October 08, 2014 –
MAYETTA: Last night ten volunteers fanned out across the reservation and went door-to-door urging residents to register to vote. The group’s goal was to increase native voters in the community and, according to coordinators Paula Hopkins and Erin Hubbard, the group accomplished their goal. They still want more, however, and are urging people who are 18 years and older to come to a Native Vote Potluck Monday night where they can register by bringing a CDIB card or a birth certificate.
In less than a month, the Native Vote volunteers have organized a Native Vote plan that is patterned after the National Congress of American Indian national campaign calledwww.Nativevote.org. The group set up information/registration tables at various locations on the reservation and they are also using the potluck to reward people who have previously registered to vote and entered the drawing for prizes. The winners will be announced at the potluck this coming Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bingo Hall.
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