Thursday, July 28, 2005

Updating You; Announcements

1) On the Supreme Court Justice (SCJ) Front:

80-20 was aware of the immense implications of a NEW SCJ early!
Since 10/2004, 80-20 has plugged for an AsAm SCJ. Hence, once there
was a vacancy, many media and elected officials contacted 80-20
regarding qualified AsAm candidates for SCJ. 80-20 did a lot of raising
of internal and external awareness of the benefits of an AsAm SCJ.
Since there was only one vacancy, the odds for an AsAm SCJ were not
great. However, 80-20 will keep a keen lookout & seize every
opportunity to win EQUAL JUSTICE for the 13 million AsAms. Please
do your share.

2) Our Earlier Announcement to AsAm IEEE Members Led to Success!

James M. Tien, an 80-20 Life Member, wanted to run for IEEE President
again, since he was narrowly defeated the last time. So he wanted
IEEE members to petition for him. 80-20 announced his petition site.
He got 3000 petitioners owing to various efforts. As a result, he will
be on the ballot for 2006 IEEE President-Elect. Hopefully, he'll make
history and help break the glass ceiling. Find out more at
http://boldfish.ieee.org/u/461/07215031 We must win EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY in workplaces. Please do your share.

3) New Announcement On "US-China Cultural Engagement Act"

80-20 is pleased to honor a request by Board Member Jerry Xiangzhong
Yang to announce a site where you may sign an open letter to support
the "US-China Cultural Exchange Act." The Act was introduced by
Senators Lieberman (D-CT) and Alexander (R-TN), and is now
Senate Bill 1117. "The bill aims to provide $1.3 billion to greatly
enhance Chinese-language education in K-12 schools; expand the
exchange of artists, scientists, and students, particularly young
students, between the two countries; and promote scholarly studies on
contemporary China." To sign the letter visit:
http://www.nccaonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view& id=22&Itemi
d=36

4) THANK YOU:
1) Stanley & Josephine Chen $1500 2) Kong-Pei Chen: $1,000
3) S. B. Woo: $500 4) Lawrence Tom: $250
5) Leo Lee: $100

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Next Supreme Court Justice an Asian Am?


Fellow Asian Americans, aim high! Be bold! Help achieve a
common vision!

Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Conner has just resigned.
President Bush could nominate a replacement as early as mid-July.
Could he be nominating the FIRST EVER ASIAN AM. candidate?

Not likely in this round. But it's not impossible, especially
if Chief Justice Rehnquist resigns also and President Bush will be
sending TWO names to the Senate! In that case, Bush will likely
nominate one conservative and one moderate. Many highly qualified
AsAms jurists are ideal replacements.

Our qualified jurists include 2 Circuit Court Justices: Ronald S.
W. Lew and A. Wallace Tashima; and 7 District Court Judges:
Denny Chin, Anthony W. Ishii, George H. King, Dana Makoto,
Susan Oki Mollway, Dana Makoto Sabraw and Robert A.
Takasugi. 80-20 has provided you with their brief bios earlier. Get
to know them from your own contacts..

Learning from the past, we don't just want any AsAm in high
government positions. Such complacency could BACKFIRE! For an
AsAm supreme court justice, we want the equivalent of a Thurgood
Marshall, not a Clarence Thomas.

Having a good AsAm Supreme Court Justice will mean winning
equal justice for AsAms ONCE & FOR ALL. Why? Any gross injustice
can always be appealed to the Supreme Court. Recall that it was the
Supreme Court that OKed the internment of Japanese Ams during
WWII.

In this email we highlight two more prominent AsAm jurists:
a. Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of Yale Law School, and
b. Anthony B. Ching, the first ever Solicitor General of Arizona.

Harold Honghiu Koh #####
He is married to Mary-Christy Fisher. They have two children in
Emily J.Y. Koh and William H. W. Koh. From '81 to '82, he clerked for
Supreme Court Justice Harry A Blackmum whom he greatly admires.
Then he went into private practice briefly. From, '83 to '85 he worked
For Reagan Administration's Dept. of Justice as Attorney-Adviser. In
'83 he also joined the Yale faculty. From '98 to '01 he worked for
Clinton Administration's State Dept. as the Assistant Secretary for
Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. He is now the Dean of Yale Law
School. He was mentioned by the NY Times as a possible candidate for
the Supreme Court:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/politics/campaign/22kbench.html

Anthony B. Ching #####
He is the first ever Solicitor General of Arizona for 12 years. In
Arizona, a Solicitor General is in charge of all civil cases in which the
State is a party, while the Attorney General is in charge of the criminal
cases. Anthony argued two cases in the US Supreme Court in Graham
v Richardson and Perez v Campbell (both in 1971). Coincidentally,
Justice Sandra O'Connor was a state senator in Arizona before being
appointed to the Supreme Court by Reagan.

Join 80-20. It is EFFECTIVE & ALWAYS FOCUSED on the most important
issues impacting AsAms. Using a credit card, 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. Thank you.

 

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