Keep Discrimination Illegal
“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, in the operation of public employment, public education, and public contracting.”
– The California Civil Rights Initiative
(1996 Proposition 209)
Prop 16 repeals this part of the state Constitution. Vote no.
The history of Proposition 16
Ward Connerly was born in 1939 in segregated Louisiana. After a career in business and as a UC Regent, in 1996, he fought to pass the California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209). Modeled after the 1965 Civil Rights Act, it promoted a race-neutral society. One where the government could not treat people differently on race.
Prop 16 will REMOVE the following from California Constitution:” The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public jobs, schools, and contracting.” Nov 3rd 2020, vote NO on Prop 16! Don’t divide us!
“California is not a racist state. It’s not controlled by white supremacists. But we are on the verge of being controlled by color politics and I think that’s going to forever damage the state.”
Only by treating everyone equally can a state as brilliantly diverse as California be fair to everyone.
- Repeal would be a step backward
- Help those who really need it
- Give taxpayers a break
- Equal rights are fundamental
“Proposition 16, a giant step backward, would hurt the very students we want to help”
Kali Fontanilla, Public School Teacher
“Prop 16 is a scam. We certainly don’t need to favor one race over another.”
Leo Terrell, Civil Rights Lawyer
“We were strictly merit-based. That’s how it should stay.”
Tom Campbell, Former Dean, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley
Equal Opportunity for All
Don’t repeal the California Civil Rights Initiative! It’s brought us:
Increase in Black and Hispanic students admitted to UCs since 1994
increase in under-represented minority graduation rate in UCs
saved in state transportation contracting
Banned admissions policy where Japanese American students were 1/13th as likely to be admitted to UC Davis Medical School as some other ethnic groups
More about Proposition 16
- 09/27 CFER Event: Democrats for Equal Rights
- UCLA Professor Corrects Misconceptions about Minority Representation at University of California: Sends Memo to UC Regents Ahead of Today’s Meeting Discussing Racial PreferencesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020 Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2020 – Richard Sander, an economist and Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA, released a report today to the Board of Regents of the University of California (UC),Continue reading “UCLA Professor Corrects Misconceptions about Minority Representation at University of California: Sends Memo to UC Regents Ahead of Today’s Meeting Discussing Racial Preferences”
- Opponents of Racial Preferences to Protest Netflix TodayFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 11, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA – September 11, 2020 – Supporters of Californians for Equal Rights, the NO on Prop 16 Campaign, will be protesting against racial discrimination at Netflix headquarters today. Patricia Quillen, the wife of NetflixContinue reading “Opponents of Racial Preferences to Protest Netflix Today”