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

Thursday, October 06, 2011

A good question from a strong supporter

A Good Question

"What has the President got to do with university appointments?"

Prof. Achamma Chandersekaran of Columbia U, a long time supporter of 80-20, asked, after reading "NEWS! When 80-20 dies, who will fight for you?"

Many of you probably wanted to ask the same question. So that is a teachable moment. Let's first review the relevant contents of that e-newsletter.

What was stated that caused the question

I stated in that e-newsletter that Pres. Obama has fulfilled at least 2 of 3 promises:

(1) Regarding Pres. Obama promise to appoint more Asian Am judges:
Pres. Obama has, in 3 years, DOUBLED the number of Asian Am judges, with 2 
in the higher Appeals Court level. A superb example of fulfilling a promise. See a table at the end of this e-newsletter.

(2) Regarding the promise to break the glass ceiling against Asian Ams in universities:
See the impressive list of Asian Am. Presidents and provosts, appointed in the last 3 years.

The President of these universities, in alphabetical order:
Dartmouth College, NH, an Ivy League school; 

Seton Hall University, NJ;
State Univ. of NY, Buffalo;
Univ. of Illinois, main campus (The exact title is Chancellor);
Univ. of Maryland, main campus (Prior to that, the only AsAm to reach
such a position was Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien, UC, Berkeley, who
had deceiced and was one of the founders of 80-20).

The provost of these universities, in alphabetical order:
Miami University, Ohio (an 80-20 member);
Univ. of Arizona, main campus (The exact title is Interim Provost);
Univ. of Calif, San Diego (Executive Vice President & Provost, an
80-20 member) ; and
Univ. of Cincinnati, OH

The above list shows that MORE Asian Am. presidents/provosts were appointed to BIG universities in the last 3 years than what had EVER been realized in the ENTIRE history of 
America.

80-20's Answer

Pres. Obama has no direct connection at all to the appointment of these administrators. However, there is an IMPORTANT indirect connection. That is where the enforcement of Executive Order 11246 for Asian Ams, promised in writing to 80-20 by the OFCCP, DOL under the Obama Administration, comes in.

OFCCP stands for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of Labor. It is empowered by EO 11246 to make sure that federal contractors and subcontractors, which include almost all universities & big private companies, do not discriminate against any American. The contracts can be cancelled, if any American institution receiving more than $10,000 of federal money, persists in discriminating against Americans.

The glass ceiling against Asian Ams is statistically irrefutable. See the Chart below.

So the written promise from DOL has created the pressure to break the glass ceiling against Asian Ams, at least in universities. In comparison, Elaine Chao, Labor Secretary under Pres. Bush, refused to enforce EO 11246 for Asian Americans.

Since 1965, EO 11246 was a main force to help blacks, women and Hispanics break the glass ceiling against them in universities and private industries.

Similar Improvement in Private Industries?

80-20 is NOT aware of similar improvement in private industries. That is why Ved Chaudhary and S. B. Woo have made an appointment to see Director of OFCCP, Patricia Shiu, on Oct. 31. Indeed Pres. Obama has promised 80-20 a meeting in the White House to review the progress of Asian Ams in reaching equal opportunity with the enforcement of EO 11246.

When 80-20 Dies, who will fight for you?

Join 80-20. Heep it alive by help doubling 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.


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 .

Marvelous Progress in the Number. of AsAm Life-Tenured Federal Judges

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