Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Can you add a brick to this great AsAm building project?

   We can't just REACT, as we did in the Jimmy Kimmel episode. We must be PROACTIVE and build our community's clout.

   TODAY, a day before Thanksgiving, 3 educators urge you to help build our community up by adding your one brick.

                                   About the Authors

   One is an Indian Am. Ved Chaudhary is an educator and past Charter Trustee of Rutgers University, NJ. Two are Chinese Ams. Both are members of the US National Academy of Engineering, & the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Chenming Hu is also known as the father of 3-Dimensional transistors, being manufactured by Intel. Larry Ho is one of the few retired Harvard professors who had held two endowed chairs at the same time!



Please consider their words of wisdom and contribute your ONE brick.

   Subject: Can you add a brick to this great AsAm building project?

   Asian Americans' impact is already profound throughout this great nation, whether in academia, industry, entertainment, or politics. While we are grateful to our adopted country, we must remember that every weak 
minority is at risk of mistreatment. This has been made amply clear by history.

   The SELF (Self Empowerment Long term Fund) project builds community power and defense for rights of the Asian Americans. Many have already contributed generously to the cause. To see it, click here.

   To DONATE, as the 3 of us have done, click here .

   We call upon you to join us in this great community building project to allow members of our community to enjoy all the opportunities and protections that our nation offers.

   Together, we will make a difference for ourselves and our children.
 
Most sincerely,
 
Ved P. Chaudhary, Chenming Hu, and Larry Yu-Chi Ho
 
PS: Pls. FORWARD to your friends.
 
     

Monday, November 25, 2013

Alice S. Huang, former AAAS Pres. & Chair: Why I . . .

                              About the Author
Alice S. Huang
        Past AAAS Pres. & Chair; AAAS (Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science) is the world's largest non-government science org. which publishes the prestigious SCIENCE magazine; board member of The Rockefeller Foundation, Waksman Foundation for Microbiology, & Public Agenda; member of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan; retired professor from Harvard Medical School; retired Dean for Science at New York University; and a member of the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology.

                         

    SUBJECT: Why I support 80-20 & why you should, too

   I joined 80-20 because it is totally different from other Asian American organizations. It focuses on politics. Its Political Action Committee (PAC) aggressively channels our votes into effective strategies and its Educational Foundation (EF) is trying hard to educate each of us on the issues and drivers of the American political process. 80-20 EF also educates current government agencies and leaders in the United States on the problems that prevent Asian Americans from fully contributing our talents. We are particularly needed now as global competition increases.

   Only by becoming full participating members of this country will we guarantee a fulfilling future for ourselves, our children, and our adopted country.

   Please join me in helping to make 80-20 more effective by giving to the Self Empowerment Long-term Fund (SELF). To donate, click here.

   Only by working together, can we make a difference.

 
Alice S. Huang,
Advisor, 80-20 National Asian Am. PAC, Inc.
 
PS: Pls. FORWARD to your friends in science fields.
 
 
PS 2: Frank Wu, Chancellor & Dean, University of California Hastings College of the Law, published an article in Huffington Post. It mentioned 80-20 in connection with the JK episode. To read it, click here.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

White House Petition vs. Self Reliance

   Did the White House (WH) petition go over 100,000 signatures? Did the WH do anything? Did you have high hopes in the WH petition?

   What did we learn? Rely on others or ourselves?

   Did 80-20 urge you to sign the White House petition? NO!   Why didn't 80-20 support the WH petition?  80-20 didn't think the WH could do much,* because we knew:

 (1) The US Constitution prohibits our government from interfering with private industries unless a law has been violated, and
(2) In the US, media is NOT beholden to the WH. It is the other way around.

   S. B. repeatedly told his colleagues and supporters that he had hoped that the WH petition would reach the required limit of 100,000 signatures. He said, "Then, we may finally learn the importance of SELF RELIANCE."

   Now, let's review what OUR OWN efforts have brought:

  [A] In 2 hours, 80-20 induced ABC to delete the offensive video segment. In addition, after 2.5 days of quiet negotiation away from the public glare, ABC was induced to send a written "sincere apology," signed by ABC executives, to 80-20. It is for 80-20 to convey that "sincere apology" to all people of Chinese descent worldwide. ABC also offered to have Kimmel verbally apologize to 80-20 on the phone, which 80-20 declined.  Click here to verify.

  [B] After ABC sent the apology to 80-20, a segment of our community was not satisfied. In two weeks, they organized demonstrations in many cities. The demonstrators got repeated verbal apologies from J. Kimmel. Kimmel promised to stop the "kids table" segment and ABC issued a press release, not signed by anyone, that is a stronger apology than the one 80-20 had received.

