Today, a coalition of seven Bay Area professional sports teams unite in support of Proposition 16, lending their star power to rally voters this fall. The Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes, and Oakland Roots announced their endorsement of the statewide ballot measure to restore California’s equal opportunity programs like affirmative action, and to combat systemic discrimination in public contracting, employment, and education.
“The San Jose Sharks organization is proud to support Proposition 16 and all efforts to bring about real, long-lasting change to our society,” said Jonathan Becher, President of the San Jose Sharks. “Too many Californians are discriminated against based on their race, ethnic origin, or gender identity. Especially in this uncertain time, it’s critical we create a future for California that doesn’t take us back to the status quo but one that puts us on a path to a California that reflects our values. That’s the spirit of #TealTogether.”
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