Calif. Outreach Legislation

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports from Los Angeles that California Governor Gray Davis has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state employers to use outreach programs to recruit minority and female job applicants. Governor Davis said the bill conflicts with a ballot measure which California voters approved three years ago and which abolished racial and gender preferences in the state. Advocates of affirmative action argue that the bill is compatible with the ballot measure.

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