[OPE-L:3639] ASSA meetings and proposition 209

patrick l mason (patrick.l.mason.20@nd.edu)
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 12:58:07 -0800 (PST)

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This is a posting that I originally forwarded to NEA-L (National Economics
Association List). NEA-L (Patrick L. Mason, list manager) has a large number
of African American economists. The list has no official tie with the
National Economics Association, which publishes the Review of Black
Political Economy. Anyway, the proposition below has received some support
among NEA-L members and I'd like to know the reaction of OPE-L members.
Please send you posts to directly to me at Patrick.L.Mason.20@nd.edu since
this really isn't a topic of direct relevance to OPE-L. Also, please forward
to femecon, pen-l, and other groups which might be interested in the issue.

peace, patrick l mason

>Given California's approval of prop 209, should we begin lobbying for west
>coast ASSA conventions to be held somewhere other than California. There was
>a little discussion of this among NEA members last year but not in
>sufficient time to do anything. I don't know when the next date is for a
>west coast meeting of the ASSA but it would seem that for persons (such as
>myself) interested in boycotting all conventions held in California, there
>is plenty of time for networking with others.