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CAPITOL TELEVISION NEWS SERVICE

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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1. CASINO WORKERS PROTEST...........................VO/SOT

2. ISLAMIC CIVIL RIGHTS REPORT.......................VO/SOT

3. JUNETEENTH.......................................................VO/SOT

4. RFID BILLS...........................................................VO/SOT

5. FLOREZ SOTS..................................................REQUEST

1. ANTI-CASINO COMPACT RALLY VO/SOT

LIVE:

SEVERAL HUNDRED RALLIED AT THE CAPITOL TODAY, HOPING TO CONVINCE LAWMAKERS NOT TO RATIFY FIVE COMPACTS THAT WILL INCREASE TRIBAL GAMBLING IN CALIFORNIA. THE STATE SENATE IN APRIL AGREED TO APPROVE THE COMPACTS, WHICH WOULD ADD MORE THAN 22,000 SLOT MACHINES AT FIVE INDIAN CASINOS. THE ASSEMBLY HAS NOT VOTED ON THEIR RATIFICATION. .

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:25)

AS SOVEREIGN NATIONS, INDIAN TRIBES NEGOTIATE THE RULES FOR OPERATING THEIR TRIBAL CASINOS IN CALIFORNIA WITH THE GOVERNOR. AFTER NEGOTIATIONS, THE COMPACTS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATURE. UNITE HERE, THE INTERNATIONAL UNION THAT HOPES TO ORGANIZE CASINO EMPLOYEES AND FORCE THE TRIBES INTO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, SAYS THE COMPACTS AS WRITTEN ALLOW THE TRIBES TO INTIMIDATE EMPLOYEES. UNITE HERE POLITICAL DIRECTOR JACK GRIBBON SAYS THE COMPACTS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE THAT WOULD ALLOW HIS UNION TO MEET AND ORGANIZE CASINO EMPLOYEES IN THE WORKPLACE, SIMILAR TO OTHER TRIBAL COMPACTS APPROVED BY LAWMAKERS IN 2004.

SUPER: JACK GRIBBON/UNITE HERE

SOT: (0:18)

SAYS: "THE COMPACTS CURRENTLY APPROVED BY THE SENATE DO NOT INCLUDE THOSE ENFORCEABLE ORGANIZING RIGHTS THAT WERE APPROVED IN 2004. AND THESE WORKERS ARE VERY, VERY, THEY'RE EXTREMELY VULNERABLE. THEY'RE THE MOST VULNERABLE WORKERS IN OUR STATE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT COVERED BY FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS, NOT AR THEY COVERED BY STATE EMPLOYMENT LAWS. "

VO TAG:

AT TODAY'S RALLY, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE AGUA CALIENTE BAND OF CAHUILLA INDIANS DISTRIBUTED LETTERS FROM TWO UNION, THE STATE PIPE TRADES COUNCIL, AND THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, STATING THOSE UNIONS SUPPORT EXTENDING THAT TRIBE'S COMPACT AS WRITTEN.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE COMPACTS ARE CONTAINED IN BILLS SB106-YUROK TRIBE, KLAMATH, 99 MACHINES; SB174-MORONGO BAND OF MISSION INDIANS, BANNING, 7500 MACHINES; SB175-SYCUAN BAND OF THE KUMEYAAY NATION, EL CAJON-5,000 MACHINES; SB903-PECHANGA BAND OF LUISENO INDIANS, TEMECULA-7500 MACHINES; SB941-SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS, HIGHLAND, 7500 MACHINES.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: JACK GROBBON/UNITE HERE

SOT: (0:10)

SAYS: "NOT ONE WORKER HAS ORGANIZED UNDER THE LANGUAGE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IN TEN YEARS. NOT ONE. FIVE THOUSAND WORKERS HAVE ORGANIZED UNDER THE LANGUAGE FROM 2004."

2. ISLAMIC CIVIL RIGHTS REPORT VO/SOT

LIVE: THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS REPORTS CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION COMPLAINTS INCREASED 25 PERCENT IN 2006 FROM 2005 TOTALS. THE ORGANIZATION PROCESSED 2,467 COMPLAINTS LAST YEAR, COMPARED TO 1,972 CASES THE YEAR BEFORE.

SUPER: TODAY/INTERFAITH SERVICE BUREAU/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE COUNCIL RELEASED THIS YEAR'S REPORT AT THE INTERFAITH SERVICE BUREAU IN SACRAMENTO. 10 STATES INCLUDING CALIFORNIA ACCOUNTED FOR 81 PERCENT OF CAIR'S CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS. IN SPITE OF INCREASED INSTANCES NATION WIDE, COMPLAINTS IN THE SACRAMENTO REGION WERE LOWER IN 2006 THAN IN 2005.

