Monday, December 19, 2005

80-20 EF Spoke Up For AsAm Workers


S. B. Woo, President of 80-20 Educational Foundation, EF, wrote
EEOC Chairwoman Cari M. Dominguez. Woo applauded her desire
to "outreach" in order to decrease workplace discrimination and
offered to work with her. He also said, "AsAms not only perceive
discrimination at work but also suffer real discrimination."
Woo cited those statistics that he had sent earlier to
Labor Sec. Chao.

Domingues had puzzled publicly over why 31% of AsAm workers
perceived discrimination at work and yet filed very few complaints
with EEOC. Woo wrote to explain that

there are cultural and social reasons for the scarcity of
complaints to the EEOC from AsAms. A complaint to EEOC is
equivalent to initiating litigation in the minds of AsAms.
Many AsAms fear litigation for the following reasons.

A) Cultural Inhibitions Against Litigation

First generation Asian immigrants have strong cultural inhibition
to litigation. Many of us feel that being involving in a law suit
at least partially reflects on us, since in our view a truly good
&successful person can solve all problems without going to court.
We distrust lawyers much more than average Americans. We
believe lawyers can be bought by money and power as
commonly happened in our respective old countries in the
past -- a belief that is likely inaccurate in US. So going to
court is like gambling, not being in complete control of
one's own destiny and therefore a shame.

B) Cultural Inhibition Against Admitting Being Discriminated

Many of us hate to admit that we have been discriminated against.
Confucian training influences us to believe that a good and strong
person would win respect instead of suffer discrimination. Again
we believe being discriminated against partially reflects on us.
So when asked by a pollster and knowing that their names will
not be tied to the admission of having being discriminated, many
will admit. But the same persons probably have not mentioned
the discrimination to EVEN their own family members. I'll further
conjecture that not all Asian will owe up to being discriminated
even to a pollster. In other words, the real percentage may be
even higher than 31%.

C) Assessment of the Political Reality in America

Asian Ams are well aware that many of our compatriots consider us
"foreigners." We are further aware that should the same
discrimination statistics have applied to African Americans, the
NAACP, Urban League, the Black Congressional Caucus, Jesse
Jackson's Rainbow Coalition will have together long demanded a
Congressional investigation and gotten it. EEOC & the Civil Rights
Commission will be investigating the matter vigorously. Ethnic
publications like Ebony will be focusing on such statistics issue
after issues. The mainstream media will be carrying it week after
weeks. Nothing close to the above described had happened in the
Asian Am community. The AsAm politicians are on the whole less
powerful. So average AsAm workers don't feel their complaints
will be dealt with justly.

Many AsAms have observed how reluctant their employers are
to fire a Black or female colleague. We are NOT suggesting to fire
the others with ease, but to point out the political plight of a
small minority without the GROUP political clout.

How Asian American Must Adjust

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do." AsAms must ADJUST the
above cultural views when discriminated against.
If we don't,
we'll forever be discriminated against.

Lacking GROUP political clout is something that individual AsAms
can't do much about. That was why 80-20 was born! However, 80-20
can't by itself create GROUP political clout, unless you pitch in.
Your offspring will thank you.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Hot News


This afternoon, US Senator Tom Carper of Delaware and DOL
Sec. Elaine Chao will meet in Sen. Carper's office. The topic will
be 80-20's letter to Sec. Chao of May 17, 2005. Senator Carper
will be accompanied by his Chief of Staff and Legislative Asst.
Paige Jennings who is a labor expert.

80-20 has worked with Senator Carper's office for the last 8
months regarding the issue of glass ceiling on Asian Americans
and Executive Order 11246 which was enacted to assure that ALL
Americans will enjoy equal opportunity in workplaces.

The central point of 80-20's letter to Sec. Chao is:

"When compared with average Am. workers in the same
positions, Asian Americans have only 55% of their
chance to rise to the top rank in the private Industries (1.9
million AsAm workers), 41% of their chance in the universities
(70,000 AsAm workers), and 30% their chance in the Federal
government (86,000 AsAm workers)."

80-20 requested Sec. Chao to enforce E.O. 11246 on hehalf of
Asian Americans so that the glass ceiling over them will be
removed within a reasonable time period.

The history of how this meeting came about is stated below:

80-20 President S. B. Woo requested help from Sen. Tom Carper
to get the Senate Labor Comm. to hold a hearing on the glass ceiling
on Asian Americans. Sen. Carper suggested an informal & friendlier
method first. He proposed to act as the host to get Sec. Chao and
S. B. Woo to meet in Carper's office with Carper being the third person.
The topic will be 80-20's letter to Sec. Chao of May 17, 2005.

Sec. Chao refused the meeting on the ground that she'd not meet
with the head of a PAC, political action committee. It so happens that
Sec. Chao's husband, Sen. Mitch McConnell of KY and at least half of the
US Congressional Delegation are also heads of PACs. However, to
accommodate Sec. Chao's wish, 80-20 proposed that Prof. Larry Ho,
a Harvard professor and Nat'l Academician and Gareth Chang, a
C-100 member, would meet with her. She refused to meet with them, as
well. So it was good of Sen. Carper to insist on meeting with her to
talk about the same issue.

80-20 shall keep you posted on the outcome of the meeting.

If we have a problem then WE must work hard to solve it
OURSELVES. Recall that the recent Gallup poll found AsAms to have
the highest % of workers who have perceived discrimination at work
when compared with other races or gender groups. WE need to each
do our share to build up our political clout painstakingly. We must be
willing to give time and money to achieve such goals. We must unite.

Join 80-20 to help achieve those goals. Using a credit card, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Gallup Poll: AsAms the most discriminated at work

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) hired the Gallup
Poll org. to find out workers' perception of discrimination. Its
finding 100% backs up 80-20's contention that AsAms are the most
discriminated in workplaces.

The Gallup poll finds that 31% of Asian workers say they were
discriminated at work
, followed by 26% for African Am. workers, and
22% for female workers. Most major papers covered the news. The
World Journal reported it as the front-page top headline article.
For EEOC press release, go http://www.eeoc.gov/press/12-8-05.html
For Washington Post, go http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp- dyn/content/article/2005/12/08/AR2005120802037.html
For the World Journal, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/gallupwj.html

Fellow Asian Americans, a convergence of opportunities has
emerged. The 4 great forces working for you are:

(1) 80-20 has dug up irrefutable statistics, using employment
data supplied by the government and broken down to races, to show
that Asian Americans are the most discriminated in workplaces. See
80-20's last mass email.

(2) The above finding was the spark. It is spreading like the prairie
fire among AsAm workers and orgs. See 80-20's last mass email.

(3) The recent Gallup poll shows that 31% of Asian Americans, the
largest % of all Americans, have experienced discrimination in their
workplaces.

(4) 80-20 has reserved time and money to begin an all-front push to
eliminate the gross inequity for Asian Ams., if Labor Sec. Elaine
Chao refuses to enforce Exec. Order 11246 on behalf of AsAm by
the end of 2005.

The prospect for victory is good. Please put your shoulder to the
wheel and push! How?

Organize fellow AsAms in your workplace and ask your management
for the employee data broken down to ranks and races. 80-20 is 98%
certain that you can document glass ceiling in your own backyard and
win your management's support to accelerate its acceptance of
diversity. It could be the most rewarding task that you've ever spent
time on.

Do it for your children. You saved and saved to send your
children to first rate universities. What is the use of a good
education, if your children don't have equal opportunity to live
to the maximum of their potentials?

Ask 80-20 to help you in your endeavor to get employee data.
80-20 needs your help as well. Join 80-20. Using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Director of Projects
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35; Student membership is $15.

##### Announcement #######

80-20 has created a Members' News webpage. Submission is
welcome. Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/membernews.html and
see Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang, who is a model for AsAms. He stepped forth to
fight for equal opportunity for AsAms in NIH. Did you get punished
by the management? No, he was instead rewarded as the NIH Asian
American Scientist of 2005. Hurrah.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Spark Has Started a Prairie Fire!

A spark can start a prairie fire. 80-20 was the spark to win

equal opportunity in workplaces for AsAms. A prairie fire is
spreading! Here are two such instances.

Background Information

A few months ago, 80-20 publicized its letter to Labor Sec.
Elaine Chao. It revealed that government data showed that AsAms
were the most discriminated in workplaces:

"When compared with average Am. workers in the same
positions, Asian Americans have only 55% of their
chance to rise to the top rank in the private Industries (1.9
million AsAm workers), 41% of their chance in the universities
(70,000 AsAm workers), and 30% their chance in the Federal
government (86,000 AsAm workers).
"

80-20 asked Labor Sec. Elaine Chao to help the AsAms, since she is
legally designated & authorized to secure equal opportunity in
workplaces for ALL Americans. Thus far she has NOT replied.

A Spreading Prairie Fire

In spite of Sec. Chao's silence, in a democracy people have power.
80-20's discovery of the above statistics has started a prairie fire.

CASE 1: A Model Individual Stepped Forth
Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang, an 80-20 member who works for the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), saw the 80-20 statistics. He wondered if
the same glass ceiling pattern exists in his own workplace. So he
asked NIH for the raw employee data and analyzed them. Behold,
glass ceiling exists.

12% of the eligible pool from which lab chiefs are drawn are
AsAms. 4.7% are lab chiefs! The dissemination of the data attracted
an article from a prestigious magazine, Science. Visit:
http://www.80-20.us/glassceilingscientists.html for an article:
"Asian Scintists Are a Major Presence in U.S. Biomedical Research
Labs. So Why Do So Few Hold Leadership Positions?"

