FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2019
Spokes Person: Sadiqa Sakin, President, Seattle/King County NAACP
The Seattle King County NAACP, under leadership of President Sadiqa Sakin, is in absolute support of Washington Initiative 1000 (I-1000), which is the Affirmative Action measure that is currently under consideration by the state Legislature. If the Legislature fails to act on I-1000, the initiative will then head to the November 2019 ballot for citizens to vote on.
I-1000 is an incredibly important step toward racial equity; particularly in these times of uncertainty for people of color, veterans, women, and other minorities, it's imperative to put in place the legislation that will further protect these populations from being discriminated against based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin regarding education, employment, and contracting. If passed, I-1000 would undo the harm of 1998's Washington I-200, which rolled back Affirmative Action.
We thank our legislative partners for standing arm-in-arm with the Seattle King County NAACP as we jointly work on passing this important piece of legislation of I-1000.