Referendum 88

[10/21/19] Affirmative Action Back on the Ballot

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More than two decades after Washington voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one’s minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov. 5 vote comes after the Legislature raced to approve Initiative 1000 on the […]

[9/6/19] Alleged False Claims Create Legal Challenges

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A Thurston County Superior Court judge has dismissed a challenge that contended affirmative-action opponents are making false claims about Initiative 1000 in voter-pamphlet language ahead of the Nov. 5 election. Proponents of Referendum 88 gathered enough signatures this summer to put the initiative, which was passed by the Legislature earlier this year, up for a […]

[8/8/19] Repeal of Affirmative Action Makes Ballot

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A measure that seeks to repeal an initiative to restore affirmative action in Washington state will be on the November ballot. The secretary of state’s office said yesterday that it certified Referendum 88 for the general election. The opponents of Initiative 1000, which passed the Legislature in April, had 90 days to gather 129,811 valid […]