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Native and Black Unity Beyond the Vote: Making change 365 Days a Year

As part of our Riverland Native Voter Project, Damita Brown, PhD, community organizer and educator in Iowa City writes about the importance of getting beyond electoral games and how Black and Native unity will build the kind of society we really want. Ruth Buffalo, a North Dakota Native American Democrat, beat out the the guy who sponsored a voter ID law that could have led to decreased turn out in the midterm elections. The law disqualified voting registrations that did not show a street address. But thanks to people power, the turnout was higher than ever. This surge in participation was accomplished in spite of last minute efforts to make voting harder and a Supreme Court decision in fav

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