Affirmative Action Threatened by Michigan Ballot Initiative
November 2, 2006
Michigan voters will decide the fate of affirmative action programs in their state on Tuesday. Proposition 2, the deceptively-titled "Michigan Civil Rights Initiative", would ban the use of gender- and race-based affirmative action programs in public institutions.
NOW recognizes the inequalities that continue to exist for women and people of color and is committed to defeating Proposition 2. Michigan NOW activists, with the One United Michigan coalition, are working hard on the ground, while NOW Foundation staff and volunteers are on the phones working to turn out voters.
What the Michigan anti-affirmative action initiative would do:
Michigan still needs affirmative action:
Affirmative action programs are put in place to offset gender and race discrimination. Unfortunately, the United States is still riddled with the dual problems of racism and sexism. Until we have fully eradicated racism and sexism in society, we must press for programs that affirmatively address gender and racial disparities that result from unequal distribution of resources and opportunities. That's why we're hard at work to protect such programs in Michigan and we urge all Michigan voters to vote NO on Proposition 2.
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