For Immediate Release
July 18, 2019
Livingston, New Jersey: On April 28, 2019, the Washington Legislature passed I-1000, an unconstitutional and immoral measure that would legalize discrimination against Asian Americans in education and employment by restoring Washington’s divisive, race-based affirmative action policies. The Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) strongly opposes this renewed attempt to harm the Asian-American community and urges you to support the Referendum Measure 88 that could put I-1000 back in the state’s November ballot so that the people can vote for their equal rights.
Employing deceptive verbiage to redefine preferential treatment, I-1000’s proponents promote a political agenda of discrimination, unjust preferences, and double standards. It rejects the voter-approved I-200 which guarantees equal treatment of all residents of Washington State. I-1000 surely results in racial discrimination against Asian Americans in Washington State. Referendum Measure 88 can overturn this discriminatory act.
It is time that we speak up for our constitutional rights to the equal protection of the laws and our children’s equal education rights, both of which are on the line as I-1000 pits racial groups against each other. The voters in Washington State should decide how government policies impact their education and employment opportunities in the public area.
If you are a registered voter in Washington state, please take immediate action to sign on R-88 byJuly 27th for I-1000 to be placed in the November ballot. You can find the closest signing location by clicking on this link: https://www.letpeoplevote.org/signing-location/.
Otherwise, please forward this email to your friends and family who live in Washington state.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Asian American Coalition for Education
Ms. Swann Lee, telephone: (617) 906-6380, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Wenyuan Wu, telephone: (786) 393-8028, email: email@example.com.
About the AACE: www.asianamericanforeducation.org
The Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-political, nonprofit, grassroots national organization, the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal educational rights. On May 15, 2015, the founders of AACE united 64 Asian-American organizations and jointly filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request that they conduct investigations into Harvard University’s discriminatory admissions practices against Asian-American applicants. As the largest joint action taken by Asian-American communities over the last few decades, this complaint is now being investigated by the Justice Department. Over the years, we have advanced the cause of equal education rights for the Asian-American community.