It’s 2018 and a record number of Native Americans are running for office this year. (Yay!)
Just like the general American population, it looks like these candidate’s views are all over the map. I tried to catch a glimpse of all 80-ish candidates, what party they are running with and what their general views are. It’s a little tough to find out without tons of research. So, without tons of research, I’ll just tell you they are very diverse. Some are running Republican, some are running Green.
There’s debates about voting for a person simply because of their race/nationality/sex, etc.
I know as a matter of fact that because I’m human, I let bias seep into my decision-making. However, when it comes to voting, I really, really try to look solely at the candidate’s platform.
As you may be able to tell, I lean very left. So I like my candidates very left. You may disagree and that’s fine.
So, yay that there are so many Native candidates. And yay that there’s a diversity in Native political views. But try to keep with your platform as you vote this year.