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Suppression of the Native vote is historic. Even though Native Americans were given U.S. citizenship in 1924, many Native Americans were not able to vote until the late 1970s. 

Even now, there are attempts to keep Native Americans away from the polls during elections.

To counter attempts to suppress the Native vote, there are groups working hard to ensure Native Americans can vote without intimidation or hassle, such as Four Directions, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). 

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The Election Protection Coalition, which the three aforementioned organizations are part of, was established to protect the rights of citizens across the country. It has established a hotline to respond to the questions and concerns of voters.

Voting Rights Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

This hotline is used to identify problems before they arise, answer voter questions, and serve as a “crisis line” in the event of Election Day problems.

In Michigan, the Anisinaabek Caucus, in partnership with the Michigan Democratic Party and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, have joined forces to make sure Native votes are counted in Michigan. It has a hotline to call if you are being turned away from voting. Call: 833- MI- VOTES  Opt 4 to express any issue with voting you have.


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