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WASHINGTON The Native American Financial Services Association on Tuesday reiterated its strong encouragement that all eligible Native Americans participate in the American electoral process this November. Bipartisan political analysts continue to emphasize that Native American voters in key battleground states including Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wisconsin quite likely hold the power to sway the election.
Native American Financial Services Association
“The effective mobilization of this constituency will produce the largest Native American vote in American history making clear the loud and unified voice that our elected officials ignore at their peril.”
Barry Brandon, Executive Director of Native American Financial Services Association, said.
Leading up to Election Day, Native American Financial Services Association on member tribes will encourage and assist their members along with tribes across the nation to be involved and informed, shedding light on the issues that have an impact on Native Americans in their area and around the nation.
American Indians were first allowed to vote in federal elections after the Indian Citizenship Act became law in 1924. In recent years, the Native American vote has been widely acknowledged as making a difference in national, state, and local elections and it is ever-more important as the two presidential candidates confront statistical dead heats in many swing states.
Native Americans who would like to vote but have yet to register can link to the National Mail Voter Registration Form
Or, use the Native Vote App below.
posted October 17, 2012 6:40 am edt