Prop. 16 to reinstate affirmative action in state universities, employment if passed

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If passed by California voters this November, Proposition 16 will repeal Prop. 209 and allow state institutions, including public universities and state employment, to enact affirmative action in their decision-making processes.

This November, California residents will vote on Proposition 16, a proposition that would overturn the earlier Prop. 209, which outlawed the use of race- and sex-based affirmative action in public institutions, including state employment and public universities.
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The Democratic presidential candidates should hold a climate debate

The decision for the DNC to not hold a climate debate shows that the majority of DNC members do not seem to value these connections. A debate focused purely on the climate would allow Americans to hear about the substantive differences between the various candidates’ plans to address the climate emergency.
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