Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Losing Pres. Obama's Commitment to us?

Do you want Pres. Obama to fulfill the rest of his commitments to us?
Then you need to help him maintain the Democrat's majority in both the
Senate and the House.

Why? His appointments of Asian Am. life-tenured federal judges
require Senate confirmation. Without a Senate majority, most of his
appointments (future & outstanding ones) will not be confirmed.

Why? His big increase in budget for enforcing EO 11246 for all of us
may not survive the Congressional cuts. When EO 11246 is fully enforced,
the number of Asian Am. managers/administrators in private industries
& universities will DOUBLE! Imagine its impact on our community!

So how can you help?
1) Talk up the immense historic implication of finally having an US
president who has actually acknowledged our rightful concerns and begun
to address them, and
2) Help 80-20 deliver the votes to Democrats (except those Republicans
who have always shared our concerns and apply to 80-20 to get its
help) by joining 80-20 and paying membership dues.

80-20 needs NEW members. The dues of NEW members will be
MATCHED, thanks to the offer of $500 from Amy Mok of TX and $3,000
from S. B. Woo of DE. Your $35 or $50 will mean $70 or $100 to 80-20.

Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp .
Or send a check to &nbsp 80-20 PAC &nbsp P.O. Box 603 &nbsp Osprey, FL 34229.
$35 for Basic, & $50 for 
family (2 votes). Please place your e-address(es)
at the back of your check.

80-20 fought so hard for our community. It needs YOUR help to get the
rest of Pres. Obama's commitments fulfilled. Do YOUR share. The fruits
of those hard fought battles must be protected to last at least 4 years.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo
Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ohio's Impact On Asian Ams

Ohio has only 135,000 Asian Ams. However, it already has 2 active
chapters, forming a 3rd and aiming to have a 4th chapter -- hopefully
before Ohio elects its NEXT governor this November.

So what? Ohio might become the first of the 50 states whose Asian Ams
will enjoy equal opportunity in the state government agencies and the
state universities. That is the essence of 80-20, and the political process it
advocates.

What is so special is that Ohio is fairly conservative. It doesn't
have a large AsAm population. It is the perpetual battle-ground-state
of presidential elections. It is leading the way for the AsAm community.

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2 years ago, a NW-Ohio chapter, centered about Toledo, was formed
with a bare 25 members. Prof. Yueh-ting Lee, an 80-20 Board member,
was the leading force. It immediately emulated 80-20 National's method-
ology of using the election to get commitments from political leaders. A
questionaire was sent to all mayoral candidates of Toledo asking for "yes
and No" answers i.e. iron-clad commitments. All candidates save one
answered. When the mayor was elected, his commitments were fulfilled
and began to benefit the AsAm community. Both the mayor and Asian
Ams in Toledo were pleased. The chapter has grown to 52 members.

A couple of days ago, a SW-Ohio chapter centered about Cincinnati
and Dayton was formed. Munsup Seoh & others were leaders.

Munsup Seoh and Yueh-ting Lee are working to stimulate a NE-Ohio
chapter,
centered about Cleveland. The 4th, Central-Ohio chapter
shall be centered about Columbus. Imagine, if all that gets done soon,
and a questionnaire sent to Ohio's gubernatorial candidates.

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Wouldn't it be nice if the 135,000 Asian Ams in Ohio show the rest of us,
14 million strong, how to become equal citizens quickly.
When women,
blacks and Hispanics are all making great strides in ridding themselves of
the glass ceiling, why are we sitting relatively still? We look to our heroes
and heroines in Ohio.

Excitement & substance surround 80-20. Join 80-20! 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. $35 for
Basic & $50 for Family (2 votes). Please place your e-address(es) at the
back of your check.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo

Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC., Inc.

CORRECTION: Earlier I reported erroneously that the Cabinet officers in
CA Governor's Administration was 0%. it should be 13% (2/15). Their names are A. G.
Kawamura and Teri Takai.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

"Touchy Topics" on July 4th

Frank Q&A regarding the meaning of CITIZENSHIP & why to hoist
a flag on July 4th.

1. What does it really mean being a US citizen?
It means you owe your primary allegiance to the USA. That is you
consider the USA as the most important nation to you.

2. Does being a US citizen mean that I have to cut all ties to my
old country and my affection for people in my old country?

NO. The US neither expects, nor desires for, you to behave that way.
People can't turn on or off their emotion like a machine. You can continue
to love and care for people in your old country. However, you are to owe
your first allegiance to the USA.
If a person can turn on and off his/her emotion simply because of a
naturalization ceremony to be a US citizen, the US can NOT count on that
individual as a citizen. Why? Such an individuals may also one day cut the
USA off, after another ceremony.

3. What if I don't want to give my primary allegiance to the US?
Then don't apply to be a US citizen. Is it right to want the advantages of
being a US citizen and yet not live up to the accompanying obligations?

4. Why should I celebrate July 4th?
Let's look at 3 reasons.
1) the blessings of liberty each citizen enjoys,
2) the ample opportunities afforded to all, even though Asian Ams still
don't enjoy equal opportunity at workplaces, and
3) the freedom to criticize the country and be not only tolerated, but
also praised as fulfilling one's patriotic duty to push America to
become a "more perfect union."

5. Why does 80-20 urge its supporters to hoist a flag on July
4th? To be more American than Americans?

NO. Two reasons that you may want to hoist a flag.
1) It's the right thing to do, for the reasons mentioned in 4), and
2) There is also a pragmatic reason. A lot of our compatriots think that
we, Asian Ams, are more loyal to our old countries than to the USA. So
long as they think that way, we'll not be able to achieve our equal
opportunity in workplaces.

Hoisting a flag is complementary to 80-20's usage of group political
clout to induce the political establishment to help us break the glass
ceiling above us.

6. Why should I join 80-20?
Because 80-20 works on problems that each of us as an individual
cannot solve. In addition, 80-20 cuts to the chase, tells it as it is, and is
effective.
To join 80-20, please click
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp
. Or send a check to
80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229. $35 for Basic, & $50 for
family (2 votes). Please place your e-address(es) at the back of your check.

Hoist a flag on July 4th and count our blessings of liberty!

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

* Don't have a flag? Go buy one! It's inexpensive. Let's each do one's
share to the best of our ability. Your children will thank you.

 

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