Emailed to supporters: Proponents of Amendment 46 maintain that by prohibiting governments from showing preferential treatment, they are righting a wrong because such treatment is “discriminatory, divisive and ineffective.” ... However, three recent reports clearly show that the educational and workforce “playing field” has not been leveled and that programs that give individuals a fair opportunity to compete are still vitally needed in Colorado.
Waterous uses three recent studies to make the point that the educational and work force "playing field" has not been leveled in Colorado and that actions to give individuals a fair opportunity to compete are still needed in Colorado. Op-ed is part of a package of commentaries on Amendment 46.
The anti-equal opportunity campaign, ironically calling itself the ???Colorado Civil Rights Initiative,??? has begun circulating petitions for signatures around the state to place an anti-affirmative action measure on the November 2008 ballot. The Bell Action Network recommends that if you are asked to sign a petition for this initiative, you decline to sign.