Action #1 – Help the North Dakota Native Americans get their vote back
(from Small Deeds Done) Last week the Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision that the North Dakota voting law will stand, even though it requires voters to provide an ID with an actual street address. Many tribal members have only post office boxes, which wasn’t an issue in earlier elections. However, the GOP, so focused on disenfranchising these people over a technicality, seems to have forgotten something…
Because tribes are sovereign nations, they can create their own damn street addresses.
A Native American voting rights group, Four Directions, has stepped up to help make sure that voters can comply with this rule. The plan involves representatives from the tribes being at all polling locations on election day, ready with tribal letterhead and the ability to give them an ID with their brand new street address on the spot. Folks can also get IDs in advance and demand has been so high that the machine they use for creating the IDs overheated and started melting them! Now’s the time to help.
The Native American Rights Fund, which has provided legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide since 1971, is collecting donations to aid in this effort. A private donor will be matching funds up to $25k. If you’d like to join in, go to their Rapid Voting Rights Response by going here and clicking on the “donate” button at the bottom. We can help Four directions here.
Action #2 – Phonebank for Indivisible. New slate of candidates!
Indivisible has shifts available for us to call constituents in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, New York, Washington, Nebraska and Florida, and ask that they urge their senators to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination. Sign up to phone bank hereand make sure that Kavanaugh does not get confirmed.
The training webinar is on Tues, October 16 at 8pm ET
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Action #3 – Fast thumbs? Text bank for progress!
You can also text bank with Open Progress Text Troop, which has already sent more than 4.5 million texts this election cycle for 14 Congressional races, 10 AG races, 30 state legislature seats, and a first-of-its-kind partnership with Resist.bot to support voter registration. Get started here at openprogress.com/text-troop d
Here’s their latest calendar.