Saturday, December 31, 2011

A MIRACLE has occurred!

   Thanks to many of you, a MIRACLE has occurred.
   80-20 has achieved DOUBLING and some. See how the red line has shot above the green line.

   Click on a href="http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/membership.asp *.

See how our mebership list has become soooooooooooooo long. When the list will be updated for the influx of the last 4 days, another 250 names will get on.
                      Why is this a MIRACLE?
1) Pragmatically: When 80-20 announced this "Double or Die" campaign, how many of us thought it could be done? How many organizations, Asian or non-Asian, that has a dues-paying membership just below 2,000 can DOUBLE its membership in 9 months, at such a tough economic time?
2) Philosophically: POLITICAL APATHY is the fundamental weakness of our community. 80-20 challenged our toughest problem in order to prove the worthiness of its own existence. Now we know. Even our worst problem can be overcome.
3) Politically: It DOUBLED OR PERHAPS QUADRUPLED our political clout in a 9-month campaign. Tens of thousands of "word of mouth" recommendations have been made by our supporters to their friends and relatives. When 80-20 issues the NEXT "CALL TO ACTION," it'll create 2 to 4 times the impact.
                      What is in the future?
   Hopefully, 80-20's membership will double again in a few more years.
  Happy New Year! It's a great victory for our Community!
  
Respectfully and saying Good Bye,
S. B. Woo, who shall serve you from the 2nd line. Thank you. ☺ ☺ ☺
  
* a notation like (till 12/11) behind each member's name gives the expiration date of that membership. A 1-month grace period is automatically extended for all expirations. If it is NOT renewed within that period, then the name will be removed from the membership list. Please RENEW or upgrade. The larger the membership list, the more our clout.

Go http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp
or send a check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Friday, December 30, 2011

49 members short with 1.5 days to go

                       So close!
  49 members short with only 1.5 days to go
                     A MIRACLE seems to be happening!!!

   OUR COLLECTIVE BIG HEARTS are propelling this Miracle. Look to the day when we will have doubled and even quadrupled YOUR group political clout.


   Go take a look at 80-20's membership list. Click on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/membership.asp . It has gotten sooooo long, thanks to many of YOU. It is being constantly updated, although we may still be a day behind owing to the HUGE INFLOW in the last days. :) :)

   We still NEED 49 more members to DOUBLE!


   To join, clicking on http://www.80-20initiative.net . OR send your
check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.
  
Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, who shall continue to serve you in the 2nd line, if you help to
                      achieve doubling of 80-20's membership by year's end.
  
Special Acknowlegement
William C. Hsiao, Cambridge, MA and
Trinh Quan & Patrick Lin, New York, NY joined 
as Life Members, when
80-20 is apparently heading toward dissolution on March 
23, 2013. 
 It
takes a Heart!  Miles and miles of hearts!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

99 members short with 3 days to go

  99 members short with only 3 days to go


   Let's make the MIRACLE happen. If 80-20 DOUBLES its membership in 9 months in such a bad economic time, it will be a POLITICAL MIRACLE.

   Where can the strength for that MIRACLE come from?

                     From YOUR HEART.

               What does that MIRACLE prove, if it happens?

It shows the tremendous affection that 80-20 enjoys in the hearts and minds of Asian Americans. More importantly, it doubles and perhaps quadruples YOUR political clout.


                   Let's empower ourselves greatly!

To join, clicking on http://www.80-20initiative.net. OR send your
check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.
  
Respectfully,
S. B. Woo, who shall continue to serve you in the 2nd line, if you help
                        achieve DOUBLING by year's end - only 3 days away.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

215 members short with 5 days to go UNLESS …

215 members short with only 5 days to go!

o With 3,300 members, 80-20 is already 83% above last year's total membership -- a small miracle
o However, a BIG MIRACLE - DOUBLING - is needed to serve the Asian Am. community in issues where we really need service.

                         Example?
Sticking up for our college-age youngsters to fight against higher college admission bars against Asian American applicants. 80-20 is the ONLY national Asian American organization* that has spoke out on this issue. Indeed 80-20 intends to file a legal brief at the Supreme Court advocating a race neutral and merit-based college admission practice. To succeed, 80-20 needs your backing.

Who can help achieve this BIG MIRACLE?


    YOU! The miracle is in your heart.

To join, clicking on http://www.80-20initiative.net. OR send your
check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, who shall continue to serve you in the 2nd line, if YOU HELP TO ACHIEVE DOUBLING OF 80-20's MEMBERSHIP BY YEAR'S END.

*The Asian American Legal Foundation, a worthy CA based organization, has filed a Amicus Curiae with the Supreme Court. 80-20 salutes it.
 
Special Acknowlegement
Samuel Lee, Belmont City, CA joined 
as Life Members, when 80-20 is
apparently heading toward dissolution on March 
23, 2013. He didn't say
a single word to us. But his message is DEAFENING. 
Heart!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

8 GIs charged in death of Danny Chen, a fellow GI

80-20 shall keep a close watch on this case and aim to prevent

A Vincent Chin II Situation.


See an MSNBC report on the death of Danny Chen. (Emphasis added)

"Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged in the death of 19-year-old Private Danny Chen, who was found shot to death in a guard tower in Afghanistan. It was first thought that Chen may have committed suicide. The military's investigation found however that Chen, an Asian-American from New York's Chinatown, had been the target of ethnic slurs and physical attacks at the hands of his fellow soldiers. Chen was found dead on Oct. 3 with a gunshot wound below the chin; it's not clear from today's charges whether the eight soldiers are accused of killing him or whether officials are alleging that their mistreatment of Chen led him to take his own life.

Last week, hundreds of supporters held a vigil and demanded answers in Chen's death. A group of community leaders at the vigil said it had a meeting at the Pentagon recently about the treatment of Asian soldiers in the military, and wanted the commanding officers to be punished. At the vigil last Thursday, the soldier's family ramped up pressure on investigators, reading aloud letters Chen had sent home, reflecting the state of isolation he was in from being harassed by his comrades and superiors.

"'Feb. 27, 2011: Since I am the only Chinese person here, everyone knows me by Chen,'" read his cousin Banny Chen. "'They ask if I'm from China a few times a day... They also call out my name Chen in a goat-like voice sometimes for no reason.'" "'People crack jokes about Chinese people all the time. I'm running out
of jokes to come back at them.'"


Chen's death is one of several recent cases of alleged hazing in the military, according to OCA, a national civil rights organization serving Asian Pacific Americans. One of those was apparently Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, who was hazed by fellow Marines, according to a U.S. military report on his April 3 death. The
military charged three Marines -- accused of beating Lew hours before he killed himself -- with hazing and they face court martial, . . . . . "

For a video report on this tragedy, please click on
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Danny-Chen-Soldier-Death-Hazing-Asian-American-Charged-Criminal-Probe-Military-135988423.html -- preferred

What 80-20 has done
See S. B. Woo's letter to the Secretary of the Army on Nov. 1 (emphasis added), letting him know that 300,000 of 80-20's supporters are keeping a close watch on Danny Chen's death.

