For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2020
San Diego, California: On August 13, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Yale University violated Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants. Justice Department’s decision was made in response to a civil rights compliantlaunched by the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) in May 2016, on behalf of over 130 Asian-American organizations. Many of these organizations are also part of our No on 16 coalition! This is a major milestone for the Asian-American community and for all Americans dedicated to the principle of equality, in the honorable fight to advance equal education rights.
The legal framework of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is ALMOST IDENTICAL with California’s Constitutional Principle of Equality (Proposition 209). Our campaign is fiercely defending this principle!
“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.”
Our No on 16 battle echoes a national movement, spearheaded by courageous Americans of Asian descent and supported by most Americans of all political persuasions. We are united by a shared vision of true equality and meritocracy. Let’s carry on this triumphant momentum in California and unite to say no to racial discrimination!
As CFER President Mr. Ward Connerly argues, “equality is essential to the maintenance of a civil society”!
Please join our broad-based coalition to defend Proposition 209: https://californiansforequalrights.org/our-coalition/.
Please contribute to our campaign to take on the Pro-ACA-5 establishment: https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/CaliforniansforEqualRights/
Californians for Equal Rights
MEDIA CONTACT: Kenny Xu, [email protected]; (804) 869-7456.
About CFER: “Californians for Equal Rights, No on 16” (CFER) is the principal ballot measure committee, 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.