Friday, March 31, 2006

27 Senators responded to AsAm Needs

Remember 80-20's "Call to Action"? Hundreds of you responded.
"TOGETHER, we shall overcome" is not a slogan. It works! As we
each do our own share, we'll ALL make progress.

Twenty-seven Senators (25 Ds and 2 Rs) responded in
opposing Dept. of Labor's proposed "rule change to eliminate the
Equal Opportunity Survey." Data from such survey may be the
evidence of discrimination again Asian Americans and other
minorities. We need the survey and the data.

US Senator Tom Carper of Delaware, who cares about Asian
Americans enjoying equal opportunity, helped greatly. His good
office to Senator Edward Kennedy was most helpful. Sen. Kennedy's
office drafted a letter and circulated it for Democratic senators to sign
on. Want to to see the signatures of Senators like Hillary Clinton,
Edward Kennedy, John Kerry, Barak Obama, Olympia Snowe

and many others? Visit:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/SenEOletter.html.

The first two paragraphs of the letter, which mentions Exec Order
11246 explicitly, are shown below

"We are writing to express our concerns over the proposal
by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to
eliminate the Equal Opportunity Survey. The elimination of
the Survey would undermine the enforcement of the
nation's civil rights law and jeopardize the Department's
effort to make equal pay a reality for all workers. We
strongly urge the Department to retain the Survey....

Our nation's commitment to civil rights requires strong
laws, and also strong leadership by the federal government....
Executive Order 11246 demonstrates this commitment
by prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors and
requiring all contractors to take affirmative steps to
guarantee equal opportunity in their employment
practices."

We urge the Republican Party to be more supportive of Asian
Americans' needs to win equal opportunity at work.

AsianAms. Progress is being made. To speed the progress,
80-20 needs YOUR commitment of support. Please join 80-20
and become a member TODAY! 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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Many supporters are helping soooo greatly. Since Jan 25, 2006
the following generous contributions have come in:

FAMILY LIFE MEMBERS ($1500):
1)Albert and Yung Shen Huang
2)Chau-Chyun and Li-Li Chen &
3) Maxwell Yung and Connie Wong

Professional Family ($150):
1) Darrell Davis and Lily Chien-Davis
2) William Eng, 3) Peter and Sunny Hsu and
4) Christopher and Delia Tam, 5) Cecilia Yu

PROFESSIONALS: ($75):
1) Ademan T. Angeles 2) Virginia K. Sung
3) Jasper Wu 4) Delia Tam and 5) Jackson Chia

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS:
1) Yueh-Ting and Fang Wei Lee ($400)
2) Alec Y. Chang ($250),
3) Ying Yang and Haibo Huang ($200)
4) Wen-Hsuan and Ernestine Chang ($100)
5) Mark T. and Elizabeth Y. Chen ($100)
6) Dan E. and Kazue Matsumoto ($100)
7) David and Ann Chen ($100)
8) Yung Hsiang and Lichau Huang ($100)
9) Sam Gao ($100)
10) Fu-Pen Chiang ($100)


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Are We Too Timid To Speak Up?

Only the timid, would be silent when discriminated against.

Only the short-sighted, would give their children a first rate
education but not fight for their equal chance to achieve their full
potential in the workplace.

Only those with the "slave mentality," would say that "I am
living comfortably and I am content to be a second class citizen."

We know that YOU ARE NOT among them.

That is why we want you to be aware of the facts, show you that
they are accurate, and trust YOU will join us to ACT. Unite!

[A] Here Are The Facts:

(see the chart)

This chart shows that AsAms have respectively 55%, 41% and
30% chance to be promoted to the manager level in private industries,
universities and the Federal government.

[B] Answers To Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Where do the numbers for the above chart come from?

All the raw figures come from the Federal government. They are
easily accessible on the WEB:
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0334.pdf ,
http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/jobpat/2002/us.html,
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d03/tables/dt227.asp , and
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d03/tables/dt228.asp .