Some Senior officials at NIH are paying attention. "There's
appearance of a glass ceiling, which is troublesome," says Michael
Gottesman, who heads NIH's intramural research program. "It makes
you wonder if there's an inherent bias."

CASE 2: A Prestigious Organization Helps to Spread the Fire
The Committee of 100, a prestigious Ch-Am organization, saw the
80-20-statistics. It wondered if they were valid. So it appointed a
committee to look into it. The committee reported back that AsAm
represented 6% of the workforce in university, however, only 1.5% of
the university presidents. That was reported in an article in The
World Journal on 11/19/2005. Visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/glassceilinguniwj.html

Help spread the prairie fire. Ask for the report that your
workplace, whether university or private industry, submits annually
to EEOC with employees broken down to racial groups and ranks.
Document the glass ceiling in your own backyard.

YOU are not one to bury your head in the sand. YOU act.
You strive to improve you and your children's destiny! If 80-20 can
assist you in your statistical project, let us know. Also share your
success with 80-20. Together, we'll win equal opportunity in workplace.

80-20 is the spark! Will YOU please join 80-20 & spread the fire?
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

More power to you - Tax-exempt 80-20 EF Formed

Good News. 80-20 Educational Foundation, EF, . has just been
formed. Contribution to EF is tax deductible.. This will gives
YOU more options to win YOUR OWN equal opportunity & justice.

80-20 PAC, which has communicated with you over
the years will continue to take political actions e.g. endorsing a
presidential candidate and organizing a bloc vote. Hence, so far
as most AsAms are concerned, the formation of the EF
is just a legal sophistication to get the best use of our community's
limited financial resources. For more details see footnote.

See below for how having EF helps YOU. 80-20 EF may
accept tax-exempt contribution from

1) citizens and non-citizens in the form of money, stocks, bonds,
and bequests,
2) corporations and unions,
3) public and private foundations,
4) profit or non-profit or political organizations, and
5) state & federal governments.

Hence, please remember to use this added option, if
a) you annually give money to worthy tax-exempt causes near
the end of each year,
b) you serve on the Board of a foundation which gives money
to worthy tax-exempt causes annually, and
c) you have been a non-US- citizen. You may now donate money 80-20 EF.

Visit http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/. Tax-exempt
contribution to EF can be made through a personal or corporate
check and mailed to Kathleen To, 222 Calle Dos, Marble Falls, Texas, 78654.

Finally, we want to thank Andrew Wong, Lisa Le, Julia Wan,
Kathleen To, and CAPA, Chinese Am. Political Asso, for help in the formation of EF.

Prof. Larry Yu-Chi Ho of Harvard donated $5000 worth of stocks,
Woo's Foundation gave $2700, and a few other individuals gave
generously to EF. 80-20 PAC gave permission to EF to use its
marvelous email list. To one and all, THANK YOU.

Sincerely,

S. B. Woo
President,
The 80-20 Educational Foundation (NOT as the Pres. of 80-20 PAC)

Footnote: EF has the same goals (equal opportunity and justice) as
the 80-20 Political Action Committee, PAC, that you have always
known. However, EF and PAC use different approaches. EF focuses
on educational matters e.g. the July 4th Flag Project and the mass
emails which disseminate "what politics in America is all about." PAC
focuses on taking political actions e.g. the endorsement of political
candidates & is therefore not tax-exempt. The two orgs. have same
goals, use different methods to achieve the goals, and are
independent of each other.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Different Ways To Love Your Children

   Parents love their children in many different ways.  One popular
AsAm way is to give children a good education.  AsAms work hard and
sacrifice to save tens of thousands of dollars to send their children
to good schools.

   Is that sufficient?  NO.

   Here is how a loving father, Kien A. Hua, prepares for his
daughter's future.  80-20 thinks it is most enlightening.

   Mr. Hua strives to give his daughter not only a good education
but also equal opportunity to live to the maximum of her
potential.  America doesn't practice perfect meritocracy.  Good
education & talent count heavily at the entry and middle level jobs.
The closer one gets to the top, the more the intangible factors come
in*, among which is our community's lack of political clout.  See
Mr. Hua's email shown below.

     ########
Dear Kailee,

So, your 18th birthday is coming up.  I would like to encourage
you to start that big date by joining 80-20, an Asian Am. political
organization (see the following email).  I am one of their first-
generation member.  Your mom is also a member.  After joining the
org., encourage all your Asian friends at Emory to join as well. If
there will be enough interest at Emory University, you might even
want to organize a local chapter.  With Asian contributing to less
than 4.5% of the U.S. population, we need every one to join the
organization.

If someone says 80:20 is pro-Republican or pro-Democrat, that
is what they want you to think.  The correct answer is - "80-20
is pro Asian American."   The bottom line is that if pro-Republican
or Democrat) is the right thing to do for Asian American, it is pro
Asian American.  Consequently, 80-20 members do bloc votes,
instead of voting independently for Democrat or Republican.

Dad
     ########

  Join 80-20.  Share the above email -- parents with their children &
the other way around.  Using a credit card,
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html   (easy to use)  or
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html   (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
            Jing-Li Yu            80-20 Director of Operations
            P.O. Box 527340          Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.  Student membership is $15, Basic membership is $35, Family
(2 voters for 2 names) is $50, and Life Membership is $1,000.
 

 - - - - - - - -
* See S. B. Woo's letter to Labor Sec. Chao showing that AsAms have
by far the least opportunity to rise to the top, whether in private
industries, universities and/or Federal government.  Visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/letterchao.doc
The letter was sent on May 17, 2005.  Thus far, Sec. Chao has chosen
the not-so-benign neglect.  Might she have the responsibility to
publicly answer 80-20's charge of discrimination, backed with
government published statistics?  Is she concerned?
- - - -

THANKS TO: $1,000 from Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun of NC &
           $500 from The Asian Pacific Bar Assoc. of Silicon Valley

 

Friday, November 18, 2005

How 80-20 can make a difference in Vincent Chin's


   How 80-20 can make a difference in a case like Vincent
Chin's?  Here is how.

    BACKGROUND OF THE VINCENT CHIN MURDER

   In 1982, Am. Auto workers were angry over Japanese imports.   In a
Detroit bar one evening, Vincent Chin, a Chinese Am., was taken to be
a Japanese by two auto workers.  They quarreled and fought.  Later,
in a parking lot, the two auto workers killed Vincent by bashing his
brains out with a baseball bat.

   A Michigan court fined the two murderers $3000 each. The AsAm
community rose in protest, getting the Fed government to step in.
Despite some early successes, ultimately the 2 murderers were
acquitted and did not serve a day in jail. A civil suit ordering one to
pay $1.5 million to Chin's estate was not carried out because the
murderer fled. Vincent Chin's mother, disgusted with the injustice,
left the USA for China.

         HOW 80-20 WOULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE

   80-20's impact in a similar case in the future will not be
qualitatively but quantitative.  The AsAm orgs of that period did a
magnificent job.  Quantitatively, 80-20 can communicate with
710,000 AsAm families and almost all of the AsAm activists several
times per week.  There is not a single AsAm organization today that
has even 1/10 that ability.  Politics depend on numbers.  And the
injustice seen in Vincent Chins case was a reflection of our lack of
an effective political action committee at that time.

   Helen Zia, a co-founder of "American Citizens for Justice (ACJ),"
that played a key role in rallying the AsAm to fight the injustice in
Chins case summarized the situation well.  She spoke of the need for
a strong national APA organization to deal with hate crime in a
consistent and experienced manner. "Otherwise we are reinventing
the wheel in different regions where hate crimes occur."

  A SALUTE TO AsAm CIVIC ORGS OF THAT PERIOD

   The good deeds that those civic orgs. have done should not be
forgotten.  80-20 will use this opportunity to salute their magnificent
effort.

   Outraged, our community rose to the challenge of an unjust
Michigan court.  For the first time, Asian Ams. realized that in the
eyes of a lot of Americans there was no difference between Japanese,
Chinese and other Asians.  AsAm organizations like ACJ, APALC,
CAA (Chinese for Affirmative Action), JACL, OCA, & local orgs. of
the Filipino and Korean communities in Michigan all worked together
to organize demonstrations & a letter writing campaign.  They wrote
to politicians, the press, and the U.S. Department of Justice
demanding that the two men be charged with violating Chin's civil
rights."  Under that magnificent pressure, the case was re-tried in a
Federal District Court, ACJ hired a lawyer and became "a friend of
the court" or "Amicus curiae."
 

HOW COME 80-20 WASN'T ACTIVE IN WEN HO LEE's CASE?

   80-20 was not active in any of the spy cases *, whether it was Wen
Ho Lee, Captain James Yee or Katrina Leung.  There are two major
reasons.  First, all three worked for our intelligence services
even before they were accused of spying against our nation.  In
international espionage, huge investment is made to deceive "the
whole wide world."  Believing in the apparent truth could be a BIG
mistake.  Second, if one of those accused turned out to be a real spy
against our nation, the consequences could be severe for us all.

       Asian Ams want 80-20 to be straight with them, even when the
truth may not be what they want to hear.  80-20 tries to serve you
with integrity.  80-20 stands tall and fights for the AsAm community.
Visit  http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html  to see the numerous
battles 80-20 has fought & won for the AsAm. community.

   Join 80-20. It can make a difference in your life. We showed how
80-20 can make a difference in unfortunate cases like the LA riot,
the campaign finance scandals of 1997, &amp a case like Vincent Chin's.
Using a credit card, visit
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html   (easy to use)  or
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
            Jing-Li Yu               Director of Projects
            P.O. Box 527340         Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.  Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35;  Student membership is $15.
 

