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Florida Civil Rights Initiative (2000)

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Ward Connerly launched a petition drive in support of a 2000 Florida ballot initiative to overturn affirmative action policies in Florida. While proponents of the Florida Civil Rights Initiative gathered enough valid signatures and waited for the state Supreme Court to approve the ballot language, momentum faltered and organizing stopped. In March 2000, a march on the state capitol in Tallahassee by thousands of civil rights supporters angered over Gov. Jeb Bush's own anti-affirmative action plan ("One Florida"), along with the concern of many Republicans that a 2000 ballot measure would increase moderate/progressive voter turnout and would hurt GOP presidential candidate George W. Bush, may have doomed the Florida Civil Rights Initiative.[1]

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References

  1. Right Wing Watch, "American Civil Rights Institute", November 2006