Native Vote Wisconsin
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.
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What you can do in your state:
The state of Wisconsin encompasses 11 American Indian tribes within its borders. The American Indian and Alaska Native population makes up 1.29% of the state, and 1.09% of eligible Wisconsin voters. Currently, Russ Feingold (D) occupies the senatorial seat, but he is being fiercely challenged by Ron Johnson (R). Johnson has managed to expand this lead from 1-point to 8.4 points. As of September 25th, he currently holds 51.7% of the state’s support, while Feingold trails with 43.3%.
The 7th congressional district is home to six American Indian tribes. American Indians and Alaska Natives account for 2.27% of the district’s population, and 1.64% of its votes. Congressman David Obey (D) recently announced his retirement, so he will not seek reelection. Sean Duffy (R) and Julie Lassa (D) are currently vying for the open seat. Recent polls indicate that Duffy is ahead by 9 points, which indicates that GOP is slowly gaining support in the district. Tribes: Bad River Chippewa, Ho-Chunk, Lac Court Oreilles Chippewa, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa, Red Cliff Chippewa, St. Croix Chippewa
The 8th congressional district has the largest American Indian and Alaska Native population in the state. There are over 13,000 tribal members residing within its county borders, which easily accounts for 3.53% of its overall population and 2.65% of eligible voters. National polls have identified this as a toss-up race, where Reid Ribble (R) is challenging current Congressman Steve Kagen (D) for his congressional seat. Currently, Ribble has a 10-point lead, but this could quickly change if tribal members register and vote. Tribes: Forest County Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa, Menominee, Oneida of Wisconsin, Sokaogon Chippewa, Stockbridge Munsee
Primary Election – September 14, 2010
General Election – November 2, 2010
Voter Registration closes October 13, 2010
**Same day registration available
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