* 80-20 did use its mass email to let AsAms know where they
might donate money to orgs. raising money for Wen Ho Lee.  80-20
also has a policy to aid AsAm scientists & engineers who face trumped-
up government charges that fail to stand up in courts.  Visit:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/em030206.html

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

How 80-20 could make a difference in "Asiagate" of 96-97


   Here is how YOU now have the power to deal with a
similar unfortunate scandal as the "Asia Gate" of 1996 to 97.

     BACKGROUND OF THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE SCANDAL

   From 1996 to 97', the entire AsAm community suffered, owing to the
political misdeeds of a few.  Do you still recall names like John
Huang, Johnny Chung, Charlie Trie, Pauline Kalchanalak and
James Riady who all made illegal political contributions in the
presidential election year of 1996?  The mainstream media covered
those misdeeds so intensely as if it was the new "Watergate."  It was
as if there was an Asian cabal to undermine the US government,
while the misdeeds were no more than the follies of a few AsAm
political amateurs.  The amount of illegal contribution (less than
$250,000) was small as compared to the normal campaign
irregularities of a presidential election year.

   NY Times christened the term "Asia Gate."  The two political
parties competed to be distant from Asian Ams. & to harshly
investigate their Asian Am. big donors.

   The Democratic National committee, DNC, was in comparison the
worse.  After the scandals ballooned, DNC blatantly practiced
racial profiling and investigated only its big contributors who had
Asian last names.  Such donors were asked to show (1) proof of US
citizenship/PR status, & (2) income tax filings of past years to
verify their financial means.

   Results of the hysteria?   An average Asian Am became more
"foreign" and more suspect of "undermining the USA" in
the eyes of the Am. public.  How ironic!  That was the pay back to
our community for having given at least $8,000,000 to presidential
candidates of both parties in 1996.  Given the hysteria, Congressman
Cox's House Committee held a hearing.  It claimed that there were
many spies among AsAms and that it would prove it later, which of
course it didn't.  But the damage has been done.

   You can of course understand that the combined images of
"Perpetual foreigners" and "disloyalty to USA" leads to
discrimination against YOU in workplaces.

   Lesson?  Hear 80-20 out, which is non-partisan.   Don't let
amateurs politicians with personal political ambitions talk
you into giving money and votes to their political party or
bosses, without scrutiny.

   A few valiant Asian Ams spoke up against the "Asia Gate" hysteria,
but they were not heard.  Not a single Asian Am organization stood
up to lead our community to fight the hysteria.  Outraged, 80-20
was born a year later!

            HOW 80-20 WOULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE

    Had 80-20 existed then, it would have immediately hired lawyers
to question the legality of DNC's method of investigation.  If
necessary, 80-20 would have taken DNC to court.

    In addition, 80-20 would send a "Call to Action" to the 710,000
AsAm persons and families on its email list.  80-20 will urge them
to send letters to DNC and RNC to protest their attitude towards the
Asian American community.  80-20 would also lead "a letter to the
editor campaign" to stem the hysteria, which eventually caused so
much damage to the average Asian Ams.  80-20 would of course
remind both parties of its ability to deliver a bloc vote in the next
presidential election.

    This is the political power that YOU have now.  You have a
political action committee that has a war chest, the political
know-how, & the ability to communicate with the entire AsAm
community, several times a week if necessary.  Communication is power. 
War chest &amp political know-how is power.  Bloc vote is power.

    Join 80-20.  That is how you & 80-20 mutually empower each
other.  Next email will show how 80-20 would have made a difference
in the Vincent Chin murder case in Detroit in 1982.

       Using a credit card, visit
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html   (easy to use)  or
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
            Jing-Li Yu               Director of Projects
            P.O. Box 527340         Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.  Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35;  Student membership is $15.

Friday, November 11, 2005

How 80-20'll protect Korean Ams if an LA riot recurs

### NOTICE: Members should have received a ballot to vote for 80-20
Board elections by 11/13. If not, contact jingliyu@earthlink.net . ###

   Did you feel impotent politically when a crisis fell upon the
Asian Am. community?  Examples are (I) the Los Angeles riot of
1992, (II) the "Asiagate" -- campaign finance scandals of 1996 & (III)
the Vincent Chin murder in Detroit of 1982.  With 80-20, you now
have the needed political CLOUT. We'll explain how in each case,
starting with (I).

                 (I) The Los Angeles Riot

    Courageous Korean Am. were on the roofs with rifles defending
the lives and properties of their families.  The police force
was protecting other areas of LA, but not Koreatown. The National
Guard was activated & ready to go.  But politicians
ware hesitant about ordering the troops in.  Another
terrifying day passed for Korean Ams., before the troops were finally
ordered in.  Outrageous!

    If, God forbid, a similar situation occurs, 80-20 will work with
Korean Am. leaders in LA to jointly place a phone call to the relevant
politician.  We'll respectfully request that the troops be ordered in
IMMEDIATELY.  But the underlying message is this:

    "Order in the troops IMMEDIATELY, or you'll face an Asian
    Am bloc vote organized by 80-20 to DEFEAT YOU in the next
    election.  80-20 has an email list of 710,000 AsAm families,
    80% of whom are registered voters and 40% of whom reside in
    California.  80-20 has led two successful bloc votes in the
    presidential elections of 2000 & 2004.  For evidence go to our
    website.  In addition to using the emails AGAINST YOU, 80-20
    will buy ads in Asian Am. media (radio, TV and newspaper) in
    Los Angeles or California, to DEFEAT YOU in the next
    election."  See footnote 1.

    Result?  There is a 99% chance that the troops will be ordered in
IMMEDIATELY.  Most politicians respond much more readily to the
fear of having some one gunning for them in the next election than
anything else.

    What if the 1% chance wins out???  In some ways, 80-20 loves the
challenge of being denied that rightful request.  With 8% AsAm voters
in CA & an estimated 10% AsAm voters in LA, 80-20 is CONFIDENT to
DEFEAT THAT OFFICIAL IN THE NEXT ELECTION.  See footnote
2 for why such a small % of voters can defeat that official.

    FROM THAT "DEFEAT" ONWARD, the not-so-benign neglect of the
rightful interests of Asian Ams will be over.  Your sense of political
impotency will vanish!  Asian Ams become equal citizens of America!
That is how politics really works, although we should always try
win-win solutions first.

    Join 80-20.  That is how you & 80-20 mutually empower each
other.  Next emails will show that you don't need to feel politically
impotent in cases (II) & (III) any more.

    Using a credit card, visit
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html   (easy to use)  or
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
            Jing-Li Yu               Director of Projects
            P.O. Box 527340         Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.  Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35;  Student membership is $15.
 
 

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Footnote 1: If a readers hasn't seen the evidence of the two
successful bloc votes either, visit:
    http://www.80-20initiative.net/PNAAPs.html  (2000) &
    http://www.80-20initiative.net/APAvote2004.html  (2004)

Footnote 2: To understand why a bloc vote by such a small % of voters
can determine the election outcome, see below.

     Two candidates run against each other in a political division,
which for simplicity is assumed to have two constituent groups
only.  One group has 1 million votes (8%) and the other has 11
million votes (92%). Candidate A, a novice, courts the larger group,
not being aware that the smaller constituent group has the internal
political cohesion to deliver a bloc vote in an 8 to 2 ratio while the
larger group does not. When the ballots are open, candidate A wins the
larger community by the ratio of 52/48.  The margin of difference is
4%.  Since the larger group has 11 millions votes, 4% of 11 million
votes provides a winning margin of 440,000 votes to candidate A.  His
opponent, candidate B, is a seasoned politician.  She courts the
smaller group and wins that community by a ratio of 80 to 20, which
is the voting pattern of the Jewish Americans and African Americans.
The difference between 80% and 20% is 60%.  60% of 1 million votes is
600,000 votes.  As a result, candidate B wins the election by (600,000
440,000) or 160,000 votes.

   

 

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Tribute to 80-20's Magnificent Members & Supporters


###### ALERT #####

Two students of Asian ethnicity were allegedly urinated
on and subjected to obscenities by two fellow U. of
Michigan students on 9/15. The case was being disputed
with witnesses on both sides. Police is investigating.
80-20 is keeping an eye on it. (End) ######

THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY, you enabled us to not only talk but tackle the big and difficult issues of equal justice & equal
opportunity that few other AsAm organizations are willing to handle.
You are the ones who "WALK THE TALK." You are the ones who
practice what Gandhi preached: "YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU
WISH TO SEE IN THIS WORLD. "

You stepped up to pay dues with "A GOOD CONSCIENCE BEING YOUR ONLY
REWARD. "

You took action because you are unwilling to witness or permit the denial of equal justice & equal opportunity to yourselves & your children to which America
has always been committed.*

You confront this great moral issue, because you understand that the
denial of equal justice & opportunity to a large portion of Asian Ams.
is the denial of the same to YOU & all Americans.

Help break 80-20's record membership of 2104 set in 2004! Our torch
MUST be passed from one year to another with its flame burning higher
and higher. IT HELPS ENSURE OUR VICTORY. Please do you share:
JOIN OR HELP RECRUIT. See below. Thank you.

Respectfully yours,
S.B. Woo

*Paraphrasing a John F Kennedy statement.

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To join, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 Director of Operations
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Student membership is $15, Basic membership is $35, Family
(2 voters for 2 names) is $50, and Life Membership is $1,000.

