Ethnographic fieldwork research materials of James Goltz and Jean Wood regarding their study of the Committee Against the
Briggs Initiative (CABI), Los Angeles chapter, conducted in 1978-1979. The collectin includes 29 interviews with members of
CABI as well as field notes, administrative records, media clippings, and promotional materials. CABI was formed when Senator
John Briggs introduced California Proposition 6, the "Briggs Initiative," in 1978 to prohibit gay and lesbian people as well
as those who advocated for gay and lesbian rights from working in public schools.
In 1978, Senator John Briggs introduced California Proposition 6, the "Briggs Initiative," to prohibit gay and lesbian people
as well as those who advocated for gay and lesbian rights from working in public schools. The Committee Against the Briggs
Initiative (CABI) formed in the spring of 1978 to fight the proposition. Multiple CABI chapters formed across California,
the largest of which were in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. CABI's efforts contributed to the defeat of the proposition
in the November 1978 election by a margin of 58% to 42%.
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