   Conclusion:   RELY ON OURSELVES.

   WE MUST PULL OURSELVES UP BY OUR BOOTSTRAPS. WE MUST EMPOWER OURSELVES. GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.

   If you agree, donate to 80-20 EF's Self Empowerment Long-tern Fund,

                                              SELF!

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain! If 80-20 fails to raise the minimal Empowering amount of $1 million/yr. for 5 years, your donation will be REFUNDED in full. If 80-20 succeeds, the benefits you & your offspring will receive will be many times the monetary value of your donation.

   SELF RELIANCE!!!  Click here to donate.


S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Political Action Committee
http://www.80-20EF.org
 

*80-20 has organized 2 petitions to President Obama, both were regarding matters directly under President Obama's authority. The President is the most powerful person. But we must take care of some things ourselves! Donate.
 



Monday, November 18, 2013

LEARN from the blacks and/or Jews?

   Ask most Americans, "Would ABC have aired the offending segment on Kimmel's show, if the kid had said 'kill all Jews or blacks"? The answer: NO!

   So what may be their strengths?

   Blacks' strength is in their willingness to speak out, demonstrate and perhaps express their anger publicly. There are about 38 million blacks. They voted at least 9 to 1 for a Democratic presidential candidate for decades. So Dems are always with them.

   The Jewish strengths are NOT well-known to most Asian Ams, especially not to recent immigrants. Jewish Americans combined their clout in business, media, entertainment and politics to punish those who showed anti-Semitism. They prefer to achieve results QUIETLY, because they are often shockingly effective. They know that their effectiveness is, by now, well-known to politicians & nation's top decision makers! Boasting it to "average Joes" is neither called for nor wise. An example is what happened to Rick Sanchez of CNN.

   Rick, a CNN anchor, was asked during a radio show, whether Jon Stewart, a person Rick didn't like, was a minority owing to Jon's Jewish faith. Rick responded,

   "Yeah, very powerless people. [laughs] He's such a minority. I mean, you
know, please. What—are you kidding? I'm telling you that everybody who
runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other
networks are a lot like Stewart. And to imply that somehow they, the
people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority?"

   The next day, Rick was fired by CNN. Click here to see it for yourself. Now think about the Jimmy Kimmel episode. Ponder!

   Most of you have never heard of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Comm.) whose political influence is legendary. I'll not bore you here. However, you've seen on TV how Republican and Democratic presidential candidates competed to be the best friends of the Jewish and Israel.

   Which group should we emulate? Let's compare our group characteristics with those of Jews and blacks.


   We are almost there, if we want to emulate Jewish Ams. The biggest difference in Building-Blocks-of-Group-Clout is: donation habits.

   80-20 operates on a $100k annual budget while AIPAC's budget is $67 million. Money talks, especially in the hands of those who know how to use money legally to build up clout in politics, media and entertainment. Asian Ams already have a solid base in business.
  
If your family income is $100k/yr or up, please donate at least $100/yr for 5 years for our future. To donate, click here.

   In 28 days, 80-20 EF has raised about $1,000,000 over a 5 year period already. To read the names of some who have been extraordinarily generous, click here. Want to outdo them? That's the spirit! We compete with each other in everything, except in donation generosity to our own cause.

   DONATE NOW !    FORWARD please.

 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Political Action Committee
http://www.80-20EF.org
 
   

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

80-20 Salutes Chinese Ams & Urges Building Relations

   80-20 salutes the Chinese American community for its persistent, effective and rational expression of concern to ABC regarding ABC's airing of the "kill all Chinese" segment on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Oct. 16. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is NOT a live show.

   Someone at ABC committed the grievous mistake in judgment to allow that segment of the taped show to air at the expense of all people of Chinese descent and the good image of the USA.

   Last Friday, ABC issued a "press release" which clearly stated that it was at fault:

     "On behalf of everyone at Jimmy Kimmel Live and ABC, please accept
      our heartfelt, sincere apology for the airing of the "Kids Table"
      segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 16, 2013.

      The simple fact is, the segment should never have been broad-
     cast.
Systems we have in place for these types of things did not function

      properly, and steps have been made to try and prevent this kind of
      egregious mistake from occurring in the future. . . . . " (emphasis added)

   80-20 finds the statement completely satisfactory. Please see the complete ABC press release at the end of this email.

   We now urge our community to use this occasion to strengthen our relationship with ABC. Let's now make lemonade out of lemons.

