No on 64 Records, 1986 Coll2011.060*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
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Title: No on 64 Records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.060*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.8 linear foot. [14 folders]
Date: 1986
Abstract: 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.
creator: No on 64.

Historical Note

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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Preferred Citation

No on 64 Records, Coll2011-060, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Scope and Content

Meeting minutes, financial documents, flyers, pamphlets, contact sheets (photographs), articles, endorsement and media organization lists, news releases,corrrespondence, 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 in 1986. Prop 64 was authored and placed on the ballot by activists associated with fringe-conservative Lyndon LaRouche. If approved by voters, it 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. The collection includes a summary report on the campaign published after Prop 64 was decisively defeated in the November election.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

LaRouche, Lyndon H.
Aids (Disease)--Law and Legislation--California
AIDS activists
Political activists