Press Release: Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce Native American Voting Rights Act

NEWS FROM THE UNITED STATES SENATE

For Immediate Release

October 3, 2018

Contact: Ned Adriance

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Udall, Senate Democrats Introduce Native American Voting Rights Act

Landmark legislation to ensure equal access to the ballot box for Native peoples

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, along with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) are introducing the Native American Voting Rights Act of 2018, landmark legislation to provide the necessary resources and oversight to ensure Native Americans have equal access to the electoral process.

The full text of the bill is available HERE. A summary of the legislation is available HERE. Continue reading