Thursday, August 25, 2016

80-20's Delegates are people like you

What kind of individuals are willing to run for Delegates?

Now you will know.
 
   What kind of individuals are our Endorsement Convention (EC) Delegates?  They must face an election in order to become Delegates to 80-20's EC.  EC's purpose is to endorse a presidential candidate who will best serve AsAm interests.   Delegates will endure 6 to 8 hours of telephone debates, discussions and balloting.  Why?  To help build up the AsAm political clout.
   Go read their candidate statements below.  They are YOU.  Perhaps, one average characteristic distinguishes them.   Besides being YOU, they are mostly high quality individuals who are doers.  They don't just talk and dream. They put their necks on the block and try to win equal opportunity for their offspring and all of us.  
   If you missed the "You be the judge" e-newsletter sent earlier to show how 80-20 strives to empower you with integrity, click here
   Read the statements now.
Democrat 
D1.     Dr. Piyush C. Agrawal
  • Past Senior Vice President GOPIO International
  • National Past President, Association of Indians in America (AIA)
  • Past Chairman, Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF)
  • Past Chairman, Florida Health Disparity Advisory Committee
  • Past Chairman, US 2000 Census Asian Advisory Committee
  • Chairman and CEO, APS Technologies, Inc.
  • Former United Nations Expert
  • Retired Superintendent of Schools
D2.     Jinliang Cai 
  • Believe in the vision of 80-20 and support its mission since its founding
  • 80-20 member most years and a SELF donor 
  • Currently Chairperson and founder of Asian Americans for Tennessee PAC
  • Founding member of Greater Memphis Chinese United Association 
  • Former VP Communications for OCA Pittsburgh Chapter
  • I was the community voice to support and successful overturned the verdict that stripped the Chinese couple's parental right to their daughter Anna Mae He at the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2007
D3.     Kenneth Chiang 
  • Candidate statement not received in time for publication.
D4.     Kansen Chu
  • School board member for Berryessa Union School District from 2002 to 2007
  • San José City Councilmember from 2007 to 2014
  • Current State Assemblymember for the 25th District which includes the cities of San José, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Fremont and Newark
  • Chaired the Assembly Committee on Human Services Committee in 2015
  • Current Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, andInternet Media
  • Running to be a Delegate to 80-20's 2016 Endorsement Convention
D5.     Alice Huang
  • Life Member of 80-20 Initiative.
  • Current Board member of 80-20 Educational Foundation. 
  • Will run to be a delegate of the 80-20 Endorsement Convention as a Democrat
  • Have been involved in political activities advocating for justice and equality ever since I was student council president of my high school. 
  • Most recently, I was elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest pan-science organization in the world.
D6.     Jack T.F. Ling
  • (as psych prof.) Team-taught the first interdisciplinary Asian American Studies course at the Claremont Colleges;
  • Conducted workshops and wrote essays on 1) Asian American identity development and psychotherapy with Asian Americans (especially Chinese Americans);
  • (as dean of students) Started a movement to establish an Asian American Studies program and Center at the Claremont Colleges (and succeeded);
  • Successfully championed the hiring of Asian and Native American faculty and staff at several well known universities and colleges;
  • Board Member of 80-20 SW Ohio Chapter several years ago.
D7.     Elaine Su
  • Retired in 2013 from Department of Army, Civilian
  • Was moved by S.B. Woo's enthusiasm in helping Asian Americans to grow in America's complicated political environment; therefore joined 80-20 in 1999.
  • Due to the Army's increased email security, was stopped from receiving emails from 80-20 since 2012 (after 9-11).
  • Got connected again with 80-20 in 2015.
  • Do not have any contribution to 80-20 :(:( 
D8.     Gary Tang 
  • I have been a member for over 10 years 
  • I have responded to the Call for Actions
  • My major contribution to 80-20 has been sharing our spirit with people I meet and have gained membership 
  • My community services have been limited to local and regional causes
  • I am a published author, a Marathoner, a martial arts teacher, a dragon boat racer, a real estate appraiser and Realtor, and a retailer of natural gas and electricity
  • My latest project is offering turnaround alternative to homeless persons, and I started with one person, 2 days ago.
D9.     Kathleen To 
  • I am a life member of 80-20 since 2004, and since 2003 I have served as its secretary, treasurer, vice-president and president. 
  • I have been a delegate to every Endorsement Convention.
  • I strongly believe in endorsing a presidential candidate who commits to helping our community gain equal opportunities and justice, and this is the reason I am running to be a delegate again this year.
D10.   Tony Yuh-Tiing Tsai
  • Member of 80-20 Initiative since 2007
  • Re-established Asian American Club at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab with various chair positions. Served as president from 2001-2003
  • Launched Annual Pan-Asian American cultural show at IBM featuring music, dance, and food
  • Volunteered as Chinese Youth soccer coach and various summer camps 
