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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 South Dakota

    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:

    A significant proportion of eligible voters belong to the nine tribes that reside within South Dakota. American Indians and Alaska Natives account for 9% of the overall state population and 6.79% of the state’s voting population. John Thune (R) is running unopposed for the senatorial seat. He currently possesses more than 60% of the state vote.

    After serving three terms, Representative Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D) is being fiercely challenged by Kristi Noem (R). After Noem won the GOP nomination, polls indicated that Noem was leading the race with 49% to Herseth-Sandlin’s 44% of support. Recent polls project that Noem will win the congressional seat by 3 points. The American Indian and Alaska Native voters possess 552,195 of real votes for the state. Because the results of this race will deeply affect Indian Country, it is vital to encourage tribal members to vote. Tribes: Cheyenne River Sioux, Crow Creek Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Oglala Sioux (Pine Ridge), Rosebud Sioux, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Standing Rock Sioux, Yankton Sioux

    Primary Election – June 8, 2010
    General Election – November 2, 2010

    Voter Registration closes October 18, 2010

    Native Vote Coordinators

    Gay Kingman
    Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association
    (605) 484-3036

    OJ Semans
    (605) 828-1422

    Patti Gourneau
    Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
    (605) 473-8019

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


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