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 … Continue reading California Voters Support Affirmative Action, Says New Survey

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 … Continue reading We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

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 … Continue reading We’re Ready to End the Death Penalty and We Need Your Help

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. … Continue reading Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

June 30: California’s Day of Action to End the Death Penalty

The Equal Justice Society is deeply committed to racial justice and preserving human dignity for all people. Consistent with these commitments, we have joined the fight to help stop executions in California, and we encourage you to join us. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently released new regulations on its lethal injection … Continue reading June 30: California’s Day of Action to End the Death Penalty

June 30: California’s Day of Action to End the Death Penalty

The Equal Justice Society is deeply committed to racial justice and preserving human dignity for all people. Consistent with these commitments, we have joined the fight to help stop executions in California, and we encourage you to join us. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently released new regulations on its lethal injection … Continue reading June 30: California’s Day of Action to End the Death Penalty

Calif. Appellate Court Upholds Promoting Diversity in Schools

Yesterday marked an important victory for advocates of school diversity and equal opportunity. A California Court of Appeals ruled that Berkeley Unified School District’s policy of taking neighborhood demographics into account when making school assignments is not discriminatory as alleged by challengers. The Court concluded that the District’s plan “does not show partiality, prejudice or … Continue reading Calif. Appellate Court Upholds Promoting Diversity in Schools