LANSING, Mich. — The Anishinaabek Caucus, in partnership with the Michigan Democratic Party and the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians announces the Native American Voter Assistant Hotline.
The Native American Voter Assistant Hotline will be live October 31 through November 3 from 9am through 8pm that will be staffed by Native American election experts. The hotline will be able to receive assistance concerning required documents to vote, transportation to polls, registering to vote on election day, and absentee ballots.
Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, citizen of Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, says, “There are 12 federally recognized Tribes and a number of urban Indian centers in Michigan, making Michigan the largest population of Native Americans east of the Mississippi River.” With more than 100,000 Native American citizens in Michigan of voting age. Native Americans can ensure that their sovereignty matters in the next administration and vote for Native American candidates and allies down ballot.
Maldonado emphasizes, “If we want to make our voice heard, we have to make our vote count. The Native American Voter Assistant Hotline is a joint effort to protect the Native American vote.”
Anishinaabek Caucus of MDP is a political caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party advocating for the issues and concerns of the 12 Tribes in Michigan.
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