Re: Will you VOTE? Why or why not?

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 08:10:59 -0800 (PST)


No way I *won't!  Gwen said about all of it for me (and said *very well
*without morning coffee, grrrl!), except for I-200.

Here in WA state, we are considering rolling back years and years of
partial success in leveling the playing field for marginalized.  Quotas be
damned...number crunching of *some kind is necessary, simply because
institutional racism (in this case, in hiring and education) still exists,
to an egregious degree.  Affirmative Action is necessary--critical, to
continuing to keep the door of fairness barely ajar.

My vote may not sway the decision on this ill-conceived initiative, but
the percentage by which it wins or loses, and the percentage of electorate
that care enough to (at the least) drop a marked envelope in a mailbox, is
so important.

pat myers

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