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Eric, another nasty bill hits Congress. Could you post this on
the list-servs as well? Many thanks, Gesa
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>>> Colleagues and Friends,
>>> 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 UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED
>>> STATES! Please read and act SOON!
>>> Terrie Robinson
>>>Rep. Frank Riggs(R-CA)Chairman of the House Education
>>>Subcommittee on Children, Youth, and Families is
>>>planning to offer an ANTI-AFFIRMITIVE ACTION in admissions
>>>amendment when the Higher Education Act is voted on the floor
>>>The amendment would prohibit all institutions of higher
>>>education from using affirmative action in its' admission
>>>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 discrimination.
>>>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!