Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Delegates Elected. EC may delay endorsement.

Delegates elected. EC may delay its endorsement.

Empowering Asian Ams; Executing with Integrity

DEMOCRATS
   1  Alice Huang            79.46%
   2  Kathleen To            77.68%
   3  Elaine Su               75.45%
   4  Jinliang Cai            73.88%
   5  Stella Yu                 72.10%
   6  Jack Tak Fok Ling  71.43%
   7  Piyush Agrawal      67.63%
   8  Tony Tsai                65.63%
   9  Kansen Chu           63.84%
  10 Gary Tang             59.82%
  11 Michael Wu           57.81%
                                                         ALTERNATE
                                                         Benjamin Wang         56.92%
REPUBLICANS
   1   Jing-li Yu                65.18%
   2   Kaichang Li            62.05%
   3   Richard Hsu           61.38%
   4   John Liu                 60.04%
   5   Yang Hong             59.15%
   6   Hanming Tu           57.81%
   7   Wei-jing Zhu          57.14%
   8   Kai Zhang              56.70%
   9   Chris Cheung        56.25%
  10   Hao Ni                  55.58%
  11   W. K. Leung          42.63%
                                                      ALTERNATES
                                                      Hank Liao (1st Alternate)          40.85%
                                                      Sudha Agrawal (2nd Alternate)  39.73%
INDEPENDENTS
   1   S.B. Woo               77.23%
   2   Mark Xu                 63.17%
   3   Henry Lee              62.72%
   4   Farland Chang      62.05%
   5   Stephen Lin           62.05%
   6   Ichun Lai                61.61%
   7   Qing Li                   60.71%
   8   Fan Jiao                 55.36%
   9   Ronald Fong          54.02%
  10  Yiting Yang            52.46%
  11  Chris Chong          49.11%
                                                         ALTERNATES
                                                         David Fan  (1st Alt.)               37.28%
                                                         Peter Jingge Zhang (2nd Alt.) 36.61%

Bylaws Amendment Passed

   The "prohibition" article was extended by 10 years, from 2016 to 2026. 84% of the members voted for it. 4% opposed.  The rest abstained.   

3.6 Prohibition 
    Until Dec. 31, 2026 or a membership exceeding 10,000, whichever comes first, 80-20 shall not take any position in US foreign policies and/or foreign matters, except when it may impact upon its goal to achieve equal opportunity and justice for Asian Americans.  The decision to invoke the exception must be approved by 3/4 (75%) of the entire Board.  However, related decisions and actions subsequent to the approval of the exemption shall be governed by the Robert's Rules of Order only.

   80-20's Board is extremely pleased that the amendment has passed.  Why?  For 2 major reasons:  
    (1) Engaging in U.S. foreign policy discussions may split instead of UNITE the AsAm community, given the complex history of Asia, and 
    (2) our average political maturity is such that our engagement in U.S. foreign policy may become counter-productive to our struggle to become full-fledged U.S. citizens.   

   Why not ban it permanently?  NO.  To engage in the evolving U.S. foreign policy is not only our right, but also our obligation.  We eagerly look forward to the day when our political maturity is such that we will participate fully in this important aspect of our nation's life.

80-20's Endorsement Convention May NOT
Convene Soon

   Why?  Take a guess.  To be explained in our next e-newsletter.  Thanks.


S. B. Woo 

President, a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

All about 80-20's Bloc Vote


Understanding 80-20’s Bloc Vote

[A] How 80-20 Nurtured the AsAm bloc vote

     Take a look at the table below.  All data came from the NY Times.

     There was a dip in the size of the bloc vote from +13 in 2000 to +9 in 2004.  Why?  In 2004, 80-20 only endorsed Kerry "with reservation".   Click here to verify that fact.  

     How come NOT a single Republican presidential candidate was endorsed?
Because NOT a single one answered 80-20's questionnaire.  Only FOOLS and those who are politically unaware would endorse a candidate without their written promise* to help AsAms. 

     80-20 is tough as nails.  Politicians who don't care for our rightful concerns: please review the ups and downs of the AsAm bloc votes and be ready to face the consequences.  Help 80-20 spread this message to the presidential campaigns. 

                                   [B] The power of a bloc vote

     See "Exit poll 2012: How the vote has shifted" published by The Washington Post.

