Defend Native Voting Rights
Let’s ensure fairer elections by ending voter suppression in Indian Country. The right to vote is sacred, and all Native people must have a voice in our democracy.
Defend Native American Voting Rights Now!
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Lakota People's Law Project have teamed up to pass the Native American Voting Rights Act (NAVRA). Co-authored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), NAVRA will ensure tribal polling places have proper voting equipment, require tribal consultation on polling site locations, and provide tribes with the resources they need to carry out full and fair elections. Join us in calling on Congress to pass NAVRA. Let's ensure that the voices of Native communities are counted and heard!
Our Impact Together
Mobilizing Standing Rock to register and vote in 2018
Standing Rock the Vote!
on the streets of Standing Rock in 2018
newly registered in 2018!
in voter turnout over previous mid-term election
North Dakota’s Racist Voter ID Law Is Already Backfiring
Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota getting free IDs
We're at our best in crisis," said Phyllis Young, an organizer on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation for the Lakota People's Law Project, adding that the issue "is only making us more aware of our rights, more energized, and more likely to vote this November."
“We were saved by the new IDs. This came in and really helped a lot of us.”
— Darlene Chasing Hawk, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
eligible but not yet registered to vote (source: National Congress of American Indians)