Word from POLITICO today that rumors are that Sen. Barbara Boxer will retire:
Sources close to Boxer, 74, say the outspoken liberal senator will decide over the holidays whether to seek reelection in 2016 and will announce her plans shortly after the new year. Few of her friends believe she will run for a fifth term. Boxer has stopped raising money and is not taking steps to assemble a campaign. With Republicans taking over the Senate, she is about to relinquish her chairmanship of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
If she were to step aside, it would be the first big crack in the state’s upper political ranks in years. The last time the governorship was open was in 2010, when Jerry Brown, now 76, romped in a return to the job he first held more than three decades earlier. Boxer and California’s other senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, 81, were elected in 1992.
This would leave a void for tribes in California, who have spent a lot of money on Senator Boxer. We were able to meet with her "people" last year on Capitol Hill and using the simple truth, we were able to get wording in a water bill that Pechanga was trying to get passed that changed the definition of allottees. We were able to make sure it was going NOWHERE in the House Natural Resources Committee.
I know that AIM and Laura Wass were working to get a bill on tribal legacy sponsored by the Senator. This would be a perfect opportunity for her to go out protecting THOUSANDS of Native Americans from the harm corrupt tribal councils are perpetrating on their own people.
Learn More on Disenrollment, Ethnic Cleansing in Indian Gaming Country at these Links:
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TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Banishment
Boxer is lame, don't count on her.
We can't "count" on anyone. But we can make the attempts. If we don't there is NO chance.
I think it is time to get past this democrat/republican who did what and who din not. Both sides have taken the money from the gamming tribes. The one thing that has been done that was right and good was the work and effort that those disenrolled did to halt the corruption of Pechanga and their contrived water bill. It is time to writhe letters to all of these people. This is called lobbying.
I thought you should know
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) last week led House Republicans to approve the National Defense Authorization Act, and quietly snuck in a rider that will hand over 2,400 acres of Apache ceremonial and ancestral land to a foreign mining company.
The House and Senate Armed Services Committees included the provision to the “Carl Levin and Howard P. ‘Buck’ McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015″ (NDAA). It calls for the transfer of a large tract of land in the Arizona’s Tonto National Forest to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of the Australian-English mining company Rio Tinto, which (along with Iran) owns an African uranium mine and which is 10-percent-owned by China.
Now even China is taking advantage and the US congress is helping. No wonder we are having such a hard time with our issue.
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She has made enough to retire quite comfortably from crooked gaming tribes. Great news for her and her constituents.
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