                                         Group %          Obama          Romney
   RACE      White                72                   39                 59
                   African-Am       13                    93                   6
                   Hispanic          10                     71                 27
                   Asian                3                     73                 26

   UNION HOUSEHOLDS     18                   58                  40

     To illustrate the power of a bloc vote, let's calculate the margin of difference
that Asians had provided to Obama in 2012.  It was [3% x (73 - 26)] = 1.41 %.
How does that compare to what the union households did for Obama in 2012?   
The margin provided by unions is [18% x (58 - 40)] = 3.24%.

     Wow, Asians Ams with only 1/6 population of the union households were already delivering almost half as powerful a bloc vote to Obama.   Listen!  Do you want political clout to win equal rights?   Support 80-20 EC's decision on how to vote in 2016.

                              [C] The Making of a Bloc Vote Explained.

     A lot of people don't understand how 80-20 can deliver a bloc vote when 80-20's email list is only about 1/40 the size of the total AsAm vote.  Here is how.

     Let's say that you are attending a meeting of 2,000 persons. It's noisy. Everything is a bit confusing.  Then a motion, whose substance you are only somewhat aware of, but have not really formed a firm opinion about, is put up for a vote. 20 persons speak eloquently in favor of the motion.  5 persons oppose the motion but only do a so-so job.  Guess what?  There will be an 80% chance that the 2,000 will vote to approve the motion.  Note that 20 speakers represent only 1/100 of the voting individuals.  But, still, these 20 persons cause the 2,000 to pass the motion, voting 80 to 20.   

     80-20 plays the role of those 20 speakers with its huge email list and its political ads.  80-20 is extremely clear-headed about politics.  More importantly, it has a record of effective and selfless service to the AsAm community, which renders credibility to 80-20's e-newsletters and its political ads.


S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

How useful are the promises?  You be the judge.  Since 80-20 has gotten into the action, there have been: a) the large number of AsAm cabinet and sub-cabinet officials, b) the lifting of the glass ceiling in federal government jobs resulting in many more AsAms in SES (Senior Exec. Service) and grade G15 levels, and c) the tripling of life-tenured federal judges in the last 8 years.  In addition, the number of Appeals Court judges rose from 0 to 4, and 2 of them recently received national media attention as possible future Supreme Court Justices, and d) rules changes in DOJ to stop low-level investigative personnel from profiling Chinese Ams as possible spies.  To verify the above, click here and go to the bottom of the page, item 8: "President Obama's Record After His Election."
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Draft EC Agenda



Striving to Empower; Executing with Integrity
80-20's 2016 Endorsement Convention (EC) Agenda

Type:  Electronic
Date:  Not set yet.  It'll be one weekend day
Time: 10 am EDT which is 7 am PDT  
                                               

Session A: 
      Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours 
      Purpose:  Getting things organized

1. Welcome by S. B. Woo, President of PAC.  (0.1 hour)

   S.B. will be the temporary Chair.  Soon, a Chair for the entire EC will be elected by the Delegates.  S.B. will also explain the phone protocol since this is an electronic conference call.  

2. Self-introductions.  (1.5 hours)  [What will be the value of this 1.5 hours?  If most people think it is not effective, I can eliminate this part and save 1.5 hours in a long day.  Personally, I think it has great value in inducing the candidates to identify with the EC.  Otherwise, many may go through the entire meeting without speaking a word.]
     
   1.5 minutes for each Delegate and Alternate.  Anyone going substantially over 1.5 minutes will have his/her phone shut off by the Chair and his assistants.   

   Take notes, if you like.  Know your fellow Delegates, please.  After the endorsement, we'll be working together to deliver a bloc vote to the endorsed presidential candidate.

3.  Electing a Chair for the remainder of EC.   (0.1 to 0.5 hour)

   S. B. appoints a temporary chair since he or she will be a candidate for the Chair position.   A motion to nominate must a) obtain consent from the nominee & b) be seconded.
     
