The Anti-Woke Caucus held its first dinner Thursday night to discuss plans and goals for the newly created group. Now, they are making their first move and endorsing a piece of legislation that would ban race-based preferences in the federal government.
A source in the room told the Daily Caller that the dinner included 11 members of the Caucus and special guests Stephen Miller, who was a Senior Advisor to former President Donald Trump, and the Claremont Institute’s Arthur Milikh. The dinner lasted over two hours, and members were actively engaged in conversation about legislation the Caucus should introduce in order to fight the cultural left, according to the source.
During the dinner, two handouts were passed out: an op-ed from the Caucus founder, Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, about the Caucus’s agenda, and an op-ed published in the American Mind giving advice to the caucus.
The Caller also has learned that the Caucus will endorse the Fairness, Anti-Discrimination and Individual Rights (FAIR) Act. The legislation would specifically prohibit the Biden administration, federal contractors or any other recipient of federal funds from intentionally discriminating against or granting a preference to any person based on their race, color or national origin. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans Introduce Legislation To Ban Race-Based Preferences In The Federal Government)
“The Anti-Woke Caucus is committed to the principles of meritocracy and legal equality. Congressman Tiffany’s bill is a needed step towards combatting the Biden administration’s all-out assault on these American principles in the name of diversity, equity and inclusion. American voters deserve to know if their elected representatives oppose discrimination, and House Republicans should unite and force Democrats to take a recorded vote on legislation that would ban identity-based hiring in the federal government,” Banks told the Caller about the endorsement of the legislation. (RELATED: ‘Political Aims’: Here Are The Woke Initiatives Pushed By Teachers Unions In 2022)
Here Is What The Legislation Would Do:
- Bar any agency, officer or employee of the federal government from intentionally discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any person or group of persons based in whole or in part on race, color or national origin in connection with federal contracting or subcontracting.
- Bar requiring or encouraging any federal contractor or subcontractor, or the recipient of any federal license or financial assistance, to discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to any person or group of persons based in whole or in part on race, color or national origin in connection with any federal contract, subcontract, license or financial assistance.
- Bar any state or private entity that receives federal financial assistance from intentionally discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any person or group of persons based in whole or in part on race, color or national origin in connection with any contract, subcontract, employment or admission to any educational institution.