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Webinar - Rock the Vote & Native Vote

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Published on Jun 7, 2012

This month's webinar focused on a very important aspect of this year's election and all elections to come- the youth vote. Nearly half of the American Indian and Alaska Native population - 42% - is under the age of 24; in coming years Native communities will have a high number of first time voters. It is crucial to educate and register our young populations to strengthen the Native Vote. 2012 is an important election year and an opportune time to engage youth and educate them about voting rights and civic responsibility.

The webinar covered:

- The new Native Vote supplement to Rock the Vote's "Democracy Day" Class- The class is a one-class-period program that uses video, a classroom discussion and a mock election to teach young people the skills to navigate the elections process and engage as active citizens. Download the supplement now! http://www.nativevote.org/page/curric...

- Rock the Native Vote Youth Week- September 24-28th, 2012

- Rock the Vote/Native Vote Registration Widget- Now you can help register voters through your existing website! http://www.nativevote.org/page/websit...

- Native Vote promotional materials- The National campaign will soon provide the option to order tee shirts, buttons, stickers, posters, and more in bulk! In the meantime, you can visit NativeVote.Org to order individual items to start raising awareness about the Native Vote! http://bit.ly/KA5UTM

- New State-Based Groups on NativeVote.org- Sign in and join to collaborate and connect with other Native Vote coordinators in your area and in your state! http://www.nativevote.org/groups

Jacqueline Johnson Pata, Executive Director of National Congress of American Indians discussed the importance of the Native Vote and its youth first time voters.

Heather Smith, President of Rock the Vote and Jaynie Parish, Field Organizer for Rock the Vote (Southwest), discussed the tools and resources available to educators, tribal leaders, youth coordinators, and mentors to encourage youth civic engagement.

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