The California Equal Rights Amendment is a historic initiative, pivotal to the preservation of decency within our society. How can any civilized people deny the right of personhood to any of its members? The ultimate test of how we fare as a society is how much love and respect we have for the most defenseless and vulnerable among us, for that is the extent to which we are willing to value all life — even our very own. Perpetrators of past crimes against humanity, such as slavery, genocide and human trafficking, have all managed to justify their grave transgressions by regarding their victims as something devoid of personhood and manipulating others to accept that belief. Let us close the door to the continuation of abuses against human life, which is the most fundamental of all civil rights. Join us in supporting the California Equal Rights Amendment.
— Alberto González, President, Berkeley Students for Life