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Proportionality in the legislature has failed so far. Affirmative Action has not brought representation to the legislative branch for Native Americans, or Women. One way to compare this is with veteran enrollment. 

As a proportion of USA veterans, more than 190,000 Native Americans have been there, at the forefront. This group has one of the highest per capita involvement rates. However, at a USA population of approximately 1%, Native Americans are underrepresented in our legislative branch of 435 representatives and 100 senators. Currently only one person in Congress claims Native American ethnicity.To be represented proportionally, they ought to have another three representatives and at least one senator. This is an under-representation of 80%.


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