Jeff Doctor’s Native American Issues
– Native Representation
I will work to establish a place at the table for Native Americans. I will work with Indian Country to expand the rolls they play in the state and national party organizations, and I fully support Native participation in the electoral process, not just as voters but as candidates. Native American values are those of the Democratic Party: taking care of those who need a helping hand and giving a voice to those who have not had representation.
I fully support complete Tribal Sovereignty and will further this issue on behalf of the Native American people on a federal level. By doing so we can keep our inherent character as Indian people. In the process, we will preserve a legacy for our future generations.
– Economic Development
I will support Indian nations to gain self-sufficiency and self-governance through sound economic development and business practices, and to help tribes maximize their potential to their fullest extent. High unemployment in Indian Country must be dealt with. To find solutions that help Indians attain sustainable economies, I support the development of existing resources like gaming, renewable energy and increasing tribal business knowledge to increase job opportunities and further economic development.
Native gaming business is an important part of the future of Tribal Sovereignty and the sustainability of our economy. Many tribal governments have seen substantial improvements in their ability to provide public services to their members, such as building schools, improving infrastructure, and rebuilding the loss of native traditions. I will bring my voice to the national level to achieve long-term goals of promoting Indian gaming.
A Personal Statement from Jeff Doctor…
It takes a lot of work and effort to get to Washington, D.C. The minority constituency in my District is very small. I need additional help from around the country to be successful in District 9. You and our tribal leaders have contributed endless funds to incumbent Members of Congress and the U.S. Senate. We have elected great friends in Washington, D.C., but currently none of them are Indian. I am Indian. And I want the seat at the table to represent the people of North Carolina, but also to represent you. My wife Allyson and I have made the financial and personal commitment to fight long and hard to win this seat. We need your personal and tribal support to win this historic campaign for you, for your tribe, and for all the Indian leaders that will follow. I am Jeff Doctor. Thank you for your support.
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