Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action
“If you don’t like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?” – Maynard Jackson

What is the issue of Affirmative Action?
Affirmative action policies are those in which an institution or organization actively engages in efforts to improve opportunities for historically excluded groups in American society. Affirmative action policies often focus on employment and education. In institutions of higher education, affirmative action refers to admission policies that provide equal access to education for those groups that have been historically excluded or underrepresented, such as women and minorities. Controversy surrounding the constitutionality of affirmative action programs has made the topic one of heated debate.

In-Game Effects
When Affirmative Action becomes the active issue, the following happens:

Active Bonus: While Affirmative Action is Active, pro and con candidates receive an additional x2 infrastructure in the states they receive positive bonuses in, listed below.

Active Penalty: While Abortion is Active, pro and con candidates lose an additional x2 infrastructure in the states they receive negative bonuses in, listed below.

Active Non-Stance Penalty: For those who do not have a stance on Affirmative Action, one way or another, roll 1d100 and compare to your Charisma: Spin Doctoring. if unsuccessful, be forced to take a stance immediately.

  • Pro-Affirmative Action
    Colorado: +40

California: -70
Texas: -63
Florida: -49
Washington: -48
Michigan: -30
Arizona: -18
Connecticut: -12
Nebraska: -5
New Hampshire: -2
Oklahoma: -3

Endorsement Opportunity: American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU will only endorse once during the primary election and once during the general election. Per the Endorsement Action, earn $2 and one surrogate (if able).

  • Anti-Affirmative Action
    California: +70
    Texas: +63
    Florida: +49
    Washington: +48
    Michigan: +30
    Arizona: +18
    Connecticut: +12
    Nebraska: +5
    New Hampshire: +2
    Oklahoma: +3
    Colorado: -40

Endorsement Opportunity: None.

Affirmative Action

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