Position Letters

Asian American Coalition for Education Position Letter

Summary: For over five millions of Asian Americans who proudly call California their home state, their equal education rights are on the line as the ACA-5 proposal pits racial groups against each other by replacing merit with racial categorization. For all Californians, ACA-5 does nothing to promote true, long-lasting diversity or to address the root cause behind failing public education in many minority communities. This politically expedient yet impractically shortsighted act only exacerbates educational inequalities across the great state of California. (Download the position letter here).

Asian Industry B2B Resolution

Summary: Proposition 209 has substantially improved the rates of underrepresented racial minorities and females in higher education admissions, employment and promotions… ACA 5 will reverse the successful achievements of Proposition 209 by having a disparate effect on students, business professionals, employees, and communities of all races and sexes. (Download the resolution here).

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Resolution

Summary: The Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, introduced in 2020, would ultimately create a detriment to the entire society, but specifically to Chinese Americans who are getting into public universities at a higher rate than other races, through merit. For the greater society, it is a racist bill that hurts all races by delegitimizing their academic achievements. (Download the resolution here).

San Diego Asian Americans for Equality Position Letter

Summary: While the authors of the bill claim the intention of this bill is to protect the equal opportunity, we as people have to remind you that, it’s the law
instead of your intention that protect all Californians. By repealing the current law, ACA 5 literally would allow racial discrimination in public employment, public education and public contracting area. (Download the resolution here).

Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Position Letter

Summary: On August, 28, 1962, MLK said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Yet, 58 years later, some Californian legislators are proposing to entirely repeal Proposition 209 and unfairly roll the clock back to legalize discriminating a person based on her/his race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. We are outraged! (Down the resolution here).