Add Your Name Below: Tell California Lawmakers to Pass AB 1888!
Assembly Bill 1888, authored by Asm. Evan Low, (D-Campbell) and sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, is pending before the California Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 1888 would prohibit Cal Grant funding to institutions with a license to discriminate.
Dear members of the California Assembly Appropriations Committee:
"Please Support Assembly Bill 1888. California’s voters have made it abundantly clear, through you, their elected representatives, that discrimination has no place in our state. Over the course of the last 15 years, California has enacted the world’s most comprehensive laws protecting LGBT people.
But those laws do not apply at seven institutions of higher learning in California. These schools have obtained waivers that exempt them from the anti-discrimination requirements of Title IX. The waivers allow them to exclude or expel students and fire faculty and staff for being LGBT. Yet these institutions receive millions of dollars annually in the form of Cal Grant funding.
Assembly Bill 1888, by Asm. Evan Low (D-Campbell), would ensure that no California taxpayer funding through the Cal Grant program goes to fund discrimination at any college or university that exempts itself from state or federal laws protecting the LGBT community. We urge you to pass this legislation swiftly and decisively.
We, the undersigned, urge you to pass AB 1888 out of the Appropriations Committee."