   EC must be conducted democratically, giving all Delegates a fair chance to speak, and, at the same time, move the meeting forward without chaos.  Having a good Chair who really knows how to use Robert's Rules of Order to achieve "democracy without chaos" is the key to the success of this EC.
  .  
4.  Electing two members, one D and one R, to a Secret Ballots Confirmation Committee (SBCC).  (0.4 hour)

   The EC Chair and the two members of SBCC will receive emails from all Delegates when the formal endorsement ballots will be cast.   This is the only way to approximate a "secret ballot" in an electronic EC.
  
5. Session A adjourns.  A precise time to reconvene Session B must be set. The recess shall be about one hour.
     

Session B:
        Duration: 2 to 3 hours
        Purpose:  (a) Statements from the Presidential campaigns
                          (b) a preliminary expression of the Delegates' choice
                          (c) a Q&A period to clarify each other's views

1. Statement to EC by the presidential candidate or their surrogates.
  (0.5 hour)   [This is the most flexible part of our agenda.  Whenever a presidential candidate is ready, we'll interrupt our program to let him/her speak.  There is no need for the surrogates to address us since it will have very little value.  No one can really speak for the candidate except him/herself, unless a surrogate happens to (be) a V.P candidate.]

   Each will speak for 5 to 10 minutes.  A very short Q&A is permitted after each speech.  80-20 thinks all bargaining will have been done by this point.  We'll encourage Delegates to just thank the speakers or ask gentle and general-natured questions.  If we have a formal Q&A session, the presidential candidates will probably refuse to participate. If the so-called "surrogates" address us, don't ask questions. To tell you the truth, the surrogates can't speak for the presidential candidates.  

   After each speaker has finished, he/she will be thanked and invited to leave the EC.

   The first presidential candidate to commit to address the EC will be given the choice of speaking order.   

2.  Preliminary discussion.  Who would be the best presidential candidate? 
     (1.5 hours)

   The floor is open for any Delegate to speak what his/her current choice is and why.  The maximum allowed time is 2 minutes.   All speakers are encouraged to start with "My current choice is ....”  and end with “…but I'm willing to change my mind upon hearing others' views."  Another alternative is to state, " I am leaning toward X, because ... "   That way your eventual vote will be kept a secret.

   Note that 80-20 focuses on winning equal rights for AsAms only.  To say that a candidate is better or worse for nations A or B or C in Asia is NOT appropriate. Bylaws article 3.6 prohibits 80-20 from getting involved in U.S. foreign policies.
          
   Those delegates not having spoken on this topic will be given the priority to speak.   Otherwise, who will speak next will be left to the discretion of the Chair.  The Chair will try to end this sub-session after 1.5 hours.

3.  A 0.5-hour recess.  Eat lunch if you have not yet eaten.  :-)

4.  A Q&A period to clarify the statements of other Delegates: (0.75 hour)

   Many Delegates have by now expressed their preliminary choices and why.   This second round permits Delegates to ask each other questions. Please be polite. Bear in mind that we are all working towards the same goal.  The type of questions we might want to ask will be: "I heard someone say that X is good to us because..., could you clarify that please."  Or, " I heard someone say that Y is good to us because....  I don't agree because I think....".

   The Chair should allow only one speaker on each side of the debate on a particular point.  The Chair should then insist on moving on to a different topic and not allow a prolonged debate.

5.  Session B adjourns.  Session C will convene in about one hour.


Session C: 
       Duration: 2 to 3.5 hours.
       Purpose:  (a) To endorse a presidential candidate and 
                         (b) To agree upon a draft press release

1.  The Last round of discussions  (0.5 to 1.5 hour)
     
    Each delegate may speak for two minutes.  Delegates who have not spoken much are given priority.  Otherwise, who will speak next will be left to the discretion of the Chair.  The Chair will try to end this sub-session after 60 minutes.

2.  A 0.25-hour recess for each Delegate to cast a formal "secret' ballot on whom to endorse

   Each Delegate is to send an email to the Chair and the 2 members of the SBCC.  A precise reconvening time shall be set.

3.  Informing Delegates who is the endorsed candidate  (0.25 hour) 

   The Chair announces the result, to be affirmed by the two SBCC members.    If affirmed, someone will move to make the decision unanimous to be followed by a voice vote.  

   The session shall be recessed again for an hour for the Chair to draft a press release to be approved by the EC.   The draft shall be sent to each Delegate via email.  A precise reconvening time shall be set.

