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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Native Vote 2010 Alaska

    From Native Vote 2010:

    Native Vote, is a nation wide resource for encouraging voter turn out in Indian Country. Organized by the National Congress of American Indians, get out the vote efforts in Indian Country have been supported by NCAI since 1955.

    What it's all about (an example from New Mexico):

    What you can do in your state:

    With the largest proportion of American Indians and Alaska Natives than any other state, Indian Country has the ability to sway national, state, and local elections. American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 19% of the overall state population, and 16.2% of Alaskans who are 18 and over. Because the winner of Alaska’s senatorial election will deeply impact the rest of Indian Country, it is vital that Alaskan residents turn out to vote.

    On Tuesday, August 24, 2010, Alaska witnessed a primary upset that took many by surprise. Current U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski lost the Republican primary election to Joe Miller. Miller is unpopular with 36% of voters seeing him favorably and 52% negatively. Scott McAdams (D) is still largely anonymous with 53% of voters offering no opinion about him. Because Alaska is currently wrestling with low voter turnout, American Indian and Alaska Native voters have a significant opportunity to sway election results.

    Primary Election – August 24, 2010
    State primary voter turn-out: 27.5%
    General Election – November 2, 2010

    Voter Registration closes October 3, 2010

    Native Vote Contact:
    Vicki Otte
    (907) 339-6053

    Make every vote count in Indian Country. Help Native Vote 2010.


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