Many, having already joined, contributed money AGAIN to fuel the
momentum: S. B. Woo ($2,050) , May So ($1500), Youjian Liu ($200),
Doreen and Eric Liaw ($135), Pedro & Pek Chan ($100), Steve Yang
($100), Vo D. Nguyen and Sonia Lim ($150 for the year), and Kaimay
Lee ($100).

Visit 80-20's BLOG: http://80-20initiative.blogspot.com/ to read S.
B. Woo's recent speech to Asian Pacific Bar Association, Silicon Valley
and Asian American Student Conference held on Minnesota State
University, Mankato. Comments to him are urged.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

S. B. Woo's Speech at UMN


The Importance of Group Political Clout

America is a great country and it has one the world's best political
systems. However, all political systems are managed by human beings, and
human beings are full of frailties and contradictions. For example, we can
be so noble as to die for people in other lands for an ideal. On the other
hand, we can be so blind to the sufferings of others sitting, living and
working
next to us simply because they differ from us in some apparent ways: be
they the color of our skin, race, national origin, gender, religion and/or
sexual orientation. In fact, human beings can be so insensitive as to not
only discriminate against others but also invent negative stereotyped images

about them in order to justify their prejudice.

There are three major stereotyped negative images against the Asian
Americans. First, we are "good work horses but are so hopelessly lacking
in leadership skills to become race horses." Second, a lot of of our
compatriots think of us as "perpetual foreigners who are more loyal to our
respective old countries than our chosen country, America." Third, Asian
Americans are "too timid to be aggressive even when it is called for."

How are we to deal with these prejudice? There is nothing better
than ORGANIZING OUR OWN GROUP POLITICAL CLOUT. With that we can, first,
speak up effectively to counter the unfair stereotypes, and second,
take action to REMEDY the consequences of such negative stereotypes.

Let me now cite historic examples in America to show you why GROUP
POLITICAL CLOUT is the best way in America to protect a small minority
like the Asian Americans (AsAms) from exploitaiton.

At the beginning of our Republic, our forefathers proudly
pronounced that "All men are created equal." However, for 87 more years,
Blacks remained slaves. For 144 more years, white women could not vote.
Indeed, even after the so called emancipation and suffrage, African
Americans and white women didn't REALLY enjoy equal opportunity to attend
colleges and get good jobs. It was not until they toiled, I mean toiled,
to establish their OWN group political clout that they became equal
citizens of America. African Americans went through the great Civil
Rights Movement in the 1960s. They organized NAACP, the Black
Congressional Caucus, and Jesse Jackson's Rainbow coalition. Women went
thru. the women's liberation movement, and organized N.O.W., The Nat'l
Org. of Women, and the Emily List and quite a few others. It was then and
only then that they began to break glass ceilings and enjoy equal justice.

Think for a moment now, who were those white women who were
not allowed to vote. They were no less then the mothers, wives
and sisters of the politicians in power at the time. Yet those
political leaders not only denied their mothers, wives
and sisters the rights to vote but also spread negative stereotypes about
them.
Some of you males may still believe in that negative
stereotyoe: "Women are too soft in their hearts and heads
to make political decisions."

Today such negative images about women become laughable, given the
magnificant examples of Sandra O'Conner, Hillary Clinton, Diane Finestein
and Barbara Boxer. Similarly, the negative images about AsAms will become
laughable -- I promise you -- a decade or two from now, if only that
we AsAms will wake up and organize our own Group political clout.

Let me cite more examples to show that we need
Group Political Clout. Will white males, who are without the group
political clout, be discriminated in America? Absolutely YES.

About 175 yrs ago, when the Irish first immigrated en mass to
America, after the Great Potato Famine, discrimination against them was
rampant. They were stereotyped as "either perpetually poor or forever
drunk." A newspaper ad about a job seeking applicants in Boston, where
the Irish congregated at the time, blatantly stated: "No Irish Need
Apply."

However, the Irish soon learnt that IN AMERICA, if people
discriminated against you because they didn't like you as an individual,
the best recourse was to go to the Court. If people discriminated against
you because you were a member of a powerless group, the best remedy would
be to build your own group political clout.

So the Irish organized and began to vote as a bloc. That is, they
voted as a united community to reward those politicians who cared for
their rightful aspirations and punished those who didn't. Soon good jobs
opened to the Irish. Equal justice came too. Thereafter the Irish melted
into the great melting pot of America.

The Polish and Italians who immigrated to America after the Irish
met the same discrimination and used the same political recipe to lift
themselves to be equal citizens of America. A famous
historian once said, "The history of America is the history of the
immigrant underclass, using the political process, to lift themselves into
the equal class." In the mid 20th century, the Jewish Americans built
their group political clout. Two decades ago, the gays built their own
political clout. Today, the Hispanics are building their own political
clout. Should Asian Ams. wake up and build our own group political
clout?

Why did I tell you that this and that group including Caucasian males and females have all suffered discrimination? It is because I want to show you that while the initial cause of your being
discriminated is because you have apparent differences such as races & nationality from the majority in power, the persistence of that discrimination is DUE TO our own fault. We failed to organize our own group political clout (GPC).
.

So let me now use the 80-20 PAC to illustrate how we can organize
our own GPC. 80-20 is a national, pan Asian political action committee
dedicated to winning equal justice and opportunity for Asian Americans.
It advocates that we must be united to get our Group political clout.
And the best demonstration of our GPC is through a swing bloc vote in
presidential elections.

I've mentioned equal opportunity, political clout, and a swing
bloc votes. Allow me to explain each to you.

Equal opportunity is for every man, woman and child to go as far
and rise as high as their ambition and ability will take them. In other
words, equal pay for equal work, equal opportunity to get salary
increments and promotions, and equal opportunity to rise to the top.

What is political clout? It is much more than just electing a few
AsAms to high political offices. Political clout is the ability to
reward and punish any politician, I repeat, any politician. Reward the
politicians who share our rightful concerns by getting them elected.
Punish those who don't share our rightful concerns by un-electing them.

What is a bloc vote? Why is it so powerful? Here is an illustration.
Two candidates run against each other in a political division, which for
simplicity is assumed to have two constituent groups only. One group has 1
million votes (8%) and the other has 11 million votes (92%). Candidate A, a
novice, courts the larger group, not being aware that the smaller
constituent group has the internal political cohesion to deliver a bloc vote
in the ratio of 8 to 2 while the larger group does not. When the ballots are
open, candidate A wins the larger community by the ratio of 52/48. The
margin of difference is 4%. Since the larger group has 11 millions votes,
4% of 11 million votes provides a winning margin of 440,000 votes to
candidate A. His opponent, candidate B, is a seasoned politician. She
courts the smaller group and wins that community by a ratio of 80 to 20,
which is the voting pattern of the Jewish Americans and African Americans.
The difference between 80% and 20% is 60%. 60% of 1 million votes is
600,000 votes. As a result, candidate B wins the election by (600,000 -
440,000) or 160,000 votes.

Astounding? Yes. But that is the power of a bloc vote. Why did I
use those particular numbers in my illustration? It is because I was
using AsAms in CA as an example. Asian Americans represents 8% of CA's
voters. And in a presidential election, the rest of CA may just vote
about 52 to 48.

Why does 80-20 advocate a SWING block vote? That is, why does
80-20 advocate voting as a bloc for Democrats sometimes, and for
Republicans in other times? It is because a swing bloc vote is the best way
to induce both parties to compete to serve the rightful interests of
Asian Americans.

Is 80-20 being power hungry? Certainly not. However, it does
advocate to get our share of the political clout to protect ourselves from
exploitation. In organizing our own GPC, will we be balkanizing America?
Absolutely not. We gather our own GPC so that we may melt as equal
partners into America.

Let me point this out to you. Our fight is a fight to help make
America "a more perfect Union," as our forefathers have ordained it. Our
struggle is a struggle for the noblest of the American Dreams, the
dream of equal opportunity for all Americans. WE are dedicating ourselves
to fulfill one of the most solemn pledges of Americans, the pledge of
allegiance to the Flag, which as you know ends with " ...with liberty and
justice for ALL." I repeat "with liberty and justice FOR ALL." This ends
my speech. You've been a great audience. Thank you.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Does 80-20 deserve your help?

     Hello.  This is S. B. again. Will REASONING, rather than my
personal appeal, sit better with you?  Please give me 2 minutes to
read the following.

     Unworthy organizations should die.  ANSWER 3 QUESTIONS
for yourself to decide if 80-20 is worth your $50 or personal effort to
recruit on 80-20's behalf?

     (1) DO YOU KNOW of another AsAm organization that fights the
BIG DIFFICULT BATTLES for you e.g. MORE representation in
Federal courts & enforcement of an existing law to give you EQUAL
opportunity in workplaces?

     (2) DO YOU KNOW of an AsAm org. that can mobilize the AsAm
community to ACTION as 80-20 has done?  Visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html

     (3) DO YOU KNOW of another AsAm org. that has the record of
having delivered two consecutive BLOC VOTES in the 2000 and
2004 presidential elections -- the root of 80-20's political clout &
perhaps the ONLY MESSAGE that politicians will jump up & note.
      Visit: http://www.80-20initiative.net/APAvote2004.html (2004) &
http://www.80-20initiative.net/PNAAPs.html (2000)

     If you don't know of another AsAm organization like the 80-20,
then please help!  80-20 fights the BIG & DIFFICULT battles for you.
80-20 is PRO-ACTIVE.  With your generous help to JOIN and/or
RECRUIT, we shall overcome.  I've tried my best* .

