8 things to know about Referendum 88

Twenty years after Washington voters abolished affirmative action, it has returned to the ballot box.
Oct 30, 2019

Reinstated affirmative action could go to the hands of voters in November

Referendum 88 asks voters whether the state should keep the recently reinstated affirmative action, which was passed by lawmakers after an initiative.
Jul 24, 2019

Why after 20 years affirmative action is coming back to Washington

Affirmative action has returned to Washington via Initiative 1000, which curtails the state’s 1998 ban on preferential treatment based on race or gender.
Apr 29, 2019

Affirmative action a focus at annual Seattle MLK Day march

This was the 37th year of the event, which also encompassed speakers, a job and opportunity fair, and workshops about combatting racism.
Jan 22, 2019

Marchers call for social change at commemorative MLK march

Speakers connected the local affirmative action push with the Civil Rights struggle on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.
Aug 28, 2018

Affirmative action supporters to launch campaign at MLK anniversary march

Local civil rights activists will gather signatures to re-establish affirmative action in Washington state at an event commemorating the historic march where Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech.
Aug 15, 2018