The California Legislature is moving rapidly – during this lockdown – to sneak through a bill, ACA5, whose purpose is to repeal Proposition 209.
If you recall, in 1996 Prop 209 passed with 55% of the popular vote, with the simple California Constitutional provision taken from the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which states:
“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis or race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”
In short, Prop 209 eliminated racial quotas, and for the 24 years since its passing it has obligated the state of California to grant all Californians Equal Opportunity before the law.
But now, there is an effort to overturn this successful and popular proposition and to put ACA5 on the November ballot.
There is a group working tirelessly to ensure that California not take a gigantic step backward. The American Freedom Alliance is proud to add our name to those seeking to maintain the current policy of ensuring Equal Opportunity before the law and who are working to prevent the restoration of harmful racial quotas.