Who We Are
Stand Up For California! is a statewide organization with a focus on gambling issues affecting California, including tribal gaming, card clubs, horse racing, satellite wagering, charitable gaming and the state lottery. We have been involved in the ongoing debate of issues raised by gaming and its impacts for over a decade. Since 1996, we have assisted individuals, community groups, elected officials, members of law enforcement, local public entities and the State of California with respect to gaming. Additionally, we are recognized and act as a resource of information to local, state and federal policy makers.
Stand Up For California! hosts and assists with both state and national conferences, debates and rallies to educate lawmakers and the voting public. We have hosted several “town hall” meetings in citizens’ homes, churches and local communities. We have testified before local government boards, regional agencies, state and national commissions. We continue to make our presence known at the California State Capitol by actively lobbying against bills that expand the scope and intensity of gambling without comprehensive regulation or, which may interfere with the civil rights or property rights of all citizens.
Stand Up For California! is registered with the California Secretary of State as a non-profit, public service corporation. Our mission goals are as follows: 1) to educate lawmakers, law enforcement, local governments and citizens about the cultural, economic and political impacts of state and tribal government gaming and 2) to develop a focused policy that safeguards communities, local governments, and tribal governments and promotes mutually cooperative and beneficial government to government relationships.
Stand Up For California's! efforts include active participation in the development of gaming policy that protects the welfare of the public. In Tribal State compacts we seek, stringent regulations, patron and employee protections, environmental concerns and judicially enforceable mitigation agreements with affected local governments. At the federal level we are seeking amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and changes in policy and administrate rules that enhance regulatory oversight and give voice to affected parties in the location, size and scope of tribal gaming developments.