Why We’re Fighting
There are plenty of reasons why we’re fighting to Stop Graton Casino. But, it all centers around one shared belief: the Graton Casino will destroy Sonoma County’s unique quality of life.
This August, we’ll have our day in court, when a Superior Court judge has the power to declare the Graton Casino compact with the State of California unconstitutional. We intend to establish that when a tribe buys new lands, especially lands near population centers, they get only title, and not the same sovereignty they have over those historical Indian lands which they have always governed.
There’s no doubt that we’re the underdog. We’re facing off against the California Attorney General, who is not representing the will of the people but has instead used every legal trick to stop us.
But, those legal maneuvers haven’t worked. We’ve already won some important procedural battles on the way to our August 2nd trial date.
Graton Casino’s Empty Promises
Sonoma County will never see any of the promised money from Graton Casino.
Increased crime. Relaxed labor laws. Bumper-to-bumper traffic on your weekend shopping trip. No requirement to follow standard environmental laws.
There are plenty of reasons why we’re fighting to Stop Graton Casino. But, it all centers around one shared belief. The Graton Casino will destroy Sonoma County’s unique way of life.