Many barriers lower Native-American voting participation. Engineering New Mexico’s Future sought to increase voting on Native-American reservations in the American Southwest, and in turn, strengthen our representative democracy. Our campaign did not have a partisan objective; the goal was simply to increase turnout in Native-American communities so their voices would be heard.
In 2018, Winning Connections collaborated with Engineering New Mexico’s Future, delivering three rounds of interactive texts to over 33,000 Native Americans on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.
Our texts increased voter participation by providing poll hours, locations, and logistical information, and turnout hit record levels among Native-American communities.