Gabriella Cázeres-Kelly toasts to a campaign billboard erected in South Tucson, Pima County, Arizona during her successful 2020 campaign for recorder. (@fredurbina)

Attacking the Vote in Arizona

Jenni Monet
Indigenously
Published in
8 min readMar 27, 2021

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When Gabriella Cázares-Kelly won her race for Pima County recorder last November in Arizona, she was open-eyed about how tightly gripped voter suppression hung over marginalized communities like the one she grew up in — on the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Last election cycle, voters on the reservation had one less early precinct location to cast their ballots, despite their complaints. This, in part, stirred…

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Jenni Monet
Indigenously

Journalist and media critic reporting on Indigenous Affairs | Founder of the weekly newsletter @Indigenous_ly | K’awaika (Laguna Pueblo) jennimonet.com