Tony Sanchez on Civil Rights

Former Democratic Challenger TX Governor

Assist minorities to break the cycle of poverty

I am a firm believer in programs to assist poor and ethnic minority students gain maximum access to higher education so they can break the cycle of poverty. I do not support quotas, but rather a multi-faceted approach that takes into account a student's family income, the quality of schools they attended and their performance both inside and outside the classroom, as well as their ethnic origin. All Texas educational institutions, from kindergarten through post-graduate study, should be looking for creative ways to offer our students greater opportunity. And we, as Texans, should give preference to ALL our children?Anglo, Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Native American, etc.
Source: Campaign web site, www.TonySanchez.com, ?Issues? Oct 17, 2002

Has made himself available to the GLBT community

Q: Why should the gay community continue to support Sanchez?

A: Because Tony will work to ensure that ALL TEXANS are treated fairly, equally and with respect.

Q: Does Sanchez feel he has a better stance on GLBT rights than his opponent?

A: Absolutely. Tony has made himself available to the community.

Q: Does Sanchez support removing the so-called homosexual conduct provision 21.06?

A: Tony would carefully review and consider any bills passed, including a bill repealing provision 21.06

Source: Matt Lum, TxTriangle.com Oct 11, 2002

Accuses Morales of weakness on affirmative action

Dan Morales angered minority leaders by ruling, in 1997, that a federal court order against one Texas law school prohibited all state universities from using race as a preference in admissions, scholarships and other student programs. The political liability of Morales' decision went untested for several years. Now, Tony Sanchez is fanning the flames. "I don't like a fellow who gets to the top by affirmative action and then pulls up the ladder behind him."
Source: Clay Robison, Houston Chronicle Feb 2, 2002

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IL Rod Blagojevich
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SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
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VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
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