4.  Reviewing a draft press release and getting comments from the Delegates 
    (0.5 to 1 hour)  

   The draft press release will be read.  Comments from Delegates are invited.  If the draft press release is approved in principle (but not in every detail), the chair shall have the authority to make editorial but not substantial changes.   

5. New business

6.  2016 80-20 EC adjourns.   

   Let's have a great Endorsement Convention and come out united to deliver the most powerful bloc vote in AsAm history. 

S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

Important footnote:

   80-20' PAC's Bylaws specify that secret ballots be used for the endorsement vote, which is easy for a physical meeting.  But in an electronic meeting what I am proposing here is only an approximation and is unsatisfactory.  Pete Mauk told me that there is a GoToMeeting site and that 
"It has the ability to poll the audience (voting) within the application -- So we can put the Chairperson election in there, and later the Clinton vs. Trump question."  Since his voting is to be cast through a commercial site and NOT via 80-20's website, I think everyone will be satisfied.  What do you think?  Please express your view.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

80-20's Delegates are people like you

What kind of individuals are willing to run for Delegates?

Now you will know.
 
   What kind of individuals are our Endorsement Convention (EC) Delegates?  They must face an election in order to become Delegates to 80-20's EC.  EC's purpose is to endorse a presidential candidate who will best serve AsAm interests.   Delegates will endure 6 to 8 hours of telephone debates, discussions and balloting.  Why?  To help build up the AsAm political clout.
   Go read their candidate statements below.  They are YOU.  Perhaps, one average characteristic distinguishes them.   Besides being YOU, they are mostly high quality individuals who are doers.  They don't just talk and dream. They put their necks on the block and try to win equal opportunity for their offspring and all of us.  
   If you missed the "You be the judge" e-newsletter sent earlier to show how 80-20 strives to empower you with integrity, click here
   Read the statements now.
Democrat 
D1.     Dr. Piyush C. Agrawal
  • Past Senior Vice President GOPIO International
  • National Past President, Association of Indians in America (AIA)
  • Past Chairman, Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF)
  • Past Chairman, Florida Health Disparity Advisory Committee
  • Past Chairman, US 2000 Census Asian Advisory Committee
  • Chairman and CEO, APS Technologies, Inc.
  • Former United Nations Expert
  • Retired Superintendent of Schools
D2.     Jinliang Cai 
  • Believe in the vision of 80-20 and support its mission since its founding
  • 80-20 member most years and a SELF donor 
  • Currently Chairperson and founder of Asian Americans for Tennessee PAC
  • Founding member of Greater Memphis Chinese United Association 
  • Former VP Communications for OCA Pittsburgh Chapter
  • I was the community voice to support and successful overturned the verdict that stripped the Chinese couple's parental right to their daughter Anna Mae He at the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2007
D3.     Kenneth Chiang 
  • Candidate statement not received in time for publication.
D4.     Kansen Chu
  • School board member for Berryessa Union School District from 2002 to 2007
  • San José City Councilmember from 2007 to 2014
  • Current State Assemblymember for the 25th District which includes the cities of San José, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Fremont and Newark
  • Chaired the Assembly Committee on Human Services Committee in 2015
  • Current Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, andInternet Media
  • Running to be a Delegate to 80-20's 2016 Endorsement Convention
D5.     Alice Huang
  • Life Member of 80-20 Initiative.
  • Current Board member of 80-20 Educational Foundation. 
  • Will run to be a delegate of the 80-20 Endorsement Convention as a Democrat
  • Have been involved in political activities advocating for justice and equality ever since I was student council president of my high school. 
  • Most recently, I was elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest pan-science organization in the world.
D6.     Jack T.F. Ling
  • (as psych prof.) Team-taught the first interdisciplinary Asian American Studies course at the Claremont Colleges;
  • Conducted workshops and wrote essays on 1) Asian American identity development and psychotherapy with Asian Americans (especially Chinese Americans);
  • (as dean of students) Started a movement to establish an Asian American Studies program and Center at the Claremont Colleges (and succeeded);
