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Blackfeet Tribe NTL Betty C. says turnout will be good on the reservation this election

By Thomas L. on

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"I smile like Obama," says Betty C., 74, Neighborhood Team Leader for the Blackfeet Tribe. "He's always smiling."

Betty backed the President in 2008, where she served as a field organizer and is in part responsible for increasing the voter turnout dramatically on the Blackfeet Reservation. She supports the President because she knows he is for people like her.

"We encouraged everybody in 2008," Betty says. "One street person was unable to register before the election. I told him he could vote at the courthouse on election day. He hitched from Browning to Cut Bank (34 miles) on election day to register and vote. He came back to our headquarters to tell us he voted."

"Obama is a role model and a leader for indigenous people," she says, adding that she thinks Obama is special because he was raised by his grandparents.

"They gave him the old values, family values. Be kind to your neighbor. Respect all people. Love the land. Be good to yourself. Contribute to your community."

Betty says she and her team will have no problem this election getting Blackfeet Country to vote.

With only 27 days left, we need to do everything we can to get the President reelected. Join Betty and help get out the vote in your community.

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