Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Kindly CONSIDER Joining 80-20

#### If already a member, ignore this email. If NOT,
kindly please give us 1 minute to read. ####

Here is why you may want to join!

The following TERRIBLE conditions apply to YOU today:

1) An Asian Am. has LESS THAN HALF the chance of an average
American in the same work position to be promoted a
manager. That is true whether YOU work in private industries,
universities or the Federal government.

"Not a Chinaman's chance" still applies to all of us!

2) There are more AsAms in legal professions than either African
Ams or Hispanics. However, when it come to the number of
Federal Judges, AsAms have less than 1/15 and 1/10 of those
who are African Ams and Hispanics respectively. See how much
GROUP political clout makes a difference?

Our population is 4.4%. However, we have only 0.7% of the
active Federal judges.

What is the use of YOUR kids going to Ivy Leagues schools, if they
don't have equal chance to live to the maximum of their ability
and ambition? Does it hurt to know that you may be apparently
comfortable or even rich, but only a second class citizen?

### Do you know of another organization FIGHTING FOR YOU &
YOUR CHILDREN on these BIG issues? ###

JOIN 80-20. The dues you pay are returned to you many times
more worthwhile.

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. THANK YOU.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
President for the LAST TIME (ending 12/31/06), 80-20 PAC

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We welcome
Family Life Members ($1,500): Christine Mei and Paul Tung,
William and Bernadette Shih.
Life Members ($1,000): Benjamin Han, Amy Wong Mok,
Soo Tang Tan, David Wang, Po-Zen Wong
Professional Family ($150): James and Constance Chen,
Larry Z. Shen & Sally L. Wu, Diyang Wang & Zhengtian Lu,
  H. Vernon Wong,Pai-Ling & Chih-An Yin,
Professional ($75): Fel Anthony Amistad, William C. Hsiao,
Steven C. Lee

We Gratefully Acknowledge Contributions From:
James Y. M. Wu, $1,000;
Jack Qian, $285; David and Audrey Chai, $200;
Yi-Hsin Chen and Daniel Brand, $100; Heng Lao, $100;
William L. and Marion W. Pak, $100; Linda Yu, $100.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.




Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What Can You Do about So Few AsAm Judges?

According to government data, as of September 30,
2004, Asian Americans (AsAms) are only 0.7% of all active Federal
judges (technically they are referred to as the Title III judges),
while they are 5.3% of all legal professionals. By contrast, African
Americans are 10.7% and Hispanics are 6.5% of all Federal judges,
while they are 4.4% and 2.9% of all legal professionals, respectively.*

In short, while there are more AsAms in legal professionals
than either African Ams or Hispanics, AsAms have less than 1/15
those of African Am Federal judges and 1/10 those of Hispanic
judges. See how much GROUP political clout makes a difference?

What can you do? what can 80-20 do about it?

80-20 aims to greatly increase Asian Am.
representation at all levels of Federal Courts, including the
Supreme Court. How? Here is the first step.

80-20 is holding a historic event, the "Gathering of
AsAm Legal Eagles,"
in Los Angeles where the
Board of 80-20 will meet over the same weekend.

Four of the ONLY six active AsAm Federal District Court
judges and a legal pioneer Anthony Ching will be there. It is
also a gathering of the "FIRSTS."

Anthony Ching, the FIRST ever Solicitor General of Arizona,
having argued 2 cases before the Supreme Court;

Federal District Court Judge Susan Oki Mollway, the FIRST Asian
Am. woman District judge,

Federal District Judge Ronald S. W. Lew, the FIRST Chinese Am.
District judge in the Continental U.S., and

Federal District Judge Dana Sabraw, the FIRST Asian Am.
judge in the Southern District of CA,

Federal District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii, the FIRST Asian
Am. District judge in the Eastern District of CA,

Each of the honored guests will tell the audience
something about themselves, and how they think the Asian Am.
community could work to increase Asian Am. representation at all
levels of Federal courts, including the Supreme Court.

In addition, 80-20 will announce during the luncheon,
where the press will be present, a very aggressive program
through the Congressional election of 2006 and the presidential
election to induce the appointment of more AsAm judges.

Aren't you outraged by the statistics cited in the first
two paragraphs?
We trust that you are!

Please convert you outrage to positive action. Join 80-20. 80-20
is the ONLY AsAm organization that advocates the creation and growth
of AsAm political clout. That is the ONLY SOLUTION. To join
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. Thank you.

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* Sent to us by a Federal District Court Judge,
who unfortunately has a schedule conflict and couldn't attend the
"Gathering of Legal Eagles. "

Monday, January 09, 2006

Senator Carper Follows Up With DOL

Happy New Year! This will be the BIG year for Asian Ams. to

begin winning EQUAL opportunity at work.

US Senator of Delaware Tom Carper was astounded by the statistical
data provided by 80-20 President, S. B. Woo, to Labor Sec. Elaine
Chao, which indicated strong discrimination against AsAms in
workplaces. In addition, a Gallup poll regarding discrimination at
work commissioned by EEOC and released on 12/08/05 was completely
consistent with 80-20's findings below.

"When compared with the chance enjoyed by an average
Am. worker in the same positions i.e. the national average,
Asian Americans have only 55% of the chance to rise to
management ranks in the private Industries (1.9 million AsAm
workers), 41% of the chance in the universities (70,000
AsAm workers), and 30% the chance in the Federal
government (86,000 AsAm workers.)"

Although the letter has been in Sec. Chao's office for more than 6
months, she has not replied. Sen. Carper made numerous inquiries on
Asian Americans' behalf regarding a reply or a meeting during that
period. Finally, on 12/15 /05 Sen. Carper and his staff met with Dep.
Sec. Steve Law and 2 DOL staff's to discuss this matter. Law is the
second highest official in DOL.

Six days after the meeting, despsite the fact that the Senate was
rushing to begin its Christmas recess, Sen. Carper wrote to Dep. Sec.
Law to press for concrete written answers discussed in their meeting.
He asked

1) Are the statistics gather by 80-20 showing that AsAms are
the most discriminated in workplaces in America correct?

2) IF the statistics are not correct, what is wrong with them?

3) IF the statistics are right, how does the DOL plan to help
AsAms?

For now we'll waiting for a reply. We feel that if Sen. Carper can
show such deep concern for fair treatment of Asian Ams, Sec. Chao, an
Asian American, will certainly feel the same way.

However, if the "not-so-benign neglect" continues, 80-20 has no
choice but to begin a full court press to win our equal opportunity
for AsAms. This is America. America believes in EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
FOR ALL.

80-20 will inform you what those steps of full court press are
in our next mass email. If and when the press begins, be a part of
that movement. Stand up for your rights. This will be something
that you'll be proud to tell your grandchildren.

Join 80-20. Make that a part of your New Year resolutions.
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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