  • Successfully championed the hiring of Asian and Native American faculty and staff at several well known universities and colleges;
  • Board Member of 80-20 SW Ohio Chapter several years ago.
D7.     Elaine Su
  • Retired in 2013 from Department of Army, Civilian
  • Was moved by S.B. Woo's enthusiasm in helping Asian Americans to grow in America's complicated political environment; therefore joined 80-20 in 1999.
  • Due to the Army's increased email security, was stopped from receiving emails from 80-20 since 2012 (after 9-11).
  • Got connected again with 80-20 in 2015.
  • Do not have any contribution to 80-20 :(:( 
D8.     Gary Tang 
  • I have been a member for over 10 years 
  • I have responded to the Call for Actions
  • My major contribution to 80-20 has been sharing our spirit with people I meet and have gained membership 
  • My community services have been limited to local and regional causes
  • I am a published author, a Marathoner, a martial arts teacher, a dragon boat racer, a real estate appraiser and Realtor, and a retailer of natural gas and electricity
  • My latest project is offering turnaround alternative to homeless persons, and I started with one person, 2 days ago.
D9.     Kathleen To 
  • I am a life member of 80-20 since 2004, and since 2003 I have served as its secretary, treasurer, vice-president and president. 
  • I have been a delegate to every Endorsement Convention.
  • I strongly believe in endorsing a presidential candidate who commits to helping our community gain equal opportunities and justice, and this is the reason I am running to be a delegate again this year.
D10.   Tony Yuh-Tiing Tsai
  • Member of 80-20 Initiative since 2007
  • Re-established Asian American Club at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab with various chair positions. Served as president from 2001-2003
  • Launched Annual Pan-Asian American cultural show at IBM featuring music, dance, and food
  • Volunteered as Chinese Youth soccer coach and various summer camps 
  • Passionate about equality and growth opportunities for current and future generations of Asian Americans
D11.   Dr. Benjamin Wang
  • PhD degree in Computer Science, and worked for big Companies over 30 years (Bell Labs, HP etc). 
  • Now I am retired and being the Elder of a Christian Church. 
D12.   Michael Wu
  • I have been a member of 80-20 as soon as I become a United States resident. 
  • I have been passionate about advancing AsAm social status long before that and have been involved in various local AsAm organizations (such as OCA, etc.) promoting Asian culture and educating AsAm communities the importance of political involvement, such as voting and becoming candidates for public offices. 
D13.   Stella Yu 
  • Professional Experience:  
    • Educator - Public Schools, 14 years. 
    • Business Entrepreneur - Graphic Design, Printing & Digital Media Production 
    • Non-profit Org Founder & Director - National award winning youth job training, 19 years, newly retired. 
    • City & County of Denver Mayoral Appointee - Arts Education Director, 7 years. 
  • APA Community Service:  
    • Founding President - Asian Roundtable of Colorado 
    • V.P. - Asian Cultural Center Exec Member - Asian Education Advisory Council, CO Dragon Boat Festival 
  • 80-20: 
    • Honorary Life Member; Founding Benefactor ($2,000) 
Republican
R1.    Sudha Agrawal 
  • Home maker and is an expert in caring for her family. 
  • She has raised three children who are now grown up and very successful in their business ventures.
  • She volunteers to support Non-Profit organizations such as her own Agrawal Family Foundation, American Cancer Society, etc.
R2.    Chris Cheung 
  • Member of 80-20.org
  • I was a founding member of OCA Greater Los Angeles in 1991 and president of the chapter in 1992, 
  • National Board Member of Organization of Chinsese American in 1992 
  • Personel Board Commissioner in the City of Monterey Park CA from 1992-1994, 
  • President of Rotary Club of Monterey Park Ca in 1991, member since 1987
  • Co-founder of Toastmaster Club in 1992.
R3.    Yang Hong
  • I am a big believer of diversity and equality, especially when come down to education and economy. 
  • Professor and Presidential Research Professor 
  • School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences 
  • School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 
  • Director of HyDROS Laboratory
  • Co-Director of WaTER Center for Research
  • ARRC: Advanced Radar Research Center
R4.    Richard Hsu
  • President of Northern Chinese Association for six years
  • Board of directors Morris county human relationships committee for ten years
  • Board of adjustment Hanover Township NJ for ten years
