CFER is now officially in its second year of existence, as a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting equality, freedom, and merit for all Americans, regardless of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. While 2021 ended on a high note with solid progress in policy monitoring, voter education, research initiatives, legal advocacy and media outreach, we aspire for 2022 to be a more successful year for CFER towards creating more knowledge, expanding our alliance-building, and countering challenges of our times.
Here are CFER’s five New Year resolutions:
1. Strategically fighting the incursions of the woke ideology from within: In 2021, many whistleblowers reached out to us with damning evidence of school indoctrination, race-based treatment and discrimination in education and employment. While we take pride and priority in protecting the anonymity of our sources, CFER has successfully exposed their stories through media outreach and legal advocacy. If you have a story or evidence related to your professional or personal circumstances, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
2. Effectively monitoring legislation and policies: The war on merit and equality is ongoing, creating such public policy absurdities as equity math, liberation ethnic studies, and race-centric decision making. In 2021, CFER’s evidence-based, proactive engagement as a public policy watchdog paid off as we successfully pressured Governor Newsom to veto AB105, stopped the CalOSBA from granting preferential treatment in small business financial assistance, helped postpone the consideration of the equity math framework and built a diverse coalition to raise awareness on the ethnic studies movement. We plan to expand this effective track record and will share our 2022 legislative digest in the coming month. In the meantime, we want to encourage you to report problematic bills and policies to us!
3. Expanding our district-level research pilot: Last year, we launched an ambitious research initiative looking into local level implementation of and spending on critical race theory (CRT), diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and critical ethnic studies. We plan to broaden the project to cover most school districts in California through the help of School District Representatives (SDRs). If you are interested in becoming a SDR for CFER, please fill out this form. We will reach out to you afterwards with proper and timely training and guidance!
4. Creating a multi-prong, scientific approach of engagement and advocacy: While the propagation of CRT is morally wrong and divisive, past experience and strategic thinking tell us that not every battle needs to end up in the courts. Depending on the level of CRT entrenchment (indicated by the numeric ranking in our research initiative), we will work with both decision makers and local supporters to introduce anti-CRT policies in low-CRT districts, demand public scrutiny into opaque DEI committees in mid-level districts, and explore the possibilities of school board elections and legal challenges in high-CRT areas.
5. Securing a seat at the table in public education policy making: We aspire to work closely with likeminded policy influencers, especially allies who participate in CFER’s Pledge for Unity. We need our SDRs to find more candidates and local elected officials to sign the pledge. By the end of 2021, we anticipate that CFER will sit down with newly elected local officials to brainstorm on how to improve our public education and rid it of pernicious indoctrination!
Are you ready for a high-spirited and redeeming journey to save our country and our next generation from a critical race to the bottom? We hope you are and want to invite you to continue to support CFER’s exciting initiatives.
About Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER): We are a non-partisan and non-profit organization established following the defeat of Proposition 16 in 2020, with a mission to defend and raise public awareness on the cause of equal rights through public education, civic engagement and community outreach. In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to amend its constitution by passing Proposition 209 to ban racial discrimination and preferences. Prop. 209 requires that “the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” CFER is dedicated to educating the public on this important constitutional principle of equal treatment. www.Cferfoundation.org.