What 80-20 will do

o To prevent a Vincent Chin II situation, we need to learn from our own mistakes.
In one of Vincent Chin's trials, a low level Asian American prosecutor was caught "coaching a witness," which made the case much more difficult.
o 80-20 shall keep a close watch on this case and ask all good-hearted Asian Ams to be careful. Support the case with your voice and demonstrations. However, leave the legal situation to experts & serious Asian Am organizations to ensure justice.
Forward this to AsAm youths
Our youths need to know this. Forward this to them.
To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . OR
send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.
Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer for 80-20 PAC who is soon to retire to the 2nd line

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Poll Results on AsAm sentiment on college admission

[A] The College Admission Issue & 80-20
   You may personally be strongly against the current college admission policy. You may be anguished over our letting our youngsters take it on their chins during the college admission process.
   But do you know how other Asian Ams, besides your friends, feel about this situation?
   Do you know of a single elected AsAm official, or an AsAm civic organization or an AsAm professional org. that will speak out for you on this issue?
   Do you know any entity except for 80-20 that will find out if there is a way to get our voice heard?
   80-20 just finished a formal test poll. It found that even the "most liberal" Asian Am sector, and therefore the most likely opposition to 80-20's advocacy of a DIFFERENT admission policy, very strongly support filing a legal brief at the Supreme Court for a different college admission policy.
[B] 80-20's Poll
   80-20 polled 1,000 Asian Ams who are associated with our universities i.e. those with email addresses ending in ".edu". It asked them if they agree or oppose 80-20's intention to advocate a race neutral and merit-based college admission policy at the supreme court. Here's the poll.

   "Kindly please respond to this poll. 80-20 needs to know the sentiment of 
our members, who have apparent association with a university, towards 80-20's decision to file a "friend 
of the court" legal brief with the Supreme Court arguing for a merit-based and race 
neutral college admission policy. That is, based on an applicant's current scholastic 
achievement and evaluated future potential only. You response is absolutely confidential.

   Please REPLY in the form of, say, 1b, 2c, 3d, etc.

1) I am registered as a
       a) Republican,   b) Independent/Decline,   c) Democrat,   d) others

2) I am a
     a) faculty/staff   b) graduate student   c) Undergrad   d) none of the above

3) My feeling toward 80-20's filing a legal brief that is described above as a college admission policy at the Supreme Court is

  a) strongly for  b)somewhat for  c) neutral  d) somewhat against  e) strongly against

4) I know some Asian Am. student leaders on my campus     a) Yes     b) No

5) When 80-20 endorses a presidential candidate, it affects my vote
     a) 100%. I vote accordingly.
     b) somewhat positively
     c) not at all
     d) somewhat negatively,
     e) the opposite way.

[C] The Poll Result -- based on a 14% respond rate:

[D] Is 80-20 Worth Saving - 275 more members, with only 10 day to go?
   To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . OR
send your check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, who shall continue to serve you in the 2nd line, if YOU HELP TO ACHIEVE DOUBLING OF 80-20's MEMBERSHIP BY YEAR'S END.
                        Special Acknowlegement
Wilson S Wang, Sunnyvale, CA and Paul C. Yang, Princeton, NJ joined as Life Members, when 80-20 is apparently heading toward dissolution on March 23, 2013. They didn't say a single word to us. But their message is DEAFENING.
How Noble!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Good News for AsAm Government workers

[A] Exec. Order 11246 Doesn't Cover AsAm Federal workers
   Remember the diagram below that shows Asian Ams facing the lowest glass ceilings in private industries, universities and the federal government?

   Through 80-20's effort, the Obama Administration has agreed in writing to remove the glass ceiling against us in private industries and universities (but NOT in federal government) by enforcing Exec. Order 11246 for Asian Ams.  Note that E.O. 11246 applies to "government contractors and subcontractors" only. The federal government is not its own contractors or subcontractors.

[B] Good News
   A few months ago, Chris Lu was named a co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) together with Sec. of Education Arne Duncan. Since then there seems to be concrete actions coming from that initiative. Here is one to break the glass ceiling against Asian Am federal workers.


         New SES (Senior Executive Service) Development Program
The Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) is sponsoring a new SES Development Program with participation by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), . . . The program will be offered at NO COST to selected candidates and their respective agencies. Selected candidates are expected to commit time to the program. Successful candidates must obtain permission from their agency to participate and an agreement from their agency to cover any travel-related costs. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. A selection panel consisting of members of AAGEN, WHIAAPI, and OPM will review all qualified applications and select up to 20 highly motivated candidates for the class commencing in March, 2012. To be considered, candidates must apply online via http://www.aagen.org . . . .

   80-20 is NOT a part of that program. But we are absolutely delighted to see such a concrete action taken. In 80-20's questionnaire to 2012 presidential candidates, 80-20 has also emphasized that point. See Q2 in its questionnaire:
   (Q2) If elected, will you issue an Executive Order asking the federal agencies to promote qualified Asian Americans to Senior Executive Service so that Asian Americans will have an equal opportunity to reach the SES level relative to the national average, up from the current egregiously low 33%?

[C] I Got What I Wanted for Christmas
   Yesterday, my two granddaughters each handed me $15 to join 80-20 as Student members. Happiness! :) :)

[D] Want 80-20 PAC to serve you?
   Unfortunately, 80-20 is still headed towards dissolution. With 12 more days to go, 80-20 still needs 300 more members to DOUBLE & serve on.

   Join 80-20. Using a credit card, go to     http://www.80-20initiative.net Or send
your check to      80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703.
Sudent $15; Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
SB who has volunteered for 12 yrs for 80-20 and given $100,000
http://www.80-20initiative.net .

Friday, December 16, 2011

Do or die for 80-20 in 15 days

   If 80-20 is to survive, it needs 346 more members to DOUBLE its membership in the next 15 days.  See the chart below. The red line must meet the green line in 15 days.

   Starting Jan 1, 2012, 80-20's membership will experience a very large DECREASE each day, week and month, because hundreds of its 2011 memberships will expire and only 80% or less will likely renew. So the time to achieve DOUBLING is BEFORE the end of the year!


   If you value 80-20's service to the community which fights the big issues for you that others avoid, then help 80-20 now.

80-20 will help the community back for at least decades.


   To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . OR
send your check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, who shall continue to serve you in the 2nd line, , if YOU HELP TO ACHIEVE DOUBLING OF 80-20's MEMBERSHIP BY YEAR'S END.

                        SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Sing and S.K. Lo of MN UPGRADED their membership to Family LIFE Members with $1,500, when 80-20 is on the verge of dissolving. They didn't say a single word to us. But their message is DEAFENING. How noble!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Does anyone ever fight for Asian Ams on BIG ISSUES?

     An Open Challenge to All Asian Americans:


Which Asian Am. individuals or organizations fought for Asian Ams. on the 3 BIGGEST ISSUES in the last 3 decades, that grossly discriminated against us?


BIG ISSUE [1]: The campaign fundraising scandal of 1996-97 which NY Times
christened "Asia Gate."

   A handful of Asian Ams were raising money illegally for political candidates. Remember names like John Huang, Charlie Tri, James Riady and Pauline Kalchanalak? The media whopped it as if there was a cabal by the entire Asian Am community to sabotage the American election system. After that, the Democratic and Republican parties competed in being as harsh as possible to Asian Ams. The Dem. Nat'l Comm. even asked all Asian Am. big donors for a copy of last year's tax return and proof of their citizenship or permanent
residency - a move that seems unlikely to be constitutional.
   Did any Asian Am elected officials or civic organizations or professional organizations step forth to stop this abuse? 


   80-20 didn't exist then. In a direct response to this humiliating episode, 80-20 PAC was established. Purpose? To provide forceful & effective defense of our community.

BIG ISSUE [2]: Asian Am ADULTS face the lowest glass ceiling in private industries, universities, and federal governments. We have only 0.7 % of life-tenured federal judges as recent as 2006 & a few cabinet-level officials . . . Every Asian Am. politician and organization TALKED about it. BUT . . .
   Did any Asian Am elected officials or civic organizations or professional organizations do anything to affect corrective measures?


