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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkamp
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In the US Senate, I've made it a priority to raise awareness about the challenges in Indian Country & help stand up for Native American families. Follow along today and on Monday to learn more.
84% of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime. But outside of Indian Country, few people are aware of this epidemic. That’s why I introduced #SavannasAct to help law enforcement crack down on these horrible crimes.
Combating the crisis of missing & murdered Native American women is about hope, justice & letting Native women across the country know that they're #NotInvisible—and that’s what #SavannasAct aims to help achieve. Read more @inforum…
Last year I launched #NotInvisible to bring attention to the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. Join me in urging action to stand up & make sure these women & girls are #NotInvisible.…
In April this year, the bipartisan bill I intro'd w/ @SenJohnMcCain to expand AMBER Alert warnings in Indian Country passed in the US Senate & has since been signed into law. Learn more:…
@SenJohnMcCain In June 2017, I asked ND tribal leaders which tribes had AMBER alerts & no one raised their hand—reinforcing the need for my bipartisan bill, that
is now law, to expand alerts in Indian Country. Read more more:…
@SenJohnMcCain In early 2013, after I came to the US Senate, I hosted a discussion at @UnitedTribesND on the reauthorization of #VAWA I helped pass that included
my provision to include protections for Native American women. Read more in @bistrib…
@SenJohnMcCain The 1st bill I cosponsored & helped pass in the Senate was the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act & made sure it included landmark
protections for Native American women…
@SenJohnMcCain Recently I helped pass a short-term extension for #VAWA but it' essential that Congress pass a long term extension of this important bill as soon
as possible.. Read more in @IndianCountryToday…
@SenJohnMcCain In 2013 I helped intro a bipartisan bill to level the playing field for tribal governments so they can provide programs w/ heightened scrutiny from
the IRS—which became law in 2014. Read more:…
@SenJohnMcCain In 2014, I brought together leaders from Indian Country, the veterans community & top government officials for a summit connecting Native American
veterans w/ resources they have earned & deserve. Read more in @bistrib…
@SenJohnMcCain I worked w/ tribal communities to make sure priorities for Indian Country like nutrition assistance & rural development are included in this year's Senate #FarmBill. Read more in @thefencepost…
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