  • Board of directors American Cancer Society
  • I agree with SB to deliver Asian Americans as a block votes.
R5.    W.K. Leung
  • Member of 80-20 
  • Practicing physician
  • M.D. Univ of California, Davis
  • Ph. D. in physics, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
R6.    Tony Li
  • Candidate statement not received in time for publication.
R7.    Kaichang Li
  • Full Professor at Oregon State University. 
  • Have donated to 80-20 every year for more than 10 years 
  • Have watched the 80-20 movement closely since its establishment 
  • Have actively promoted 80-20 among my students, colleagues and friends 
  • Will run for a Delegate Position for 80-20's Endorsement Convention 
R8.    Hank Liao 
  • I'm a life-long California resident for nearly 40 years. 
  • I was a part of the early immigration waves, and have observed the impacts of subsequent Asian immigrations on California and on the U.S. in general. 
  • At the same time I watched my son growing up in the Asian/American mixed culture of southern California. 
  • I like to find the harmonious balance among new citizens of the U.S., native-born Asian Americans, and other Americans in our neighborhood.
R9.    John Liu
  • Joined 80-20 in 2014
  • Donor to 80-20 ($1000 over 5 yrs) 
  • Served as Board Chair of the Nashville Chinese School (2007-2011)
  • Served as advisor at UPenn for Students for Asian Affairs (political action group)
R10.   Hao Ni
  • 80-20 PAC Sponsor level donor since 2014
  • Board of directors (Secretary) at Delaware Chinese American Community Center since 2016
  • Serving various positions at local Chinese Evangelical church since 2012
  • Conservative view to support: pro-life, control government budget/cut national debt, second amendment, law & order, free market, strong defense, self-control, Christian principles
R11.   Hanming Tu
  • I have been in the States for over 25 years and am a US citizen for over 15 years. 
  • I am a initial member of 80-20 and supported 80-20 through donation over the years. 
  • I am one of people who answered the challenge to donate to EF for five consecutive years.
  • I am a trained federal voting right observer and have been sent to various locations to observe the elections by the DoL. 
  • I am actively participated in local communities and currently a principal in a Chinese school. 
  • I firmly believe the power of bloc vote and look forward to electing a president who supports Asia Americans' causes
R12.   Jing-li Yu
  • I would serve you well as a Delegate because I am among the most familiar with 80-20's mission, tactics, and strategy. 
  • Previously, I served as a Republican delegate in the 2004 and 2012 Endorsement Conventions. 
  • In addition, I worked for 80-20 full-time from 2002-2006, and have ever since then served on 80-20's Board or Executive Committee. 
  • As a current 80-20 Officer, I will also be in the position to help execute 80-20's endorsement effectively. 
R13.   Kai Zhang
  • Been a Republican in Virginia and a Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC) member for over 10 years.
  • Was LCRC Executive Committee member and Treasurer for 2 years.
  • Founder and first President of Chinese American Republican of Virginia (CARVA)
  • Always seek to promote and strengthen Chinese Americans' stature in US society
  • Always believe in uniting Chinese American community no matter what's their political views.
R14.   Wei-Jing Zhu 
  • 80-20PAC Family Life Member and supporter for 15 years
  • 80-20EF Board Member and Treasurer since 2015
  • numerous leadership roles in local Asian American churches, Chinese schools, and corporate Asian American networks
  • Physics A.B. from Harvard, Physics Ph.D. from Cornell
  • Professional in Technology and Finance Industries
Independent
I 1.    Farland Chang
  • Honored to help advance civil rights for Asian Americans;
  • 80-20 Life Member, SELF Donor, Petition Sponsor & Volunteer: family contributing more than $12,000;
  • Veteran Member/Mentor: Asian American Journalist Association; 
  • Emmy award winning Journalist: CNN, NBC, reporting across US and Asia;
  • Documentary Producer: integrating storytelling, social/digital media, branded content, PR, advertising;
  • Public Servant: Press Secretary Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 80-20 Consultant;
  • Media Trainer & Strategist: public/private sector clients, multinational & domestic, newsrooms to classrooms.
I 2.    Chris Chong
  • Member of 80-20 since 2008, donated money, signed petitions, canvassed friends and family to enlist their support.
  • Consistently apply logical, analytical, independent, objective and critical thinking based uncompromisingly on integrity to decision-making.
