Anti-Affirmative Action Ballot Initiatives Hit Roadblocks
Ward Connerly’s efforts to place anti-affirmative action initiatives of the November ballots in five states have hit roadblocks. The measures would ban affirmative action for women and people of color in public education, public employment, and public contracting. They have had disastrous impact in states such as California, where they have been approved.
The measure failed to gather necessary signatures in both Missouri and Oklahoma.
In Colorado some petition signers have filed formal complaints charging the petitioners with fraud. Signature drives continue in Nebraska and Arizona.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation; Feminist Daily Newswire
4/15/2014 Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women - Using the Medicaid expansion debate as a platform, the Virginia Catholic Conference issued a statement Friday calling for the repeal of a Virginia law that allows state funding of abortion care for Medicaid recipients in situations where the fetus exhibits a "gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity" or a "gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency."
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington authored the statement which urges Virginia lawmakers to act to expand Medicaid to cover more of Virginia's poor. . . .