Awaiting your favorable reply,

S. B. Woo
 

                           To join, visit
    http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html  (easy to use) or
    http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html   (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
             Jing-Li Yu               Director of Operations
             P.O. Box 527340          Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of
the check.
   Student membership is $15, Basic membership is $35, Family (2
voters for 2 names) is $50, and Life Membership is $1,000.

    Many more joined & donated the last few days, including two new
Life Members (Sheauling Ellen Tang & Ignatius Wang) & Family
Life Members who gave another $1,000 (Victor & Eva Wu). Please
also let us know who you've recruited so that we may thank you.
Visit 80-20's BLOG: New articles about 80-20 from Singtao and
The World Journal. Copy them and send them to your Chinese-reading
friends & relatives.   http://80-20initiative.blogspot.com/
 

* In 1997, during the "Asia Gate," I came out of retirement from
public service to help give our community GROUP political clout to
protect Asian Ams. from exploitation.  Since establishing 80-20, I
have given it 7 years of my life.  In addition, Katy & I donated
$35,000 to 80-20.  To allay people's suspicion of my motive, I
announced "NEVER to run for office, oraccept any government
appointment for the rest of my life."


 
 
 

80-20 Covered by World Journal and Singtao

80-20 Received Great Coverage last week from the two largest Chinese-language newspapers in AMerica, World Journal and Singtao.

(World Journal article being put up soon)
http://www.singtaousa.com/101405/cm03.php (Singtao, Oct 14)

Text of article in Singtao is as follows:

80/20力爭亞裔平等就業

( 本報記者張芷毓布雷斯本報道)

八十/二十促進會創辦人、現任會長吳仙標昨日拜訪星島日報,與美西版總編輯梁建峰交流如何幫助亞裔爭取平等的看法。吳仙標指出,八十/二十不帶有任何黨派標籤,只是遵循美國政治“利益交換”遊戲規則,改善亞裔仍遭遇歧視的現狀。

梁建峰總編輯指出,由於吳仙標及八十/二十不少代表皆是或曾經是民主黨人,因而讓外界普遍認為該會傾向於民主黨。吳仙標表示,雖然歷史背景無從改變,但該會始終注意平衡共和黨、民主黨和獨立派的代表。支持哪一個黨派,端看這個黨派能否滿足八十/二十為亞裔爭取權益的要求。他以“有奶就是娘”形容其中的關係,並稱﹕“這也是美國政治利益交換的遊戲規則。”

需引起聯邦政府關注

據吳仙標介紹,作為政治行動組織的八十/二十,目前進行兩方面的努力,包括促成任命亞裔成為聯邦最高法院法官,爭取平等就業和升遷機會。他坦言,這兩件都是不容易完成的事情,但關鍵是要讓聯邦政府聽見亞裔的訴求,而八十/二十定會為此鬥爭到底。

之所以要實現聯邦最高法院中有亞裔代表,吳仙標認為,這是讓亞裔在美國得到平等司法保障所必須的,因為最高法院法官的判決極有可能影響美亞裔的整體命運。聯邦法庭體系(最高法院、上訴法院和地區法院)中,亞裔則不到1%。他說﹕“無論用哪一個標準,族裔或性別,亞裔的比率都是最低的。我們相信在可預見的未來,是可能有更多的亞裔法官出現,如現任耶魯大學法學院院長的韓裔高洪柱。”

早在今年5月17日,八十/二十就致信勞工部部長趙小蘭,希望能引起其對亞裔在職場中遭遇歧視和升遷瓶頸等問題的關注和反饋。吳仙標昨日表示,該組織至今仍未收到趙小蘭部長的直接回應,預計本月內可能有消息。他說﹕“會是怎樣的結果,我並不知道。但如果還是遲遲沒有消息,我們一定會採取行動,包括在《紐約時報》等大報刊登全版廣告,聯合知名亞裔簽名,向法庭提出控訴,要求國會召開公聽會等。”

亞裔仍欠缺政治關心

吳仙標承認,在爭取平等就業機會問題上,受到不少亞裔,特別是華裔人士和組織的不認同,因為直接針對的人是唯一一名華裔部長。他解釋說﹕“其實並非如此,因為法律規定這個問題是由勞工部負責,我們只能找她。亞裔職場受歧視是冰凍三尺非一日之寒,歷任的勞工部長都有責任,但趙小蘭是現任的,今天要進步,非找她不可。”

吳仙標表示,亞裔,特別是華裔,對政治的關心度仍然有所欠缺,他希望包括《星島日報》在內的美國中文媒體能夠共同為爭取亞裔平等權益而努力,以華裔所熟悉的語言,解釋美國政府和司法等體系的運作規律,團結一致,提升亞裔的社會政治地位。

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Our Best & Brightest Responded

            "The best and the brightest need to bear
                  the BURDEN OF PIONEERS."

   262 of our best and brightest joined 80-20 in the last 11 days.
See their names below.  1600 have joined earlier. THANK YOU ALL.

   More members, more GROUP political clout, & therefore
more ammo. to protect the Asian Am. community from exploitation.
Building GROUP political clout needs the help of INDIVIDUALS
in the GROUP.  Does $50 mean that much to you?  If not, will you
consider joining please?

    For joining, visit
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html  (easy to use)  or
   http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html   (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
             Jing-Li Yu               80-20 special Assistant
             P.O. Box 527340           Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.  Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000.  Student membership is $15.  If you recruit,
please let me know so that I may thank you.

     Life Members (4):
   Henry Chi, Alan Phan, Thomas Shen, Sunny Wong

     Those Giving More Than Their Membership Dues (29):
Kurt and Judy Chao $85, James and Constance Chen $125, Noreen and
Daryl Chen $100, Chen and Linlin Ding $85, Andy Fung $200.00,
Kent Fung $100, Xiaofan Gao and Jeannie Yu $100, Ruth
and William Hsiao 100, Mandy Sui M. and Toby Leung Lam $85,
Raymond Lou $85, Paul Ma $85, Cunzheng Ningand Yae Zhang
$100, Huei and Hueichun Peng $100, Steve L. and Sheryl Sung
$85, Sophia Yen $70.

     Family Members (164):
Natalie Abuschinow, Bernardine D. Ai-Kuo, Sherlie and Alwyn Bwa,
Ken T. Chan, Simon Wa Hing Chan, Young Y. and Christina H. Chan,
Albert and Gen Shaing Chang, Chi-Sing and Margaret Chang, Rowland
Chang, Ruben Chang, Ngee-Pong and Mabel Chang, Alice Chang and
Paul Yang, Paokang K Chen, Rong Chen, Wen T. Chen,
Ying-Chih and Ching-Ling C. Chen, Cynthia and Gary Chen and Lu,
Allen Cheng and Shirley Mo, Shih-Lin Chi, Eugene C. and Sylvia Chinn,
Albert L. and Mindanila A. Chu, Chinchan Chu, Jingsheng Cong and
Jing Chang, Joseph Dann, Morton L. Friedman, Jisheng Ge and
Xiaobing Zhu, Shengbei and Tong W. Guo, Berlin Hsieh and David
Tuan Hua Ho, Chungwu Ho, Peggy L. and Frank Hsu, Cheng K. and
Susan Hsu, Li Chi Hsu, Sharon Hu and Danny Chen, Li Huang
Zachary Y. Huang and Guijie Wang, Wenjun Jiang and Zheng Ke
Guoxiong Jin, David Kang, Cornelia Ko, Jaeju Ko, Jeng-Yann
and Li-Mei Ku, Wey Kuo, Daniel Lau and Kyle Engler,
Kok-Meng and Kerry Lee, Leonard Leo, Lawrence C. and Nancy
Leung, Baihan and Han Li, King C. and Shun Yee Rosina Li,
Hui Liao, Solomon J. L. Liou, Chia-Seng (Ruth) and Richard C.
Liu, Xiaomei Liu and Shuguang Zhao, Sen Liu and Hongmei
Zhao, Emkarr Shung Meehan, Elizabeth Na, Ning Pan and Linda
Huang, Clara C. Park, Xiaolin Pei and Xuefei Zhang, Barbara and
Roy Saigo, Chien-Chung Shen, Xiaodong Song and Shoumin Liang,
Xian-he Sun and Hong Zhang-Sun, Khi V. and Xuan N. Thai, Phong
Tran, Yung M. and Tsun-Chiu Tsao, Ed and Peggy Tseng, Qiang
and Fong Wan and Li Cheng Chung and Yeou Shu Wang,
Guo-Xiang and Bei Lin Wang, I-chih Wang, Linna Wang and Joe
Pitz, Guanghua Wei, Thomas Wong and Ellen Chan, Roy S. and
Irene C.L. Wu, John Xiang, Nancy Xiao Bernie Yee and Stefanie
Smith, Albert Yen, Yook Kong Yong, CJ and Yungjin Yoon,
Hao Zhang and Holly H. Wang, Qiji and Daoli Zhu and Zheng.