  • Fully understand and support the principle of bloc voting as a game-changing political tool.
I 3.     David Fan
  • Once active in various Asian American causes, I became detached after moving overseas;
  • However, my activism was rekindled by SB's tireless leadership on behalf of our community. 
  • I have been spreading the words of 80-20's efforts as well as stepping up our family's donation to 80-20 EF in recent years. 
  • I want to give back to our community and ensure an equitable future for our children in America. 
I 4.     Ronald Fong
  • Volunteer clinical faculty for Paul Hom Asian Clinic. 
  • Volunteer for Sacramento Chinese Confucius School.
  • Volunteer for Asian Community Center in Sacramento. 
  • Current member of 80-20 Pac. 
  • Director of the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency Network. 
  • Current MBA student at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. 
I 5.     Fan Jiao
  • 80/20 founding benefactor, have been involved in various EF fund raising and other tasks
  • Supporter of California NO AB1762 Campaign 
  • A distinguished engineer in networking infrastructure industry in Northern California
I 6.     Ichun Lai
Professional experience has taught me, being a good citizen is not enough. Race is reality. To coexist fairly, we must be in game. I am: 
  • Born/raised in Taiwan; US citizen since 2009 
  • 80-20 supporter since 2007 
  • Volunteer in community and mainstream organizations 
  • Leadership experience includes President, China Institute Young Associates Program; Board Member, National Association of AsAm Professionals NY, Programming Co-chair, Financial Women's Association of New York
I 7.     Henry Lee
  • MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS 80-20 EF, 10 PLUS YEARS 
  • ACTIVE ADVOCATE OF 80-20 GOALS OF EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ASIAN AMERICANS VIA THE BLOC VOTE AND POLITICAL PROCESS 
  • MAJOR DONOR AND FUND RAISER TO 80-20 SELF PROGRAM 
  • VOLUNTARY SUPPORTER OF 80-20 ISSUES 
I 8.     Qing Li
  • Board member of 80-20 education foundation;
  • Volunteered fundraising for 80-20 education foundation and promote voter registration at the capital region of NY state since 2013;
  • A regular donor to 80-20; 
  • I am willing to join the fight for equality at every aspect for Chinese Americans and all Asian communities. Delegate for Endorsement Convention will be a great way to contribute
I 9.     Stephen Lin
  • Attorney at Law with 17 years of experience, including 5 years in corporate/international law and 12 years as a Civil Litigator in California
  • Member in good standing of the California Bar since 1999
  • Past President of the Chinese American Political Association ("CAPA") and Chairman of the Chinese American Public Affairs Community Education Fund ("CAPA-CEF")
  • 10 years of prior service on the Boards of CAPA and CAPA-CEF
  • 80-20 PAC member since 2011
  • Graduate of Yale University, magna cum laude, B.A. in East Asian Studies (1995)
  • Graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law School, J.D. (1998)
I 10.   S.B. Woo
  • Founding President of 80-20 Initiative. 
  • Current President of 80-20 PAC and current 80-20 Educational Foundation
  • Donated more than $100,000 to 80-20;
  • Volunteered for 18 yrs. 
  • Will run to be the Chair of the 80-20 Endorsement Convention, which will be an electronic conference of about 40 persons. It will NOT be an easy job even for an experienced chair. 
  • I chaired Delaware's State Senate for 4 years, as Delaware's Lieutenant Governor. 
I 11.    Mark Xu
  • I am currently a senior manager for the U.S. Department of Commerce. 
  • I served as an 80-20 BOD member and Vice President and 80-20 DCA Chapter board member in the past year and contributed to the success of the SELF fundraising effort. 
  • I am also a recently elected board member of the Asian American Government Executive Network. 
I 12.   Yiting Yang
  • Care about the future of the US and the Asian American community in the US.
  • Value and respect hard working and fairness.
  • Understand the concerns of the regular Asian American.
  • Believe in the strategy of 80-20 to demonstrate the strength and fight for the future of the Asian American community in the US.
  • Participated in the campaign of 80-20 to collect vote for president Obama in 2008.
I 13.   Peter Jingge Zhang
  • I've been an 80-20 member since 2010.
  • I've been an advocate of 80-20 amongst my social network connections.
  • I've been responding to various 80-20 Call to Actions. 
I 14.   Tiepeng Zhou 
  • Candidate statement not received in time for publication.
   Thank you for spending your precious time to read these candidate statements.

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