Indigenous Peoples & Voting: A Look Backwards & Forwards

Indigenous Peoples & Voting: A Look Backwards & Forwards

The History & Future of Voting Rights & Access for Indigenous Peoples

October 11, 2021 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This holiday is intended to honor Native Americans and Alaska Natives* and their rich histories, cultures, sacrifices, and contributions to our country. In recognition of this occasion, let’s delve into issues and initiatives surrounding the Native vote.

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Letitita James

Local Politics 101: The Role of a State Attorney General

The Local Politics 101 blog series zeroes in on the role of several local and state-level elected officials, including mayors and governors. These officials have a substantial impact on our lives. Voting for local and state-level candidates means getting a step closer to addressing or resolving important issues. Learn more about what state attorneys general are, what they do, and how you can become one. 

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Jen Psaki

The ABCs of Executive Office

As President Biden nominates people to numerous positions, you might be wondering what those positions even mean. With Inauguration Day fast approaching, you’ll probably be hearing more about Press Secretaries and Senior Advisors. Keep reading to learn more about what these White House positions and offices are responsible for. 

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Local Politics 101: The Role of a Governor

Local Politics 101: The Role of a Governor

Politics starts at the local level. In this series on our blog, we’re taking an in-depth look at local elected offices. As much as our lives are influenced by the legislators in Washington, our lives are significantly impacted by local elected officials, such as governors. Learn more about what a governor is, what a governor does, and how you can become one.

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Local Politics 101: The Role of a Mayor

Local Politics 101: The Role of a Mayor

Politics is personal and it starts at the local level. Local elected officials are the ones who make decisions that affect our everyday lives and impact communities. In this new series on our blog, we’re taking an in-depth look at local elected offices. We’re starting with mayors, so keep reading to learn more about what a mayor is, what they do and how you can become one. 

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ABCs of elected office, photo of a city hall building

The ABCs of elected office

Once elections pass and newly elected officials are sworn into office, that’s when our representatives get to work. But if you follow politics especially at the local level, you might hear titles being thrown around like “Commissioner” and “Lieutenant Governor”. What do those titles really mean? And what powers do those positions or offices hold? Keep reading to learn more about elected officials and offices at the state/local levels.

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