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Ward Connerly Scheduled Today for “The Real Deal” Radio Show Interview

June 20th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Self described affirmative action reformer and activist Ward Connerly, is scheduled to appear today on the Read Deal with Tim & Syl radio program. The show airs weekdays (Tuesday thru Thursday) from 4-5pm on WGNU 920. Connerly has gained notoriety in California, and around the nation, for his successful passage – of what critics contend – are anti-affirmative action ballot initiatives. His Sacramento based American Civil Rights Institute, is attempting to place a ballot initiative with the following language on five state ballots next November, including Missouri.

“The state shall not discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting.”

Ballot initiatives with this language have already passed in California, Washington, and Michigan.

From the New Leadership Blog:

“Recent ballot initiative victories in Michigan, Washington, and California, have shown that that these measures passed with strong grassroots support. The internet has become a logical extension of the power of grassroots organizing; with its advantages of quick and cost effective communication. No doubt, the opponents of the measure will use scare tactics and blatant mistruths to distort the purpose of the initiative, but fortunately, the blogosphere will be able to counter them.”

With sixteen months till November, affirmative action proponents have already voiced their concerns publicly, and vow to fight the initiative’s passage.

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