American Civil Rights Project and Californians for Equal Rights Foundation Register with California Assembly Our Opposition to ACA 7

Today, the ACR Project joined CFER in formally registering with the California's Assembly our opposition to ACA 7. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's SFFA decisions, ACA 7 is legally untenable. Because it puts at risk billions in federal funding, it's fiscally irresponsible. And it asks voters to approve the same discrimination they've twice rejected (by accelerating margins) in 25 years.

2023-07-25T17:14:13-05:00July 25th, 2023|Blog, Submissions|

Joint Submission by ACR Project and Manhattan Institute of Comment on Department of Education’s Proposed Change to Title IX Regulation Governing Men’s and Women’s Sports

Today, the ACR Project and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research jointly submitted a comment to the U.S. Department of Education, raising numerous potentially fatal defects in the Department's proposed alteration of the regulation governing the men's and women's athletic programs run by federal funding recipients.

2023-05-12T11:40:36-05:00May 12th, 2023|Blog, Submissions|

Open Letter for Shareholder to Officers and Directors of Levi Strauss & Co.

Today, on behalf of a concerned Levi's shareholder, the ACR Project demanded that the company publicly retract its illegal, discriminatory training policies. Levi's has chosen to make available to its employees training programs defined by the immutable characteristics of participants (excluding all employees from participation unless they are of -- respectively -- the right race, ethnicity, or sex).  But an employer discriminating in the training it makes available based on race, national origin, and sex violates longstanding federal and state laws.

2024-03-08T08:47:57-06:00September 19th, 2022|Blog, Submissions|

Open Letter for Shareholders to Officers and Directors of Pfizer, Inc.

Today, on behalf of concerned Pfizer shareholders, the ACR Project demanded that the company publicly retract a set of illegal, discriminatory policies. Those policies inject race, ethnicity, and sex into every level of Pfizer's hiring and promotions, ranging from its summer internships to its top executives and directors. These policies -- admitted on Pfizer's webpage -- violate state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and a host of state laws, including those of New York (where Pfizer headquarters) and Delaware (where it incorporated).

2024-03-08T08:48:23-06:00September 19th, 2022|Blog, Submissions|

Open Letter to San Diego’s Mayor and City Council, Concerning Reported Intent to “Challenge” California’s Constitution

Reports indicate that San Diego is set to "push" a "challenge" to the California State Constitution's prohibition against racial discrimination in public contracting, despite the actual knowledge of all involved that it would violate at least the state Constitution (and likely violate federal law, as well). We wrote, suggesting they should voluntarily call that off, before the Courts have to do so for them (and assign them, potentially, personal liability for resulting damages).

2022-05-27T18:42:42-05:00May 27th, 2022|Blog, Submissions|

Open Letter on Behalf of Shareholders to Officers and Directors of Dropbox, Inc.

Last week, reports indicated that a single senior executive at Dropbox had tweeted that she and it would “choose to prioritize folks in our BIPOC and URM communities” in filling a job opening.  As initially covered, the disclosure appeared to reflect a single executive’s rogue statement. The ACR Project’s further investigation has determined otherwise. Accordingly, on behalf of shareholders, we've demanded the retraction of the company's illegal, discriminatory hiring and promotional policies.

2022-05-24T05:55:45-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Blog, Submissions|
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