Pechanga's head civil rights violator's wife to stand in support of Hillary Clinton. Dear Senator Clinton, do you care about civil rights or just campaign donations? I offered you $5,000 if you would help my family get their rightful membership back and told you I could convince at least 50 more to donate as much. Has the Macarro's even donated a PENNY to you from their personal fortune?
UPDATE: BUMP to the top, since the DNC took a look at my blog today. WELCOME.
Questions for Mrs. Clinton: Where do you stand of the Temecula Band of Luiseno Indians denying their people basic civil rights? Should African Americans be the only people concerned about civil rights?
Holly Cook Macarro, the wife of Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, will be on the Native America Calling radio talk show tomorrow. She will be speaking as policy advisor to Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton. OP: VOTE FOR OBAMA!
This would be a good opportunity for people to call in and ask Mrs. Macarro about the Senator's stance on individual Indians' civil rights when tribal officials, such as her husband, commit clear violations of tribal and federal laws enacted to protect the individuals basic rights.
For those of you who may not be aware, Senator Clinton showed her true colors in the case of the disenrollment and destruction of homes of the Schenandoah Family at Oneida in upstate New York. After talking with Schenandoah family members/supporters, the Senator stated she would look into the situation. After many months of inactivity on the Senator's part, Schendandoah family members/supporters spoke out at an interview she was having and the Senator was (1) surprised they were there and (2) at a lost for words. To say the least, nothing ever became of the Senator's pledge to look into the issue. Maybe it is because of the millions of dollars the Oneida Tribe and its tribal officials "donate" to various campaigns and political parties. For more info on the tragedy at Oneida and Senator Clinton's lack of respect for basic individual rights, get a copy of "The 14th Family" a documentary chronicling the events, which includes the interview with Senator Clinton.
As for Mrs. Macarro's husband, under his tenure as Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula, California, there have been numerous gross violations of human and civil rights committed against tribal members. As a result, over 300 tribal members, many elders and children, have been stripped of their tribal citizenship. Many hundred more eligible tribal members have been denied enrollment with the tribe as well. The results of the gross human and civil rights violations did not stop at disenrollment, as each victim was stripped of voting rights, healthcare, education, and elder benefits/assistance.
In spite of all this, Mr Macarro and Pechanga tribal officials have escaped prosecution for their acts by hiding behind the tribe's sovereign immunity.
Just recently, Mr. Macarro was appointed to the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee- he will have input on the Party's stance regarding many issues- including Indian civil rights. I guess it just goes to show that it doesn't matter you record on rights issues, as long as you can write big checks- and keep on writing them- you can get anyone or any organization to overlook your transgressions.
Link to Native American Calling home page: http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/