California May Ask Voters Whether To Restore Affirmative Action In Government, Universities
California voters would be asked to overturn a state ban on affirmative action at government agencies and universities, under a plan from state legislators that passed the state Assembly this afternoon.
More than two-thirds of the Assembly voted for Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, which gained momentum after the police killing of George Floyd sparked a national conversation on systemic racism.
“I’m so grateful I didn’t have to convince you that racism is real, because George Floyd did that,” said the bill's sponsor Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, according to the Associated Press.
The amendment next heads to the Senate, also controlled by Democrats, for approval by June 25.