DONATION LINK: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/navajoconativeorganizing Text from their email is below, and please read & rec Daily Kos diary by Jaynie Parrish, Navajo Nation, Executive Director, Navajo County Democrats.
There are no 'off' years,
this is a building year.
<big>The term “off year”, also known as a non-election year in the political world, is shifting. In rural and remote areas like ours in northeast Arizona, we’ve been working, planning, and building for 2022 and beyond. Too often our communities are the first to be left out after an election. Many times there is little to no engagement with voters until two to three months before a campaign ends. Our team of Northeast Arizona Native organizers have set out to change this ineffective model of political engagement and made it our goal to be present and active year around.<big>
More below the fold. See comment thread for information on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Native American Voting Right Act, and For the People Act.
<big>We started building and planning in January 2021, hiring organizers in March 2021. And with the help of generous supporters, like you, we’ve been able to keep an incredible field team in place engaging, educating and empowering voters.
Northeast Arizona Native Democrats Summer 2021 Initiatives (several are continuing into the fall):
Hired four organizers from three sovereign nations; Navajo Nation, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache
Food box distribution
School supply distribution
Purchased solar panels and fans for elders
Hosting weekly community clean-up events
Collected thousands of petitions signatures to protect voting rights (AZ Deserves Better initiative)
Fought to make Arizona’s Redistricting fair by educating citizens and encouraging them to make public comments to the Redistricting Commission
Made over 22,000 voter contacts to High Potential Voters
Phonebanked our High Potential Voters
Continuously inform communities about voter suppression [and how we can fight it, including] by reaching out to elected leaders to <big>pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, Native American Voting Right Act, and For the People Act.</big>...
...</big>(<tt>read more at the first & 2nd links up top</tt>)<big>
...Our campaign and work is centered on the power of voters and our collective ability to chart a new course for this state and nation.
Thank you again to our donors, volunteers, and organizers. You are the reason we can continue to build this year for 2022 and strengthen Democratic presence in rural and tribal communities of northeast Arizona….
To help continue organizing efforts and protect voting rights, contributions can be made to
DONATION LINK: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/navajoconativeorganizing
Checks may also be mailed to: Navajo County Democrats — Native Organizing Fund PO Box 144, Lakeside, AZ 85929 · (928) 224-8021
Ahé hee’ / Thank you
Jaynie Parrish, Navajo Nation
Navajo County Democrats
neaznativedemocrats.org (project of Navajo County Democrats)
Please show your solidarity in any way you can.
Thanks for reading.