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In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on North Dakota’s new voter ID law, Native American organizations have organized the Stand-N-Vote concert. The event is on Saturday, October 27th at 8PM CT at the Prairie Knights Casino in Standing Rock, ND and will feature Dave Matthews, Mark Ruffalo and Native American performers such as Auntie Beachress, Lakota Thunder and the Dancers of the Northern Plains, Scotti Clifford & Spirits Cry, and Prolific the Rapper.
The law, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court just weeks before the election, requires that all IDs used at the polls include a street address – thereby disenfranchising the many Native American voters who only have a P.O. Box on their tribal identification cards. The intent of the event is to take a united stand against rampant voter suppression, not only in North Dakota, but nationally. The event is also intended to help Get Out the Vote in the upcoming November 6 midterm elections, and to encourage native voters to get new tribal IDs so that they can vote in this election.