     Basic Members (58):
Ademan T. Angeles, Ka-Neng Au, Timothy Chang, Felipe Chee,
Rosemarie Chen, Yinchieh Chen, David Chun, J.J. Dai, Kan Tung
Donohoe, Tina Fong, ChunMing Fu, Ruyan Guo, Yeu-Chuan Hsia,
Keng Nan Hsu, Suzan Hsu, Chiao-ih Hui, Bharathi Jagadeesh,
Lin Ji, Jane Kinnick, Paul M. Ko, Krishna Kumar, Ichun Lai.
Yee-Mei C. (Emily) Lee, Chou-Chi Li, Sunny Z. Liu, Harry Lou,
Andrew Luu, Daniel Mayeda, Xiannong Meng, Arthur Min,
Chunlin Qian, Keshav Rao, C. A. Reddy (Dr.), R Sonny Sampayan,
Andrew S. Shaw, Lorna Y. Tang, Kevin (Zhaohui) Tong, Shirley
Tung, Jie Vitelli, Andrew Wang, Benjamin Wang, Leon Wang.
Li Wang, Lee Fang Wei, S. Wei, Albert Y. Wong, Donald G. (Rev)
Wong, Frank Wong, Da-Yu Wu, Kim-Fun Wu, Lian-Qin Xiang
Andrew Yamamoto, Bin Yang, Jian Yang, Xiaoyong Yang, Fang
Yu, Ssu-Hsin Yu, Xiaojun Yuan

     Student Members (7):
Kham mai Nguyen, Edward H. Thai, Swan H. Thai, Yiming Tian,
Jeffrey Wong, Joseph Wong, Jennifer Woo

   For the entire membership list of 2005, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/memberlist2005.html .
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN.
 




 

Friday, October 07, 2005

Do me a favor?


   You are a leader & a pillar of our community whom I hope to meet
personally one day.  I know you as one who is willing to ACT to
empower AsAms politically.  I SHARE YOUR GOAL and have tried my
best.

   In 1997, during the "Asia Gate," I came out of retirement from
public service* to help give our community GROUP political clout to
protect Asian Ams. from exploitation.  Since establishing 80-20, I
have given it 7 years of my life.  In addition, Katy & I donated
$35,000 to 80-20.  To allay people's suspicion of my motive, I
announced "NEVER to run for office, or accept any government
appointment for the rest of my life."

   Now I am near my swan song.  We are much closer to attaining
GROUP political clout now.  We just need to persist.  For that, we
need your personal imprint to advance our cause.  Does $50 mean
that much to you?  If not, please join TODAY (see below).  We need
150 more members to break the old record by 100.

   GOOD NEWS: My earlier appeal brought in 150 members
in 4 days, including 4 new Life Members (Sunny Wong, Dr.
Alan Phan, Thomas Shen & Henry Chi ). If you are already
a member, please help us recruit ONE more member.

   The best and the brightest need to bear the BURDEN OF PIONEERS.
 

Thanking you in anticipation,
 

S. B. Woo
President,
The 80-20 PAC, Inc.

      Visit
    http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html  (easy to use)  or
    http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html   (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
             Jing-Li Yu               80-20 special Assistant
             P.O. Box 527340          Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15. If you recruit,
please let me know so that I may thank you.

*I was elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, the highest state
official ever achieved by an AsAm in the continental USA in 1984. 
In 1996, to my delight, Gary Locke broke that record by getting
elected as the Governor of Washington.  Your joining 80-20 will help
produce an AsAm President one day & a Supreme Court Justice, SOON.
 

P.S. I'll be visiting CA & MN, see 80-20 Blog.  I'd love to see you.
http://80-20initiative.blogspot.com/2005/10/s-b-woo-speaking-in-cupertino-ca-and.html
 
 




 
 
 

S. B. Woo Speaking in Cupertino CA and Mankato MN

S. B. Woo would love to see you at the following two events, if you can make it.

1) Oct. 14: Speech before Asian Pacific Bar Assoc of Silicon Valley
(APBASV), CA.

Location: Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant
10123 North Wolfe Road
Cupertino
Time: 6pm Cocktails/Silent Auction
7pm Dinner

For ticket information, please contact Alec Chang directly. The event is sponsored by the Asian Bar Assoc. of Silicon Valley. Alec can be reached
at: (650) 470-4684 (office)
(650) 851-5301 (home)
(650) 270-7170 (cell)


2) Oct. 21: Keynoter to Asian pacific American Conference sponsored by
Minnesota State Univ., Mankato, MN

Location: Auditorium, MSU, Mankato campus,
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


Speaker fees received will be donated back to 80-20 PAC, Inc.and 80-20 Educational Foundation.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A Personal Appeal

You are a leader & a pillar of our community whom I hope to meet
personally one day. I know you as one who is willing to ACT to
empower AsAms politically. I SHARE YOUR GOAL and have
tried my best.

In 1997, during the "Asia Gate," I came out of retirement from
public service* to help give our community GROUP political clout to
protect Asian Ams. from exploitation. Since establishing 80-20, I
have given it 7 years of my life. In addition, Katy & I donated
$35,000 to 80-20. To allay people's suspicion of my motive, I
announced "NEVER to run for office, or accept any government
appointment for the rest of my life."

Now I am near my swan song. We are much closer to attaining
GROUP political clout now. We just need to persist. For that, we
need your personal imprint to advance our cause. Does $50 mean
that much to you? If not, please join TODAY (see below). We need
200 more members to set a new record. If you are already a member,
please help us recruit ONE more member.

The best and the brightest need to bear the BURDEN OF PIONEERS.

Thanking you in anticipation,

S. B. Woo
President,
The 80-20 PAC, Inc.

Visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/paypal.html (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15.

*I was elected Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, the highest state
official ever achieved by an AsAm in the continental USA in 1984.
In 1996, to my delight, Gary Locke broke that record by getting
elected as the Governor of Washington. Your joining 80-20 will
help produce an AsAm President one day & a Supreme Court
Justice SOON.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

See How Many DID THEIR SHARE

80-20 urged its supporters to pour in faxes and e-mails to President Bush and the 4 major Senators he will consult for his next Supreme Court nominee. We first sent a poll to 15,000 activists 2 weeks ago to ask them if the Asian American Coalition for Equal Justice (AACEJ), in which 80-20 is one member and EQUAL PARTNER, should push for a Supreme Court nominee. WITHIN ONE WEEK, 1/5 RESPONDED! Today, we have over 3,500 POSITIVE responses.

We then asked our supporters to fax and e-mail President Bush and the 4 Senators to let them know about the 5 candidates our supporters picked in the poll. LOOK AT HOW MANY DID THEIR SHARE! Hundreds more poured in their faxes, but below is a sample of the faxes, e-mails, and reports to us that were sent.


I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Counting on YOU.

Yuko J. Nakanishi,
Ph.D.,
MBA


I did my share. Let's make it happen.

Chungsoo J. Lee


Dear President George Bush and Honorable Senators,

I understand that only 8 of the 839 judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans (AsAms). The AsAms are not well represented at all in our federal court. I strongly believe qualified AsAms deserves considerations.

Here are five of the outstanding AsAMs candidates, each merits Nomination

[names omitted]

for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice.

I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours respectfully,

Bik-Kee Vuong, Radiochemist, National Institutes of Health



I sent letter to these people yesterday.

Sincerely,

Vo Nguyen, M.D.


I received your "call to action" which I will do as outlined in your
message. But let me go on record that I presented to you an alternate
Nominee, "The Honorable Justice JOYCE LUTHER KINNARD of the Supreme
Court of the State of
California since the 1980ties". She is an
Eurasian Woman of Dutch, Indonesian and Chinese parentage. She is as
qualified as any of those Asian Lawyers that you have named earlier.

Thanks and regards.

Blitar


Dear fellow Chinese and members of the Gulfcoast Chinese-American Association,

We have a historic window of opportunity to push for an Asian American supreme court nominee. Although our chance of success is not high, the successful outcome of this goal is crucially important in enhancing equality for Asian American minorities for generations to come. This is all the more why I earnestly request that each and everyone of you to please INVEST an hour of your time to respond to the following call for action from SB Woo of 80-20.

We can make it happen if we all work together in a unified and concerted effort. If not this time, certainly by the next. As Lao Tse said, “A Journey of 1000 miles begins with the first step.” It is high time we get started.

Recall the struggles of African Americans for civil rights. It wasn’t easy, but it had to be done. We sit today on the shoulders of giants like Martin Luther King who helped advance the fight for equality for minorities. The task is unfinished. Today, Asian Americans are up against the “glass ceiling” across all sectors of private industry, government and academia. It is time for YOU to carry the torch and do your part for the greater good of this nation.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”

Please join 80-20 and your fellow Asian Americans in this worthy campaign. A sample letter from me to President Bush can be found at the end of this email.

Thank you for answering the call to action!

Sincerely,

Dr. Edward Lin, President & CEO, Ingenious Technologies Corp.


I DID MY SHARE.

Mike C.H. Lin, Ph.D., Brigham Young University-Hawaii


Dear President Bush,

I think that Asian Americans (AsAms) have been under-represented in
the top levels of corporations and government, including the US Supreme Court.
For example, only eight of the 839 judges in the U.S. Federal courts are Asian
Americans. I think the numbers speak for themselves.

Now that there is an opening in the U.S. Supreme Court, it is time to
select an AsAm, since there are several well-qualified AsAm legal experts with
qualifications that are suitable to be a U.S. Supreme Count Justice. For example:

[names omitted and statement for AACEJ omitted]

I think you will be doing great justice if you would appoint the first
AsAm to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Thank you.

Yuet Mei Lam


I am not good with words, but I have done my parts.

All five, faxed.

Brian Ng


Dear President Bush and Venerable Senate Leaders:

For your consideration, may I recommend the nomination of one these

fine, capable and qualified persons for a position on the Supreme Court.

[names omitted]

Only 8 of the 839 justices in Federal courts are Asian American. This is pathetic! …

My name is Renee Lau.

I am a registered voter and taxpayer.

Renee Lau


Faxed to the President.

