Jurisdiction: State of Washington
Confusing affirmative action initiative a product of long back-and-forth about best way to afford opportunity
If you signed petitions this spring to put Referendum 88 on the November election lot because you oppose affirmative action laws, should you mark it “Approved” or “Rejected” on your ballot? We explain.
Suit contends affirmative action campaigners didn’t pay companies that gathered signatures to get initiative passed
When the campaign to change Washington’s affirmative action laws turned in thousands of petitions to send the initiative to the Legislature, sponsors bragged that they had a record number of signatures for such an effort. But they didn’t mention that those signatures hadn’t been paid for.
Referendum would stop recently approved initiative that allowed some affirmative action plans in Washington
Washington voters will likely get the chance to continue or revamp the state’s 21 year-old law that restricts affirmative action programs.
With shouts from protesters echoing across the Senate floor, lawmakers approved an initiative to reinstate affirmative action in Washington late Sunday.
Legislature may vote on affirmative action initiative in the final days of the session.