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NCAI joins push to reauthorize Voting Rights Act

The National Congress of American Indians and other organizations have launched a campaign to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The act celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. Due to expire in two years, NCAI and other organizations say it's time to strengthen Indian voting rights.

The law has been used to challenge redistricting plans created by states. In South Dakota, the efforts have succeeded several times.

Although American Indians and Alaska Natives make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, they represent significant proportions in several states.

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Indians garner support for voting act (The Great Falls Tribune 8/1)

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