For Immediate Release
July 1, 2020
San Diego, California: Californians for Equal Rights (CFER), the principal campaign committee defending Proposition 209, today calls upon all friends and concerned fellows to donate to our campaign to defeat Proposition 16 (ACA 5) and reject government preferences on the basis of race and sex.
California voters will determine the fate of Proposition 16 in November. CFER has assembled a seasoned team of civil rights champions, legal and political experts, as well as community leaders to lead this effort to defeat Proposition 16 and safeguard equal treatment in California. Among them is CFER’s prestigious president, Mr. Ward Connerly, who has led citizen initiatives to prohibit preferential treatment in California, Washington, Michigan, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona and Colorado.
Thanks to the initial round of donations, CFER has secured expert legal representation and political strategic counsel to challenge Proposition 16’s upcoming ballot language. While this crucial first step is well underway, we are expanding our diverse alliance, ramping up public education on the danger of Proposition 16, mapping the political landscape through scientific methods, and sustaining full operational capacity. The financial contributions from the community are critical to our
fight against the political establishment behind Proposition 16.
Together, we can defend Proposition 209 and keep government discrimination illegal! Please consider making a valuable contribution to our campaign. Contributions can be personal or corporate and there is no limit on what you can give.
Join our diverse coalition to defend Proposition 209: www.californiansforequalrights.org/our-coalition.
Donate here: www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/CaliforniansforEqualRights.
You must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder). This contribution is made from your own funds, and funds are not being provided to you by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution. Corporate and individual contributions are accepted ~ Contributions to this committee are not considered charitable contributions for income tax purposes.
Californians for Equal Rights
MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Wenyuan Wu, [email protected]; (760) 705-8262.
About CFER: Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) PAC is a ballot measure committee registered in the California state, with a mission to defend Proposition 209 and the principle of equal rights as enshrined in the California Constitution (Section 31 of Article I). Passed in November 1996 by popular vote (54.55%), Prop. 209 prohibits the state from “discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin”. Prop. 209 upholds America’s fundamental principles of equal opportunity, merit and individual liberty, with a simple language identical to Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. CFER accomplishes this mission through public education and grassroots campaigns to push back legislative attempts that would reinstitute racial and gender preferences in government programs.