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Madison-Oneida Chapter's Mission Statement

We are a growing organization of concerned citizens that stands against discrimination, and supports the reinstatement of free enterprise and equality in our communities. Our 5 point platform is:

1. We seek an expeditious and equitable settlement of the Oneida Indian land claims involving the counties of Madison and Oneida.

2. We seek the legal enforcement of New York State Tax Laws requiring the collection of sales tax by Indian merchants from non-Indian and non-member patrons.

3. We seek the renegotiation of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, Inc. and the Governor of New York in order to obtain the necessary legal ratification of the compact by the state legislature.

4. We seek the enforcement of the legal collection of property taxes on all non-reservation Indian lands within the counties of Madison and Oneida.

5. We seek the cancellation of the deputization agreements between the Oneida Nation Police and the counties of Madison and Oneida.

If you agree with the above platform, join us by mailing a postal card or letter with your name, address, and phone number to UCE, P.O. Box 65, Wampsville, N.Y. 13163. Agreement with the above platform and having your name entered on our private membership list constitutes membership. Voluntary donations are needed, but no dues are collected. You need not even attend meetings to remain a member. Meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Oneida High School cafeteria. Our meetings are open to the public.

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President: David Vickers e-mail:

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