Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement today following the latest developments regarding SCA 5.
“Today Speaker Perez sent SCA 5 back to the Senate without taking the matter up in the Assembly. While this is a temporary victory for the many families and students who have rallied against this attempt to re-introduce institutionalized discrimination in our public schools, we must remain vigilant.”
“Senate President pro Tem Steinberg restated in his release that he still supports SCA 5, but wants a “calm and intelligent discussion about what Affirmative Action is and is not.”’
“The people pushing SCA 5 repeatedly try to change the discussion with misinformation, saying that people don’t understand the issue. The opposite is true. There has been an outcry across the state, because people do understand the issue. As summarized by the non-partisan Legislative Counsel regarding SCA 5, “The California Constitution prohibits the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff