2020 感恩有你一起击败Prop 16

新闻发布 加州圣地亚哥2020年11月26日讯:截止11月25日下午3:08,目前已计票完成的一千多万张选票中,投反对票的有961万张选票(57.2%),比投赞成的719万选票(42.8%)净多出240多万张选票, Californians for Equal Rights(CFER)已经宣布胜选。 在2020感恩节的日子里再次向所有为反对Prop. 16做出努力的捐款人和义工们献上诚挚的感谢和敬意,正是因为你们知其不可为而为之的坚持,才有了今天来之不易的胜利。 这是一场来之不易的胜利,因为加州绝对多数的立法议员们在支持方那一边,加州各级民选官员几乎都在支持方那一边,加州几乎所有工会组织都在支持方那一边,加州几乎所有媒体都在支持方那一边,加州几乎所有组织、大公司都在支持方那一边,加州几乎所有亿万富豪们都在支持方那一边,对方总计投入了超过2700万资金,而我们反对方仅仅只有170万竞选资金左右,我们的胜利是加州民意的胜利,是义工们辛勤付出的胜利。 在华州ACE抗击R-88胜利之后,这是又一次以华人义工、华人捐款为主并最终胜利的选战。并且在这次选战中,华人草根运动还成功对接了选战的各路专业人士,所以才能够取得这次历史性的大胜。最近的新闻媒体报道中,我们这次选战的主力是华人这个事实得到了全美的注意和肯定。我们华人参政议政的形象逐渐成为正面的 “带领全美各族人民争取平等权利“的形象,这次大胜甚至超过1996年Prop 209通过时的54.55%,在极左的加州可以说是一次决定性的胜利,这也将为可能到来的高法哈佛诉讼打下一个良好的基础。这一切都与大家这几个月的努力是分不开的。 感恩大家对CFER的信任!感恩Ward、Gail、Manny等诸多209老将站出来带领这场选战!感恩Arnie在战略上的正确部署!感恩Wenyuan、Damian、Ying、Bill及其团队的执行力!感恩Michelle、Young、Tom、Leo、Richard、Betty、Kali、Eli、Don等众多愿意为反对Prop 16站出来发声的发言人!感恩SFFA、AACE、ACE、纽约同源会等州外组织的支持!感恩加州本地兄弟华人组织SVCA、TVAA、CCCCA、HQH、TOCF、SDAAFE快速反应,团结一致,在筹款、义工动员上立下汗马功劳!感恩Saga、Tina制作精美的广告视频和宣传图片!感恩Lin、Changyi、Eddie在选战网站上的默默奉献和支持!感恩Frank、Crystal、Saga、Joy、Chunhua组成的理事会在筹款上的努力!感恩以飞达教育为首的众多企业捐款支持CFER No on 16选战!感恩很多捐款人从家庭的预算里面拨出一大笔支持CFER No on 16选战!感恩很多义工用各种创意的方法包括配捐、活动、写催款短文、短信筹款等等帮忙筹措捐款!感恩很多义工积极组织参与车游引起选民注意!感恩很多义工积极参与插牌活动!还有很多义工自发制作的各种研究、图片、视频;自发组织的各项接触选民的义工活动包括短信、举牌、大幅标语牌等等!没有大家的付出我们无法取得这场大胜! 当然,我们也看到,在平等权利的道路上,我们还有很长的道路要走。针对亚裔在教育上的歧视在极左的加州仍然是正在进行时,我们也可以想象对方一定会继续对美国价值观里面“任人唯贤”的部分继续加以攻击。CFER的主要工作人员和义工将继续前行,在追求全美各族裔人民真正平等权利的道路上继续前行,也恳请大家如果有什么建议和想法能够跟我们联系,我们可以继续一起讨论后续的应对。请随时发送email给 [email protected] 。 华人参政议政才刚刚开始,感恩一路上有你! CFER No on 16选战工作组全体敬上加州平等权益联盟Californians for Equal Rights