   80-20 did. It induced Pres. Obama to side with Asian Ams on the above issues during the 2008 election. To see how the campaign promises are being fulfilled, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008.asp & see item 8 "Pres. Obama's record AFTER his election."


BIG ISSUE [3]: Asian Am. YOUTH face an apparently much higher college admission bar. Our community is against it by a 10 to 1 ratio. There had been repeated challenges to the current college admission policy, appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court.
   Did any Asian Am elected officials or civic organizations or professional organizations try to fight for us at the Supreme Court?
   80-20 will do so.


* To our best knowledge no Asian Am. individual or organization has EVER challenged the current admission system in the Supreme Court, although a number of Asian Am organizations are SUPPORTING instead of CHALLENGING the current admission policy in the Supreme Court.

         Strengths of Other Asian Am organizations and individuals
   Every Asian Am org. has it unique strength. Some may not rise to the challenges of the big issues, but they raise scholarship money, train interns, give seminars about leadership, and protect civil rights. The professional organizations help improve Asian Ams' benefits in various professional fields. In many such cases, 80-20 looks to these orgs. for leadership.

   WANT TO KEEP 80-20 PAC ALIVE TO FIGHT FOR YOU IN BIG ISSUES?


   Pls. do YOUR share. To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net .
Or send your check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer for 80-20 PAC for 13 years & donated $100K

* After the Supreme Court decides to take the case, 80-20 will have the next 2 months to file a Friend of the Court legal brief. Know any qualified lawyer to do a pro bono job for the Asian Am. community? It's a historic opportunity.

Friday, December 09, 2011

80-20 enters battle & shall file at the Supreme Court

      80-20 Enters The Battle for Our College Bound

   In a Board meeting last night, in a 13 to 2 vote, 80-20 resolves to file a amicus curiae (Friend of the Court) legal brief at the Supreme Court. It asks the Court

      to support a merit-based college admission policy (based on 
      current scholastic achievement and evaluated future potential)
      that does not discriminate against any race.



                Why Now? Why Not Earlier?
o  the composition of the Supreme Court has changed such that many legal experts are expecting the court to rule in favor of eliminating race as a factor in college admission.
o  four Asian American organizations have filed amicus curiae supporting the current college admission policy.
o  80-20's preliminary poll indicates that our community is against the current college admission policy in a 10 to 1 ratio.
o  the college admission policy advocated by 80-20 will benefit the "college bound" of all races. Click on
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-unintended-consequences-of-racial-preferences/2011/11/29/gIQAbuoPEO_story.html .

                How To Win This Battle? How You Can Help!
   80-20 shall do whatever is necessary to greatly strengthen the impact of its legal brief including but not limited to:

  o  presenting the strongest legal brief
  o  presenting data relevant to the case that may not be well-known. For example, see the following % of Jewish students in some Ivy League schools:


      Columbia 30%, Yale 27%, Harvard 25%, U Penn 25% Cornell 23%, and Brown 22%. Source: http://www.hillel.org/index There are twice as many Jewish students in elite schools as Asian Ams even though the Jewish Am. population is only 40% that of Asian Ams.

      However, the prevailing college admission policy artificially places highly-qualified Asian Am. applicants to compete against each other rather than against the general pool of all applicants, instilling such a fear that many Asian Americans hide their own racial identity in application. Click on
    http://news.yahoo.com/asians-college-strategy-dont-check-asian-174442977.html .

  o  communicating with other Asian Am. orgs. whether they have filed for or against the plaintiff in this case. Asian Ams. must understand the need for political cohesiveness in order to have our voice heard.
  o  commissioning a formal national poll to find out the views of Asian Ams on this issue.
  o  Benefiting from community ideas. LET US HEAR FROM YOU.

     Helps Our Children To Be Proud Of Their Ethnic Identity !


                  80-20's FIGHT is EFFECTIVE!


   To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or
send your check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 


Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer for 80-20 PAC for 13 years & donated $100K

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

College Admission Strategy -- deny being an Asian

   Many Asian American supporters urged me to make a maximum effort to call our community's attention to this AP article.

     Some Asian's college strategy: Don't check "Asian"

   One said, " When Asian American students are apprehensive to even state themselves as "Asian Americans" in their college applications, there is something fundamentally wrong with the whole process. Being born to be of a certain race or ethnicity is not something one can choose. To be handicapped by such a factor is a violation of the very American value of Equal Opportunity. I am whole heartedly in support of the noble ideal of achieving diversity, but totally against such crude attempt in social engineering that put such as a large group of people under such injustice for so long. Therefore I am in support of 80-20 to take on the issue of race-based affirmative action."

   To read the complete article, click on
http://news.yahoo.com/asians-college-strategy-dont-check-asian-174442977.html .

   Here are some excerpts:


" Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when applying to Harvard, Olmstead checked only one box for her race: white.

"I didn't want to put 'Asian' down," Olmstead says, "because my mom told me there's discrimination against Asians in the application process."

For years, many Asian-Americans have been convinced that it's harder for them to gain admission to the nation's top colleges. Studies show that Asian-Americans meet these colleges' admissions standards far out of proportion to their 6 percent representation in the U.S. population, and that they often need test scores hundreds of points higher than applicants from other ethnic groups to have an equal chance of admission. Critics say these numbers, along with the fact that some top colleges with race-blind admissions have double the Asian percentage of Ivy League schools, prove the existence of discrimination.

The way it works, the critics believe, is that Asian-Americans are evaluated not as individuals, but against the thousands of other ultra-achieving Asians who are stereotyped as boring academic robots. Now, an unknown number of students are responding to this concern by declining to identify themselves as Asian on
their applications.

. . . Amalia Halikias is a Yale freshman whose mother was born in America to Chinese immigrants; her father is a Greek immigrant. She also checked only the "white" box on her application. . . . . .

. . . "The whole Tiger Mom stereotype is grounded in truth," says Tao Tao Holmes, a Yale sophomore with a Chinese-born mother and white American father. 6387 She did not check "Asian" on her application. "My math scores aren't high enough for the Asian box," she says. "I say it jokingly, but there is the underlying sentiment of, if I had emphasized myself as Asian, I would have (been expected to) excel more in stereotypically Asian-dominated subjects."

. . . Susanna Koetter, a Yale junior with an American father and Korean mother, was adamant about identifying her Asian side on her application. Yet she calls herself "not fully Asian-American. I'm mixed Asian-American. When I go to Korea, I'm like, blatantly white." And yet, asked whether she would have
considered leaving the Asian box blank, she says: "That would be messed up. I'm not white."

. . ."Identity is very malleable," says Jasmine Zhuang, a Yale junior whose parents were both born in Taiwan. She didn't check the box, even though her last name is a giveaway and her essay was about Asian-American identity.

. . .Asian students have higher average SAT scores than any other group, including whites. A study by Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade examined applicants to top colleges from 1997, when the maximum SAT score was 1600 (today it's 2400). Espenshade found that Asian-Americans needed a 1550 SAT to have an equal chance of getting into an elite college as white students with a 1410 or black students with an 1100.

Top schools that don't ask about race in admissions process have very high percentages of Asian students. The California Institute of Technology, a private school that chooses not to consider race, is about one-third Asian. (Thirteen percent of California residents have Asian heritage.) The University of California- Berkeley, which is forbidden by state law to consider race in admissions, is more than 40 percent Asian — up from about 20 percent before the law was passed. "


   History will evaluate the worth of this generation of Asian Ams one day.


