H.R. 1410 Facts
H.R. 1410, sponsored by a bipartisan group of Arizona Congressman, will keep Indian casinos out of our neighborhoods, away from homes, schools, daycare centers and places of worship.
H.R. 1410 reaffirms the promise approved by Arizona's tribes and voters -- to prohibit further Indian casinos in the Phoenix metropolitan area until the expiration of the current tribal gaming compacts.
H.R. 1410 isn't just supported by Arizona Republicans and Democrats -- it's supported by the Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Pueblo of Zuni, the Cocopaah Tribe and other Tribes statewide.
H.R. 1410 has the support of Mayors Jim Lane, Scottsdale; Mark Mitchell, Tempe; Jerry Weiers, Glendale; Thomas L. Schoaf, Litchfield Park; John Lewis, Gilbert.
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A bipartisan supermajority of the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1410 sending a resounding “No” On Tohono O’odham Glendale Casino.
The move reaffirms the commitments made to Arizona voters who voted “yes” on Proposition 202 – the Indian Gaming and Self-Reliance Act of 2002. H.R. 1410 is now with the U.S. Senate. It will prohibit Indian casinos from opening in Arizona neighborhoods and prevent any additional casinos from opening in metropolitan Phoenix until at least the expiration of the current, voter-approved tribal gaming compacts. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community, the Pueblo of Zuni, and the Cocopah Tribe stand with other Arizona tribes and many other elected officials in commending the quick action by the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 1410. Send a letter to your Senator and ask for their support.
Keep the Promise Act of 2013 will neutralize the threat of an explosion of new casinos in neighborhoods across Maricopa and Pinal County. You see, because of the actions by one tribe an abundance of casinos in the Phoenix-metro could be in our future. If the promises made through Prop 202 are broken, it is sure to set a new precedence for other off-reservation gaming operations.
Residents of the City of Glendale are already facing the prospect of what other cities may soon be faced with if the promises made during Prop 202 are not kept: the disruptive construction of a casino on a county island within their city limits. Today the target is Glendale, but tomorrow it could be your city. Disregard for Prop 202 sets in motion a dangerous precedence. In fact, Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris was recently quoted to say, “….there was never any pledge or promise restricting the number of tribal casinos in the Phoenix area. As numerous witnesses from multiple parties testified, this was neither a deal point in compact negotiations nor an agreement among the tribes”.
This conclusion about lack of restrictions on the number of tribal casinos is why there is an urgent need to support and to pass the Keep the Promise Act of 2013. Tell your Senator to support Keep the Promise Act of 2013 right now by clicking here.