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Affirmative Action in the News

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October 1, 2008

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1) Ritter: Anti-Affirmative Action Initiative Will ‘Destroy Years of Progress’
Naomi Zeveloff
Article, The Colorado Independent
September 29, 2008
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter lambasted Amendment 46 at a press conference this afternoon, saying that the anti-affirmative action ballot measure will hurt our economy. “We are in a time in this country and in this state where we have to keep our economy moving forward,” said Ritter, who spoke surrounded by supporters on the west steps of the state Capitol. “Amendment 46 takes us in the wrong direction.”
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2) TV Ad Targets Backer of Affirmative Action Ban
The Associated Press
Article, KPTM TV (Omaha, NE)
September 27, 2008
A new television and online ad questions the motives of a California businessman who is pushing a ban on most types of affirmative action in Nebraska and Colorado.
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3) Cleveland Council Committee Responsible for Monitoring Minority Hiring Fails to Meet for 16 Months
Gabriel Baird and Henry J. Gomez
Article, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
September 29, 2008
A Cleveland City Council committee responsible for monitoring hiring of city residents, women and minorities on big public projects has not met regularly for more than a year. And as of June, the latest report available, nearly half of the projects were failing to meet their hiring targets.
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About this Newsletter

Published by Americans for a Fair Chance, a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, in partnership with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, National Women's Law Center, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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