SUPER: DR. DAVID THOMPSON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/INTERFAITH SERVICE BUREAU

SOT: (:15)

SAYS: "WE ARE THE MOST DIVERSE COMMUNITY IN AMERICA AND THE BEST INTEGRATED. IN SPITE OF THAT HOWEVER, THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IS EXPERIENCING INCREASED DISCRIMINATION IN CALIFORNIA. THAT TROUBLES ME PERSONALLY DEEPLY BECAUSE THAT IS NOT THE CASE IN SACRAMENTO, WE NEE TO LEAD IN SACRAMENTO."

SUPER: FILE

CONT. VO: (:12) CALIFORNIA HAD THE MOST CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS IN 2006, WITH 709. THAT ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 29 PERCENT OF THE CASES NATION WIDE.

SUPER: BASIM ELKARRA/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS-SACRAMENTO VALLEY

SOT: (:21)

SAYS: "OUR COMMUNITY BECOMES CONCERNED BECAUSE AN ATTACK ON THIS COUNTRY IS AN ATTACK ON EVERYONE, BOMBS DON'T DISCRIMINATE. AND ALSO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY HAS TO DEAL WITH THE BACKLASH, SO THE AMERICAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT TERRORISM DIRECTED AT THIS COUNTRY, AND THAT'S WHY THE AMERICAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY HAS SPOKEN UP AGAINST EXTREMISM. IT IS A REALITY AND THE AMERICAN MUSLIM COMMUNITY HAS COME OUT AND CONDEMNED THAT."

VO TAG: THE MAJORITY OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS INVOLVED GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINTS WERE THOSE RELATED TO IMMIGRATION ISSUES, PARTICULARLY DELAYS IN CITIZENSHIP.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: BASIM ELKARRA/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS-SACRAMENTO VALLEY

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "THE CIS HAS 120 DAYS TO INFORM PEOPLE WHETHER THEY'RE APPROVED OR REJECTED AND PEOPLE ARE WAITING YEARS. WE MET WITH ALL THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN OUR AREA AND THEY'RE ALL IN SUPPORT OF FIXING THIS PROCESS BECAUSE IF WE CAN'T FIX THE LEGAL PROCESS, WE'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO FIX ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUES."

SOT: (:15)

SAYS: "SOMETIMES I DON'T BLAME MY FELLOW AMERICANS FOR HAVING CERTAIN VIEWS OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY THE MEDIA, WE HAVE TO DO OUR BEST TO OUTREACH TO OUR FELLOW AMERICANS, TO EDUCATE THEM."

SUPER: EFREN GUTIERREZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CHICANO CONSORTIUM

SOT: (:23)

SAYS: "NADIE ES ENEMIGO ... TODOS TENEMOS ALGO AQUI."

3. JUNETEENTH-BLACK CAUCUS CELEBRATIONS VO/SOT

LIVE:

THE CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY IS SPONSORING AN EXHIBIT SHOWCASING JUNETEENTH NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY, AND THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AS IT WAS PRACTICED IN CALIFORNIA AND THE UNITED STATES. JUNETEENTH MARKS THE DAY THE LAST SLAVES IN TEXAS WERE FREED.

SUPER: TODAY/ LIBRARY AND COURTS BUILDING/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:25)

THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION OF 1862 HAD LITTLE IMPACT IN CONFEDERATE STATES. IT WAS NOT UNTIL FEDERAL TROOPS ARRIVED IN GALVESTON ISLAND TEXAS ON JUNE 19TH, 1865 THAT SLAVES THERE WERE OFFICIALLY NOTIFIED OF THEIR FREEDOM. FOR DECADES JUNETEENTH WAS A MOSTLY REGIONAL CELEBRATION, BUT IN RECENT YEARS HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY POPULAR IN CALIFORNIA. ASSEMBLYWOMAN WILMER CARTER LIVED IN MISSISSIPPI UNTIL SHE WAS NINE, BUT DIDN'T LEARN ABOUT JUNETEENTH UNTIL SHE STUDIED BLACK HISTORY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN WILMER CARTER/D-RIALTO

SOT: (0:39)

SAYS: "I THINK IT'S AN EASIER THING FOR THE COUNTRY TO WRAP THEIR ARMS AROUND THAN TO DEAL WITH THE REAL DEEP ROOT PROBLEM OF RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY, AND HOW IT'S STILL NOT, HAS NOT BEEN ERADICATED, AND IT'S EASIER TO TALK ABOUT WELL, YEAH, UH, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHEN THE SLAVE PEOPLE WERE FREED, AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT, BUT THEY GOT THE NEWS AND THEY WERE REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT. BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE NEWS YET THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY FREE FROM THE, UH, UM, FROM THE UH, REMNANTS OF WHAT ENSLAVEMENT DID TO US AS A PEOPLE, IN THIS COUNTRY."

