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Indian Citizenship Act (1924): Native American Voting Rights

#OnThisDay in 1924, Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act (also known as the Snyder Act), which granted all Native Americans citizenship and the right to vote regardless of tribal affiliation. As history has shown, having the right to vote does not always equate to having the ability to vote. Learn about hurdles that suppress the Native American vote: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/voting-rights/how-the-native-american-vote-continues-to-be-suppressed/ Resources: Native American Voting Rights Act (Introduced 2019) https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1694/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22H.+R.+83%22%5D%7D&r=62&s=1 LWV Endorsement of Native American Voting Rights Act https://www.lwv.org/expanding-voter-access/league-endorses-native-american-voting-rights-act-2019 Voting Rights for Native Americans: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/elections/voting-rights-native-americans.html https://www.coolidgefoundation.org/blog/every-native-american-a-citizen/ Timeline https://immigrationhistory.org/timeline https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/elections/voting-rights-native-americans.html
When:
Thursday, June 02, 2022
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LWV Texas
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