Monday, September 6, 2010

False information spread by the anti-Prop. 107 opposition

Here is a classic example of how the anti-Civil Rights Initiative radicals are spreading false information in order to try and sway public opinion about the initiative. They are desperate, because polls show that over 80% of Arizonans are in favor of Prop. 107, which would ban race and gender preferences in government contracting, employment and education.

On the opposition's misnamed "Protect Arizona Freedom" website (should be more accurately named "Protect Arizona Freedom to Discriminate in Government"), they complain that certain types of government programs benefiting women and minorities will be eliminated. Here's one example they list:
Arizona State University Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. This program seeks to improve the climate for women in the Fulton School at ASU. Currently, WISE offers many programs to encourage women to pursue academic majors and careers in engineering.
 In reality? From the Yes on 107 website,
WISE, a higher education program, is geared toward women, but it is also open to males. In California, Washington and Michigan, three states that have passed similar initiatives, WISE programs continue to operate.

Unfortunately, the opposition has made it clear in the past that it will use tactics like this to try and defeat the initiative. Stay tuned.

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