Yes on Proposition 16

Yes on Proposition 16

Vote Yes on Proposition 16: Allows Diversity as a Factor in Public Employment, Education, and Contracting Decisions

Placed on the November 3, 2020 ballot by legislative measure ACA 5 (Weber; D-San Diego), Proposition 16 repeals Section 31 of Article 1 of the California Constitution, which establishes a prohibition on state and local government programs and preferences, based on race or gender or national origin, for hiring, contracting and admission into public higher education institutions.

Section 31 was added by Proposition 209 in November 1996. The CalChamber did not take a position on Proposition 209.

The CalChamber Board of Directors based its decision to support Proposition 16 on the need to improve diversity and opportunity in California’s public workforce and educational institutions.

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