The Arizona Civil Rights Initiative campaign led by former California educator Ward Connerly announced it was abandoning its lawsuit to overturn the state’s decertification of Proposition 104.
The campaign issued a statement saying it still believed it collected enough valid petition signatures to put the initiative on the November 4, 2008 ballot but said it couldn’t review all the signatures rejected by election officials in time, according to a report in the daily.
The proposed Amendment was classic in its simplicity.
“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. “
A new effort to amend the Arizona Constitution will be readied for the 2010 ballot, the campaign said. “Arizona voters will have a chance to vote on this important issue.
Read Michelle Malkin’s take on Connerly and his efforts here.
Connerly’s American Civil Rights Institute is a “national civil rights organization created to educate the public on the harms of racial and gender preferences.”