You've heard me said it before, "Nothing that 80-20 has done is really
that significant. However, if 80-20 has helped to induced AsAms adults
to rise and act to defend their rights, that is significant. That is empower-
ment. Empowerment is significant, because it
is not only more lasting but
may also be causing a permanent change in the fabric of our community."
When AsAms adults, especially Ch-Ams, rose to defeat SCA 5 in CA,
that was proof for our "True Empowerment I."
Great News: Our youths have spoken up for their rights!
See articles written by our youths who are enrolled in our nation's best
high schools, speaking against "race preference" in college
From the school paper of Styvesant High School, NY (80% AsAm
students), an article entitled:
"Ivy Day Is Asian Discrimination Day Subtitle:
And Whites Reap
the Benefits" was published. Click here
to read it.
On Phillipian, Phillips Academy, MA, this article
"The Price of Discrimination" by David Shin
was published. Click here to
Just a few years back, AsAm student organizations, including East Coast
Asian American Student Union, ECASU, adhere to the political correctness
of OCA, AAJC, and NAACP. They supported
My conjecture is that the new AsAm high school graduates may soon change
ECASU's position. The making of "True Empowerment II"?
No empowerment is complete, if ELECTED
political officers of a minority
community may blatantly ignore the rightful interests of their voters. During
our struggle to defeat SCA 5, two elected AsAm officials are not helpful.
The are Sen. Leland Yee and Assemblyman Paul Fong. We must UN-elect them,
as a punishment for their abandonment of our interest.
Leland Yee is already UN-elected. He withdrew his candidacy owing to
We still need to defeat Paul Fong who is now running for City Council
Distr ict 1, San Jose. Fong' faces a primary election on June 3. His strongest
opponent is Charles "Chappie" Jones. Mr. Jone was interviewed by
Silicon Valley Chinese Club, a good local organization, which subsequently
endorsed Chappie. This is the Paul Fong who didn't fight for us to stop
SCA5 and who sponsored the "Prohibit shark's fin soup" legislation
giving our merchants an adequate warning. When Fong is Un-elected, it'll
be "True Empowerment III." Thereafter, few will dare to blatantly ignore
our rightful interests.
"Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - two central figures in modern politics with 2016 prospects - joined forces Monday to talk global education."
"In her keynote address, Clinton praised Bush's dedication to education
reform since serving two terms as governor of Florida, where he overhauled the state's
education system, introducing a school voucher program and banning using race as a factor in university admissions."
When there is a will, there is a way. Let me
know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in
working with 80-20 to jointly find a way to interject this topic into the next presidential campaign. Do you head an organization with 100 or more members?"
Even when you said that you are very interested, there is NO commitment from you to work with us, until more details are agreed upon. We just to see if it'll tickle the imagination of the Asian Am community. Love to hear from you, pro or con. Please use real name and e-mail address. :-)
A recent LA Times article
--a succinct description of the past, present, and future of SCA 5:
The author is Melanie Mason who is the LA Times reporter stationed in Sacramento to cover the CA legislative activities. She
should know the real story.
Media Attention on AsAm's 2016 Presidential Race Inclination:
What Asian Ams. in CA have done in SCA 5 has SHAKEN the political world.
As a result, 80-20 President, S.B. Woo, was interviewed by reporters from both ends of the political spectrum, regarding our community's possible voting inclination in the 2016 presidential election. A
shift of 3 million
AsAm votes in 2016 will be an earthquake! With such media attention, opportunities abound! Are we good enough to seize it? The reporters were
(i) Katy Murphy who writes for Oakland Tribune - Mercury News - Contra Costa Times -- all liberal papers, and (ii) Tim Cavanaugh who writes for The
National Review, a bimonthly conservative magazine started by William Buckley.
Let's keep our eyes on the ball -- how to win equal opportunity for our children through the 2016 elections. Let's work together!
Have you REGISTERED to vote?
B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National AsAm PAC, Inc.
Reference: A 137 page affidavit
prepared by the FBI many days ago, but unsealed yesterday. To read it, Click
1.How long has FBI's agents
been tracking Yee?
Almost 3 years, since May 2011. Much, if not all, of the checks paid to Yee and conversations with Yee were recorded.
2.When was the latest meeting
between Yee and an FBI undercover agent, & what did they talk about?
13 days ago on March 14, 2014.
How Yee could get illegal arms for the FBI undercover agent.
3. What are the charges against
Taking bribes (or wire fraud of honest service) and selling arms without a
4. What might be the
consequence for Yee? Jail? Jail or not, Yee's campaign for CA's Secretary of State will 100% certain
collapse. CA's Senate leader has already publicly
asked Yee to resign.