New Korean-American Members of Congress Campaigned Against Racial Preferences

Americans of Asian Descent —A New Force in Politics For Immediate ReleaseNovember 23, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA – November 23, 2020– The first Korean Americans just elected to the U.S. Congress, Michelle Steel and Young Kim, were key supporters of the historic campaign against Proposition 16. The nationally-watched statewide ballot measure, which sought to re-establish race preferencesContinue reading “New Korean-American Members of Congress Campaigned Against Racial Preferences”

A Tale of Two Campaigns: Losing Prop 16 Campaign Outspent Opponents by 16-to-1

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 16, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA – November 16, 2020 –The campaign to bring racial preferences back to California outspent its opposition by 16-to 1, and still lost by more than 2.3 million votes, a landslide 57%-to-43%. The nationally watched Proposition 16 campaign shows the limitations of Big Money, according to Frank Xu,Continue reading “A Tale of Two Campaigns: Losing Prop 16 Campaign Outspent Opponents by 16-to-1”

No on 16 Strategist Highlights “The Political Awakening of Asian Americans”

Americans of Asian Descent Key to Defeating Racial Preferences in California For Immediate ReleaseNovember 12, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA – November 12, 2020 – A record number of California voters decisively rejected racial preferences by defeating Proposition 16 in last week’s election. Prop 16 would have amended the California Constitution to repeal the prohibition against, andContinue reading “No on 16 Strategist Highlights “The Political Awakening of Asian Americans””

NO on Prop 16 Campaign Declares Victory

California Voters Solidly Reject Racial Preferences Press Release November 4, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA—November 4, 2020—Californians for Equal Rights, the NO on 16 campaign, today declared victory following the record turnout of voters solidly rejecting Proposition 16 on Election Day. This statewide ballot measure would have amended the State Constitution by deleting the provision—adopted by votersContinue reading “NO on Prop 16 Campaign Declares Victory”

No on Prop 16 Campaign to Hold Virtual Election Night Party

MEDIA ADVISORYNovember 2, 2020SAN DIEGO, CA – November 2, 2020 – The NO on Prop 16 Campaign will host a virtual election party on Tuesday, November 3at 7:00 p.m. PST to celebrate its supporters. This campaign has been a tremendous grassroots effort, highlighted by an army of volunteers and small dollar donors who have worked tirelessly to encourageContinue reading “No on Prop 16 Campaign to Hold Virtual Election Night Party”

Strategist Issues Updated Memo Deconstructing Mythology of Prop 16

NO on 16 Campaign Highlights Multiracial, Nonpartisan Coalition of Supporters MEDIA ADVISORYFor October 31, 2020 Election PreviewSAN DIEGO, CA – October 31, 2020 – The strategist and chief consultant for Californians for Equal Rights, the No on Prop 16 campaign, today issued an updated memo dispelling the mythology of Proposition 16. In a detailed memorandum, ArnoldContinue reading “Strategist Issues Updated Memo Deconstructing Mythology of Prop 16”

Strategist Deconstructs the Mythology of Proposition 16

MEDIA ADVISORY For October 28, 2020 Election Preview SAN DIEGO, CA – October 28, 2020 – The strategist and chief consultant for Californians for Equal Rights, the No on Prop 16 campaign, today dispelled the mythology of Proposition 16. In a detailed memorandum, Arnold Steinberg, who served in the same strategic role for Proposition 209 inContinue reading “Strategist Deconstructs the Mythology of Proposition 16”

NO on Prop 16 to Celebrate Asian-American Political Awakening of 2020 Campaign to Showcase Leadership and Supporters

MEDIA ADVISORY For October 26, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA – October 25, 2020 – The NO on Prop 16 campaign will hold a press conference on Zoom tomorrow, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PDT to celebrate the political awakening of Asians of American descent in this election. While vastly outmatched in fundraising dollars (byContinue reading “NO on Prop 16 to Celebrate Asian-American Political Awakening of 2020 Campaign to Showcase Leadership and Supporters”

NO on Prop 16 Leads Again in Statewide Poll

Campaign Releases Fundraising Report; Californians Continue to Reject Racial Preferences Despite Massive Spending by Fat Cats and Special Interests FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA—October 22, 2020—Californians for Equal Rights, the NO on Prop 16 campaign, continues to lead in the latest statewide opinion poll less than two weeks before Election Day.Continue reading “NO on Prop 16 Leads Again in Statewide Poll”