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California is home to the largest number of Native Americans, more than any other state in the country.

California Native Vote Project, or CNVP, is the first-of-its-kind statewide effort to engage Native American communities across dozens of counties to build political power through an integrated voter engagement strategy. We launched three months prior to the 2016 presidential election to educate Native American voters, and has since expanded into integrated voter engagement and census advocacy and outreach. 

California Native Vote Project has deep partnerships with California Indian Tribes and Native-led nonprofits throughout California and is a member of national Native American groups: Native Voice Network, the Native American Voting Rights Coalition, and Advance Native Political Leadership. It is also a part of several statewide multi-racial, multi-issue tables, including Youth Organize California, Power California and California Calls.


The California Native Vote Project’s mission is to achieve justice and self-determination for Native American Communities through multigenerational power building, organizing, and civic engagement.


To have healthy, powerful and culturally-thriving Native communities.