VO TAG:

LATE THIS AFTERNOON, SECRETARY OF STATE DEBRA BOWEN IS HOSTING AN EXHIBIT HONORING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS. THE CELEBRATION OF THE CAUCUS WAS SCHEDULED TO COINCIDE WITH JUNETEENTH.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: ASSEMBLYWOMAN WILMER CARTER/D-RIALTO

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "IT WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE FROM TEXAS DID. WHEN I MOVED TO CALIFORNIA, WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD, PEOPLE FROM TEXAS, STUDENTS FROM TEXAS ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT IT. AND AS A PART OF BLACK HISTORY STUDY, WHICH I DO A LOT OF, I LEARNED ABOUT IT THAT WAY."

ON THE STATUS OF THE LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICAL ISSUES IN CALIFORNIA:

SOT: (0:25)

SAYS: "I DON'T THINK THE BUZZ HAS WORN OFF. I KNOW, YOU MENTIONED LATINO PROBLEMS, SEE, SOME OF THEIR ISSUES ARE PROBLEMS THAT WE DEALT WITH A LONG TIME AGO, AND SOME OF THEM ARE STILL OUR SAME ISSUES. AND SO WHEN WE FIGHT TO ERADICATE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS FOR THE LATINOS, WE'RE STILL FIGHTING TO DO THAT SAME THING FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, AND ANY OTHER MINORITY GROUPS WHO ARE HAVING THOSE KINDS OF PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY."

4. RFID BILLS VO/SOT

LIVE: A BILL TO PROHIBIT RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION FROM BEING IMPLANTED UNDER PEOPLE'S SKIN WITHOUT PERMISSION IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING LAW. THREE BILLS REGULATING GOVERNMENT ISSUED DOCUMENTS USING R-F-I-D TECHNOLOGY ALSO PASSED THE ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THIS AFTERNOON AT THE STATE CAPITOL.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:20) THE BILLS ARE AUTHORED BY PALO ALTO SENATOR JOE SIMITIAN. SIMITIAN ACKNOWLEDGES THAT EVEN THE MAKERS OF THE IMPLANTABLE R-F-I-D ARE ONLY IN FAVOR OF DOING SO VOLUNTARILY. THE OTHER BILLS WOULD PLACE A THREE YEAR MORATORIUM ON R-F-I-D'S IN DRIVERS LICENSES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL I-D CARDS.

SUPER: SENATOR JOE SIMITIAN/D-PALO ALTO

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "THE CONCERNS I HAVE IS THAT THIS INFORMATION CAN BE SKIMMED, READ BY BAD PEOPLE WHO WILL DO BAD THINGS, THEY CAN COMMIT IDENTITY THEFT, THEY CAN STALK, THEY CAN PROFILE, THEY CAN CLONE YOUR CARD, THEY CAN SET YOU UP FOR BAD BEHAVIOR BECAUSE SOMEONE WHO USES THE CARD WITH YOUR IDENTITY ON IT, SOMEHOW PEOPLE THINK YOU'RE THE PERSON WHO DOES IT."

SUPER: ROXANNE GOULD/SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/AMERICAN ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION

SOT: (:19)

SAYS: "THESE BILLS SET A VERY DANGEROUS PRECEDENT IN THAT THEY'RE SINGLING OUT A PARTICULAR TECHNOLOGY INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON WHAT WE THINK IS MORE APPROPRIATE, AND THAT'S THE INAPPROPRIATE OR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A PARTICULAR TECHNOLOGY. RFID HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR 50 YEARS."

VO TAG: ANOTHER SIMITIAN BILL WOULD REQUIRE PRIVACY AND SECURITY SAFE GUARDS TO BE USED WHEN AND IF GOVERNMENT ISSUES DOCUMENTS WITH R-F-I-D TO ENSURE PERSONAL INFORMATION IS SECURED.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

SIMITIAN'S BILLS ARE SB-28-30 (SAFEGUARDS) AND 362 (FORCED IMPLANTATION).

5. FLOREZ SOTS REQUEST

FEEDING SOUNDBITES ONLY PER STATION REQUEST.

SUPER: SENATOR DEAN FLOREZ/D-SHAFTER

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "FORTUNATELY, THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD MADE THIS MUCH TIGHTER ... ANYTIME THEY WANTED TO IT SEEMS."

SOT: (:54)

SAYS: "AGRICULTURE WAS THE ONLY INDUSTRY OF ALL THE INDUSTRIES THAT COULD BURN THEIR WASTE IN THE FIELD ... STARTED TO GIVE EXEMPTIONS."

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