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Defeat the AIDS Quarantine and English Only Initiatives!

ID Number: 6458
Maker: Fireworks Graphics
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1986
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 53.5 cm x 42.5 cm; 21 1/16 in x 16 3/4 in
Main Subject: HIV/AIDS; Racism
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Parémonos Juntos Stand Together [Chinese text] Defend Our Communities! Stop 63 and 64! Defeat The AIDS Quarantine And English Only Initiatives! Stand Together Coalition Against the AIDS Quarantine and English Only Initiatives Labor donated For more information call 821-9087 Fireworks

Acquisition Number: 1993-175

Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
Proposition 63 A state constitutional amendment that mandated English as the official language of California in the 1986 midterm election. Proposition 63 was extremely popular, passing by a margin of 73 per cent to 27 per cent. Proposition 64 In July 1986, Lyndon LaRouche, a right-wing extremist, introduced Proposition 64, an initiative designed to quarantine people with AIDS and bar those suspected of being HIV-positive from certain jobs in California. Proposition 64 was defeated by a large margin in November. In 1994 State Department of Health Services Director Kim Belshe, in a letter to the President of the California Medical Association, stated that Mandatory Names Reporting was not appropriate for California. One of the reasons cited was that the potential for discrimination could discourage individuals from seeking testing and early access to treatment.

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