Date: May 28, 2020
Where: Live on Facebook: fb.com/events/1144184699268788, and YouTube: youtu.be/NQmREXpaLj0
Last year, NCAI and the Native Vote campaign helped make history by co-hosting the first-ever Native American Presidential Candidate Forum. Now we’re looking to continue the momentum and kickoff this year’s election cycle strong by launching our Native Vote 2020 efforts with a high-energy, fun Native Vote Rally!
Join NCAI’s Civic Engagement Team as we hear from Native Vote Coordinators from across Indian Country, chat with special guests, and watch our world premiere of our first promotional videos for Native Vote 2020!
Topics to include: What is Civic Engagement?; What is Native Vote?; Why does the Native Vote Matter?; Native Representation Matters: Running For Office; Updates on the 2020 Native Vote Landscape; Native Vote Coordinators Across Indian Country; How to Become a Native Vote Coordinator
BACKGROUND ON NATIVE VOTE:
Native Vote is a nonpartisan campaign initiated by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). It is designed to encourage American Indian and Alaska Native people to exercise their right to vote. With the heightened political participation of Native people, Indian Country has become an increasingly powerful voting bloc. In recent years, the Native vote has been publicly acknowledged as making a pivotal difference in national, state, and local elections.