Support Grows for ACA 5

Strong momentum is growing for legislation asking voters to decide whether the state government can again address discrimination against women and people of color in contracting, public employment, and education, announced the Opportunity for All Coalition through its co-chairs, Eva Paterson of the Equal Justice Society, and Vincent Pan of Chinese for Affirmative Action. AssemblyContinue reading “Support Grows for ACA 5”

Congresswoman Karen Bass, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker Endorse ACA 5

The Opportunity For All Coalition today announced three key endorsements of ACA 5, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s (D – San Diego) bill to let voters reinstate affirmative action programs in California. Congresswoman Karen Bass of Los Angeles, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker have announced their support for ACA 5,Continue reading “Congresswoman Karen Bass, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker Endorse ACA 5”

Statement on Ahmaud Arbery

The Opportunity for All Coalition today issued the following statement: “We are heartbroken and outraged by the unjust death of Ahmaud Arbery. Our deepest condolences go to Ahmaud’s family, friends, and community. We stand united with those seeking answers in Georgia, and with Americans across the country working to correct injustice in all its forms.”Continue reading “Statement on Ahmaud Arbery”

Assembly Committee Approves ACA 5, Moves to Appropriations Committee

The Opportunity for All Coalition supporting ACA 5, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s bill to allow voters an opportunity to restore affirmative action and equal opportunity in California, applauds the approval of the bill by the Assembly’s Committee on Public Employment and Retirement on a 6-1 bipartisan vote. ACA 5 will be heard next by theContinue reading “Assembly Committee Approves ACA 5, Moves to Appropriations Committee”

Asian American Elected Officials, Organizations, and Leaders Among More than 250 Endorsements for ACA 5

The Opportunity for All Coalition (opportunity4all.org) today announced a diverse list of more than 250 endorsements for ACA 5, including more than 50 endorsements from Asian American Pacific Islander elected officials, organizations and leaders. ACA 5, introduced by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber of San Diego, would give voters the opportunity to remove the ban onContinue reading “Asian American Elected Officials, Organizations, and Leaders Among More than 250 Endorsements for ACA 5”

Experts Discuss Policy Solutions to Address COVID-19’s Unequal Impact on Women and People of Color

With the California legislature returning to session next week, policy experts highlighted COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women and people of color in a virtual salon on May 1 and called on state leaders to support policy solutions tailored to help the most vulnerable communities in the state. ACA 5, introduced by Assemblymember Shirley Weber onContinue reading “Experts Discuss Policy Solutions to Address COVID-19’s Unequal Impact on Women and People of Color”

Statement by Opportunity for All Coalition on Coronavirus-Related Race Attacks

The Opportunity for All Coalition – which is working to eliminate discrimination in California state contracts, hiring and college admissions – strongly condemns racist attacks and discrimination against Chinese Americans and Asian Americans. This is the time for unity not division. We specifically denounce the alarming rise of racism against Chinese Americans and Asian AmericansContinue reading “Statement by Opportunity for All Coalition on Coronavirus-Related Race Attacks”

ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D–San Diego) and a broad coalition of colleagues and business leaders on March 10 announced ACA 5, which would initiate a ballot initiative to officially repeal Proposition 209, California’s ban on affirmative action. We need your help! Write your legislator | Join or endorse | Donate Media coverage as of March 12 (updated):– San Francisco Chronicle: “California’s affirmativeContinue reading “ACA 5 Introduced to Repeal Proposition 209”