   I believe one key factor is how we teach and nurture our children. Whether we are tiger-moms or lion-fathers, whether we pay nothing or $65,000 per year for a child's college education, if we don't make a concerted effort to alleviate the current situation -- when one popular college admission strategy is to deny one's own racial identity -- then we deserve the worst rating. Unite! Help grow our GROUP Political clout.

 Do your share.

   80-20's Board will vote on filing a "friend of the court" legal brief with the Supreme Court supporting a "merit-based college admission that does not discriminate against any race" tomorrow evening. Express your view. Forward this e-newsletter to your friends & relatives.

   To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or
send your check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 


Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer for 80-20 PAC for 13 years & donated $100K

Monday, December 05, 2011

80-20 may fight against higher admission bars against AsAm students

A momentous decision, deeply impacting Asian Am. youths, will be made by 80-20 tomorrow. Please read this e-newsletter and let me know YOUR view before Tuesday's vote.

80-20's Executive Committee voted 5 yeses and 1 abstain to call a Board meeting tomorrow to vote on a motion to file a "friend of the court" (amicus curiae) brief with the Supreme Court supporting the banning of race as a decision making factor in college admission. (Note: the Board has voted 13 to 2 to take on this issue on Dec. 8, 2011.)

Currently, Asian Am. college applicants face an apparently much higher admission bar* to enter first tier universities -- a situation twice confirmed by our Supreme Court to be legal.

However, the Supreme Court's composition has changed. Samuel Alito has replaced Sandra O'Connor, who voted with the last ruling in a 5-to-4 decision. Alito has consistently voted against the use of racial classification. Hence legal experts are predicting a reversal when the court takes up the "Fisher versus Univ. of Texas" case.

Click on a NY Times article for more information http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/sunday-review/college-diversity-nears-its-last-stand.html?pagewanted=all .

Should the Supreme Court reverse it, the student body at the University of Texas and many other public colleges and FIRST TIER private universities would almost instantly become whiter and more Asian, and less black and Hispanic. However, 80-20 is pleased to learn that the ABSOLUTE number of black and Hispanic students and graduates are NOT expected to decrease.

See a recent Washington Post article by George Will:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-unintended-consequences-of-racial-preferences/2011/11/29/gIQAbuoPEO_story.html .

Tell we YOUR view, before the 80-20 Board's vote is taken.


To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or
send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 


Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,
S. B. Woo

* A study by Princeton sociologist Thomas Espenshade examined applicants to top colleges from 1997, when the maximum SAT score was 1600 (today it's 2400). Espenshade found that Asian-Americans needed a 1550 SAT to have an equal chance of getting into an elite college as white students with a 1410 or black students with an 1100. However, SAT score is not the only factor in admission considerations.

PS: See an USA Today article, "Some Asians' college strategy: 5770 Don't check 'Asian'"
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2011-12-03/asian-students-college-applications/51620236/1

(Imagine that. Will we survive as a minority if our youths feel that way?)


Additional Information:
(These links open PDF files)






Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Where discrimination is the fieriest; Good news

                       Where discrimination is the fieriest
   Discrimination is ALWAYS the fieriest where the GOOD JOBS are. The following research results, published by Prof. Marlene Kim, U. of Mass, Boston clearly demonstrates it.

   In less desirable jobs, Asian Ams may even be preferred because we are deemed smart and hardworking. However, when the job gets better and better, the persons who do the firing and hiring will discriminate against us more and more because we are deemed timid and powerless.

   Take a good look at the table shown below, and decide if you and your children will NEED an organization like the 80-20.

            Please Forward this E-newsletter To Your Young Friends
   You might see from the above that 80-20's intense focus on glass ceiling strongly indicates what it is doing. Please forward this e-newsletter to your young Asian Am. friends that that they don't sense discrimination.
Could the combination of the level of their jobs and their competence and work ethics be such that they've NOT YET seen discrimination?

   Discrimination and prejudice are human nature. To eliminate or reduce such injustice always requires a combination of power balance & enlightenment.

Asian Ams have not worked hard enough to produce that ciritical power balance.

                                                Good News
(1) 80-20's membership broke the 3,000 ceiling -- 40% above its record membership of 2150 set in 2005.

(2) "My three children Scott, Jessica, and Benjamin have joined the 80-20 as student members. I hope 80-20 will grow.        Patrick Cheung" MY! If only every parent will do that 80-20 will live!


(3) Three noble individuals joined as Life Members in the last week. They didn't say a word to 80-20. But the message is DEAFENING!

(4) 80-20 averaged 20 new members a day over the last 2 days. If that keeps up, 80-20 will live. ☺ ☺

   To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or
send your check to    80-20 PAC    13337 South St. #189    Cerritos, CA 90703. 


Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,
S.B.

See a 5-minute Video about 80-20 http://www.youtube.com/user/farlandchang8020
Achnowledgement
A annonymous couple, San Jose, CA: $1,500
Michael Ming-Chiao Lai, Pasadena, CA: $1,000

Monday, November 28, 2011

Letter from a Group of Prominent AsAms

We, the undersigned, are strong supporters of 80-20. We ask you to please consider joining 80-20, which is a uniquely effective Asian American lobbying organization for all 15 million Asian Americans. In America, lobbying is necessary for a small minority like the Asian Americans!

To join, using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or
send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Sincerely (Titles are for identification purposes only),

Alice Huang, President, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Past), President, American Society for Microbiology (Past), Harvard Medical
School, Dean for Science (retired), Professor of Microbiology & Molecular
Genetics (retired), New York University, Member, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Chenming Hu, Member, US National Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Academia Sinica, Board member, SanDisk, Professor of Microelectronics at University of California, Berkeley
Dean Lee, Formerly Chief Representative in China, Occidental Petroleum Corp., President of Occidental Investment Company of China, President, Hercules China, Inc.
Dominic Ng, President, Committee of 100, Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, East
West Bancorp. Inc.
Dr. Adrian Ho, Founding Partner, SageSpring Partners, LLC
Dr. William Tao, Trustee Emeritus Washington University and Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri
Efren R. Abratique, PE, President and CEO, Abratique & Associates Inc.
Farland Chang, Executive Producer, WorldBizWatch
Frederic Wan, Vice Chancellor for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies (1995-2000),
University of California, Irvine
Gareth Chang, Former Board member of Apple, Executive Vice President of Hughes; formerly Executive Chairman of Star TV
Hanming Tu, Former president, International Association of Chinese Professionals In
Geographic Information Sciences
Henry J. Lee, President, (Retired) Financial Marketing Group Inc., Entrepreneur
Hilary Hsu, Chancellor Superintendent (Retired), City College of San Francisco, CA
Hsia S. Choong, VP, Choong & Hsia Foundation
Ignatius C. Wang, AIA, Founder, UCI Architects, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
James M. Tien, PhD, DEng (h.c.), NAE, Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, University of Miami, FL
Kenneth Fong, Trustee, California State University System, Trustee, University of California, San Francisco Foundation, Founder and Chairman of Kenson Ventures
Kuan-Teh Jeang, President, Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA)
Leonard K. Cheng, Dean and Chair Professor of Economics, HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Marilyn R. Donato, Author, "Phillipine Cooking in America," a pioneer in the private practice of nutrition and dietetics
Mark Le, M.D., President of Northcross Medical Center PC, Co owner of Medlab and Vet Lab inc.
Maxwell (Yung-man) Wong, Vice President, Citibank (retired)
Simon Chen, Director of Quantitative Services, InsiderScore LLC, Princeton, NJ
T F Wong, Ph.D., Director of Strategy and Business Planning, AT&T (retired)
Ted Lieu, California State Senator
Theodore C. Vora, PE, President, Veristic Manufacuring
Tony T. Donato, Thoracic cardiovascular, laser surgeon (retired)
Ved P. Chaudhary, Ph.D, (Former) Board of Trustees, Rutgers The State University, NJ
Youxue Zhang, James R. O'Neil Collegiate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Michigan
Yu-Chi Ho, Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, Foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering

The above is a partial list. To see a complete list, click on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/prominent-asian-americans.asp

Published by 80-20 PAC, Inc.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
A Korean and Chinese translation of S.B.'s "Swan Song" is available respectively at
http://www.80-20initiative.net/pdf/swan-song-korean.pdf &
http://www.80-20initiative.net/pdf/swan-song-chinese.pdf .

