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Santa Ynez Valley
Concerned Citizens
P.O. Box 244
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

JANUARY 21, 2015


As you know, SYVCC, the County of Santa Barbara, and others are in the process of filing their appeals to the Bureau of Indian Affairs approval of annexation of Camp 4 for the Chumash. This appeal process will be challenged in the federal court system. Federal judges and representatives will be involved in making decisions affecting Camp 4.

Our Congresswoman, Lois Capps, has been sitting on the fence with the Camp 4 annexation issue. Following lobbying by SYVCC, in a January 15, 2015 Independent news article she finally stated in writing her opposition to HR3313 (the proposed congressional action to annex Camp 4) but continued to insist ‘it is a local issue and should be solved at the local level’. This was just her way of not offending the tribe and going along with Obama’s stated objective of giving tribes our country’s land, via annexation of 500,000 acres per year for the rest of his administration. This is outrageous! We cannot and should not give up U.S. soil to tribal sovereignty!

Congresswoman Capps says she would like to hear from us. Each and every citizen’s phone call, email, letter on any specific subject is tallied by her office. Please take a moment to go to her website and strongly express your opposition to Camp 4 annexation. Help us get the message to our representative that the Santa Ynez Valley community is against annexation of Camp 4.

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How Can I Help You?
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Last Tuesday marked the start of the 114th Congress. It is an honor and privilege to serve the 24th Congressional District, and I look forward to continuing to represent the people and communities of the Central Coast in Washington, D.C. There are a number of challenges facing our country, and I am eager to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the important issues before us.

I’ve always taken great pride in my work on behalf of you—my neighbors and constituents. And I want you to know that my offices, both in California and in Washington, D.C., are here to serve you.

We do so by helping local residents, organizations, and businesses in a myriad of ways, from resolving issues with federal agencies such as helping someone obtain their veterans benefits or a passport to assisting our local universities with information on federal grants to helping our young people gain nominations to our nation’s prestigious military academies.

If you are coming to Washington, D.C., we can also help you arrange tours to the Capitol, White House, and other important sights in our nation’s capital. We can even have an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol for you. We are here to help.

Additionally, it’s no secret that our country is facing a number of challenges, and Congress has not been the most productive. But I believe we must find a way to put aside partisan differences and work together for the common good.

That is why I want to hear  your views on the issues and the priorities you believe Congress should focus on. Thoughtful and engaging political dialogue is what keeps our democracy strong, so I greatly appreciate constituents taking the time to share their thoughts on an issue.
Please keep in touch with me through my website, by liking my Facebook page, following me on Twitter, or sending me an email.

I look forward to working with my colleagues in this new Congress to address the needs of our nation. 
Happy New Year to you and your family.


Lois Capps

Office Locations

Washington, DC
2231 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC, 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3601
Fax:(202) 225-5632

San Luis Obispo
1411 Marsh St, Ste 205
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805) 546-8348
Fax:(805) 546-8368

Santa Barbara
301 E. Carrillo St, Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 730-1710
Fax:(805) 730-9153