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Legislative Democrats Pass Legislation to Legitimize Racial Discrimination

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) released a joint press release denouncing the passage of Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 5. Legislative Democrats passed ACA 5 and its purpose is to repeal Proposition 209.

“Prop. 209 states that California shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. For Sacramento Democrats to pass legislation that does the exact opposite is appalling,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

“We need to come together as a state and country to stand against racial injustices,” said Senator Ling Ling Chang. “But the answer to discrimination is not more discrimination. I support and will continue to support laws protecting minorities and women from discrimination, not encouraging it.”