Mr. Ward Connerly
American Civil Rights Institute
P.O. Box 188350
Sacramento, CA 95818

Dear Mr. Connerly:

We were disappointed by the defeat of Proposition 54 in California but want you to know that we appreciate your efforts to carry forward the dream of a true color-blind society. We were shocked that the winner of the gubernatorial election, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had referred to backers of the Racial Privacy Initiative as "right-wing crazies." He was an obvious victim of media misinformation. Schwarzenegger could have helped pass the proposition if he had taken the time to understand it. We have heard that you intend to put forward another version of the Racial Privacy Initiative, and that it could get on the ballot in California as early as 2006. We know you won't give up. Good luck.