2) How reliable is your chart?

Very! We've shown these data to DOL Sec. Elaine Chao since
May 2005 and EEOC Chairwoman Cari Dominguez since Dec. 2005.
We made explicit requests for them to check on the accuracy of our
data. To date, no one has told us that we were wrong.

3) How many Asian Ams. are employed in the above 3 areas
where there are such evidence of discrimination against us?


2.1 million.

4) Is there correlating evidence that Asian Americans are
the most discriminated in the workplace?

Yes. A Gallup poll sponsored by EEOC reported 3 months ago that
Asian Americans workers have the highest % of people who perceived
discrimination at work. See EEOC press release:
http://www.eeoc.gov/press/12-8-05.html .

5) May I see in detail how 80-20 got those numbers?

Yes. 80-20 has the highest respect for individuals like YOU, who
care but want to be certain of the facts. Go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/attachmentA.html .

NOW THAT YOU KNOW THE FACTS, UNITE, SPEAK OUT
and ACT OUT to stop discrimination against us!

Join 80-20. 80-20 will soon place full-page ads in ethnic
and non-ethnic papers
and lead a nationwide movement to
stop such discrimination against us. Any US citizen or permanent
resident can be a member, 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. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

SECOND CALL TO ACTION!

Second Call To Action!

Independent and irrefutable data show that WE are more
discriminated against at work than any other minorities and women.
See below:

(chart attached)
For sources of information and how the calculations are done, visit:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/attachmentA.jpg .

These data have been shown to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao
and EEOC Chairwoman Cari Dominguez. To date, neither has
disputed their accuracy. These data cover about one in every
three AsAms
who work in the mainstream society.

Is it humiliating to know the above facts? NO! It is only
humiliating if we don't fight
to stop such discrimination against
us now that we know. This is why you must respond to this
CALL TO ACTION.

The DOL is proposing to stop collecting data on: applicants,
hires, promotions, terminations and full-time workers by race, sex,
and ethnicity and compensation by minority or non-minority and
by women or men. The public is given till 3/21 to comment on the
proposed "rule change." 80-20 views the proposal with alarm.

We deem such data as necessary to fight discrimination against
us and to get the DOL to be more aware of its accountability to
enforce Exec. Order 11246. Please copy in

jingliyu@earthlink.net. When DOL sees a lot of emails from you,
they'll know that 80-20 has AsAms' support.

Please voice opposition to the rule change and get DOL to be
aware of its accountability to enforce EO 11246 on behalf of
AsAms as well.

Whether you use email or Fax, you must have RIN number
1215-
AB53 in the subject line. E-mail address:
OFCCP-Public@dol.gov
Fax no.: (202) 693-1304

Please use you own words. Here is the main idea:

"I am opposed to your proposed rule change,
eliminating the EO survey.
Such data are useful in
guarding me to decide whether I've been
discriminated against at work. I also hope OFCCP
will do an Asian specific analysis of the collected data
to understand the strongly perceived and statistically
proven discrimination against Asian American at work,
especially at the glass ceiling.
Enforce EO 11246 for
Asian Americans!

Thank you.

Name:
Title:
Home Address:"

SEND your message now. We are great in sending our kids to
good schools. We must be equally great in fighting KNOWN
discrimination against our kids in the workplaces after they get
their degrees.

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 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.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

CALL TO ACTION!

CALL TO ACTION!

Call To Action!

Independent and irrefutable data show that WE are more
discriminated against at work than any other minorities and women.
See below:

(The chart is attached)

These data have been shown to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao
and EEOC Chairwoman Cari Dominguez. To date, neither has
disputed their accuracy. These data cover about one in every
three AsAms
who work in the mainstream society.

Is it humiliating to know the above facts? NO! It is only
humiliating if we don't fight
to stop such discrimination against
us now that we know. This is why you must respond to this
CALL TO ACTION.