Jack Qian


Although I was able to fax the President and three senators on the
below list, I've been getting the busy signal all day, for Senator
Specter's fax number: 202 228-1229. Do you have another fax number for him?

Thank you.

Jon Wu, Attorney at Law


OK. I sent in my five faxes

Y.C. Larry Ho


A fax was sent to President Bush at 11:00 pm today.

Thanks

Rick Chen, DuPont Captial Management


Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names omitted]

for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice?

I have been very attentive with recent news on next surpreme court
justice. I have noticed that only 8 of the 839 judges in Federal
courts are Asian Americans.
America is a land of freedom and human
equality. Qualified asian americans deserve consideration.

I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal Justice"
(AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm representation
in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Shengyin Gu, Phd student in University of California, Davis


Your honors,

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Hing Lum


From White House auto reply.

Katy Woo
Trustee,
Widener University


I just Faxed it to Bush. Thanks for your help.

Ken


Dear Senator Arlen Specter

May I nominate

[names omitted]

for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice?

Thank you n best regards,

Chiehming Maria Tam, Kuehne & Nagel Inc., Sales Support/Transpacific Airfreight


Please see attachment.

Thanks

John J. Fong


Dear President George Bush:

Only 8 of the 839 judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans
(AsAms). The numbers speak. Qualified Asian Americans deserve
consideration. I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal
Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm
representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

May I nominate

[names omitted]

for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice?

Thank you for your attention.

Doanld Li, Ph.D., Director of System Programming


Dear President George Bush,

I would like to nominate

[names omitted]

Conlene Yee


I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Counting on YOU.

Joanna Chen, Wachovia Securities


Fax to Sen. Arlen Specter.

<supreme court.doc>

Tjendrawani Ong-Dahl


Dear President Bush:

May I nominate

[names and statement of support for AACEJ omitted]

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Ku, Ph.D., Linguist


Dear President George Bush,

May I nominate Harold Hongju Koh, a Korean American for your
consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice? Only 9 of the 839
judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans. As a supporter of 80-20
organization, I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal
Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm
representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

I believe qualified Asian Americans deserve consideration.

S.K. Sohn


I did my share.

Gene Chang


Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate Harold Hongju Koh for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice?
Harold Hongju Koh is a Korean Am, Dean of Yale law School, having served both Republican and Democratic Administrations.

Only 8 of the 839 judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans
(AsAms). The numbers speak. Qualified Asian Americans deserve
consideration. I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal
Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm
representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Cao, Shuwen, Chinese/Japanese cataloger, East Asian Library, Princeton University


Dear President George Bush

May I nominate

[names and statement of support for AACEJ omitted]

Name, Peter Lin


fyi. Sen
-------------------------

Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Sen Liu, Ph.D.


Dear Senator Harry Reid:

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Sincerely yours,

L. Amy Sung, Ph.D.


Dear President George Bush

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Name: Dean Shu, Title: Engineer


Dear President George Bush and Senators:

May you kindly give me half a minute of your time ... and kindly hear
me emaily-nominate:

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Being a ... (I refuse to use the word "victim" here) of some workplace
injustice from a Fortune 100 Company -- MetLife, I personally support
the campaign of "Asian American Coalition for Equal Justice" (AACEJ),
of which 80-20 is one member, to increase Asian American representation
in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Respectfully,

Name: K.P. Chen, Title: a Texas Realtor


Dear President:

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Name: Leslie Tam


Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names and AACEJ support omitted]

Thanks for your attention.

Helen Xu


I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Counting on YOU.

R Fong


I DID MY SHARE.

TOGETHER, we shall overcome.

GK Chun


I sent four emails except: Sen. Arlen Specter: 202 228-1229 - Fax;

Thanks.

Regards,

Henry Wang


i'm just done faxing to all of them.

Fan Jiao


Dear President,

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

JC Sheu


I have faxed the attached letter to Bush and copies of the second
letter to the 4 senators. I used your initial letter to 80-20 as a
basis for argument b/c it was so good! I will also send these letters
by email to all the parties concerned. Thanks for your great work on
this! Yours,

Ruth Chang


Dear Sir:

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Celia Chang, CPA


I will write a letter to nominate Asian justice.

Bing-Cheng Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Faxes sent to President Bush and all 4 senators.

I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome.

Adrian


FYI.

I just submitted my email to Senator Specter regarding the Supreme
Court Justice nomination through his webpage.

Hue-Sun Ahn


I have faxed a letter to each of the following:

President George Bush: (202) 456-2461 Fax; president@whitehouse.gov
or comments@whitehouse.gov ,
Sen. Arlen Specter: 202 228-1229 - Fax; David_brog@specter.senate.gov
Sen. Bill First (R-TN): 202 228-1264 -F; leader@republican.senate.gov
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV): 202 224-7327 - F; leader@democrat.senate.gov
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT): 202 224-3479 F; senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

Thanks for taking the lead action in this extremely important event.

James G. Lee
Shell Chemical LP


I did my share on faxing and emailing to the 5 leaders you listed.

Thank you for the information.

George, 80-20 supporter

===================Letter body============

Dear Sen. Leahy

May I nominate

[names omitted]

Please speak on behalf of the under-represented AsAms community, and

we will remember your favor. Thank you.

George Hwang
Research Associate, Genentech Inc,.


September 21, 2005
Via fax to (202) 456-2461
The Honorable George W. Bush
President
United States of
America

Dear Mr. President:

As you consider the important task of nominating the next Supreme Court justice, May I respectfully urge you to consider the following exceptionally qualified Asian American candidates:

A. Wallace Tashima, Senior Judge, Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit:

Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of the Yale School of Law

Robert A. Takasugi, Senior District Judge, Central District of California.

Denny Chin, District Judge, Southern District of NY,
Ronald S. W. Lew, District Judge, Central Dist. Of CA
Anthony C. Ching, Solicitor General of AZ,

As an individual committed to advance equality and justice in America, you may be surprised to know that while Asian Americans represent 4% of the US population, only 8 of the 839 judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans (0.95%). These numbers speak for themselves and cry out for action to the conscience of all who believe in the American system of equality and fairness for all. I beseech you to help heal the wounds that inequality has caused, and use this historic opportunity to nominate an Asian American to the US Supreme Court.


Mr. President, I support the campaign of "Asian American Coalition for Equal Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase Asian American representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court. Thank you for your consideration of our earnest request.

Sincerely, 



Ed

Dr. Edward Lin, President & CEO, Ingenious Technologies Corp.


sent faxes to all.

Keith Weng


I have just faxed to Pres. Bush and the 4 Senators. Attached is the message for your information.

--------------

Julia C. Wan


Thanks. I did my share..


Dear President George W. Bush:

May I nominate Harold Hongju Koh, a Korean American who is a Dean of
Yale law School, having served both Republican and Democratic
Administrations, for your consideration as the next Supreme Court =
Justice?

[support for AACEJ omitted]

Sincerely,

Kim H. Song, Ed.D, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis


Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Sincerely yours

Gene H Chang, Ph.D.,


Victor Hsiung


Dear President George Bush:

I would like to nominate Ronald S. W. Lew, a Chinese American,
District Judge, Central District of California for your consideration
as the next Supreme Court Justice. Sincerely,

Joel Wong


Dear S.B. Woo,

I have faxed/emailed to the senators as well as the president. I did my share. Together, we shall overcome.

Cynthia


Dear President George Bush:

I would like to nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice. Would you
please kindly consider my nominations? Currently only 8 of the 839
judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans. We must do more to
correct this under-representation. Qualified Asian Americans deserve
consideration. I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal
Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm
representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Sincerely,

Dr. Peter Yang


I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Counting on YOU. A. Lu


Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Paul Chu, Ph.D., Reseach Staff at Oak Ridge National Lab


Dear Mr. President George Bush,

May I nominate Denny Chin, A Chinese Am., District Judge, Southern
District of NY, for your consideration as the next Supreme Court
Justice?

[support for AACEJ omitted]

Sincerely,

Name: Samson H. Cheung, Ph.D.


I just faxed the following to the President. Thanks for your efforts mobilizing us to achieve.

Jason Li


Thank you for the hard work for all of us!!

Ming


The Honorable President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names and AACEJ support omitted]

Sincerely,

Jianping Zhu, Ph.D.


Dear President George Bush:

May I nominate

[names and AACEK support omitted]

al Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Bin Ke, Associate Professor of Accounting, Pennsylvania State University


Dear President George Bush,

May I nominate the following candidates for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice?

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Sincerely,

Wei Gao, Senior Oracle Developer


I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Counting on YOU.

(I've sent five e-mails to the listed recipients respectively, instead of fax them.)...

Dr. Yan Zhou, Visual Resources Curator


I DID MY SHARE.

Thank you very much

Eric Liu


Dear President Bush:

May I nominate

Harold Hongju Koh, a Korean Am, Dean of Yale law School, having served
both Republican and Democratic Administrations, for your consideration
as the next Supreme Court Justice?

[support for AACEJ omitted]

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Best Regards,

Ming Fu, Engineer,


Dear President Bush:

May I nominate Harold Hongju Koh for your consideration as the next
Supreme Court Justice? He is a Korean American who has served both
Republican and Democratic Administrations and is currently the Dean of Yale
law School. I have copied the following weblink to his homepage for your
consideration.

http://www.law.yale.edu/outside/html/faculty/hkoh/profile.htm

[support for AACEJ omitted]

--

Ngee-Sing Chong, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry,

Middle Tennessee State University


I DID MY SHARE.