Please forward to your friends. The translation was done at the request of
Le Isaacs, an 80-20member. He emailed saying, "Do you know anyone who
can translate your swan song to Chinese or Korean? There are about 400
Chinese and 400 Korean residents here . . . I can make copies of your swan
song and ask to have it distribute."

80-20 is proud to have a member with a last name like ISAACS, who is so
GIVING in order to help us achieve a political voice.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Feedback to Swan Song; Prominent Supporters

Why are so few Asian Ams willing to serve as the President of 80-20 PAC? Take a look at the feedback to SB at the end of his terms.

He does NOT deserve any of the compliments shown below. The feedback are to show that fighting for our community has its rich reward -- the kind that MONEY & POWER CAN'T BUY.

Huge amount of emails poured in. The usual "thank you for your services" type are as deeply appreciated as the un-common ones. To increase readers' interest, however, only the un-usual ones are selected for publication below. ☺ ☺

1a) "I have never met you but believe you have been the single greatest
national leader in the Asian American political movement." Stan Sue
1b) "I met you in person at an event in Lafayette, California, a few months
ago. You have inspired me. Please note that I have decided to continue
your fight for our rights in my life." Jack Duan, Founder & CEO, Gliding
Eagle Inc.

2) "You are a pioneer of our community. Thanks." Manlan Liu

3 "Your devotion to this organization is unbelievable." Achamma Chandersekaran

4) "Usually, it's an email similar to yours, and coming from family members
( and friends who are like family) that naturally allow tears to drip from my
eyes due to emotions deeply felt..... your email message did...and so whether
you like it or not, to me you are family/friend. … " M. Donato
(What an honor for me - Note added by S.B. Woo)

5) "Even though my family lives in Singapore, we very much appreciate
what you have on our behalf. You are our hero!" Chenyang Li

6) "… Your letter is both eloquent and clear, very valuable advice to all of
us." P. W. Chen

7) "May 4th Movement ... the immediate goal of appeal is not yet visibly
successful, but the aspiration it evokes later translates into many
(different) avenues of (further specialized) pursuits." K.P. Chen

8a) "We appreciate all your effort to the cause. I wish I am 20 years
younger to work with you." William Tao
8b) "I'm 82 and soon to be 83 years old in February and have volunteered
for Military Surviving Spouses for over 30 years." Rose Lee

9) "We have seen S.B.Woo's great effort in serving Asian American for long time. We feel fortune having people like him who struggle so actively for all of us while most of us do little for ourselves." Longyuan Mei

10) "SB Woo is the Martin Luther King of the Asian-Am. 6225 community and deserves the heartfelt thanks of all of us!" Betty Tomita

Prominent 80-20 Supporters Are Speaking Up for 80-20

Dean Lee (retired), formerly Chief Representative in China, Occidental Petroleum Corporation; President of Hercules China, Inc., sent an email to a long list of friends, urging them to support 80-20. Gareth Chang, formerly Executive Chairman of Star TV, Board member of Apple, and Executive Vice President of Hughes responded to support Dean's appeal.

Dean wrote: "Please excuse me for sending this message to you. I am an
Honorary Life Member of this 80-20 organization. I do think that 80-20
played a role in the appointment of so many Asians to cabinet positions
and other high-level positions under the Obama administration. . . .
With China and US in a sensitive relationship in commerce and world
politics as friendly strategic partners and competitors, we need to support
80-20 as one of the many organizations to speak out for Asians especially
for Chinese Americans. After all, this great nation passed Chinese
Exclusion Act and interned Japanese in the past. We shall do as much to
ensure that history shall not repeat again. Be mindful of the many
occasions that China was cast as the scapegoat of the problems of US
employment in many of the campaign speeches."

Gareth responded, "Dean: Thanks for the positive words for 80-20.
I have been a believer and strong supporter of the bi-partisan 80-20 and
SB Woo for a long time. Not only I am a founding member, but also served
as Chairman of national fund raising committee a few years ago.
. . . only through active political action that we can change the rules of
society, correct injustice and misperception toward our place of equal
opportunity and treatment in America. . . "

Join 80-20. Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or
send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

S.B.
See a 5-minute Video about 80-20 http://www.youtube.com/user/farlandchang8020

ANNOUCEMENT of 80-20's Board Election Results:

Please welcome our new Board Members serving in 2012 & 2013

Haibo Huang (California) Yes=809 (=90.59 %),

Ruth Chang (New Jersey) Yes=794 (=88.91 %);

Edward Lin (Florida) - incumbent Yes=769 (=86.11 %);

Yin-Long Qiu (Michigan) Yes=769 (=86.11 %), and

Vivek Swaroop (Florida) Yes=645 (=72.23 %).


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

S. B. Woo's Swan Song. Farewell!

Farewell, friends!

In another 1.5 months, I'll NOT pull CEO/janitor duties at 80-20 PAC anymore. My age (74) and my depleting "fire in the belly" compel me to back off from the front line. Yet my devotion to you remains. I'll STILL try my best to serve you in the second line. I want to thank everyone, especially the core team, who has poured their hearts and minds out during the past 12 years working together. It has been a great privilege and joy serving you through 80-20 PAC.

Yet, I've failed you many times. The biggest is my inability to get the Asian Am community to understand how politics work in America. Without that awakening, we trip ourselves up badly. Will you give me a last chance to explain how politics works for AsAms? Below is my swan song and last lecture. :)

Friends: Our aspiration, belief, political reality in USA, and political investment are not in synch:

o Aspiration: We want equal opportunity or fairness. We want government policies to give us a level playing field.

o Belief: Erroneously, we believe that ONLY government officials can affect government policies, because that is/was the case in Asia.

o Political Reality: However, in America, a NGO (non-government organization) like the 80-20 PAC can impact government policies greatly especially in civil rights issues. An example is how the Jewish AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Comm) influences not only America's
domestic policies but also its foreign policies, even though the Jewish population is not even half that of AsAms.

Is there proof for the importance of 80-20 PAC?

The elected and appointed AsAm officials knew about the lack of AsAm federal judges and the lowest glass ceiling against AsAms in private industries, universities, federal/state/local governments. Did they do anything? The officials include at least 5 governors, 2 lt. govs, 5 US Senators, 10 Representatives & 5 cabinet members.

In contrast, 80-20 induced Pres. Obama to double the number of AsAm life-tenured federal judges in 3 years. It also induced the Dept of Labor to enforcing a law to give us equal opportunity in workplaces resulting in unprecedented number of AsAm presidents and provosts in large & prominent universities, and a beginning whiff of pressure to promote Asian Am employees in private industries and in federal government. Progress in such issues are not just giving us more "meat and potatos." They involve fairness, self-respect and dignity.

Why is a NGO like 80-20 more effective than elected AsAm officials?

80-20 and elected AsAm offici 606b als are driven by different interests.

Elected AsAm officials seek re-elections in which the % of AsAm voters is minute. Hence they DARE NOT do things for AsAms that REALLY count for fear of alienating other voters. Otherwise, they may not get re-elected. They also fear losing their upward mobility to higher offices.

