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Ban "Redskins" for school or athletic team name or mascot

Legislative Summary: AB-30: California Racial Mascots Act: This bill would prohibit public schools from using the term Redskins as a school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname beginning January 1, 2017.

Analysis by EdSource.org: Home to the largest number of American Indians in the country, California is now the first state in the nation to ban the use of "Redskins" as a school team name or mascot. Earlier efforts in 2002 and 2003 were unsuccessful. Many Native Americans and school climate advocates consider "Redskins" a racial slur. In 2013-14, there were 38,616 students identified as American Indian enrolled in California's public schools. Just four California schools continue to use "Redskins" as a team name and mascot.

Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 25-10-5 on Sep/8/2015; Passed Assembly 60-10-10 on Sep/10/2015; State Rep. Rocky Chavez voted YES; Signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Oct/15/2015

Source: EdSource.org on California legislative voting record AB-30 , Sep 10, 2015

Moderate who supports gay marriage

Chavez, 63, is a retired Marine Corps colonel and former Oceanside councilman. He has won a reputation as a moderate, speaking up in support of immigration, gay marriage and the science of climate change.
Source: LA Weekly on 2016 California Senate race , Mar 5, 2015

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