Referendum 88 (R-88) has been one of the most talked about items on the ballot in Washington State this year.
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If approved, R-88 would confirm the legislature’s passage of Initiative 1000 during the 2019 legislative session. Initiative 1000 would allow public officials to use race, gender and ethnicity as a factor in giving out public benefits.
Washington State Wire publisher DJ Wilson spoke with KUOW’s Bill Radke about what a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote really means and the historical conditions that gave rise to R-88.