Tag Archives: California

California Voters Support Affirmative Action, Says New Survey

California voters in all racial groups support affirmative action, according to a report released today by the National Asian American Survey (NAAS). That is a significant change from 1996 when 55 percent of the state’s voters supported Prop 209, which ended affirmative policies in public employment, contracting and education in California, said Karthick Ramakrishnan, survey […]
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Eva Paterson: ‘When the Death Penalty Gets Personal’

Eva authored this guest post on Jan. 11 for the SAFE California Campaign site. My fiancé, Steve Henry, was murdered in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 25, 1997. As bizarre as this may sound, one of the thoughts I had as the initial shock wore off, was “Well, am I still against the death penalty?” My answer […]
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We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

Last night’s execution of an innocent man, Troy Anthony Davis, by the State of Georgia demands that we renew efforts to end the death penalty. “Troy’s execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States,” wrote Ben Jealous of the NAACP last night. “The world […]
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We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

Last night’s execution of an innocent man, Troy Anthony Davis, by the State of Georgia demands that we renew efforts to end the death penalty. “Troy’s execution, the exceptional unfairness of it, will only hasten the end of the death penalty in the United States,” wrote Ben Jealous of the NAACP last night. “The world […]
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Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

On Jan. 25 in San Francisco and Jan. 26 in Sacramento, learn how you can apply to serve on the commission and ensure the commission reflects the diversity of our state at forums sponsored by MALDEF, EJS, CaCCR, APALC and NAACP California. In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, creating California’s first-ever citizens redistricting commission. […]
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