10,000 new Indian voters registered in New Mexico

A get out the vote campaign has registered 10,000 new American Indian and Alaska Native voters in New Mexico, The Albuquerque Journal reports.

National, regional and local groups worked to sign up new voters. Goals were set for each of the tribes, with volunteers on some reservations, like Laguna Pueblo, exceeding the targets.

Native Vote 2004, an initiative of the National Congress of American Indians, and Moving America Forward helped organize the effort in New Mexico. The new registrations bring the total of estimated Indian voters in the state to 40,000.

New Mexico's Indian population is about 9.5 percent.

Get the Story:
Drives Sign Up 10,000 Indian Voters (The Albuquerque Journal 10/10)
A Test Of Native Power (The Hartford Courant 10/10)

Relevant Links:
Native Vote 2004 - http://www.nativevote.org

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