Opposition to AB 1726 Fiscal Impact Version
百合丁 04/29 4198
This politically motivated bill reminds us of the tug-of-war bathroom law of North Carolina.
AB 1726 is the same as AB 176, and the same as SCA 5, all aimed at undercutting California Constitution Proposition 209!
We oppose AB 1726 because it's politically motivated and blatant waste of taxpayers’ money. As recently as October 7, 2015, Governor Brown vetoed AB 176, a bill very similar to this one. Why bringing it up again?
In this melting pot, the concept of race or ethnicity has become so ambiguous and offensive that US Census is considering abandoning the term by year 2020. Furthermore, how can California make any healthcare or education related decisions based on ancestry when such a practice is legally forbidden elsewhere in the civilized world? Mr. Bonta reiterated in his speech in front of more than 150 concerned Asian Americans that the bill is about nothing except for collecting data. Therefore it is safe to assume that this bill will only cost us $1 million on the get-go and at least $150K every year with no guarantee of any positive outcome. Why the costly roundabout way? Why not spend this money directly on the social-economically disadvantaged, regardless of their bloodline?
This politically motivated bill reminds us of the tug-of-war bathroom law. It will have devastating political and economic impact. As this bill becomes known to the Asian American community at large, many tax payers may no longer want to call California home, and Silicon Valley may join the migration and move to Texas.
California has led the nation on many progressive issues. We shouldn’t lead the nation by funding a racially discriminatory bill. Honorable members of the assembly and senate: Don't let YOUR legislative record be tainted by knowingly vote yes for a racially biased bill. Vote NO!
No vote = No voice