Do Not divide us, no on prop 16!

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The California Civil Rights Initiative protects us from discrimination. Prop 16 will repeal it and divide us. Vote no! Learn more about why it won’t bring us equal opportunity or affirmative action, but rather preferential treatment.

And the official ballot language of Prop 16 is here.
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“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.”   – Dr. Martin Luther King

NO on PROP 16
NO on PROP 16

If Prop 16 passes, all schools in California will be allowed to make drastically different decisions based on race – like they currently do across the country, where race can be considered in admissions.

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“Race preferences are very unpopular among Americans. If the public understands, ACA5 loses.”

“History will remember this moment. Don’t be the one who voted YES on ACA5, because it was the easy thing to do. Think about the consequences.”

Gail Heriot, Law professor; Member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Follow Prof. Heriot on Twitter @GailHeriot

“America’s experiment with democracy will fail if we divide our people into racial enclaves and allocate jobs, contracts, and college admissions on that basis.” – Ward Connerly

The text of Prop 209, 37 words:

“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 or public contracting”.

The text of Prop 209: 37 words, simple and direct…true equality…government neutrality with respect to the pursuit of happiness by citizens. Ask those who seek to remove 209 from the CA constitution. “Why? What do you dislike about the text?”

Mr. Ward Connerly (Twitter: @tobeequal)

Chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, former Regent of the University of California


NO on PROP 16!