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Car rally against Prop 16 planned in Tri-Valley on Saturday

Group opposes ballot initiative that would reverse ban on affirmative action

The Tri-Valley Asian Association (TVAA) will hold a car rally in the Tri-Valley on Saturday to protest a proposed state constitutional amendment on the November election ballot.

TVAA has been recently campaigning with Californians For Equal Rights to oppose Prop 16, a statewide ballot initiative asking voters to repeal 1996's Proposition 209, which prohibits discrimination against or giving preferential treatment to any person or group based on their race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the areas of public employment, public education or public contracting.

Organizers said around 200 cars are expected to attend the rally, which starts 10:30 a.m. in Pleasanton at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave. The procession will head east on Black Avenue and travel along several major corridors in Pleasanton and Dublin -- including Hopyard Road, Dublin Boulevard and Santa Rita Road -- before making its way back to Black and ending at Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave.

Pleasanton police will be patrolling on site and lead the vehicle procession. Event organizers have planned "essential and condensed assembly time for (a) keynote speech"; attendees are asked to wear face masks and practice physical distancing. Special gifts will also be provided for kids who attend.

To register for the rally, visit here.

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Car rally against Prop 16 planned in Tri-Valley on Saturday

Group opposes ballot initiative that would reverse ban on affirmative action

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 7:20 pm

The Tri-Valley Asian Association (TVAA) will hold a car rally in the Tri-Valley on Saturday to protest a proposed state constitutional amendment on the November election ballot.

TVAA has been recently campaigning with Californians For Equal Rights to oppose Prop 16, a statewide ballot initiative asking voters to repeal 1996's Proposition 209, which prohibits discrimination against or giving preferential treatment to any person or group based on their race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the areas of public employment, public education or public contracting.

Organizers said around 200 cars are expected to attend the rally, which starts 10:30 a.m. in Pleasanton at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Ave. The procession will head east on Black Avenue and travel along several major corridors in Pleasanton and Dublin -- including Hopyard Road, Dublin Boulevard and Santa Rita Road -- before making its way back to Black and ending at Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave.

Pleasanton police will be patrolling on site and lead the vehicle procession. Event organizers have planned "essential and condensed assembly time for (a) keynote speech"; attendees are asked to wear face masks and practice physical distancing. Special gifts will also be provided for kids who attend.

To register for the rally, visit here.

Comments

Concerned Realtor
Livermore
on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:16 am
Concerned Realtor, Livermore
on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:16 am

I'm happy there is a rally to protest repeal of Prop 209. What possible reason is there to repeal the anti-discrimination law unless there is planned discrimination ahead? I am against discrimination of any kind. The repeal would seem like dangerous backsliding for equality and justice. Unless I am missing something, I plan to vote NO


Angelina
Vintage Hills
on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:21 am
Angelina, Vintage Hills
on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:21 am

Fully support this peaceful protest. Prop16 is indeed a discriminatory and dangerous act sugar-coated with “affirmative act” by politicians. If it becomes a law, the impact would be adverse and far-reaching not just on Asian-Americans. Our next generations of Americans would doubt the price of success is hard work, delication and perseverance, which are the essential driving force to realize “American dreams”. I’m completely disgusted by the nuisance from this Prop16.


david
Amador Estates
on Jul 19, 2020 at 7:41 am
david, Amador Estates
on Jul 19, 2020 at 7:41 am

The CA lawmakers should have focused on how to fund and improve K-12 education, instead they chose a racist path of further dividing the community by passing ACA-5.

Both assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and senate Steve Glazier voted Yes to this racist bill ACA-5. They no long represent citizens in this district, they are dividers, they are racists. Vote them out in November.


Michael Austin
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:54 pm
Michael Austin, Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:54 pm

The city administration, attorney, allowed this car rally protest on Pleasanton city streets.

Will the city administration, attorney, allow those opposed to this protest the same car rally on the same streets?


Hannah
Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:55 pm
Hannah, Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 20, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Prop 209 doesn’t ban Affirmative Action. That’s why UC admitted the record high Hispanics this year. Prop 16 expands race-based AA from school to any area that the state wishes to apply racial discrimination on, way beyond the race-based AA. Government gets to choose their preferred skin color. Hispanics and blacks are over-represented in government jobs. Prop 16 hurts every race. It further divides Californians. No on Prop16!


Michael Miller
Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm
Michael Miller, Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:07 pm

Prop 16 is not only harmful but also costly. If Prop 16 is passed, the state would fund disparity studies, hire “diversity officers”, pay more for public contracts, and exchange public funds for political favoritism. I can see huge tax wastes and more tax increases.


Steven Sanchez
Amador Estates
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Steven Sanchez , Amador Estates
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Why would any elected officials pass any law like this, am I missing anything? Have they done enough study? Where can I see their research results? California is still struggling in the pandemic.


Stella
Mariposa Ranch
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:35 pm
Stella, Mariposa Ranch
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:35 pm

I taught in UC Before, and I know very well that racial preferences won’t benefit the underrepresented students. Other students would think they got admitted just because of their race not their content. And they would struggle in universities that don’t fit. These two articles say it all: Web Link Web Link


Stella
Mariposa Ranch
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:39 pm
Stella, Mariposa Ranch
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:39 pm

And didn’t UC have very diverse student body already? I highly suspect prop16 is to pave roads for more racial bills, as it amends the state constitution.


Bill Wang
Castlewood
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:40 pm
Bill Wang, Castlewood
on Jul 20, 2020 at 3:40 pm

If Prop 16 passes, every individual and business MUST disclose its race and gender to the government. It removes the following language from our constitution.

“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”

Prop 16 is a racist and divisive bill, and will cost the taxpayers hundreds of million dollars per year. Unless our public universities admit significantly more out-of-state students. Well that will hurt Californians even more.


Steve Baumer
Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:54 pm
Steve Baumer, Valley View Elementary School
on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Thank you Hannah for your clear understanding about Prop209 v.s. Prop16:

"Prop 209 doesn’t ban Affirmative Action. That’s why UC admitted the record high Hispanics this year. Prop 16 expands race-based AA from school to any area that the state wishes to apply racial discrimination on, way beyond the race-based AA. Government gets to choose their preferred skin color. Hispanics and blacks are over-represented in government jobs. Prop 16 hurts every race. It further divides Californians. No on Prop16! "

Prop 16 tries to restore government preferential treatment based on races, that is it. Repealing Prop 209 doesn't fix anything, it only incurs more racial conflicts for Californians. We should all know about it and Vote NO on Prop 16 this Nov.


Garfield Cao
Dublin
on Jul 20, 2020 at 5:10 pm
Garfield Cao, Dublin
on Jul 20, 2020 at 5:10 pm

Prop 16, which imposes unjustified criteria on education and employment, will inevitably destroy the proven metrit-based system that has been the cornerstone for a healthy society. We should say NO to Prop 16!


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