Dynamic Homes
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Politics
NCAI joins push to reauthorize Voting Rights Act


The National Congress of American Indians and other organizations have launched a campaign to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The act celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. Due to expire in two years, NCAI and other organizations say it's time to strengthen Indian voting rights.

The law has been used to challenge redistricting plans created by states. In South Dakota, the efforts have succeeded several times.

Although American Indians and Alaska Natives make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, they represent significant proportions in several states.

Get the Story:
Indians garner support for voting act (The Great Falls Tribune 8/1)

Related Stories:
Court bars state in Native voting rights case (07/15)
Editorial: Redraw districts for Native voting rights (07/15)
Editorial: Stop stalling on Native voting rights (7/14)
Lawmakers set for appeal of voting rights case (7/12)
Lawmakers weigh appeal of voting rights case (7/11)
South Dakota Supreme Court to hear voting rights case (03/16)
Indian voters oppose bill aimed at settling lawsuit (03/01)
Suit challenges South Dakota county's voting districts (01/28)
South Dakota court takes voting rights question (01/24)
Editorial: Stop delaying Native voting rights case (12/16)
South Dakota Indians seek action on voting rights (12/13)
South Dakota seeks delay in Native voting case (11/02)
Editorial: Don't appeal Indian voting rights case (09/28)
Judge: South Dakota violated Indian voting rights (09/16)
Federal judge to issue voting rights ruling this summer (05/04)
ACLU rests case in Indian voting rights trial (04/23)
S.D. Indians testify of racism in voting rights trial (04/15)
Trial into Indian voting rights in South Dakota continues (4/14)
Trial examines Indian voting rights in South Dakota (4/13)