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No on 64 Records, 1986 Coll2011.060*
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Description
Meeting minutes, financial documents, flyers, pamphlets, photographic contact sheets, clippings, endorsement and media organization lists, news releases, correspondence, memoranda, press packets, notes, campaign report, and other material documenting the work of No on 64, an organization formed to mobilize opposition to California ballot Proposition 64, also known as the LaRouche Initiative, in 1986. If approved by voters, Proposition 64 would have classified AIDS as an easily communicable disease--a designation that, under California law, would allow universal testing and possible quarantine of those who tested HIV-positive.
Background
Proposition 64 was a California ballot initiative sponsored by activists associated with Lyndon H. LaRouche in 1986. Proposition 64 would have declared AIDS an "infectious, contagious and easily communicable disease" under the state's health law, "thereby requiring that all cases of infection be reported to the authorities. It would prohibit people who had been exposed to the AIDS virus from working as teachers or food handlers, would permit school officials to bar students with the virus, would allow universal testing for it and, ultimately, would permit the state to confine--quarantine--those who tested positive" ( Los Angeles Times editorial, October 19, 1986). No on 64 was a statewide campaign that played a key role in coordinating opposition to the initiative prior to the November election, when the proposition was defeated.
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0.8 linear foot. [14 folders]
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