Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Immigration & Coming Election

80-20's Board will meet to discuss momentous issues.

(1) Time & Location
DATE: April 10 & 11(Saturday & Sunday), and
LOCATION: Stanford Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Dr., Foster City, CA.

(2) Major Agenda
(i) Endorsement in the 2010 Election: Which political party or congressional
candidates, if any, will 80-20 endorse in the 2010 election?
(ii) Will 80-20 be involved, for the first time, in immigration issues, given the
importance of the pending Immigration Reform Act to the Asian Am community?

(3) What Guides 80-20?

80-20 is required by its Bylaws to support the political party and/or candidates
having done the most DEEDS to help the Asian Am. community in the preceding
2 to 4 years. Here is the relevant background information on deeds.

During the 2008 presidential election, 80-20 PAC obtained the "signed 6-yeses to 6
questions reply" from then candidates Obama and Biden. Consequently, after the
election, Pres. Obama & Vice President Biden are both committed to helping
Asian Americans attain equal opportunity and become equal citizens.

These commitments have been honored partially. Making history, Pres. Obama
appointed Asian Ams. to leadership positions in his Transition Team, his White
House staff; 3 cabinet secretary positions, and many other cabinet and sub-
cabinet positions. Pres. Obama also doubled the number of Asian American
federal judges. Again making history, he has nominated 2 Asian Ams to become
Appeals Court judges which are just one level below the Supreme Court Justices.

Although those appointments are impressive & have significant symbolic implica-
tions, it directly benefits dozens of individuals only. 80-20's key interest is to win
for the 2 million Asian Americans working for federal government contractors and
subcontractors, which include almost all large companies and all universities, the
equal opportunity to rise to managerial/ administrative positions.

The Department of Labor, setting a historic precedent, has written 80-20 committing
to enforce an existing law, Executive Order 11246, for Asian Ams in order to provide
the 2 million with equal opportunity. While that is a step in the right direction,
concrete action from the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance
Programs (OFCCP) is NOT yet apparent. The Director of OFCCP is Patricia Shiu, a San
Francisco lawyer known for fighting for the underdogs before she was appointed the
Director.

(4) A Press Conference: At noon on 4/10 at the same location as above.

80-20 NEEDS your support. "To enable DEEDS benefiting our community,
80-20 has NEEDS!" Join 80-20 by clicking on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or send a
check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229.
Place your e-address at the back of your check please.

Sincerely yours,

Directors of 80-20's 2010 Board (titles are for ID purposes only),
Fel Amistad, San Mateo County Commissioner; Analyst (Finance)
Quan Cao, Prof., Florida Atlantic Univ.; a Vietnamese-Am scholar
Ved Chaudhary, General Secretary, Hindu Collective Initiative of N. America,
Rutgers University Board of Trustees (1993-95)
Dr. Beverly Hong-Fincher, Linguistics; currently teaching at the Univ. of
the District of Columbia
Dr. Hilary Hsu, Chancellor, City College of San Francisco, 1982-90
Dr. Laura Hsu, retired university administrator
Dr. Chenming Hu, Distinguished Chair Professor, Univ. of CA, Berkeley;
US National Academy of Engineering; Chinese Academy of Sciences;
Academia Sinica
Dr. Alice Huang, President-elect, Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science,
retired professor, Harvard Medical School, retired Dean, NYU, Univ.
Administrator, Caltech
Dr. Yueh-ting Lee, Prof. of Psychology at the Univ. of Toledo, OH; Dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, Minot State Univ, ND
Dr. Edward Lin, CEO, Ingenious Technologies Corp, Co-Founder, Gulfcoast
Chinese Am. Assoc.
Dr. Yuko Nakanishi, MBA, Principal & President, Nakanishi Research &
Consulting, LLC.
Linden Nishinaga, Calif. licensed professional engineer & Leadership in
Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional
Dr. Roy Saigo, Two university presidencies (Auburn Univ. & St. Cloud St. Univ)
Dr. Kim Song, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis
Lena Tam, Vice Mayor, Alameda, CA; MPA, licensed engineer
Kathleen To, Honorary Texas Commercial Attache (1991-93); President & CEO,
KATO Foundation
William Uy, President, PBidet Corporation; Retired DuPont Sr. Research Scientist
with 25 patented inventions
Joel Wong, President, APAPA-Bay Area Chapter
Hon. S.B. Woo, Lt. Governor of Delaware (85-89), retired Physics prof., U. of Del.
Dr. David Yang, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation
Jing-Li Yu, 3rd yr. law student, Univ. of Chicago; Operation Director, 80-20
(05 -06)
Charles Zhang, President and Managing Partner, Zhang Financial, the only
advisor in the nation selected as a top advisor by BOTH Worth Magazine
and Barron’s each year from 2004-2007.

 

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