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