Arizona Affirmative Action Ban will not be on November Ballot
An anti-affirmative action ballot measure in Arizona will not be on the November ballot. The measure was decertified based on the signatures collected, but its decertification was challenged last week.
A lawsuit to restore the measure to the ballot was officially abandoned Friday by supporters of the measure, who cited an inability to review all signatures in question by a September 3 deadline. Supporters of the measure have vowed to renew their campaign for the 2010 mid-term elections, according to the Associated Press.
The ballot measure (see PDF) would have amended the Arizona State Constitution to ban affirmative action for women and people of color in public education, public employment, and public contracting.
Media Resources: Feminist Daily Newswire 8/29/08; Arizona Secretary of State; Associated Press 8/29/08
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .