Monday, February 08, 2016

Updates and help Sherry Chen to help ourselves



Heart of Stone? Heart of Gold?

                     Updating YOUR Successes:  
(1) 80-20's campaign to help Ron Unz nominate 5 candidates, including 2 AsAms, for Harvard Overseers was successful.  

(2) 5800+ persons signed a petition for DOJ to conduct an independent investigation to determine whether Chinese Ams. were profiled in economic espionage investigations.  The petitioners include 6 Nobel Laureates and numerous leaders of the science, engineering and academic communities.  All names have been mailed to A.G. LynchProf. Chenming Hu, a past 80-20 Board Member, did most of the work.

   If YOU become a VICTIM of government prosecution purely due to your national origin, would you HOPE that your community will come to your aid?  

   YOU bet!

   So here is the situation.   Sherry Chen was a VICTIM of DOJ's cyberspace dragnet. Her case was suddenly dropped just before trial.  Her life is in shambles.  She has a large debt due to her legal fees and she may still lose her job.   
   What would you do?

   If our hearts are made of stone, we'll say "Tough luck to her."  But 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF), National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) and New Asian Leaders (NAL) think that most individuals in our community have hearts of gold.  We should help her to help ourselves.  

When we become each other's emergency insurance
policy, our community becomes more cohesive. Soon,
everyone including our children, will be soooooooooo 
proud of being members of our community.

   The three organizations, with 80-20 EF playing the lead role this time, are co-hosting a dinner for two purposes.

     (1) To raise a net amount of $18,000 for Sherry Chen's legal fee debt, and; 
     (2) To honor Peter Zeidenberg, who successfully defended both Sherry Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Xi.

Date and Time:   Feb. 16 (Tuesday), 6 PM

Location:            China Garden, 1100 Wilson Boulevard,
                            Rosslyn, VA  22209 (703 525-5317)

Ticket prices:     $100 ($75 tax deductible); $50O for a head table seat 
                            ($475 tax deductible)
                           
Program:            Keynote by Peter Zeidenberg whose Washington Post Op Ed is entitled "Chinese Americans are caught mistakenly in the U.S.'s cybercrime dragnet"  
                            
                            What can you do to help?

   Those in the Greater D.C. area:  Buy a ticket for $100 or $500, perhaps a table for $1,000.  Those elsewhere:  Donate money and give the ticket to a friend in greater D.C. area.

   Wherever you live, click here to reserve your tickets.  Or please email Stephen Lin, spl.law@hotmail.com to tell him the amount you'll donate.  Or make your check payable 80-20 EF, and mail to  Katy Woo, 5 Farm House Rd., Newark, DE 119711. 


   Please do your share to help Sherry Chen.  Happy Lunar New Year!


S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Election. Our Golden Chance to Win Equality.



Asian Americans' Biggest Challenges

     AsAm adults face the lowest glass ceiling in workplaces.  AsAm college-aged youngsters face the highest barrier to entering elite universities.   We are not equal citizens, not because we are lacking in personal effort and/or ability but because of institutional discrimination!  Behold these irrefutable statistics:



               

Presidential Election is Our Golden Opportunity

     The Presidential election is our best chance of getting our grievances addressed.  One effective way is to get the candidates to answer our questionnaire.  See the results of getting candidate Obama to answer with "6 yeses" in 2008: 

(1) tripled the number of AsAm federal judges and increased number of AsAm Appeals Court judges from 0 to 4, and

   
                

(2) lifted the glass ceiling on AsAm employees, especially federal employees somewhat but NOT enough. See what it used to be in 2003.  Compare this to the top chart.
                  

            





                          Asking 2016 presidential candidates 7 questions
                        while respectfully requesting a "yes" or "no" answer

(A) The first three focus on the continued lifting of glass ceilings in private industries, universities and the federal government.

(1) If elected, will you issue a directive to the Department of Labor asking it to focus on enforcing Executive Order 11246 on behalf of Asian Americans including the usage of debarment for persistent violators?  In the past similar efforts have already been made on behalf of women and other minorities with remarkable success (see top chart). 

(2) If elected, will you issue an Executive Order asking the federal agencies to promote qualified Asian Americans to Senior Executive Service?   

(3) If elected, will you make it a top priority of your Administration to nominate qualified Asian Americans to serve as Article III life-tenured federal judges, whenever such vacancies are available?  These include the Federal District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court.  

(B)  The next 2 ask our next president to speak out against "race preference" in college admissions.  Or, if the Supreme Court decides against such admissions, then direct the Dept. of Education to enforce it.

(4) If elected, will you be willing to make a public statement in your first year in office that it is difficult for you to conceive that on the average Asian Am students admitted to first-rate colleges is holistically so much worse than the white, Hispanic and black students admitted that the Asian Americans student will need to score 140 point higher than whites, 270 points higher than Hispanics and 450 points higher than blacks in a 1600 point SAT scoring system to have equal chance to be admitted?

(5) If elected, and if the Supreme Court bans the use of race as a factor in college admissions, will you direct the Department of Education to withhold federal funding from colleges that continue to use race in college admissions? 

(6) If elected, in your 3rd year as our President, will you host a meeting at the White House to review with a group of Asian American national leaders, put together jointly by 80-20 and your administration, the progress on the three issues above: equal opportunity in the workplace; equal opportunity in federal judicial appointments; and equal opportunity in college admissions?

