Former Governor's Daniel J. Evans (R), Christine Gregoire (D), with Governor Jay Inslee

Honorary Co-Chairs

HONORABLE

GARY LOCKE,

GOVERNOR

(1997-2005)

U.S. CONGRESSMAN

ADAM SMITH,

9TH CONG. DIST.

 

 

DR. LORA-ELLEN MCKINNEY,

MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH

 

 

COMMANDER  LARRY DUGGER

NATIONAL ASSOC.

BLACK VETERANS

WASHINGTON STATE CHAPTER

 

 

ESTELA ORTEGA,

EL CENTRO

DE LA RAZA

 

 

OLLIE GARRETT,

PRESIDENT
TABOR 100

 

 

JON BRIDGE,

COUNSEL,

BEN BRIDGE JEWELERS

 

 

GERALD HANKERSON,

PRESIDENT, NAACP

 

 

Join us as we campaign to

APPROVE INITIATIVE 1000 (I-1000)

 

Nearly 21 years ago on November 3, 1998, Washington State passed I-200, which banned the use of race and gender in Affirmative Action programs and has resulted in certified women and minority owned businesses losing over $3.5 billion in state public contracting opportunities during the last 20 years.

 

On April 28, 2019, thanks to a record-breaking 395,938 signatures of support from Washington voters, Initiative 1000 (I-1000) was overwhelmingly passed into law by the Washington State Legislature, effective July 28, 2019. According to the Secretary of State’s office, I-1000 filed the most signatures for an initiative to the legislature in Washington state’s 130 year history.

 

Now, thanks to a citizen filed Referendum, Washington voters may have a chance to approve the Legislature’s passage of I-1000 on the November 5, 2019 ballot.

 

I-1000 creates the following new Washington state laws:

• Governor’s Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) to enforce new DEI laws;

• Redefines Affirmative Action to provide equal opportunity in public education, employment and contracting for qualified Seniors, Women, Veterans, Persons with Disabilities and People of Color;

• Defines preferential treatment for the first time in state law;

• Prohibits Quotas; but allows Goals & Timetables to achieve Diversity;

• Expands protections of seniors from Age Discrimination in Public Education & Contacting;

• Expands Affirmative Action to include all Honorably Discharged Veterans;

• Expands the term, “sexual orientation” to all state anti-discrimination laws.

 

Endorsements: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans, Washington State League of Women Voters, , Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington (APIC WA), Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI), TABOR 100, National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), El Centro de la Raza, Democrats for Diversity & Inclusion (DDI), Washington State Labor Council, Washington State Democrats, Washington Education Association (WEA), Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA), NAACP, Puyallup, Tulalip, Lummi, Swinomish, Cowlitz and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribes, IAM - LOCAL 751, IBEW-LOCAL 77, Seattle INDIVISABLE, King County Bar Association (KCBA), Urban League of Greater Seattle, El Centro De La Raza, Faith Action Network (FAN), Washington State Civil Rights Coalition, Tacoma/Pierce County Collective and over 395,000 Washington voters!

 

Please contact the APPROVE I-1000 CAMPAIGN at (206) 701-4188 or visit our website at www.APPROVEI1000.com.

 

The following is the referendum as it will appear on your ballot:

 

STATEMENT OF SUBJECT: The legislature passed Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerning affirmative action and remedying discrimination, and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on this act.

 

CONCISE DESCRIPTION: Initiative 1000 would allow the state to remedy discrimination for certain groups and to implement affirmative action, without the use of quotas or preferential treatment (as defined) in public education, employment, and contracting.

 

Should Initiative 1000 be

 

 ___Approved ___Rejected

 

BALLOT MEASURE SUMMARY: Initiative 1000 would allow the state to remedy documented or proven discrimination against, or underrepresentation of, certain disadvantaged groups. It would allow the state to implement affirmative action in public education, employment, and contracting if the action does not use quotas or preferential treatment. It would define affirmative action and preferential treatment. It would establish a Governor’s commission on diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure state agency compliance, comment on legislation, and publish annual reports.

 

 

Paid for by: Approve I-1000 • P.O. Box 27113, Seattle, WA 98165

Tel: 206.701.4188  •  email: info@approvei1000.com • www.approvei1000.com

Top Five (5) Contributors: Foster Pepper PLLC, Vulcan Inc, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, James Waldo, Washington Indian Gaming Association