Seneca Nation singles out lawmakers as 'foes' in election mailing
Friday, October 29, 2010
The Seneca Nation identified two state lawmakers as "foes" of the tribe in a mailer to over 100,000 citizens in New York.
Assembly Member Sam Hoyt and Sen. Antoine Thompson are Democrats who are expected to win re-election. But the tribe characterized their votes on recent bills and the record on sovereignty and treaties as "reckless."
The mailer also names several "friends" of the tribe. "The Seneca Nation has a $1 billion impact in Western New York and employs 3,600 people," the document states. "Protecting that investment should be the priority of every elected official in New York State.
EDTIORIAL FOOTNOTE: This story was taken from www.indianz.com. The Senecas are excerzing their rights and letting their position be known to the voters in New York. How come other tribes aren't also doing the same thing. What do you think?