California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) authored ACA 5 to repeal the state ban on affirmative action.
Gavin Newsom, the California Federation of Teachers and progressive Asian American organizations.
Conservative White-led organizations opposing affirmative action, like the free-market think tank Pacific Research Institute, have come out against ACA 5.
But affirmative action as it relates to education remains the most deeply divisive aspect of ACA 5 in the Asian American community.
Asian American members of the California Legislature pose for AAPI Month 2019.