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Information on Ballot Proposal

Updated May 05, 2006

A Decision-Making Guide to the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (.pdf)

A ballot proposal to prohibit the consideration of race, gender, color, ethnicity, and national origin in public university programs and government contracting and employment will be on the 2006 ballot in Michigan. 

Following is some information about the proposal, as well as guidelines for University of Michigan affiliates about their rights and restrictions during a political campaign.

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Questions and answers about the ballot proposal

ARROW ICONBallot language (MS Word .doc)

Official summary of the proposal as it will appear on the November 2006 ballot (approved by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers on January 20, 2006)

ARROW ICONProposed constitutional amendment (MS Word .doc)
Full text of the proposed amendment to the Michigan Constitution


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Guidelines for University of Michigan affiliates addressing rights and restrictions in connection with political campaigns and ballot initiatives

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January 7, 2005 - Coleman reaches out to prospective underrepresented minority students

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