Contribute to North Dakota Native Vote to disrupt Republican voter suppression

Native Americans march to a burial ground sacred site that was disturbed by bulldozers building the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), near the encampment where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the oil pipeline that is slated to cross the Missouri River nearby, September 4, 2016 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. / AFP / Robyn BECK / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Nova SAFO, "Native Americans united by oil pipeline fight" (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)Not this time, GOP.

Last week, the Supreme Court delivered a major defeat for Native American voting rights in North Dakota when it allowed the implementation of a Republican-backed voter ID law.

In order to vote, the law requires documentation of a residential address. Native Americans living on reservations often don’t have residential addresses because the postal service doesn’t deliver mail to them. Instead, they use P.O. boxes. But now, IDs with a P.O. box aren’t valid for voting.

Fortunately, tribal identification is accepted at the polls. So Daily Kos has teamed up with North Dakota Native Vote, an organization working with local tribes to provide free, updated identification cards or address verification documents to tribal citizens.

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With only a handful of days left to contact everyone and hundreds of acres of land to cover, it’s an ambitious and expensive undertaking but an important one. We can’t allow the GOP to succeed in their efforts to silence American Indian voices. Not when we can do something about it.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to fund their efforts to reach every eligible Native American voter in North Dakota.

Community members who receive our emails have already chipped in more than $35,000. But we’re still short of our goal. If you can, please contribute $3 today to North Dakota Native Vote.

If you can’t donate, please share the donation page link with your network and make a personal ask to donate. Sharing why you think this is an important and worthy cause could inspire them to contribute.

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 · 4:26:15 PM +00:00 · TealBomb

As you can see, this fundraiser really took off! Thanks so much to everyone who donated and shared. This is incredible.

Here’s the thing: NDNV doesn’t need anymore money. So they’ve asked for us to instead fundraise for others who are also facing voter suppression and disenfranchisement.

Here is a link to donate to candidates and organizations fighting Republican schemes to steal our elections. Please chip in $3 if you can (and share widely if you can’t)!

Thank you!

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 · 6:05:31 PM +00:00 · TealBomb

We didn’t just hit the goal, we SMASHED it! Thanks so much to all who donated and shared!

We’re going to keep fundraising because North Dakota Native Vote is doing incredible work and every dollar helps them build political power. So please, keep spreading the love!

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