Reject Referendum Measure 88!

Stop Divisive I-1000 by Rejecting R-88

With your help, we collected 213,268 signatures, and submitted them to the Secretary of State before the deadline!

The Secretary of State Certified Referendum Measure 88 (R-88) for the November ballot on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. We set a record for number of signatures backing a referendum measure in WA history. The public vote on R-88 will decide whether I-1000 becomes law. I-1000 is divisive. Reject R-88!.

I-1000 divides us further. It separates us out by race and judges us by race. Please join our campaign and visit our new site: Reject R-88, Stop I-1000 .

Despite strong oppositions, lawmakers in Olympia rushed to pass Initiative 1000 (I-1000) in the last few hours of this legislative session. I-1000 can be summed up in one sentence: It would abolish the standard of equality for all, regardless of races, sex, color, age, ethnicity, or national origin, as required by Washington Civil Rights Act, and replace it with a system that uses different rules for people of different races.

Referendum Measure 88  (R-88) was filed with the Secretary of State as a Vote on I-1000 measure. Let People Vote, a PDC registered campaign committee led a successful signature gathering campaign to put Referendum Measure 88 on the November ballot. For more information, please call 425-588-8011.

The Let People Vote – Reject R-88 campaign committee is now leading the effort to Reject Referendum Measure 88 in November.

Why should Referendum Measure be Rejected?

  1. Referendum Measure 88  would overturn Washington Civil Rights Act, a law approved by over 58% of voters in 1998, and forbids discrimination and preferences based on race. The law has worked well – our college campuses are more diverse now than before the current law was enacted.
  2. Referendum Measure 88 would allow government-sponsored discrimination.  Government  would be allowed to to discriminate in college admissions and government employment on the basis of an applicant’s race. This is unfair!
  3. Referendum Measure 88 would create a massive bureaucracy with sweeping authority to make decisions about academic admissions, government hiring and public contracting, costing millions of taxpayer dollars. Even worse, it would be run by an unelected board that cannot be held accountable.
  4. Referendum Measure 88 would also hurt veterans by eliminating veterans preference. Under the law today veterans get a 5% ,10% or general preference in public employment.  Most common is 10 percent added to a passing civil service exam (think cop or FF test), you score a 90, and your score is converted to 99. See RCW 41.04.010 (Veterans’ scoring criteria in examinations) and RCW 73.16.010 (Preference in public employment). ALL these would be eliminated if Referendum Measure 88 becomes the new law.

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