Native women in Arizona lead the way for voting access on tribal reservations

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Jonathan Diaz, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center who represented the Pascua Yaqui in the case, said the dispute was “emblematic of the broader struggle for equal access to voting in Native American communities across the country.” “Native American voters are often left behind, not necessarily maliciously, but Native American voters and communities can be an afterthought,” he said. Though the judge denied Pascua Yaqui’s request to reinstate the early voting site in time for this year’s election, Diaz said the underlying case, which alleges the removal was a violation of the Voting Rights Act, will move forward.

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