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Affirmative Action in the News
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August 20, 2008
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1) Arizona Affirmative Action Ban Foes File Challenge
The Associated Press
Article, Tucson Citizen
August 18, 2008
Alleging fraud by petition circulators and other improprieties, opponents of a ballot measure to generally bar racial and gender preferences by the state government asked a court Monday to keep the initiative off the November ballot.
2) Turning the Tables on Affirmative Action Foes
Article, Inside Higher Ed
August 18, 2008
Defenders of affirmative action have learned — as ballot measures to bar its use by public colleges spread from state to state — how to win support from educators, business leaders and politicians. But they’ve yet to marshal a majority of state voters to reject one of the measures.
3) Connerly Group Refuses to Name Donors
Article, Omaha World-Herald
August 15, 2008
The out-of-state group bankrolling the campaign to ban affirmative action in Nebraska refuses to divulge the names of its biggest donors. That decision by California businessman Ward Connerly and his American Civil Rights Coalition ignores the written opinion of Nebraska's campaign finance commission.
4) Oregon Governor Encourages State Contracting with Minority and Women Owned Businesses
Article, All American Patriots
August 13, 2008
Oregon Governor Kulongoski today announced he sent a letter to state agencies accompanying Executive Order 08-16, directing agencies to adopt aspirational targets to increase opportunities for minority and women owned businesses that are competing for state contracts.
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