Pick up a phone and call your legislature and oppose passage of ACA5 by the CA state legislature.
Assembly Constitutional Amendment N0. 5 aka ACA5 kills Proposition 209 which in 1996 made it illegal to consider race in making decisions who gets into CA state schools. Proposition 209 has made it possible for far more minorities to enter the UC system and for far more to graduate. The numbers are there which show that Proposition 209 is a success story. More minorities go and more minorities graduate now thanks to Proposition 209.
For those living in Santa Cruz CA and near by your representatives in CA government are Mark Stone (916 319 2029) (831 425 2570) and Bill Monning (916 651 4017) (831 425-0401) are your representatives.
Another way to contact Mark Stone is via Facebook.
Mark Stone is a co-author of ACA-5. Per telephone contact 6/2/2020 with one of Mr. Stone’s Santa Cruz field representatives, Mr. Stone believes that getting rid of Prop. 209 is a good thing which will create a level playing ground.
How about an invitation? One way to get some questions answered: Let’s get Mr. Stone on KSCO 1080 in Santa Cruz so locals can get answers to their questions. Michael Z of 1080 attended UCSC years ago. From Mr. Stone’s Facebook page, why not invite him to speak on the radio via KSCO 1080?
This is a crucial week for registering opposition to ACA5. The Democrat controlled CA State Legislature want ACA 5 on the ballot in November. ACA 5 makes race central again in deciding who gets into state schools. Why the push now? With the pandemic and riots dominating the news now, it’s a convenient time to push the race card and get ACA 5 on the ballot without even a vote in the CA Senate.
ACA 5 overturns Proposition 209 the successful ballot initiative passed in 1996 which made it illegal for CA to consider race for awarding contracts, in hiring for public jobs and in deciding who is admitted to CA state schools. Ward Connerly, age 81, is back in the saddle working to join the fight against a new effort to overturn what he accomplished in 1996 and return race to the center of how decisions are made.
Those who care about a colorblind CA and that it remain that way can join Wenyuan Wu’s organization Asian-American Coalition for Education. Wu’s organization part of a broader alliance of Asian-American groups trying to stop ACA 5. Click here to become a member of Wu’s organization and fight racism in education.
Organizations that oppose CA proposed legislation ACA5 include a broad range of organizations: the Asian American Legal Foundation, Facebook group Asians Not Brainwashed by Media and Fair Chance for Asians to the Panda Kung Fu Center of the Univerisity of California, Chinese Alumni Association and Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation.
These associations have organized against ACA 5 because Ms Wu says, “If it passes, Asian-American students will be further scapegoated and penalized in college admissions.”
Proposition 209 has resulted in more — not less — minorities graduating from CA state schools. See below from Jacoby with
Antelope Valley Press who writes Who are the enemies of 209?
“In the University of California system, four-year graduation rates of underrepresented racial minorities rose from 31.3 percent [before Proposition 209] … to 43.3 percent during 2001-03. In 2014, underrepresented racial minorities’ four-year graduation rate rose to a record high of 55.1 percent.”
Jacoby continues: “And what is true of graduation rates is equally true of enrollment. Both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of all admissions, there are more minority students on University of California campuses than ever before. The charge that Proposition 209 “stymied” diversity in California’s public higher-education system, Wu says flatly, “is simply untrue.”
“Last summer, the University of California system admitted the largest and most diverse class of freshmen in its history — without resorting to racial quotas. Fully 40 percent of the new undergraduates, reported the Los Angeles Times, were African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian.”
So why are the Democrats in Sacramento pushing ACA5 now? Because with the pandemic and now riots it’s easy for the Democrats to push it through. So they think. So — pickup your phone. Call your representatives. And call radio stations in your area.
The Democrat cats running state government in CA go after Proposition 209 ‘mouse’ …. Run mouse run! Run for your life! Most ‘experts’ expect ACA5 to win if it makes it on the CA ballot in Nov. That’s why it’s important to act now. Pick up your phone? What say you……
written by Cameron Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org