(C) The last one asks the next president to order DOJ to conduct an independent investigation.

(7) If elected, will you direct your Attorney General to conduct an independent investigation of the wrongly prosecuted cases of Drs. Sherry Chen, and Xiaoxing Xi, and to diligently continue this investigation if it has already been initiated?  
                           
YOU must help.  80-20 can't do it alone.   

     Candidates MUST do well in Iowa and New Hampshire or face demise. Hence, email your friends and relatives in those 2 states to speak to candidates and/or their campaign staff to urge they respond to 80-20's questionnaire.  Tell them that 80-20 will endorse those candidates in primary elections who give satisfactory answers.

     Click here to see 80-20's cover letter and questionnaire that have been "priority mailed" to every presidential campaign.  


Counting on you,

S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 PAC, Inc.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Need Harvard Grads' Help to Push "Race Neutral" Admissions

Are you a Harvard Graduate? Please Help.

URGENT!   Need 
200 physical signatures
from Harvard Alumni returned by Jan. 31, 2016

   Reason?  To nominate 5 candidates to run for 5 seats on Harvard's Board of Overseers. Their platform will be "Free Harvard, Fair Harvard." 80-20 joins others to take the battle for race-neutral admissions right up to Harvard's doorsteps. 

Why "Fair Harvard"?

   Take one look at the following diagram, based on federally-reported statistics, and you will know that Ivy League schools have been limiting AsAms admits.  The population of Asians age 18-21 has doubled, while the population attending Harvard has dropped by about 50%.  In comparison, at meritocratic Caltech, its Asian enrollment has followed the population increase in AsAm youth.



   "A nation that selects its elites by corrupt means will produce corrupt elites.  These abuse must stop," said Ron Unz, one of the 5 candidates to be nominated.   

   The candidates advocate "far greater transparency in the admissions process, which is totally opaque and therefore subject to massive hidden favoritism and abuse."
  
Why "Free Harvard"?

   Take one look at the diagram below and you'll know that the time has come for Harvard to exempt tuition.  At Harvard, the revenue generated is negligible compared to the investment income of the endowment.



                  What YOU & Harvard Graduates Can Do

   If you are a Harvard alum (of the college or any of the graduate schools) or you can guarantee 100% to get such signatures, please contact ASAP the 80-20 representative weijingzhu@gmail.com with your name and postal address; you will then receive a FedEx packet of 5 nomination forms which all need to be signed and returned by prepaid FedEx.

   At the heart of this endeavor are several long time advocates who "have written or testified extensively against race-based admissions":
   80-20 strongly supports Ron Unz's campaign to secure 201 signatures from Harvard alumni to assure that these 5 magnificent candidates will get on Harvard's next ballot for Board of Overseers. Forward. Help please.


New York Times Chimed In

   Read this front page NYT article (1/14): "Some Would Level the Playing Field: Free Harvard Degrees"

Dr. Wei-Jing Zhu, an 80-20 EF Board Member, H/R '90   

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Help Sherry Chen to Help Ourselves

Heart of Stone? Heart of Gold?    

   If YOU become a VICTIM of government prosecution purely due to your national origin, would you HOPE your community will come to your aid?  

   YOU bet!

   So here is the situation.   Sherry Chen was a VICTIM of DOJ's cyberspace dragnet. Her case was suddenly dropped just before trial.  Her life is in shambles.  She has a big debt on her legal fees and she may still lose her job.  What would you do?

   If our hearts are made of stone, we'll say "Tough luck to her."  But 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF), National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) and New Asian Leaders (NAL) think that most individuals in our community have hearts of gold.  We should help her to help ourselves.  

When we become each other's emergency insurance
policy, our community becomes more cohesive. Soon,
everyone including our children, will be soooooooooo 
proud of being members of our community.

   The three organizations, with 80-20 EF playing the lead role this time, are co-hosting a dinner for two purposes.
         (1) To raise a net amount of $18,000 for Sherry Chen's legal fee debt, and 
         (2) To honor Peter Zeidenberg, who successfully defended both Sherry Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Xi.

Date and Time:  6 pm, Feb. 16 (Tuesday)

Location:            China Garden, 1100 Wilson Boulevard,
                            Rosslyn, VA  22209 (703 525-5317)

Ticket prices:     $100 ($75 tax deductible); $500 for a head table seat ($475 tax deductible)
                           
Program:            Keynote by Peter Zeidenberg whose Washington Post Op Ed is so compassionate
                             "Chinese Americans are caught mistakenly in the U.S.'s cybercrime dragnet"  
                             Several prominent political leaders invited.

What can you do to help?

   Those in the Greater D.C. area:  Buy a ticket for $100 or $500, perhaps a table for $1,000.
   Those elsewhere:  Donate money and give the ticket to a friend in greater D.C. area.

   Wherever you live click here to reserve your tickets. Or, please email Stephen Lin, spl.law@hotmail.com, to tell him how you'll help.  Steve Lin, a lawyer, is my Special Assistant. He'll be delighted to fulfill your generous wish.  Or make your check payable 80-20 EF, and mail to Katy Woo, 5 Farm House Rd., Newark, DE 119711.  Thank you.


S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

PS:  Have you supported this national petition, already signed by 6 Noble Laureates?  If not, chick here
It asks DOJ to conduct an independent investigation.          
         
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