余胤良、刘云平、刘璿卿要求Hernandez 停止 SCA 5 需要更多时间研究影响、咨询受影响社区
加州参议员余胤良(D-San Francisco/San Mateo) 、州参议员刘云平(D-Redondo Beach) 及州参议员刘璿卿 (D- La Cañada, Flintridge) 要求州参议员Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) 停止SCA 5，以便有更多时间讨论该法案对华裔、亚太裔及其他受影响社区。余胤良、刘云平及刘璿卿就此发表以下声明：
“作为毕生为华裔社区及其他亚太裔社区争取权益的一份子，我们绝不会支持任何 我们觉得会负面影响我们孩子的政策。在投票之前，我们没有听到反对声音。虽然 如此，在过去数星期，我们听到数以千计加州市民关注SCA5，故此，我们要求州参议员Hernandez停止SCA 5，直至他有机会与受影响社区会面及尝试建立共识。”
SCA5是由Ed Hernandez起草，旨在移除209法案对公共教育的收生限制。209法案修改了州宪法禁止加州政府机构在公共教育、合约及聘用方面考虑族裔、性别及种族等因素。如果SCA 5通过，将放到11月选票上让选民公投。
Sens. Lieu, Yee and Liu ask Hernandez to hold SCA 5
SACRAMENTO – Sens. Ted Lieu, D-Redondo Beach; Leland Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo; and Carol Liu, D- La Cañada/Flintridge) have called upon Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, to hold SCA 5 to provide more time to discuss the potential impacts the bill will have on the Chinese, Asian Pacific Islander and other affected communities. Yee, Lieu and Liu released the following joint statement:
“As lifelong advocates for the Chinese American and other API communities, we would never support a policy that we believed would negatively impact our children. Prior to this vote, we heard no opposition to this bill. However, in the past few weeks, we have heard from thousands of people throughout California concerned about SCA 5. As a result, we have asked Sen. Hernandez to hold SCA 5 until he has an opportunity to meet with affected communities and attempt to build a consensus.”
SCA 5 was authored by Hernandez. If passed, the bill would place an initiative on the November Ballot that would remove all references to public education from Proposition 209, which amended the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions from considering race, sex or ethnicity in the areas of public employment, public contracting or public education.