Include Natives In Tax Break Incentives!
I may be wrong on this, but I firmly believe this exclusion of American Indians from the Energy Policy Act was NOT meant to be an act of DISCRIMINATION. What is even WORSE – Apparently, Native Americans were not even thought of or recognized as a group by Congress when it crafted the Energy Policy Act. You are the ”Invisible Americans”.
This should come as a “wake up call “ to get your act together. Stop tribal bickering and unite. When Congress can’t remember you as a people, who else will?
Anyway, please sign the petition to get this show on the road! - Bobbie
Stop the discrimination!
Include Native American communities in tax breaks for renewable energy.
When Congress adopted a production tax credit as part of the Energy Policy Act, they gave tax breaks to producers of wind power and renewable energy. Ironically, Native Americans, one of the poorest communities that could most benefit from this act, were excluded from the tax break incentives.
Join the Grand Canyon Trust in calling on Congress to include Natie Americans in tax breaks for renewable energy production!
Impoverished rural tribal communities would benefit significantly from development of renewable energy, such as wind power, on their land. Numerous studies have shown that the most successful path to tribal economic development is to have Tribes be full and active partners in development on their reservations.
Wind power would be particularly beneficial because unlike fossil fuel development, a wind project can bring in a 25 year revenue stream and new jobs for the local community, without leaving behind degraded air, polluted water, flooded lands, or gaping holes in the ground. This is a win-win situation for Native Americans, for our economy, and for our environment.
Don't let Native Americans be excluded from incentives to develop clean energy! Sign the petition to join the Grand Canyon Trust in supporting renewable energy, like wind power, in tribal communities: http://go.care2.com/e/l7g/Np/Qzkt
Thanks for your help today.
Lauren Alvarez,Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
Three Oklahoma INDN Candidates Need Your Help, Today!
July 9, 2006
We have less than 20 days before Oklahoma INDN’s List candidates Al McAffrey, Chuck Hoskin and Scott BigHorse face their primary challengers on the ballot. Your support is critical during these final days. From donating some of your time to knock on doors or some of your money to keep campaign operations at full-force, there are many ways in which you can help secure victories for these candidates:
Chuck Hoskin’s experience serving in the U.S. Navy, on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council and in the public school system as a teacher and principal, has provided him with first-hand insight to the needs of Oklahoma’s public schools and health care. In the state legislature, Chuck will be a strong voice for working families and the needs of all Oklahomans. Ensure that Chuck is able to utilize his knowledge and expertise to help build a better Oklahoma by making a contribution to his campaign today.
Friends of Chuck Hoskin 2006
PO Box 941
Vinita, OK 74301
Scott BigHorse, an Osage candidate for Oklahoma House District 36, embodies rural America’s values. He has worked with troubled youth of rural Oklahoma for five years and understands the importance of education in improving the lives of these children. He knows the basic needs of rural Oklahomans such as accessible emergency services, fiscal responsibility, decent wages and health care. Help Scott fight for rural Oklahoma by making a contribution to his campa ign today.
The Committee to Elect Scott BigHorse
PO Box 166
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Al McAffrey, a member of the Choctaw Nation, began his public service career in the U.S. Navy. After retirement from the service, he served as an Oklahoma City Police Officer before opening a small business. He knows how important education, health care, the environment, secure jobs and private businesses are to a thriving economy. You can help send Al to the Oklahoma House by making a contribution to his campaign today.
Al McAffrey For Representative
720 NW 16th
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Click here to contribute to Al online.
With less than three weeks to go until these very important elections, we’re doing everything we can to help Chuck, Scott and Al win their races. Apart from financial contributions to one or all of the campaigns, if you live in Oklahoma, you can help INDN’s List help these candidates by volunteering to knock doors and distribute literature, or make phone calls on behalf of your chosen candidate.
We are currently organizing groups of volunteers to knock doors for each campaign on Saturday, July 22nd. If you want to help, send Rebecca an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can volunteer some of your time helping these very worthy candidates. You can also call Rebecca at 918.583.6100.
Thank you for all you do in helping INDN's List change the faces and color of political power in America.
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Voting Rights Act Renewal Update
Your toll-free phone call is needed right now. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote on whether it should renew and restore the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the landmark law that has protected the right to vote for millions of Americans.
Unfortunately, a small group of extremist lawmakers from states with the worst records of voter discrimination are trying to add amendments that would gut the Voting Rights Act and make it easier to discriminate against minority voters.
Whether or not you have emailed your representative on the VRA before, your phone call today is vitally important.Your representative will cast a key swing vote so you have a special opportunity to make a real difference on this issue. We have provided a special toll-free number you can call that will connect you to the Capitol Switchboard. They can transfer you to your representative's office.
Call (866) 808-0065 right now and ask for your representative. Tell him or her:* Support the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (H.R. 9), and oppose any attempts to add weakening amendments.*
The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, and an essential protection of this right is the Voting Rights Act because it ensures fairness and an equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of color, to participate in the political process.* H.R. 9 has solid bipartisan support.
Congress must not allow a small group of legislators to turn back the clock on 40 years of progress. We can't let these extremists destroy 40 years of progress!
Please call your representative toll-free at (866) 808-0065 and tell him or her to support H.R. 9 and oppose any weakening amendments.
Caroline Fredrickson Director,
Washington Legislative Office American Civil Liberties Union
Public Policy Fellow
ACLU Voting Rights Project
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