To the Editor,
The Lumbee Revolution carries the mission of “Lumbee People Moving Today Toward A Better Tomorrow.”
It is the clear intention of The Lumbee Revolution to inform Lumbee People of the strength and powers given to our tribal members by our Tribal Constitution. It is also the intent of The Lumbee Revolution to serve our tribal members in organizing actions that exercise such powers.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at 6:30 pm The Lumbee Revolution will host a public meeting at the Barker Ten Mile Community Center, 4823 Barker Ten Mile Road, Lumberton N.C. 28358. All parties interested in supporting the constitutional recall of Paul Brooks should plan to attend.
Only enrolled tribal members who voted in the November 2012 Tribal Election are eligible to recall Brooks. Some 5,000 enrolled Lumbee tribal members voted in that election. Lumbee Law requires that in order to recall Brooks, 20 percent — 1,000 — of those who voted in the November 2012 election must sign a petition requesting a “recall election.” When those signatures are verified, then the “recall election” is held. If the majority of 30 percent — 1,500 — of those who voted in the November 2012 election vote to recall Brooks, then he is removed from office.
The Lumbee Revolution intends to individually address and mail an information letter and a petition to each tribal member voting in the November 2012 Lumbee Tribal Election. Tribal members will be asked to sign the petition document and return the original signed document to The Lumbee Revolution. Tribal members are encouraged to use one petition document to collect several valid signatures, however, in households where only one signature is valid, then one petition should be returned.
Funds are immediately needed to support the copying and postage necessary to exercise this Lumbee constitutional right. Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, and bring your contribution of money, time and support to improve our tribal governance. If you are not able to attend, please mail any contributions to The Lumbee Revolution, P O Box 2969, Pembroke, N.C. 28372.
Eric R. Locklear