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Native Vote Alliance to host Get Out the Native Vote event at Black Bear in Carlton

CASS LAKE, Minn. - Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota will host its 2008 Get Out the Native Vote Kick-off event and Golf Outing sponsored by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

CASS LAKE, Minn. - Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota will host its 2008 Get Out the Native Vote Kick-off event and Golf Outing sponsored by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Both events are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Black Bear Golf Club at the intersection of I-35 and Hwy 210 in Carlton, MN. The golf outing begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The 2008 Get Out the Native Vote Kick-off event is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Plans will be announced during the kick-off event to get Native Voters statewide to the polls in record numbers during the November 2008 election.

"Voting in every election has become one of the most important tools for American Indians, to protect our sovereignty and to ensure Native issues are addressed at all levels of government," said NVAM Board Chair Judy Hanks.

Native voters turned out in record numbers in 2004 thanks to a comprehensive "get out the vote" statewide plan. Their votes were the determining factor in several races in Minnesota and across the nation.

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Proceeds from the golf fundraiser will support Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota's get out the vote activities including voter registration and mobilization, candidate forums, election protection, issues analysis, and implementation of a comprehensive media campaign on theimportance of voting.

Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota's message, "WE VOTE! To Honor Our Children, Our Future" will be seen on billboards, banners, and in newspaper ads across Minnesota.

For more information on the event and to register for the golf outing, contact NVAM Executive Director Sally Fineday at 218-339-6206 or go to www.nativevotemn.org

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