Former Christian Coalition director Ralph Reed claimed in a 2001 e-mail to a lobbyist that he choreographed John Cornyn's efforts as Texas attorney general to shut down an East Texas Indian tribe's casino
46 percent of all eligible members of the Alabama-Coushatta are not employed on a full-time basis.
Only 1 percent of Tribal members on the reservation have a four-year college degree.
Out of a total of 513 on-reservation Tribal members, 147 are diabetic.
Median household income of the Alabama-Coushatta is $10,809.
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe does not want a handout – it just wants the opportunity to pursue economic development projects. We want to provide long-term economic stability for our members, and economic independence for individual tribal members. We want a better life for ourselves and our children. We want to be self-sufficient.
"We have also choreographed Cornyn's response. The AG will state that the law is clear, talk about how much he wants to avoid repetition of El Paso and pledge to take swift action to enforce the law," Reed wrote. "He will also personally hand Ed Young a letter that commits him to take action in Livingston."
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