Unreported remarks by Independence Institute president Jon Caldara at the Denver “Tea Party” protest may have brought wild cheers from the teabagging throng. But the invoking of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech — after Caldara and crew attempted to repeal affirmative action protections in Colorado — is nothing short of abhorrent.
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After a two day post-election limbo, Colorado’s Amendment 46 failed yesterday on a slim margin. The so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is the first anti-affirmative action amendment propped by California businessman Ward Connerly to make it onto a state ballot and flop.
The significance is not lost on Amendment 46′s detractors. “I am thrilled,” says Melissa Hart, a University of Colorado law professor who co-ran the Vote No on 46 campaign. “Given that everyone kept telling us we couldn’t do it, it is exciting that we did.”
With less than six weeks until voters are asked to weigh in on the controversial Amendment 46 to end affirmative action in Colorado, a Washington D.C. group has joined the fray.
The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, a progressive organization that investigates conservative ballot measures, has released a TV ad in Colorado and Nebraska. The spot slams Ward Connerly, the California businessman behind the anti-affirmative action initiatives in both states. Connerly had tried to launch similar projects in three other states this year, but failed to get them onto the ballots.
From man camps to affirmative action and the ever-silent Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, Colorado Confidential is on the story.
If a proposal to end affirmative action in Colorado makes it to the ballot in November of 2008, and voters adopt it, Colorado can look to the impacts in California, Washington State and Michigan, where similar proposals have been…
A Sacramento based group influential in banning affirmative action in California in 1996, in Washington State in 1998, and in Michigan in 2006, has turned its sights on Colorado in the 2008 election cycle. Yesterday, it cleared the last…