What kind of a person is Yee?
(1) Yee is an anti-gun advocate, but he traffics firearms.
(2) Yee's secretary of state campaign advocates for
government transparency and stopping corruption, but
his dirty deeds are hidden from the sun and he took bribes. (3) Yee swears that he'd always defend Chines Am. interest, but he voted for SCA 5. Yee said that "I asked Sen. Hermandez 'if SCA 5 will negatively impact the
Chinese'. Hermandez said 'no.' I believe him then and I believe him now." Listen to Yee's
own words, by clicking
I had presided over the DE Senate for 4 years, I have never met a
senator who would take the words of another senator regarding a
bill sponsored by that senator. Every senator would always go back to his/her office
and get the staff to begin doing independent assessment. Leland Yee's explanation was
nothing but a lie to deceive his Chinese Am supporters. He consistently
says one thing, but does just the opposite. Yee is a despicable person.
6. What does it mean for 80-20?
80-20's effort to empower you continues. A
few days ago, 80-20 publicly stated that we need to defeat Leland Yee and Paul Fong
for not defending our rightful interests. It must be done to induce the rest of
the AsAm elected officials to be accountable to us in the future. Now, Yee is
gone. Fong is yet to go.
If you live in Paul Fong's election district. Make sure that you tell voters in City District 1 of San Jose, where Fong is running, not to
vote for Fong.
ALL OF US WILL BE EMPOWERED, if we reward and punish the elected officials according to their performance as a public SERVANT.
7. Anything else?
Get every AsAm to register and vote! That is
the only lasting SELF EMPOWERMENT!
B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National AsAm PAC, Inc.
the brave AsAm, particularly Ch-Am, fighters,80-20 salutes
you! Against impossible odds, YOU responded to 80-20's clarion call
to "rise and act." YOU provided great local leadership. 80-20
with its political know-how. TOGETHER, we won.
Thanks to you, there are much superlative press attention & praise
for you & 80-20 Initiative in the last few days. Against impossible odds,
a legislative battle where the Dem Party has a 2/3 majority in both the
Senate and the Assembly, we induced the Speaker of the Assembly to kill
the Senate California Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA 5). SCA 5 aimed
to re-introduce "race conscious" college admissions to CA which
hurts AsAm students.
Seasoned political reporters in prestigious major
media said the
following about 80-20.
black and white. By Tom Nuttall.
[Note: Economist is an prestigious international weekly, published in
London, England. The author is Tom Nuttall, Economist's west coast
correspondent. He was an editor at the European Council on Foreign
Relations. So he certainly knows politics, and knows how to judge
the effectiveness of political organizations.]
80-20 Initiative, an Asian-American lobby group, scored its first big
success last October when it forced Jimmy Kimmel, a television host, to
apologize for allowing a five-year-old boy to suggest on air that America
should kill everyone in China in order to avoid its debt obligations. This
week the group pulled off a more edifying win, defeating an attempt to
allow Californian universities to take account of race when deciding whom
Democrats have long chafed against Proposition 209, . . . .
whizzed through the state Senate. It seemed likely to pass in the lower
house, too. California's voters, a more mixed bunch these days, may well
have supported it.
so after the Senate vote the 80-20 Initiative urged its 350,000
e-mail subscribers to press Asian-American legislators to scrap SCA 5.
Energetic and bottom-up, the ensuing campaign had a Tea-Party whiff to
it. And it worked: their phones ringing off the hook, several Asian-
American Democrats decided that ethnic allegiances trumped partisan
ones and withheld support for the bill. On March 17th John Perez, the
Assembly Speaker, withdrew it from consideration. . . .
have low voting rates and are not noted for political
activism. Could this debate change that? S.B. Woo, 80-20's co-founder,
likes to think so. It is time for Asians to acquire the political
of whites, he argues; they should harass Asian politicians who fail their
constituents, and should be willing to play the parties off against each 604b
"Economist" is NOT the only media that is reporting our impact
on this legislative reversal. See below. Many more are NOT listed.
Frankly & honestly, 80-20 got too much credit, because the real credit
should go to YOU!!!
On the other hand, was 80-20's clarion call needed? Did its political courage
and know-how provide the hope & direction? If so, then donate to SELF by clicking here.
A community, as financially well-to-do and politically immature as ours,
should at lest support one political organization that has a splendid record.
If 80-20's SELF project fail to reach $1 million/yr for 5 years in another
15 months, every penny you've donated will be refunded in full. Subsequently,
80-20 will likely demise at the end of 2016.
Is self-empowerment permanently much much more
important than a
victory in SCA 5? The CHOICE IS YOURS.
B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National AsAm PAC, inc.