National Alliance Calls to Defeat Referendum Measure 88 in Washington State

By | October 8, 2019

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2019 

Livingston, New Jersey: After months of relentless campaigning, Washington-based Let People Vote (LPV) successfully reversed the legislative passage of Initiative 1000 (I-1000), an unconstitutional and illegal measure that would restore Washington’s divisive, race-based affirmative action policies. As a result, Referendum Measure 88 (R-88) will appear in the state’s November ballot as the ballot version of I-1000, giving Washington voters a fair opportunity to vote for their equal rights.

The Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) strongly opposes R-88’s attempt to restore race-based admissions in Washington State’s educational institutions. It violates 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the 1964 Civil Right Act, in addition to Washington laws and the voter-approved I-200.

Within days, the AACE and LPV formed a national alliance to take joint actions and coordinate resources toward voting out R-88 on November 5th.

Currently, our alliance is joined by: the American Coalition for Equality, Silicon Valley Chinese Association, San Diego Asian Americans for Equality, Chinese American Alliance, the Association for Education Fairness, 80-20 DC Chapter, Dallas Fort Worth Political Action Committee, the Orange Club PAC, GOP-Asian American Association, Michigan Chinese Conservative Alliance, Houston Chinese Alliance, and the Chinese American Heritage Association.

In the wake of the biased Harvard lawsuit ruling, our national alliance and all its member organizations vow to fight against the attempt to legalize racial discrimination in Washington State!

To solidify our efforts in defending our children’s equal education rights, the AACE calls for nationwide support to defeat the racist R-88 in Washington State:

  • You can join our national alliance as an organization;
  • If you live in Washington State, please join the LPV campaign, call upon your neighbors, friends, and your association members to vote on November 5 to reject R-88 and I-1000.
  • If you live outside Washington State, please donateto the Let People Vote PAC. Mobilized by courageous Asian-American community leaders, the LPV has made concrete efforts in spearheading this important fight. They need our support!

For Asian-American children’s equal education rights, please help. We count on your valuable support!

Asian American Coalition for Education

Let People Vote

Dr. Wenyuan Wu, telephone: (786) 393-8028, email:

Mr. Kan Qiu, telephone: (425)-998-7199, email: 

About the
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.