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.