Category Archives: I-1000

PRESS RELEASE – I-1000 opponents file lawsuit challenging misleading I-1300 ballot title

I-1000 opponents have challenged the ballot titles of two recent initiatives submitted by I-1000 sponsors. This afternoon, they filed another lawsuit challenging what they call the “grossly misleading” ballot title of I-1300.  I-1300 is the I-1000 sponsor’s latest attempt to repeal the voter-passed and reaffirmed Initiative I-200, and to bring back racial preferences. Unlike I-1000,… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE – Internal documents reveal that a Washington State Assistant Attorney General knowingly and improperly re-wrote a ballot title to mollify a “friendly” initiative sponsor with political connections

Internal documents reveal that a Washington State Assistant Attorney General knowingly and improperly re-wrote a ballot title to mollify a “friendly” initiative sponsor with political connections, in violation of a ruling by a judge, while also ignoring a request for fair treatment from Asian Americans. Facts of the case to date: I-1000 sponsors from last… Read More »

In Response to NW Asian Weekly’s Blog

This is a response to Ms. Ng’s blog on NW Asian Weekly. Although not surprised, it is definitely disappointing that NW Asian Weekly added another biased assaulting piece towards Asian Americans who refused to obey and follow the state’s Asian political establishment. Ms. Ng’s opinion piece was both biased and misleading. Political differences aside, Reject… Read More »

A Letter from NAS

National Association of Scholars (NAS) has been a strong supporter of Reject R-88 campaign. Not only they worked to bring national attention to the fight to protect equality for all in Washington, but also they called on their members to provide much needed financial support in October. We are grateful to have such a national… Read More »

A Response to Crosscut and Glenn Nelson’s Racist Op-Ed Towards Chinese Americans

Crosscut published Glenn Nelson’s racist op-ed towards Chinese Americans on October 8th, 2019. Glenn’s op-ed was crazy and insulting. After our protest through social media and email, Mason Bryan of Crosscut offered below: “I also want to offer you the opportunity to share your own thoughts on the affirmative action debate, either in our comment… Read More »

THE SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFIED REFERENDUM MEASURE 88, NEW CAMPAIGN SITE LAUNCHED TO DEFEAT I-1000 IN THE FALL

On Wednesday, August 7th, the Secretary of State certified Referendum Measure 88 (R-88) for the November general election.  “We set a record for number of signatures backing a referendum measure,” said Linda Yang, head of Washington Asians for Equality.  “And this is the first time in Washington State’s history and in this country’s history that… Read More »

R-88 SPONSORS SUBMITTED A RECORD NUMBER OF SIGNATURES AND KICKED OFF REJECT I-1000 CAMPAIGN

Let People Vote campaign submitted 215,765 signatures to the Secretary of State by July 27th, the last day to turn in R-88 signatures. “We set a record for number of signatures backing a referendum measure.” Said Linda Yang, head of Washington Asians for Equality. “And this is also the first time in Washington State’s, or… Read More »