This next election year is going to be extremely critical! What choices and decisions we make now could effect several generations to come. It could affect our jobs, communities, and our families. It could have an impact on health, safety, the environment, and access to a wide range of services that millions of people need! Please help make sure that you use your voice and you exercise your right to vote! Please make sure you have a say in your future!
Over the next few months, The Wellbriety Movement will be providing some communications around the importance of registering to vote! Every vote does count! Remember there is power in numbers. When we vote and get our family members to vote, we can impact outcomes and change the debate. Below we have provided some information on why everyone should participate in registering to vote.
Why is Voting Important?
American Indians/Alaska Natives make up about two percent of the United States population. That is about 6 million people per 2018 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. The Native vote is not just a one time thing. The U.S. President, Congress, state governors, state legislatures, and county and local elected officials make important policy decisions that affect the Native community, increasing Native participation in non-tribal elections will lead to better responsiveness to the needs of tribal nations and communities.
The power of the Native Vote has been significant in state, local, and important national races.
It is important to exercise your right to vote! With the heightened political participation of Native people, Indian Country has become an increasingly powerful voting block. Key Issues that Bring Native People to the Ballot Box;
Your Vote Matters; Register to Vote for the 2020 Presidential Election
The Wellbriety Movement is strongly encouraging everyone to register to vote! To get more information, visit usa gov.