What does this amendment say – and what will it do?
The amendment says it will block “preferential treatment” based on race, gender or national origin. What it really does is end opportunities for women and minorities to have equal access to education, jobs and contracts in Michigan. It will immediately end all state and local policies that promote equal opportunity.
Who is pushing this proposal?
The proposal comes from California, where a handful of millionaires have bankrolled Ward Connerly, a California businessman who made $1.1 million in 2003 pushing anti-affirmative action activities throughout the country. His organization paid circulators in Michigan to obtain petitions by misleading people into thinking they were supporting affirmative action.
What will happen if this proposal passes?
All state and local affirmative action and outreach programs will be immediately eliminated. That means:
When will voters see this proposal?
The proposal will be on the November 2006 ballot.
Who is opposing the California Amendment?
What can you do to stop the California Amendment that ends affirmative action?
Make sure everyone knows what the California Amendment is really all about. Some will call it the “Michigan Civil Rights Amendment.” It’s not civil and it’s not right!
For more information contact One United Michigan, P.O. Box 81156
Lansing Michigan 48908
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