New campaign for Cherokee Nation House delegate

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    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    New campaign for Cherokee Nation House delegate

    The Cherokee Nation is launching a campaign to force Congress to seat a nonvoting U.S. House delegate, holding them accountable to a 19th-century treaty that has never been honored.

    The 1835 Treaty of New Echota, which was signed by then-President Andrew Jackson and ratified by the Senate, promised a nonvoting House delegate to the nation.

    Kim Teehee, a citizen of the nation, was named the tribe's first delegate in 2019 by principal chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. Teehee, if seated, would be able to give House floor speeches and vote in committee, but wouldn’t have the ability to vote on final legislation.

    If there is really a treaty stating that the Cherokee get a non voting delegate to Congress, I guess we have to honor it.
     
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