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Policy & the presidency
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Candidates or possible candidatesPitchNative issuesHealth careNotesNative staff?
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.Not Trump.Long story. DNA issue. Reparations was raised weekend of Feb 23. Statement said tribes would have their own priorities, based on treaty and trust relationship.Medicare for all. How will that impact the Indian Health system? Funding model?Erin Weldon, Navajo, former communication associate at NCAI, as well as Paawee Riveria, Pojoaque.https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/opinion/changing-elizabeth-warren-s-story-to-one-about-native-america-pG7k5kLvkkKfeb023EFhqA/
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Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash.Running on the issue of climate change. Will not accept money from fossil fuel companies.Slow to side with tribes against state attorney general on culverts for salmon restoration. But strong relationship with Washington tribes on most issues.Craig Bill, Governor's Indian affairs officehttps://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jay-inslee-washington-2020_us_5c3553a5e4b0f5aba7d93813https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/elizabeth-warren-announces-her-intention-to-run-for-president-in-2020-jJaTHG31a0iJD_fJ_2RezQ/
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Gov. John Hickenlooper. D-ColoradoRunning on executive experience as a governor, former Mayor of Denver.
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Julian Castro (former HUD sec'y)He attended Native American Journalists Association and some of the journalists who cover Indian Country issues. Supportive of tribal issues while HUD secretary.https://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now/who-is-julian-castro-6-things-to-know-about-the-former-hud-chief/901394521
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NYModerate Democrat.No footprint on tribal issues.
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HawaiiInnovator.Gabbard is a paradox. She was at Standing Rock and often touts her support of Indian issues. But during her last campaign her challenger, said she did not support Native Hawaiians on issues ranging from Maui water rights to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/news/sherry-alu-campagna-challenges-status-quo-in-her-bid-for-congress-nativevote18-kG0uaLZ_AECiSlirQyj7rA/
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Sen. Kamela Harris, D-CaliforniaTribes have concerns about Harris on gaming issues. Many tribes sat out the Senate race between Harris and Rep. Lorretta Sanchez. Question: Is it the job, AG, or the person?Medicare for all. How will that impact the Indian Health system? Funding model?https://www.indianz.com/IndianGaming/2016/06/22/california-tribes-worried-abou.asp
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Mayor Bill deBlasioPut people firstNo footprint on tribal issues.
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Joe Biden (former vice president)Experience.Return to Obama - Biden policies.Return to Obama era relations. Look for involvement by former Obama officials
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MinnMinnesota tribes are concerned that Klobuchar supports mining in the Iron Range, including areas that threaten both wild rice and water quality.Supports opening Medicaid to 'buy in" as a public health option.Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Ojibwe, was present at her campaign launch.http://www.honorearth.org/polymet_and_the_great_lakes
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VermontSignificant Native focus four years ago, led by staff. Campaign included protocal, visits by Native leaders. No word yet on where Nicole Willis will be in this campaign season.Medicare for all. How will that impact the Indian Health system? Funding model?
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, Indiana)Millennial, openly gay, veteranNo footprint on tribal issues.
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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OhioSuccessful liberal message in a swing stateNo footprint on tribal issues.
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Sen. Michael Benett, D-ColoradoEconomic opportunity
https://medium.com/@michaelbennet/why-im-running-ba87375a427f
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Gov. Steve Bullock, D-MontanaSuccessful Democrat from a red state.Strong relations with Montana tribes.Jayson Smith, Governor's Indian affairs office
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Beto O'Rourke (former US Rep)No footprint on tribal issues.
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-New JerseySupported tribes on wildlife issues; key voice in Kavanaugh hearing
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Andrew Yang Business, detailed policy announcementsDozens of specific policies, but no footprint on tribal issuesMedicare for allhttps://www.yang2020.com/policies/
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Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass.Centrist Democrat.
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Mike GravelTwitter campaign, no attachments, blunt honestyEarly participant in Prez on the Rez.
http://www.ontheissues.org/Mike_Gravel.htm
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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-OhioRenegotiating trade deals
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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-CaliforniaNational ban on assault weapons
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Wayne Messam (former mayor of Miramar, Florida)
Cancelling student debt
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Howard SchultzCountry needs new kind of leadership; millennial generation not interested in Democrat or Republican parties.Could talk to All Indian Pueblo Council about what it was like to work with Starbucks. https://www.indianpueblo.com/latest-news/starbucks/What would it take for a new law to require a run-off election before the Electoral College?
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Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland * not formalBipartisan GOP alternative to TrumpNo footprint on tribal issues.
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Gov. John Kasich * not formalBipartisan GOP alternative to Trump; climate change requires action.No footprint on tribal issues.
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Donald J. TrumpIncumbent, track recordSupport from Native Americans for Trump; some energy resource tribes
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Former Gov. Bill WeldGov of Mass.; former VP candidate for the Libertarian Party
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