   However, we first want to salute those who led the demonstrations in various cities. Their contribution was huge, and on behalf of 80-20's Boards, I want to express our deep appreciation.

   80-20 played a different role. We first induced ABC to apologize verbally and in writing. Indeed, ABC's press release last Friday may be partially related to 80-20 President S. B. Woo's live interview on CCTV last Thursday. During the interview Woo urged ABC to issue another apology to the demonstrators, if it'd win their satisfaction, and began the process of building a harmonious relationship with ABC.

Click on
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwz5hknJtSw

   ABC 's VP Tim McNeal, VP on Talent Development and Diversity, has repeatedly said to Woo that ABC wishes to have more of our actors, directors, producers and play writers. We believe this is the way to build deeper relations, especially when ABC assured "steps have been made to try and prevent this kind of egregious mistake from occurring in the future."   It's time to heal & build.

 

S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Pol 2ae itical Action Committee
http://www.80-20initiative.net
Please visit http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no to
donate to our SELF EMPOWERMENT LONG TERM FUND

               ABC's Most Recent Press Release

 

 

Monday, November 04, 2013

ABC/Kimmel; Abercrombie; Tripling US Judges; Stopping GOP Ad

      ABC/Kimmel; Abercrombie; Tripling US Judges; Stopping a GOP Election time TV Ad

   The first 3 are well-known events, the last is not, but perhaps more important. Success has a thousand fathers, we again sincerely thank all who have helped in each event. However, without exaggeration, 80-20 PAC has been the primary factor in bringing success to each episode.

                 ABC/Jimmy Kimmel: "Kill all Chinese"

   Not much description is needed for this recent event. 80-20 PAC was the first to get ABC to verbally apologize and only one* to get a written public apology from ABC's high-level executives. Other efforts & demonstrations brought verbal apologies from Jimmy Kimmel both on air and before demonstrators. We thank them.

   For those who speak Chinese, see a 4-minute CCTV report on the role of 80-20 in the ABC/Kimmel episode. Meet S.B. Woo please. :-) http://news.cntv.cn/2013/11/02/VIDE1383377040105787.shtml.

     4 T-shirts by Abercrombie-Fitch (A&F) Demeaning AsAms

   In Spring 2002, A&F put out a line of 4 T-shirts with derogatory portrayals of Asians. One T-shirt depicted an Asian with slanted eyes & a conical hat. Another T-shirt, with two Asian men at "Wong Brothers Laundry Service," carried the logo: ``Two Wongs Can Make It White.''

   Students called & emailed A&F to protest. They also demonstrated in front of A&F stores for weeks without satisfaction. Many asked 80-20 to help. On 4/18/02, 80-20 PAC president S. B. Woo called A&F Chairman and CEO Michael Jeffries. About 2 hours later, Mr. Seth Johnson, A&F CFO, called to inform Woo that the 4 T-shirt would be withdrawn that day. In addition, A&F would issue a press release to Associated Press announcing the decision later that day. For details, click here.

               Tripling AsAm Life-tenured Federal Judges

   In 2008, 80-20 PAC induced ALL** Democratic presidential candidates to promise giving top priority to increase Asian Am federal life-tenured judges, if elected. At the time, there were only 8 Asian Am District Court judges, and zero Circuit Court judges. Since taking office, President Obama has increased the number of AsAm District Court judges to 21. The number of Circuit Court judges, a higher rank, increased from 0 to 4. To see the increases of AsAm federal judges over the years, click here.

     Stopped GOP's "Daisy" TV Ad, which fanned "Yellow Peril"

   When it comes to a matter of extreme importance, 80-20 can be effective with the Republican Party also. They respect 80-20's fierce determination.

   In the 2000 election, a Republican TV ad showed a supposed nuclear bomb from China hitting the US. It outrageously fanned the fear & hatred of people of Chinese descent. 80-20 president S. B. Woo called the Chair of the Republican National Committee and demanded stoppage, although not a single Chinese Am. org. was willing to join 80-20 in this action. Nevertheless, the ad was withdrawn the next day. To find out what a "Daisy" TV ad is, click here .

   Together, we Can do it! Rely on ourselves. Here is how!

   Money talks and 80-20 has the political know-how. We need to give 80-20 sufficient financial help to make it even more effective. To donate now, click on: http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no.

God helps those who help themselves. Donate now & forward the news and/or CCTV video.

 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org

*ABC also sent a letter of apology to The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles
** 80-20 also contacted ALL Republican presidential candidates & tried to induce them. But in 2008, none responded. Indeed, none had ever responded in any of the presidential elections. Be patient. They will respond enthusiastically in the near future! Time is with us.
 



 

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