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
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