In Arizona, everything will come down to turnout and how much support Democratic candidates receive from Native and rural Democratic voters.
The new #FamilyVotes program is aimed at recruiting, training, and supporting matriarchs as they register their families and communities to vote. This program is an extension of year round community organizing efforts and a direct response to counter legislation that already limits rural and tribal voters.
We are joining forces with the Apache and Coconino County Democratic Parties and many other advocates and allies to raise awareness, register voters, and increase turnout in the midterm elections.
The 2020 elections showed everyone that local organizing works and it’s extremely effective, especially when led by Indigenous women. This is a key investment that will increase voter registration and turnout across our region. The women will become our newest PCs and will support the work of reaching out to high potential voters, infrequent, and new voters who will be crucial to our success in 2022.
Family Votes will recruit matriarchs from rural and tribal communities, including the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, and White Mountain, Yavapai, and San Carlos Apache Nations.
Matriarch volunteers utilize all relational organizing tools and strategies customized for their communities. Volunteers receive training to register new voters, educate current voters, and get voters to the polls.