Re: Will you VOTE? Why or why not?

P. Myers (mpwr@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 11:32:51 -0800 (PST)


On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, g. nelson wrote:

> 
> God, how could I have forgotten I-200. 
> I've been doing everything I can to assure that this piece-of-shit
> initative will not pass.
> The conservatives are insisting that racial and gender discrimination and
> bias are just magically gone.
> When one presents just a tiny fraction of the bountiful evidence
> illustrating that this is simply not true, I get told to go back to
> Africa:)
> Sweden's more like it:)
> Guess I just don't know my place.
> 
> Gwen

Hey.  You were just leaving *me somthin' ta say!  8D  pat

 
> On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, P. Myers wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 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
> > 
> > *********************************
> > You've got to dance like nobody's 
> >                watching, and love 
> >                   like it's never
> >                     going to hurt.
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 

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You've got to dance like nobody's 
               watching, and love 
                  like it's never
                    going to hurt.