FW: Senate passes bill on no funding for Minorities in College (fwd)
meisenscher at igc.apc.org
Tue Jul 21 10:45:42 PDT 1998
> >Subject: Senate passes bill on no funding for Minorities in
> >A bill will be heard in Congress next week to prohibit affirmative
> >action in admissions for ANY institution of higher education that
> >receives ANY federal funding (pell grants, loans, etc.) . This would end
> >affirmative action in EVERY COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES!
> >Rep. Frank Riggs (R-CA)Chairman of the House Education Subcommittee on
> >Children, Youth, and Families is planning to offer an ANTI-AFFIRMITVE
> >ACTION in admissions amendment when the Higher Education Act is voted on
> >the floor NEXT WEEK (JULY 13-17).
> >The amendment would prohibit all institution5 of higher education from
> >using affirmative action in its, admission decisions. If even one
> >student at the institution receives federal funds (i.e., Pell Grant or
> >Student Loan) they would be violating federal law under this proposal.
> >Affirmative Action would be illegal even if the school believes it is
> >necessary to insure a diverse student body, or to remedy past or present
> >Call members of Congress (202) 224-3121 and the President (202)456-1414.
> >They need to hear from us the importance of affirmative action.
> >PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW! ALL OF US WILL LOSE IF THIS
> >BILL BECOMES THE LAW OF THE LAND!
> >To vote against this hill call the Capitol 0 202-224-3121. If you're
> >from NJ, ask to be connected to Senators Torricelli and Lautenberg. Ask
> >the operator for one and his secretary can connect you to the other one
> >after she takes down your message. If you're not from NJ, tell the
> >operator your state of voter registration or where you grew up.
> >It is urgent that you make these calls ASAP. This bill will get passed
> >this week if we don't take action. Hell, it may get passed anyway, but
> >at least you can say that you called to voice your opinion. This bill
> >has far-reaching effects in higher education for African-Americans.
> >Please pass this on to anyone you know. If they're not from, NJ, have
> >them contact the Senator from the state in which they're registered.
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