TOMORROW: Sen. Udall, Rep. Haaland to Join Let America Vote and NAVA Education Project for Panel on Protecting Votes in Tribal Communities

August 12, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — TOMORROW, Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MT / 2:00 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) will join Tiffany Muller, president of Let America Vote and Ahtza Dawn Chavez, executive director of NAVA (Native American Voters Alliance) Education Project for a virtual panel discussion on protecting voting rights in Tribal communities.

 

Voter suppression in Native communities takes many forms, from strict voter ID laws to distant and inadequate polling and registration sites. As states and election administrators work toward safe solutions for voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, Udall and Haaland will discuss the need to make sure Native Americans have full access to the ballot box.

 

Udall and Haaland led the bicameral introduction of the Native American Voting Rights Act, legislation that would provide the necessary resources and oversight to ensure Native Americans and Alaska Natives have equal access to the electoral process. Udall is also the lead sponsor of the For The People Act, sweeping legislation that would increase the ease and accessibility of voting for every American. Haaland’s Same Day Voter Registration Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the For the People Act.

 

TOMORROW, Thursday, August 13, 2020

WHAT: Udall and Haaland will join Let America Vote and NAVA Education Project for a panel discussion on protecting voting rights in Tribal communities.

WHO:

  • U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
  • U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.)
  • Tiffany Muller, President, Let America Vote
  • Ahtza Dawn Chavez, Executive Director, NAVA Education Project

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. MT / 2:00 p.m. ET

HOW TO JOIN: Please RSVP to adamsmith@endcitizensunited.org.