Their mission is to equal the playing field for all voters, specifically Native American voters living on reservations.
Thursday night, Bret Healy, a consultant from 4 Directions Inc, spoke about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and how his organization is helping move the needle toward more equal voting through the use of satellite, in person, and absentee voting.
"Equal is equal. It is not enough to say as long as those Native Americans have a way to vote it's equal. It's not. You have to have all three forms of that voting available for Native Americans and the rest of the South Dakota voters. It's required under the Voting Rights Act," said Healy.
A couple of days ago, South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant said he's forming a task force to address whether federal Help America Vote Act funds can be used to open satellite voting offices on three American Indian reservations. 4 Directions says that's a delay tactic and that Gant already has the authority to open such offices.