Native Vote “My Vote Will Count”

On November 3, 2020, the American people will head to the polls to elect federal policy leaders in Congress and the White House. Once again, the importance of the Native vote cannot be overstated. The right to vote is the most fundamental right and duty we have as American citizens and is the truest foundation of our government. As citizens, it is our solemn responsibility to exercise our voice — our vote — in helping determine the future of our Country.

The importance of the Indian Country vote is already at the forefront. Many predict that the Native American electorate could end up being pivotal in major swing states. As a nonpartisan organization, the National Indian Gaming Association continues to encourage the importance of your vote. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, we urge to educate, develop policy proposals with, and elect candidates that will stand for the best interest of Indian Country and our Tribal sovereignty.

This is why last month; the National Indian Gaming Association unveiled the “My Vote Will Count” campaign to empower the importance of the Native vote. We are partnering with our Member Tribes and our sister Tribal organizations to plan events throughout Indian Country to educate, empower, and encourage all Native Americans to register to vote and commit to getting to the polls in 2020. 


Whether you are a young, first-time voter or a Tribal elder who has committed years to going to the polls, one thing remains the same, our power at the polls will determine whose voices will ring in the halls of Congress, at the White House, in Local, City, County, and State governments. Together, let’s pledge to ignite the flame of our power by registering and voting in 2020. We can and will make a difference.

Ernie Stevens, Jr. 14 Articles
Ernie Stevens, Jr. is the Chairman and national spokesperson for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) NIGA