Affirmative Action

By: John Tramontana
By: John Tramontana

Supporters and opponents of proposal two are making one final push to sway voters in their direction. Their target? Women. The largest minority in Michigan.

"I believe firmly that our government shouldn't be involved in engineering outcomes based on race and sex," said Jennifer Gratz, Executice Director of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative.

Her opponent disagrees and says banning affirmative action programs in public education, contracting, and employment would hurt Michigan's economy.

"It will roll back the progress we've made over the past 40 years," said Bruce Courtade of One United Michigan.

The two sparred for more than 30 women of the In Forum Alliance, a group of business women in Michigan.

The latest poll results have 49 percent of Michigan residents in favor of prosoal two, while 33 percent are opposed and 18 percent still undecided.


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