Linda Yang, with the ‘Let People Vote’ campaign, carries a box of signed petitions for Referendum 88, on July 24 in Olympia. Proponents of the referendum are opposed to an affirmative action measure approved by the Legislature earlier this year that permits state agencies to establish diversity goals and timelines, and consider membership in a minority group as a contributing factor for an applicant. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte file)

Linda Yang, with the ‘Let People Vote’ campaign, carries a box of signed petitions for Referendum 88, on July 24 in Olympia. Proponents of the referendum are opposed to an affirmative action measure approved by the Legislature earlier this year that permits state agencies to establish diversity goals and timelines, and consider membership in a minority group as a contributing factor for an applicant. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte file)

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Voters will decide on the amendment to a law that bans both discrimination and preferential treatment.

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