In contrast, 80-20, like AIPAC, seeks support from their own communities. They don't face elections by other voters. So they DARE to tackle issues of importance to you. Since such NGOs are also politically astute about the needs of the national politicians during elections, they can use their bloc votes to affect our government's national policies -- a glory of democracy enabling tiny minorities like us and the Jews to have a political voice.

Friends! The progresses are easily reversible without continued pressure from a NGO like the 80-20, which is only as strong as your support. We must makes the right political investment. I tried -- 12 years of my life and at least $100,000.

Do still give to good AsAm political candidates. We must invest more in politics for our children's sake. AsAm officials are good for us in different ways.

Farewell, friends. I hope that 80-20 will achieve DOUBLING of its membership and live to fight the impossible odds to achieve the impossible dreams for all of us. Won't you fight along with us?

I devoted 12 years of my life to Asian Ams, because, in my mind, we and the Arab Americans are the most disadvantaged of Americans. If AsAms by working together can establish a sizable political clout, it will help not only Asian Ams but also America! America becomes a "more perfect Union."

Most sincerely yours,

S. B. Woo
To join 80-20, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net

P.S. SB Will Work for YOU Still, But Differently

If DOUBLING is achieved by 12/31 of this year, S. B. still will shed his current daily duties. However, he'll crisscross the nation at his 
own expense to recruit able, willing and noble souls to run for 80-20 President by Nov. 2012. He'll also help to raise at least $1 million to place 
80-20
Initiative on a more solid financial footing by 3/25/2013.

For S.B. Woo's Swan Song in Korean and Chinese (Thank you to those who helped translate), please click on the appropriate link below. The PDF will download when you click the link. Please distribute the Swan Song and help keep 80-20 alive to help you!

Swan Song (Chinese):

http://www.80-20initiative.net/pdf/swan-song-chinese.pdf

Swan Song (Korean):

http://www.80-20initiative.net/pdf/swan-song-korean.pdf


Thursday, November 17, 2011

80-20's Questionnaire to Presidential Candidates

80-20's Questionnaire for 2012 Presidential Candidates

Do you remember the immense STRUGGLE we together went through In 2008 to get Senator Obama and Sen. Clinton to answer our questionnaire with all yeses?

Do you see the immense IMPROVEMENT in equal opportunity for Asian Americans in jobs (cabinet level, federal judge level, university administrator level, and perhaps even in private industries) after Pres. Obama, V.Pres. Biden and Sec. of State Clinton, having all answered YESES, got into their respective offices?

Please READ our questionnaire for 2012 presidential candidates. Let's work together to get answers of all YESES for the NEXT round of improvement.

Do you see any other Asian Am. organization working for you like that?

Keep 80-20 ALIVE to fight for the NEXT round of IMPROVEMENTS. TO JOIN, using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net .

Or send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, privileged to be 80-20's CEO and Janitor for the last time :) 

See a 5-minute Video http://www.youtube.com/user/farlandchang8020


Friday, November 11, 2011

SF has Asian Mayor; Largest 80-20 Chapter formed in MI

(1) San Francisco has An Asian American Mayor

Ed Lee has bcome the city's first elected Asian-American chief executive, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting. The vote count has not finished yet, but Lee's lead seems insurmountable.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/11/san-francisco-elects-its-first-asian-american-mayor/1?csp=obinsite

America is the land of opportunity. Step up, speak up and be politically involved. "Seek and ye shall find."

(2) The Newest & yet Largest 80-20 Chapter Formed in MI

Here is another example of "Seek and ye shall find." Prof. Yin-Long Qiu is a strong believer in how 80-20 can help Asian Ams locally & nationally. So he decides to establish a Southeast Michigan chapter. I referred him to http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/chapters.asp and a few relevant leaders* to assist him.

Yesterday, the newest and largest chapter in 80-20's history was formed with 96 members! It has very prominent members too, including but not limited to
Prof. Yu Xie who is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, & Charles Zhang who is recognized by Baron's Magazine as one of the top 100 Independent Financial Advisor 2004-2007, 2009 and 2010.

Help our SE Michigan chapter go over 100.

(3) Get Politically Involved

See how 80-20 has served our community. Read "80-20's Top 10 Accomplishment": http://www.80-20initiative.net/images/data/top10.pdf

To join, using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net . Or send
your check to: 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 

Basic $35; Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, who has volunteered for 12 years to 80-20 and donated $100,000 

See a 5-minute Video http://www.youtube.com/user/farlandchang8020

Acknowledgement:
Kevin Chiang, Forest Hills, NY: $1,500
Francis F. Lee, San Matei, CA: $1,000

*80-20's V.P. on Chapter Development Yueh-ting Lee, and Life Member Marisa
Chuang & others helped greatly.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fighting the Glass Ceiling is about Survival

If you are one of 80-20's members, THANK YOU. This message is not meant for you. This message is for people who are frustrated in life but feel powerless to act.

The glass ceiling is a kind of murder, and not fighting it is a kind of suicide. Sounds too dramatic? Actually Not -- 80-20's fight, our fight, for equal opportunity is not just about promotions and higher pay. When you consider Asian Americans' high educational attainment and low chance to rise to management, we are not just talking about earning a decent return on investment.

Our fight for equal opportunity is a fight for your productive life, because that's what your work is. Your work is called your "vocation" because it is your calling. Work is what you choose as fulfilling your being. People across the political spectrum, from Republicans to Democrats, recognize the dignity of your work.

So equal opportunity is the chance to really live. It's only a chance that we ask for. The glass ceiling denies you that chance. So the glass ceiling is murder. And when you don't fight something that threatens your life, you are committing suicide.

Joining 80-20 is then fighting for your – our – survival. 80-20 is the one organization with the persistence to attack the glass ceiling year after year. But it is an effort that may require 10 more years. And without your support, 80-20 is running out of time and resources. Without 80-20, it may take three generations (75 years) to achieve equality.

Membership to 80-20 is only $35 per year. Is that as painful as donating a unit of blood?

And this is about your survival. Fight for yourself. Please join!

To join 80-20 using a credit card, go to:

www.80-20initiative.net

Or send your check to: 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703

Basic Member $35; Family Membership $50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

Jing-Li Yu
Life member since 2007.


Friday, November 04, 2011

80-20 talks to Presidential Candidates

(A) The Presidential Election Has Begun. Who But 80-20 Fights For YOU at That Level?

o 80-20 will begin corresponding with presidential candidates for YOU on
Nov. 10. See excerpts of its letter to all candidates.
http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2012_coverletter.asp

o A similar effort in 2008, obtained the commitments of President Obama, VP Biden and Sec. of State Clinton. See document at the end of this e-newsletter.

Such commitments resulted in the

o doubling of life-tenured Asian Am. Federal judges
http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_record_b.asp

o significant breaking of the glass ceiling against Asian Ams in higher ed
http://80-20initiative.blogspot.com/2011/10/fwd-good-question-from-strong-supporter.html

o the beginning of the similar breaks in private industries;
http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_dol_reply2.asp

o the pending break of the glass ceiling against Asian Ams in state/local
govs.

(B) Will such Progress Continue if 80-20 Dies?

80-20 hopes so. Knowing how pragmatic politicians are, 80-20 fears that it'll stop.

(C) Why Doesn't 80-20 Continue in spite of a Small Membership?

80-20 is NOT omnipotent. It derives its power from YOU. The larger its membership, the more effective 80-20 will be in speaking for YOU before the presidential candidates. With less than 3,000 members in a community of 15 million, 80-20 will likely fail even when it tries this year.

