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.

 

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