The following is a statement from the Yes on Proposition 16 campaign in reaction to the projected election outcome. “At the Opportunity for All/Yes on Prop 16 committee, we fought for every vote, and we value the imperative of every vote being counted. We owe that to our democracy here in California, and across the … Continue reading Yes on Prop 16 Campaign Issues Statement on Projected Election Outcome
The Yes on Proposition 16 campaign is making its closing argument to California voters with just two days until Election Day -- emphasizing the contrast between the campaign’s vision and that of the opposition. As polls show surging support for the measure to repeal California’s ban on affirmative action, the campaign launched a positive and … Continue reading Yes on Prop. 16 Campaign Makes Final Appeal to Voters: Dismantle Systemic Racism, Support Equal Opportunity for All
Measure to end California’s ban on affirmative action is tied 45-45, leads with those who have already voted Support for Proposition 16 has rallied dramatically over the last week, according to a daily tracking poll conducted by David Binder Research. In 600 interviews over the last three days, 45 percent of California voters say they support the measure to level … Continue reading Support for Prop. 16 Surges in New Daily Tracking Poll
On October 14, 2020, Chief Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California granted in part the Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment against the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. In its order, the Court explained that “incarcerated individuals are not excludable as … Continue reading Federal Court Confirms IRS Unlawfully Withheld Stimulus Relief From Incarcerated People
Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order certifying a nationwide class of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons, and granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction requiring the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the United States of America (“Defendants”) to stop withholding CARES Act stimulus funds from plaintiffs or any class member on the sole basis of their incarcerated status.
Ruling blocks two-tier discriminatory system and marks major step toward the elimination of standardized testing in college admissions Lisa Holder, Los Angeles-based civil rights attorney and Equal Justice Society, Of Counsel, representing the Plaintiffs said: "The Regents openly admitted that the SAT/ACT is a racist, classist test that steeps preferences on wealthy, white student applicants. Nevertheless, … Continue reading UC System No Longer Allowed to Consider SAT and ACT Scores in Admissions
Richard Zitrin I was talking with Eva Paterson about my recent renewed reflections about racism. After we talked, she asked me to write something from my perspective: a white guy who has considered himself an anti-racist for most all of my 73 years. Some of this perspective goes back as far my pre-teen years and … Continue reading Richard Zitrin: Being ‘Anti-Racist’ is Not Enough
By Haley Sweetland Edwards, TIME Magazine October 4, 2018 History often seems inexorable in hindsight, shaped by powerful figures operating beyond our control. But when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford walked in to face the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, raised her right hand and swore to tell the truth, it was clear that an … Continue reading ICYMI: How Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Changed America