Empowering Native Voters

Facilitating the Lakota Vote

This election season, the US Supreme Court upheld a new voter ID law which could have prevented many of North Dakota’s tribal residents from voting. In coalition with fellow nonprofit Four Directions and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, we created and compiled necessary resources and helped organize a successful canvass of the Standing Rock Reservation. Native voices were empowered and energized! Standing Rock issued 727 new tribal IDs and more than doubled voter turnout over the previous midterm. Our sincere thanks to our partners, to those of you who supported this critical campaign, and to the many national news outlets whose excellent coverage of the effort helped Tribal members get the assistance they needed to vote.

Native Vote News: Nov. 4 - Nov. 10

Here are the news stories about the effort to get out the vote for the week of November 4, 2018.

Video and Resources: You CAN Vote in North Dakota

North Dakota’s new voter ID law means that many of North Dakota’s tribal residents need new identification in order to vote. This page can help you get a new ID, official papers, and a ride to the polls. You can vote this November. Click to see a video message from Standing Rock elder Phyllis Young and the number to call for voter assistance.

Native Vote News: Oct. 28 - Nov. 3

Here are the news stories about the effort to get out the vote for the week of October 28, 2018.

MSNBC and PRI Report on Native Voter Suppression in North Dakota and Our Work at Standing Rock

The Lakota People’s Law Project, Four Directions, and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are mounting a ground campaign to enroll Native voters before the the election and to make sure they get to the polls on election day. In our new video, you’ll see our team on the ground, making a difference. As the election approaches, we’ll continue to increase our presence so we can make the biggest impact possible on Nov. 5.