Thank you,

Qian Zhao


I did my share !

Fred Wong


I did my share by sending the emails to President Bush and two senate leaders. Thanks.

Best wishes,

Dr. Qiang Fu, Associate Professor, University of Washington


Dear President George Bush,

I am writing to urge you to consider:

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

Thank you very much for your attention.

Sincerely yours,

Ning Qian, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Columbia University / NYSPI


I have faxed a messae to President Bush and each of the senators
yesterday. Sorry I forgot to fax a copy to you.

Terry


Faxed to all five names yesterday afternoon 3-4PM EST.

Ge "Gary" Cao, Collegiate Funding Services, LLC


I DID MY SHARE - emails to President and the 4 senators. TOGETHER, we shall overcome.

Jenq-Yann Wellington Ku


Dear Mr President, Senator Leahy,

Please consider the following candidate :

[names and support for AACEJ omitted]

James chu


I fax a letter to each of President Bush and the Senators except for
Senator Specter becasue his fax was busy. I also e-mailed the letter
to President Bush and the four Senators. Below is the content of my
letter.

Dear [President George Bush][Senator ______]:

I would like to suggest the following candidates for your
consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice:

[names omitted]

Asian American judges are disproportionately few in Federal courts,
even though there are many highly qualified Asian American jurists. I
support the campagin of "Asian American Coalition for Equal Justice"
(AACEJ) to increase Asian American representation in Federal Courts,
including the Supreme Court.

I urge you to consider these qualified candidtates.

Sincerely,

Laiying Sarah Chan


Siu, Chea-Hwa wrote:

I did my share.

I fax a letter to each of President Bush and the Senators except for
Senator Specter becasue his fax was busy. I also e-mailed the letter
to President Bush and the four Senators. Below is the content of my
letter.


I did my share !

Fred Wong


Derek Yeung wrote:

I DID MY SHARE


Shinn,Victor Q - TOM wrote:

5 fax sent.


Dear President G. W. Bush and Senators Arlen Specter, Bill First,

Harry Reid,

Patrick Leahy:

Thank you for receiving this note. Would you please consider an Asian
American to be the next Supreme Court JUstice. If OK, may I suggest the
following fine Gentlemen and Judges for your consideration.

[names omitted]

Best regards,

Harry Kuo


I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome!

5 faxes were just sent.

Stanley Zuo


Thank you so much for your hard work. I did my tiny share that needs
to be done.

Aloha,

Alex Tang, Integrated Engineering Corporation


Keep up the Good work.

Here are my successful faxes. I had some trouble faxing to Senators
Specter and Reid. Maybe the fax machines have been overloaded. I will
try again tomorrow.

Dear President George Bush:

Hello! My name is Kin Ma and I am a West Michigan citizen, Chinese American, and an instructor in geography at Grand Valley State University. I have been a citizen for nearly 25 years. I have been part of the 80-20 Initiative, a coalition to promote Asian American involvement in the U.S. political process.

At this critical time, may I suggest the following qualified Asian Americans for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice nominee?

[names omitted]

There are 11.8 million Asian Americans living in the United States as of the 2000 census, which make up about 4.2% of the United States population.

[support for AACEJ omitted]

Sincerely,

Kin M. Ma, M.S., Instructor, Geography, Grand Valley State University


Dear President George Bush:

I know you are planning to nominate a supreme
court justice. I would like to take this opportunity
to nominate the following Great Judges in order of
preference for your consideration.

[names omitted]

These spectacular Judges will not only be a great
asset to our country, but also serves a beacon to the
whole world that
america is TRULY a melting pot and
the light of the world. Please consider one of these wonderful judges
as the next Supreme Court Justice.

Thank You,

Jasper Wu, Systems Engineer


Dear S.B.,

I send messages to President Bush and the key senators.

Thank you and best regards,

Peter Luh , Professor, UConn.


Dear President George Bush,

As part of an ever growing Asian American community, I am writing to
urge you to consider the following five well qualified leaders as
candidates for the next Supreme Court Justice:

[named omitted]

Thank you for your consideration.

Jeff Shu


Dear President George Bush:

May you consider Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of Yale law School, a
Korean American as your nominee for the next Supreme Court Justice? He
served in both Republican and Democratic Administrations.

The numbers speak for themselves. Only 8 of the 839 judges in
Federal courts are Asian Americans. Qualified Asian Americans deserve
consideration.

I support the campaign of "Asian American Coalition for Equal
Justice" (AACEJ) to increase Asian American representation in Federal
Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Wenjun Jiang, Pharmacoepidemiology Fellow


Dear Senator Specter:

As an Asian American professional in higher education, I believe that the time has come that the Asian American community in this country now should have sufficient representations in the legal branch of the government, especially in the Supreme Court. As of this time, among the 839 judges in the Federal Courts,there are only 8 Asian American judges. Does It mean that there isn't any qualified Asian Americans in the legal field? Of course not, for example, the Dean of the Yale Law School, Harold Hongju Koh who has served both in the Republican as well as Democratic administrations, could anyone say that he is not qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice? Another example is Anthony C. Ching, the first ever Solicitor General in the state of Arizona, both his training
and experience easily qualify him to be a good Supreme Court Justice.

May I recommend to you for consideration one of the two to be a candidate of the second vacated position in the Supreme Court. This is only fair and proper thing to do in this time of our nation's history. May God bless America.

Respectfully,

Richard Yungdeh Chu


This is what I will be faxing to the 5 names:

Dear XXXX,

I would sincerely like to nominate the following candidates for your
next Supreme Court Justice based on their OUTSTANDING achievements and
qualification.

If you observe the number of Asian American faces you meet on a daily
basis, and the number in each neighborhood, in each school, in each
business, "8 out of 839 judges are Asian Americans" is a MOCKERY and a
clear message to Asian Americans that - WE CAN CO-EXIST WITH YOU, WE
CAN USE YOUR SERVICE, WE CAN EVEN HAVE YOU OVER FOR DINNER, BUT "WE DO
NOT RECOGNISE YOU - AND WE ARE NOT GIVING YOU CREDIT AND FAIRNESS".

I IMPLORE you, to give consideration and support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal Justice (AACEJ) of which 80-20 IS ONE MEMBER, to increase AsAm representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme

Court of this GREAT COUNTRY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Catherine Yang, Accountant


Dear Senator Leahy,

I think that Asian Americans (AsAms) have been under-represented in
the top levels of corporations and government, including the U.S.
Supreme Court. For example, only eight of the 839 judges in the U.S.
Federal courts are Asian Americans. I think the numbers speak for
themselves.

Now that there is an opening in the U.S. Supreme Court, it is time to
select an AsAm, since there are several well-qualified AsAm legal
experts with qualifications that are suitable to be a U.S. Supreme
Count Justice.. For example,

[names omitted]

As an influential Senator, I would appreciate very much if you would
give this matter serious consideration.

Thank you.

Don M. Tow


Mr. Woo:

I remember you from your speaking at Panasonic and I will fax this tothe President.

Mary J. Surh


Dear Senator Reid,

May I nominate Harold Hongju Koh, a Korean Am, Dean of Yale law
School, having served both Republican and Democratic Administrations
for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice? Only 8 of
the 839 judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans. Qualified Asian
Americans deserve consideration. I support the campaign of "Asian
American Coalition for Equal Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one
member, to increase Asian American representation in Federal Courts,
including the Supreme Court.

Sunjay Mathur, Medical Student, Case Western Reserve University



Dear President George Bush:

I would like to nominate Denny Chin, A Chinese American District
Judge, Southern District of NY, for your consideration as the next
Supreme Court Justice.

[support for AACEJ omitted]

Dr. Christina Tan


Helen Pollak wrote:

I Did My Share, Together We Shall Overcome



Hi, I DID MY SHARE. TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Count on me!

Gina Zhang


I am a resident and a university professor in the state of North Dakota as well as a member of 80-20. I strongly support the campaign of "Asian American Coalition for Equal Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase Asian American representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court. Below is a list of the Asian Americans who are well qualified as the Supreme Court Justices.

Harold Hongju Koh is a Korean American, Dean of Yale law School, having served both Republican and Democratic Administrations; Denny Chin is a Chinese American, District Judge, Southern District of NY; Anthony C. Ching is a Chinese American, the first ever Solicitor General in AZ; and Ronald S. W. Lew is a Chinese American District Judge, Central District of California.

May I nominate anyone of them for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice? Asian Americans are ALWAYS underrepresented in judiciary and other political arenas and deserve consideration. I thank you for your consideration in advance.

Sincerely,

Y-T. Lee, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Minot State University


Dear President George Bush

May I nominate

Harold Hongju Koh, a Korean Am, Dean of Yale law School, having
served both Republican and Democratic Administrations,
Denny Chin, A Chinese Am., District Judge, Southern District of NY,
Anthony C.Ching, a Ch. Am, the first ever Solicitor General in AZ,
Ronald S.W.. Lew, a
Ch. Am, District Judge, Central Dist. Of CA,
& Robert A.Takasugi, Japanese Am., Senior District Judge, Central District of
California.
for your consideration as the next Supreme Court Justice?

Only 8 of the 839 judges in Federal courts are Asian Americans
(AsAms). The numbers speak. Qualified Asian Americans deserve
consideration. I support the campaign of "AsAm Coalition for Equal
Justice" (AACEJ), of which 80-20 is one member, to increase AsAm
representation in Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court.

Taehwan Kim, Ph.D., Lead Artificial Intelligence Scientist, FFRDC, The MITRE corporation

 

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