Friday, December 21, 2007

Pechanga: Federal Govt. Asked to retract approval of Compacts

Article here

The letter to the Dept. of Interior head Kempthorne asks that they do the right thing and allow California's voters to make their decision, which, we hope will begin with a NO to Pechanga, meaning NO on 94.

Letter assails tribes' deal

The Desert Sun • December 21, 2007

A Sacramento-based lawyer representing Unite HERE official Jack Gribbon and Californians Against Unfair Deals has asked the federal government to retract its formal approval of revised compacts for four Southern California tribes.
Thomas Hiltachk made the request in a letter Wednesday to Secretary of Interior Dirk Kempthorne.
Hiltachk's letter asserts that the U.S. Department of Interior intentionally or negligently undermined the California Constitution and rights of 3 million voters by injecting the federal office directly into the state referenda political campaign. (OP: Actually, the rights of ALL voters in California, not just the 3,000,000 that signed the petitions) See link above

Here's the address and phone for Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior1849 C Street, N.W.Washington DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-3100E-Mail:


Anonymous said...

The people of California have the referendum and the recall for a reason, to get rid of some laws that we don't like, AND some politicians too. The gaming tribes have given up their sovereignty to get gaming. Their expansions should be at the will of the people of California.
Pechanga, Sycuan, Morongo others have tried to keep the citizens from California from exercizing their rights. Pechanga wasn't satisfied with violating their own people's voting rights, they want to do the same to Californians.


PHunter said...

The people don't care if we use our rights to vote. Most people in Cal don't vote anyway.
The UNITEhere unions is WEAK. They can't even get their members to write to blogs, or websites about their feelings.
Why haven't they written on your blog, or my blog or visited other sites?