In contrast, when 80-20 can double its membership within a year simply because it calls for it. it stirs the imagination of all presidential candidates to YOUR benefit. Politics like the real world works on "hopes and fears."


When you make 80-20 look good, you help YOURSELVES.

If YOU want continued progress, YOU must do
YOUR SHARE.

(E) Join! Otherwise, YOU'll soon be on YOUR Own.

Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net .

Or send 
your check to
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 &n 213 bsp; Cerritos, CA 90703. 


There is a matching fund of $3,000 for dues of anyone joining. Basic $35;
Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, who has volunteered for 12 years to 80-20 and donated $100,000 

See a 5-minute Video http://www.youtube.com/user/farlandchang8020

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

An emotional 5 minute Video about 80-20

Great music and emotion! Please click on the 5 minute video about 80-20. http://www.youtube.com/user/farlandchang8020 *.

If you like it, please forward it to your friends. If you are moved by it, please join 80-20.

To Join 80-20, using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net .

Or send your check to:
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.

There is a matching fund of $3,000 for dues of anyone joining. Basic $35;
Family $50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, who has volunteered for 12 years to 80-20 and donated $100,000
http://www.80-20initiative.net .

*This is a gift production by Farland Chang for 80-20 Initiative, using materials taped at my home many years ago. The woman is my wife, Katy. Farland is an Emmy Award winning international journalist and Executive Producer at WorldBizWatch -- a global media. Farland used to be S. B.'s Press Secretary, when S.B. was the Lieutenant Governor of Delaware.

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PS: Will 80-20 live? It depends on you. Need 600 more caring souls. See below:


Monday, October 31, 2011

Asian Am. Kids are the Most Bullied. WHY?

Asian Am. Kids are the Most Bullied!

The Ugly Facts

According to a study supported by the US Justice Department and Education Department, Asian American students aged 12 to 18 are the most bullied in the US. Click on http://news.yahoo.com/asian-americans-most-bullied-us-schools-study-215608310.html .

o 54% of AsAm teenagers said they were bullied in the classroom,
compared with 31.3 % of whites, 38.4% of African Americans and
34.3% of Hispanics.

o 62% of Asian Americans said they were bullied on cyberspace i.e.
online,
compared with 18.1% of whites -- 3 times more!

Why is that so? We, parents, need to search our hearts and souls.

80-20's Suggestion on How to Stop the Bullying!

1) Asian Am. parents of a given school district should get themselves
organized first.

2) After that, help Asian Am. children of the same school district to
organize themselves. Be sure to recruit at least one teacher and one
administrator to join that student organization. If bullying is very
severe in your area, invite a media reporter to be an occasional observe
of your group meetings.

3) Students should be trained to report every incident of bullying to the
teacher/administrator in their group who will decide what actions to
take. .

4) For cyberspace bullying, train the students this way:

a) Don't react. Don't give the bullies what they want, and

b) Adopt 'the "block and tell" strategy, which involves blocking access,
and then telling the teacher/administrator in the group and let them
decide what to do.

5) If the method works, don't' relax right away. Keep the parent and the
student groups going for a while. Don't forget to thank the teacher/
administrator in an appropriate occasion annually.

To All Asian American Parents: WHY???

Why do our children get bullied so much? Could that be related to our
own timidity in tolerating the glass ceiling against us? Bullying of AsAms
doesn't s 745 top after schooling. Read "The Army Must Fully Explain the Strange Death of Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan*" -- bullying ssuspected. Click:
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-10-21/news/30322061_1_strange-death-afghanistan-army .

To Presidents of 80-20 chapters

If bullying problems exist in your area, please consider calling a chapter
meeting to organize the "parent group" to get things moving from step 1)
to step 5). This kind of action will be your most effective recruitment tool.

Think! Do you need a courageous org. like 80-20?

To Join 80-20, using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net .


Or send 
your check to
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 


There is a matching fund of $3,000 for dues of anyone joining. Basic $35;
Family 
$50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, who has volunteered for 12 years to 80-20 and donated $100,000 

http://www.80-20initiative.net .

*80-20's S. B. Woo is sending a letter to the Secretary of the Army in this regard.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

80-20 Is Again Dying!!!

Will you let an organization like 80-20 die? 80-20 only had 10 new members the past week, while it needed at least 75.

80-20 has helped 2,200,000 Asian Ams break the glass ceiling against them and is on the verge of helping another 700,000. See a numerical account of my statements above:

1. For An Estimated 50,000 AsAm Lawyers:
Their chance to be appointed life-tenured federal judges has doubled. Note that the number of such AsAm judges has doubled in the last 3 yrs. owing to President Obama's written promise to 80-20.

2. For the 70,000 AsAms. Working in Univ./Colleges:
The number of Asian Ams having been appointed to be the presidents and provosts of large and prestigious universities in the last 3 years has exceeded those appointed throughout the history of America.

3. For the 2,000,000 AsAms Who Work in Private Industries:
The glass ceiling against them is beginning to break. For the first time in history, the US Labor Department has promised in writing to 80-20 that it'll enforce an existing law for AsAms. to enjoy equal opportunity to rise to the top. Click on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_dol_reply1.asp

On Oct. 31, 80-20's S.B. Woo and Ved Chaudhary will be meeting with Patricia Shiu, Director of OFCCP, Dept of Labor to review progress in this area. Also, Pres. Obama has promised 80-20 a meeting to view progress.

4. For the 90,000 AsAm Federal Gov. Employees -- An Exciting New Program:
80-20 has NO direct bearing on starting the program described below. However, 80-20 has decried the extremely low glass ceiling against AsAm federal gov. workers for years, including placing of a full-page public service ad in the Washington Post.
http://www.80-20initiative.net/action/equalopp_washingtonpost_wpad.asp

The White House Initiative on Asian Ams & Pacific Islanders announced on Oct. 21 a "new Senior Executive Service (SES) Development Program."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/21/launching-senior-executive-service-development-program .

This program should greatly increase the chance for AsAms to rise to the SES rank - the highest merit rank - in the federal government.

Currently the chance for AsAms to reach that rank is only 1/3 that of the national average.

5. For the 700,000 AsAm State/Local Gov. workers
A federal program like the above shall induce SIMILAR programs in state/county/city/local governments, especially in states with high % of Asian Ams such as CA, NY, NJ and NA.

Please spread the news in item 5 to your friends who
work for state or local governments in those states.

80-20 shall be delighted to assist if an AsAm org. needs a supporting letter from 80-20 to go to its governor.

Do you think the breaking of glass ceilings would have been done without 80-20? As individuals, AsAms are powerless to remove the glass ceilings against them. Only a politically effective organization like 80-20 can push the envelop.

80-20 SHALL die, if it fails to double its membership this year. Save 80-20 please. To join, using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net .

Or send 
your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. 


Basic $35; Family 
$50; Life Member $1,000. Your membership is good for 1 full year!

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, who has volunteered 12 years and donated $100,000 to 80-20
http://www.80-20initiative.net

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Will House Resolution 282 Pass?

The PASSAGE of the Senate Resolution 201 gave proof to 80-20's UNIQUE strengths in

o political knowledge,
o political connections & clout, and
o its unceasing effort to get Asian Ams politically involved

Let's review 80-20's "Call To Action," sent to you on June 6, 2011 which was 4 months prior to the passage of SR 201. The points showing 80-20's unique strengths are stated in bracket and shown in blue. Such statements are inserted into the original email, which is reprinted below.

