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Statement on the California Assembly’s Passage of ACA 5
June 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm

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June 10, 2020

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur on the California Assembly’s passage of ACA 5, which would put on the November 2020 ballot a question to repeal Proposition 209’s ban of affirmative action in government contracting, public employment and education:

“Overturning California’s equal opportunity ban is long overdue. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people and all Californians deserve a fair shot at success, but Proposition 209 has blocked our communities from empowering and investing in marginalized communities for more than 25 years. To create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people, we must take meaningful action to level the playing field for communities of color and for women. We’re grateful to Dr. Weber and members of the Assembly for their critical work to empower Californians to reach their full potential.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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