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
- NO on Prop 16 Campaign Announces Record Small-Dollar DonorsFirst-Generation Americans of Asian Descent Fight Racial Discrimination with Pocketbook FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA—September 25, 2020—Californians for Equal Rights, the NO on Prop 16 Campaign, has amassed nearly 6,000 donors in less than three months,Continue reading “NO on Prop 16 Campaign Announces Record Small-Dollar Donors”
- Californians for Equal Rights Holds A Successful Seminar Featuring Long-term Democrats in Support of No on Prop. 16FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 28, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYfJmQ0ON0Dr0dmuoZ3jwoAOyyZngnKkG SAN DIEGO, CA—September 28, 2020—Californians for Equal Rights/ No on 16 (CFER), hosted a highly successful zoom webinar titled “Democrats for Equal Rights” on Sunday, September 27, 2020, with support from six prominent CaliforniansContinue reading “Californians for Equal Rights Holds A Successful Seminar Featuring Long-term Democrats in Support of No on Prop. 16”
- 09/27 CFER Event: Democrats for Equal Rights