to vote, including, but not limited to, the adverse effects of voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering, disparate treatment, and discriminatory tactics. This is why the Native American Voting Rights Act needs to be passed. Learn more: vote.narf.org