Do you want to help perfect democracy and ensure voting rights for all? If so, watch our discussion on the current state of Native American voting rights and learn how you can volunteer to ensure voting rights for all. Our discussion is led by Professor Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, clinical professor of law, Faculty Director of the Indian Legal Program, and Director of the Indian Legal Clinic at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Professor Bohnee shares specific pro bono opportunities to assist in ensuring and protecting Native American voting rights. We also identify national pro bono voting rights opportunities. If you would like to share pro bono voting rights opportunities in your state or locality, we also welcome you to the table. Learn more about getting involved on our Perfecting Democracy webpage.
- Jacqueline De León – Senior Staff Attorney, Native American Rights Fund
- Patty Ferguson Bohnee – Director, Indian Legal Clinic, Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Attorney, Sacks Tierney
- Elizabeth M. Yang – President, WStrong LLC; Chair, Elections and Voting Rights Committee, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law; Member, Task Force on Fair Elections and Voting Rights, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Organizations Focused on Voting Rights in Indian Country
National Native American Bar Association | NNABA will be organizing a Native Voting Rights Summit to coordinate Election Protection with Native Bars across the country.
American Indian Voting, ACLU
Voter Education | Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Civic Engagement | Western Native Voice
Wisconsin Native Vote | Wisconsin Conservation Voices
Native Vote Election Protection Opportunities
Oklahoma Indian Bar Association – Election Protection Volunteer
20M112 Protecting Native American and Alaska Native voting rights
20M114 Voter Registration Addresses
January 30, 2022 Native Americans Feel Overlooked in Voting Rights Push, Axios
June 25, 2020 Overcoming Barriers for Native American Voters, American Experience, PBS
February 9, 2020 How the Native American Vote Continues to be Suppressed, Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Human Rights Magazine, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Business Meeting to consider H.R.1688 & Oversight Hearing on “Voting Matters in Native Communities” | The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Restoring the Voting Rights Act: Protecting the Native American and Alaska Native Vote | The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Roundtable on "Voting Rights, Access, and Barriers in Indian Country" (webcast) | The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
NATIVE AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS: EXPLORING BARRIERS AND SOLUTIONS | Library of Congress
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