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November 12, 2008
New on Civilrights.org: Anti-equal opportunity ballot initiative defeated in Colorado.
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1) ‘Misled’ Petition Signers Say Amendment 46 Defeat Brings Relief
Article, The Colorado Independent
November 10, 2008
The Vote No on Amendment 46 campaign isn’t the only group pleased to see the anti-affirmative-action measure lose, albeit by a teensy margin on Thursday afternoon.
2) Ward Connerly Dealt A Loss in Colorado; Nebraska Reviews New Law
Robin Chen Delos
Article, Diverse Online
November 10, 2008
Colorado voters narrowly rejected banning affirmative action at public colleges and universities. The measure would have made it illegal for state government to consider race, ethnicity or gender in education, hiring or contracting decisions.
3) In A First Among States, Colorado Voters Reject Ban on Affirmative Action Programs
Article, The Associated Press
November 7, 2008
Colorado voters became the first in the nation to reject a ban on state affirmative action programs, narrowly defeating a measure that California businessman Ward Connerly has helped pass in four other states.
4) Obama Helped Defeat Anti-Affirmative Action
Article, The Washington Times
November 8, 2008
Ward Connerly says his anti-affirmative-action movement wouldn't have taken its first ballot defeat if not for a buzzsaw named Barack Obama.
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