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BIG RAPIDS, MICHIGAN The winds, hail and light rains did not deter the Native Vote Action Week effort at the first annual powwow at Ferris State University on Saturday.
Mike Mohan, Native News Network Publisher,
Speaks to the Ferris State Powwow
Armed with promotional materials provided by Native Vote, an initiative of the National Congress of American Indians, members of the Native News Network family gave out t-shirts and buttons at the powwow.
“The support of 'Every Native Vote Counts' at the powwow was tremendous.”
Said Native News Network publisher, Mike Mohan who along with his wife Michelle manned the registration table during Ferris State powwow.
“In addition to the registrations, we had many others stepping up to be warriors for the Native Vote. Agreeing to take back this important message to their communities and organizations.”
Powwow emcee, Derek Bailey, Ottawa, stressed the importance of getting more American Indians registered in time for the November presidential election.
Several people registered onsite with a laptop using the Rock the Vote button(see below). Others pledged to register from home.
The effort at Ferris State University was one of 130 voter drive efforts this week Native Vote Action Week throughout Indian Country.
Ferris State Powwow
“Now is a crucial time for Indian Country to work together to get Native Voters registered and ready to hit the polls on November 6th,”
remarked NCAI President Jefferson Keel,
“Native Vote Action Week will play an important role in raising awareness about the power of the Native Vote and helping to turn out the largest Native Vote ever.”
updated 2:40 pm edt; posted September 24, 2012 12:40 pm edt