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Subject: Call To Action (sent to you on June 6, 2011)

CALL TO ACTION -- estimated chance of success is 99.9%, if you get involved!
[Note that 80-20 predicted a 99.9% chance of success, 4 months earlier.]

On May 26 Repts. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Judy Biggert (R-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution (not a bill) expressing regret for six decades of legislation targeting the Chinese people for physical and political exclusion, including the infamous Chinese Exclusion Act. It is known as House Resolution 282. A parallel bipartisan Senate Resolution 201 was also introduced by Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Scott Brown (R-MA).

On May 28, Cong. Chu asked 80-20 to help secured co-sponsors of both resolutions. This Call To Action" is to ask YOU to help secure co-sponsorship from your own Congressperson.

[A demonstration of 80-20's political clout - getting co-sponsors]

80-20 never asks our supporters to do anything which it doesn't do itself. So, we first spent the last 6 days securing co-sponsors ourselves. Result? A complete success! The ENTIRE congressional delegation of Delaware, the First State, became co-sponsors. Senator Tom Carper & Chris Coons are co-sponsoring S. Res. 201. Delaware's one and only Congressman, John Carney, co-sponsors H. Res. 282. When S.B. wrote to thank each, Senator Tom Carper mailed back and said, "S.B. you are welcome, but it is we who should thank you. All the best. Tom"

[Unceasing effort to get YOU politically involved]

Will you please work with 80-20 to become a successful lobbyist of your 
own Congressperson? It'll be educational and fun. :-)

1) Click on http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/ to go to . . . . . ."

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Will House Resolution 282 also pass?

YES. If Congresswoman Judy Chu encounters resistance to her House Resolution 282, and if she requests 80-20's help, 80-20 shall provide it.

Join 80-20 now! 80-20 has resolved that it'll either double its membership to prove to itself that 80-20 is capable of tackling the fundamental weakness of our community - POLITICAL APATHY, or it'll dissolve itself.

To join, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or send a check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. THANK YOU.


Basic membership $35, Family (2 votes) $50, Life membership $1,000.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer, 80-20 PAC, Inc
http://www.80-20initiative.net

Acknowledgement:
Kevin and Chiang, Forrest Hills, NY: $1,500
Francis F. Lee, San Mateo, CA: $1,000
Ming Tsai, the famous TV personality who operates the Blue Ginger in
Wellesley, MA: $500 A fund set up by Bob Chan, Chenming Hu and Cheng
Liao
all of the Bay Area, CA to recruit 100 gift members.
They have already recruited at least 25 members.

ERRATA: Dartmouth is located in NH, not PA as was reported earlier.
S.B. apologizes for the error.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Why short change your future for ONLY $50?!

Dear fellow Asian Americans,

If you've friends who think $50/year is too much to invest in their children's education or family's future, would you think they're nuts?

Well, many of us have not gazed into the mirror of truth for a while to ponder this point.

I hope you have not unwittingly fallen into that group.

"RIDICULOUS!" You may indignantly reply. "I work like a dog for my family and slave at my career to try to get ahead! I'd NEVER skimp $50 at the expense of their or my future!!!"

I believe you.

And I know that if you are the typical Asian American, you are a model citizen when it comes to core values.

But my friends, according to DOL (Dept. of Labor) statistics, an AsAm. has LESS THAN HALF the chance of an average American in the same work position to be promoted to managerial ranks. That is true whether YOU work in private industries, universities or the federal government.
See http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/projects/equalopp_washingtonpost_wpad.asp

"A Chinaman's chance" still applies to our ethnic community where many of our best and brightest are held back by the lowest glass ceiling!

AsAms are legendary as the most-educated, hardest-working minority. At work, we are the first in and last out. Yet we are the first to get blamed and scapegoated when things go wrong: EEOC data show that AsAm are the most aggrieved and yet least likely to file a complaint. We may also be the most likely to get laid off when economic times are tough because we are known to be least likely to fight back over unfair treatment.

According to info released during a conference call on October 6, 2011 at the White House [set up for Asian Americans by the U.S. Department of Labor and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)], at least 235,000 of unemployed AAPIs had been out of work for more than six months. "Asian Americans have experienced the HIGHEST rate of long-term unemployment"!

It's time for AsAms to stop muttering their complaints under their breaths and turn their frustration into CONCERTED AND DETERMINED action.

WHAT IS THE USE of sending your kids to Ivy League schools, if inequality in the workplace prevents them from becoming all that they are capable of being??

WHAT GOOD IS IT, even if you have financial security but insufficient political power to keep it? To ensure equality and justice??

Remember the Chinese Exclusionary Act? Remember the Japanese internment? Remember Vincent Chin?

If you want to harvest the fruits of your labor, you must plant the seedlings today.

If you want financial security and equality, you must invest in POLITICAL POWER now!

STOP selling yourself short! Protect the future for yourself and your children for only $35-50/yr.

If WE don't care enough about AsAm equality and justice to put them front and center of our priorities, then WHO will??

80-20 is the singular AsAm organization that has steadfastly fought the toughest battles for you and your children. It is led by a small group of dedicated volunteers who are not paid one penny of salar 501 y! Yet out of 15.5 million AsAms, only 2,500 pay their dues to support our work! Our political apathy threatens to choke the life out of this tough-fighting valiant organization.

If you are one of our special dues-paying members, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your steadfast support and shining example sustains 80-20 in its daunting and lonely task. If you're not, please don't starve your workhorse any longer. Do your part. Please.

If you want 80-20 to be around to help you, your children and grandchildren, help 80-20 DOUBLE its membership.

Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net
Or send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.

Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

Thank you.

Ed

Dr. Edward Lin
Director, 80-20 Initiative; Family Life Member & Founding Patron
http://www.linkedin.com/in/EdwardLin001USA
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Wall Street Journal: Asians occupying few Corner Offices

The Wall Street Journal reported on July 25, 2011 that despite an outsized share of Ivy League degrees, Asian-Americans are underrepresented in executive suites. According to a report from the Center for Work-Life Policy, a non-profit think tank, roughly 5% of U.S. residents identify themselves as Asian American, but they hold less than 2% of executive roles at Fortune 500 companies.

Only eight Asian professionals currently lead Fortune 500 companies, including

Vikram Pandit at Citigroup and Andrea Jung at Avon. Yet Asians often hit the work force with highly coveted degrees. Asians and Asian Americans comprise 16% of undergraduates in the Ivy League, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, and 35% of undergraduates at the top three: UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford.

Thus, WSJ confirms 80-20's report that despite the highest educational attainment, Asian Americans have the lowest chance to rise to higher levels of management. See: www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/projects/equalopp_washingtonpost_wpad.asp

The CWLP report surveyed 2,952 respondents of all ethnicities, including Asian- Americans (half born in the U.S.). One-quarter of Asian respondents said they face work-place discrimination.

Do you wish your children and grand-children to succeed to the fullest extent of their capabilities?

If you do, then you must support 80-20 Initiative, because it is the ONLY organization that has the voice, the contacts, and the clout at the highest levels of the Government; and the political courage and savvy to advocate for the interests of Asian Americans. And has the proven track record. Click here to See 80-20's Top Ten Accomplishments:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/images/data/top10.pdf

80-20 is the only organization that asked for and received a written commitment from President Obama to enforce EO 11246 that will gradually break the glass ceiling against Asian Americans. See: www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/obamareply.asp

You can make 80-20 stronger by becoming a member. Please Join Today!

To join 80-20 using a credit card, go to: www.80-20initiative.net
Or send your check to: 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703

Basic Member $35; Family Membership $50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.

Respectfully yours,

Ved P. Chaudhary
National Secretary
80-20 Initiative

 

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