STOP Prop 209

STOP Prop 209 supports lawsuits to block implementation of Prop 209

In a press conference discussing the potential impact of the passage of Prop 209, STOP Prop 209 leaders indicated that a coalition of civil rights groups filed a lawsuit in San Francisco November 6th to request an immediate order to block its implementation.

Freedom Bus Tour

September 30, 1996

The Freedom Bus Tour is moving through California to "Save the Dream" of affirmative action for women and minorities. Featuring Civil Rights leaders Rev. Jesse Jackson, Women's Feminist Majority's Ellie Smeal, Patricia Ireland, and United Farm Workers' Dolores Huerta, the bus went to several Los Angeles and Pasadena churches and UC Santa Barbara yesterday. After stops in San Diego, the bus moved to Los Angeles today, starting with a press conference at the Los Angeles City Hall. Uniting women who have benefited from the now threatened affirmative action, the press conference featured women leaders from business, medicine, labor, girls' sports teams, peace officers, elected office, and city employment. The Freedom Bus moved next to a rally at UCLA, then Cal State Northridge and an evening fund raiser. The Freedom Bus will be traveling to communities and colleges throughout California to get out the message and raise public awareness about Proposition 209. Call 1-800-STOP-209 to find out where the bus is going next and to join Jesse, Ellie, Patricia, and Dolores on the Freedom Bus!

October 1, 1996

The Freedom Bus Tour started today in Sacramento, with a press conference at the State Capitol, with presentations by Ellie Smeal, Jessie Jackson, and Dolores Huerta. California NOW, the Sacramento Civil Rights Network, and the Freedom Fall '96 students lent their support. The bus moved next to San Jose where a rally was held at San Jose State. At 3 pm, a press conference was held at the San Francisco headquarters of STOP Prop 209. The day's tour ended with a neighborhood walk and sidewalk event. Tomorrow the bus will be at San Mateo Community College for a 10 am rally, at UC Santa Cruz with a rally at 12:30 pm, and a merchant walk in Palo Alto from 3 to 4 pm, and a Foothill College rally at 5 pm. The day will end at Stanford with a rally at 7 pm.

Patricia Ireland, representing national NOW and STOP Prop 209 spent the day at Cal State Long Beach, where a rally was held with the students. Tomorrow, she will be at Claremont College for a rally at 12 noon, then a visit and speech at USC at 7 pm.

October 9, 1996

Call 1-800-STOP-209 for further details and to join Jesse, Ellie, Patricia, and Dolores on the Freedom Bus!

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Rally to Benefit the STOP Prop 209 Campaign

STOP Prop 209 Campaign will hold a rally on October 9, 1996 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 743 South Lucerne at Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Seating is limited so call andreserve your tickets for this history making event. Special guest Anita Hill will join Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and many other special guests. Tickets are $200 for general reserved seating and $100 for open seating. Call Ingrid or Debbie at STOP Prop 209 Campaign at 310-358-3210 to reserve tickets.

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