Initiative 1000

[10/21/19] Affirmative Action Back on the Ballot

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More than two decades after Washington voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one’s minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov. 5 vote comes after the Legislature raced to approve Initiative 1000 on the […]

[9/6/19] Alleged False Claims Create Legal Challenges

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A Thurston County Superior Court judge has dismissed a challenge that contended affirmative-action opponents are making false claims about Initiative 1000 in voter-pamphlet language ahead of the Nov. 5 election. Proponents of Referendum 88 gathered enough signatures this summer to put the initiative, which was passed by the Legislature earlier this year, up for a […]