Inspire and empower all eligible voters to make their voices heard. Even in tribal elections. Your vote is your voice in tribal, county, state, and federal elections. #WhenWeAllVote *****
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Video 2 = 2.4k+
@fourthworlddg and I were frustrated with our voter registration experience and shared it on FB a few days ago. We hope the videos, posts, and comment/threads will help get the word out about the importance of registering to vote (for all elections), actually voting, and making your voice heard. Also, we want Navajo citizens to make sure to check their voter status with Navajo elections.
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Kim and I were home this week to check on our Navajo voter registration status because we had heard of the 52,000+ Navajo voters that were purged in Feb. Our voter registration deadline for the Navajo primary election is July 30th.
We were part of the voter purge and had initial challenges re-registering. It took some time, too much time, but we eventually were able to register.
In the process we learned we were not the only ones. Many community members were not aware of the voter purge and had similar challenges.
We voiced our concerns and have plans to try and help remedy the issues. We hope you will join us as we begin to reach out.
Note: We know our experiences are not similar to other voters, some have let us know they had no issues. That is great. That is how it should be. However, that doesn’t mean voting problems and barriers don’t exist. We should always continue to improve. We are unaware of the full scale of the problem, but we do know cutting out 52,000+ voters will obviously affect our elections. Especially, if there is no genuine campaign or path to bring Navajo voters back or increase voters.
Join us. Voice your concerns to your council members, chapters, and the Navajo Board of Elections. You should care about your right to vote and want a say in who is elected and who is overseeing policy. Take the time to check your voter status and re-register.
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