PHOENIX - Arizona voters are about to decide the fate of a few remaining so-called affirmative action programs across Arizona.
Proposition 107 is on the ballot November 2nd.
A yes vote means you do not want the government to have programs that show favoritism to minority groups.
"We are letting the government pick winners and losers" said Rep. Steve Montenegro, who sponsored the bill.
He said even though affirmative action is officially outdated and outlawed, it still shows up in programs backed by the state.
"We are telling people you are smart enough and work hard enough but because of the color of your skin you can't get in," he said.
Sky Harbor Airport recently announced the end to a program that gave special treatment to business owners to operate in food court.
"I think it sends the wrong message," said Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
She said she isn't for quotas either, but said she believes Proposition 107 could hurt the state's economy in the long run.
"We could see an end to women in science programs or Native Americans in universities and it could hurt our future economy."
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