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MISLEADING SCARE TACTICS. THAT'S WHAT THE BIG NEVADA CASINOS ARE USING in their campaign against Proposition 5 BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KILL COMPETITION FROM CALIFORNIA'S INDIANS.
Here are the facts.
A YES vote on Prop. 5 will:
- Let California's Native Americans be self-reliant by allowing limited and regulated gaming on Tribal land with the same types of games that exist today.
- Preserve more than $120 million per year in state and local taxes generated by Indian gaming.
- SHARE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in gaming revenues WITH TRIBES THAT DON'T HAVE GAMING, funding health care, education, care for elders, and other vitally needed programs.
"For centuries Native Americans have revered the land. Proposition 5 continues existing environmental protections of sovereign tribal land and provides resources for improved environmental protection. Vote YES on 5."
-Mary Nichols, Past President, California League of Conservation Voters
"Proposition 5 and federal law strictly limit Indian gaming to Tribal land. The claim that casinos could be built anywhere is totally false."
-David Risling, Professor Emeritus of Native American Studies, University of California
INDIAN GAMING HAS ALREADY CUT WELFARE ON RESERVATIONS BY 68%, SAVING CALIFORNIA TAXPAYERS $50 MILLION PER YEAR.
Today, California's Indians are truly pulling their own weight and paying their own way.
For more information call 1-800-258-7471 or visit our website at www.cisr.org.
We urge you to vote YES on Prop. 5--TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA'S INDIANS, to allow them to continue on the path to self-reliance, AND TO BENEFIT CALIFORNIA TAXPAYERS.
President, California State Firefighters Association
Past President, California Police Chiefs Association
Chairman, Californians For Indian Self-Reliance