Dee Sweet, first row at center, works with Native communities across the state.

Dee Sweet, first row at center, works with Native communities across the state.

increasing native voting, protecting our water

Whether in one of the tribal communities in Wisconsin or in northern communities from Superior to Ashland to Minocqua, conservationists like you are working with Dee to make change happen at the state, local, and tribal level through transformational community organizing.

Governor Evers may have declared 2019 the “Year of Clean Drinking Water,” but tribal communities and local leaders have led the way on clean water for generations. Recent fights have brought several tribes head-to-head with iron and sulfide mining giants. Activists in Bayfield County have been fighting to keep factory farms from polluting Lake Superior. Dee is working with tribal leaders and conservationists to make sure our most pristine sources of water remain protected, and that as major strides are made at the state level, tribal communities and local leaders help lead the way forward.

Another priority for Wisconsin Conservation Voices in Native communities is working to make sure voting is easy and accessible. From recruiting volunteers for polling locations to making sure young folks are registered to vote to creating early voting opportunities, Dee is laying the foundation for a successful Native Vote program in 2020. Learn more about Native Vote here.

Stay tuned here to see all of our exciting campaign updates and victories, and for opportunities to be part of the conservation voter movement in your community.

Want to get involved? Are you working on environmental campaigns in your community? Dee would love to hear from you! Contact her at dee@conservationvoters.org or 715-257-0995.

Take action today. Sign the pledge for clean, healthy drinking water!