Need your help to put I-1000 to public vote in Washington state
Washington State legislative passed I-1000 on 4/28. It is more than just racism, it is way worse.
The initiative itself can be explained in a single sentence: I-1000 would abolish the standard of equality under the law, regardless of race, as required by I-200 (an initiative I led in 1998), and replace it with a system that uses different rules for people of different races in public employment and education.
If a high school student applies to a state college or university, her race could be used as a factor in deciding whether she can be admitted.
If a small business owner applies for a government contract, his race could be used as a factor in the selection process.
If someone applies for a government job at the city, state or county, race could be an employment factor.
It redefines "preferential treatment" so it allow using race and color to select lesser qualified candidate over a more qualified candidate.
(d) "Preferential treatment" means the act of using race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, and honorably discharged veteran or military status as the sole qualifying factor to select a lesser qualified candidate over a more qualified candidate for a public education, public employment, or public contracting opportunity
Referendum 88 has been filed to put that choice where it really belongs – in the hands of the people.
If you want to put the I-1000 to the ballot, please sign up at http://bit.ly/WA_REF88