The DOL is proposing to stop collecting data on: applicants,
hires, promotions, terminations and full-time workers by race, sex,
and ethnicity and compensation by minority or non-minority and
by women or men. The public is given till 3/21 to comment on the
proposed "rule change." 80-20 views the proposal with alarm.

We deem such data as necessary to fight discrimination against
us and to get the DOL to be more aware of its accountability to
enforce Exec. Order 11246. Please copy in

jingliyu@earthlink.net. When DOL sees a lot of emails from you,
they'll know that 80-20 has AsAms' support.

Please voice opposition to the rule change and get DOL to be
aware of its accountability to enforce EO 11246 on behalf of
AsAms as well.

Whether you use email or Fax, you must have RIN number
1215-
AB53 in the subject line. E-mail address:
OFCCP-Public@dol.gov
Fax no.: (202) 693-1304

Please use you own words. Here is the main idea:

"I am opposed to your proposed rule change,
eliminating the EO survey.
Such data are useful in
guarding me to decide whether I've been
discriminated against at work. I also hope OFCCP
will do an Asian specific analysis of the collected data
to understand the strongly perceived and statistically
proven discrimination against Asian American at work,
especially at the glass ceiling.
Enforce EO 11246 for
Asian Americans!

Thank you.

Name:
Title:
Home Address:"

SEND your message now. We are great in sending our kids to
good schools. We must be equally great in fighting KNOWN
discrimination against our kids in the workplaces after they get
their degrees.

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 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





Monday, March 06, 2006

How to Fight Effectively in Politics

When compared with other Americans in same positions, Asian
American have only 17% of the chance to be appointed a federal
judge; 55% or less of the chance to be promoted to the management
level in industries, universities and the federal government.

How must we fight to become equal citizens in America?

(A) Change our reward system regarding politicians

Do NOT reward politicians for their ethnicity. AsAm politicians
don't necessarily care more for AsAms. Some have exploited us
instead.

Do NOT reward politicians for their big titles. What good is a big
title, if the politician is not doing anything for you?

Do NOT give money or vote for politicians because they are likely to
win. What good is an elected official if he/she doesn't share your
concerns or only verbally share your concerns but never do DEEDS
for us?

Do NOT help politicians to get personal advantage. Place your
offspring's ability to enjoy equal opportunity first.

Reward politicians who share our community's concerns
and do DEEDS for us. Apply such a REWARD system for a few
years, soon ALL politicians, regardless of their party affiliation &/or
ethnicity, will perform DEEDS for our rightful concerns.

(B) Have the guts to fight our own battles. That is, establish
OUR OWN GROUP political clout!

Don't expect the others to fight for us. The others are not that dumb.

GROUP political clout means unity. Unity is power. Power is
required in politics.

The leaders of our OWN GROUP political clout are responsible to us.
If they don't serve our interest, they can be easily voted out since all
voters are AsAms. Can we do that with our congressman, senators,
and the president? Not likely.

Politics needs leverage. Applying the right leverage is not easy. As
individuals we cannot win equal citizenship. As a GROUP, voting and
giving money as a bloc, and with the right leaders we can. We need
our own political leaders with power and skill but who are responsible
to us. That is why we need our own GROUP political clout.

Don't tolerate second class citizenship. Our kids will know, whether
they say it or not, if we are persons of courage who have done our
share to win equal opportunity and justice for them. Use your own
method to fight for our GROUP interest if you have a better way. If
not, join 80-20. We need NEW members. 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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### SALUTE to California Assemblymen Ted Lieu ###

California Assemblyman Ted Lieu, working with AsAm orgs and
individuals, got CBS to apologize regarding talk show host Adam
Carolla's racist comments. Ted wrote a thoughtful letter to CBS
Radio CEO & got his colleagues in the Legislature to sign it showing
bi-partisan support including all nine of the Asian Pacific
Islander Caucus members. Within 15 days, CBS Radio's CEO
apologized & replied to Ted and copied it to all members of the
Caucus. That was an effective exercise in politics. 80-20 salutes
Ted Lieu.

 

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