  • Passionate about equality and growth opportunities for current and future generations of Asian Americans
D11.   Dr. Benjamin Wang
  • PhD degree in Computer Science, and worked for big Companies over 30 years (Bell Labs, HP etc). 
  • Now I am retired and being the Elder of a Christian Church. 
D12.   Michael Wu
  • I have been a member of 80-20 as soon as I become a United States resident. 
  • I have been passionate about advancing AsAm social status long before that and have been involved in various local AsAm organizations (such as OCA, etc.) promoting Asian culture and educating AsAm communities the importance of political involvement, such as voting and becoming candidates for public offices. 
D13.   Stella Yu 
  • Professional Experience:  
    • Educator - Public Schools, 14 years. 
    • Business Entrepreneur - Graphic Design, Printing & Digital Media Production 
    • Non-profit Org Founder & Director - National award winning youth job training, 19 years, newly retired. 
    • City & County of Denver Mayoral Appointee - Arts Education Director, 7 years. 
  • APA Community Service:  
    • Founding President - Asian Roundtable of Colorado 
    • V.P. - Asian Cultural Center Exec Member - Asian Education Advisory Council, CO Dragon Boat Festival 
  • 80-20: 
    • Honorary Life Member; Founding Benefactor ($2,000) 
Republican
R1.    Sudha Agrawal 
  • Home maker and is an expert in caring for her family. 
  • She has raised three children who are now grown up and very successful in their business ventures.
  • She volunteers to support Non-Profit organizations such as her own Agrawal Family Foundation, American Cancer Society, etc.
R2.    Chris Cheung 
  • Member of 80-20.org
  • I was a founding member of OCA Greater Los Angeles in 1991 and president of the chapter in 1992, 
  • National Board Member of Organization of Chinsese American in 1992 
  • Personel Board Commissioner in the City of Monterey Park CA from 1992-1994, 
  • President of Rotary Club of Monterey Park Ca in 1991, member since 1987
  • Co-founder of Toastmaster Club in 1992.
R3.    Yang Hong
  • I am a big believer of diversity and equality, especially when come down to education and economy. 
  • Professor and Presidential Research Professor 
  • School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences 
  • School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK 
  • Director of HyDROS Laboratory
  • Co-Director of WaTER Center for Research
  • ARRC: Advanced Radar Research Center
R4.    Richard Hsu
  • President of Northern Chinese Association for six years
  • Board of directors Morris county human relationships committee for ten years
  • Board of adjustment Hanover Township NJ for ten years
  • Board of directors American Cancer Society
  • I agree with SB to deliver Asian Americans as a block votes.
R5.    W.K. Leung
  • Member of 80-20 
  • Practicing physician
  • M.D. Univ of California, Davis
  • Ph. D. in physics, The Univ. of Texas at Austin
R6.    Tony Li
  • Candidate statement not received in time for publication.
R7.    Kaichang Li
  • Full Professor at Oregon State University. 
  • Have donated to 80-20 every year for more than 10 years 
  • Have watched the 80-20 movement closely since its establishment 
  • Have actively promoted 80-20 among my students, colleagues and friends 
  • Will run for a Delegate Position for 80-20's Endorsement Convention 
R8.    Hank Liao 
  • I'm a life-long California resident for nearly 40 years. 
  • I was a part of the early immigration waves, and have observed the impacts of subsequent Asian immigrations on California and on the U.S. in general. 
  • At the same time I watched my son growing up in the Asian/American mixed culture of southern California. 
  • I like to find the harmonious balance among new citizens of the U.S., native-born Asian Americans, and other Americans in our neighborhood.
R9.    John Liu
  • Joined 80-20 in 2014
  • Donor to 80-20 ($1000 over 5 yrs) 
  • Served as Board Chair of the Nashville Chinese School (2007-2011)
  • Served as advisor at UPenn for Students for Asian Affairs (political action group)
R10.   Hao Ni
  • 80-20 PAC Sponsor level donor since 2014
  • Board of directors (Secretary) at Delaware Chinese American Community Center since 2016
  • Serving various positions at local Chinese Evangelical church since 2012
  • Conservative view to support: pro-life, control government budget/cut national debt, second amendment, law & order, free market, strong defense, self-control, Christian principles
R11.   Hanming Tu
  • I have been in the States for over 25 years and am a US citizen for over 15 years. 
  • I am a initial member of 80-20 and supported 80-20 through donation over the years. 
  • I am one of people who answered the challenge to donate to EF for five consecutive years.
  • I am a trained federal voting right observer and have been sent to various locations to observe the elections by the DoL. 
  • I am actively participated in local communities and currently a principal in a Chinese school. 
  • I firmly believe the power of bloc vote and look forward to electing a president who supports Asia Americans' causes
R12.   Jing-li Yu
  • I would serve you well as a Delegate because I am among the most familiar with 80-20's mission, tactics, and strategy. 
  • Previously, I served as a Republican delegate in the 2004 and 2012 Endorsement Conventions. 
  • In addition, I worked for 80-20 full-time from 2002-2006, and have ever since then served on 80-20's Board or Executive Committee. 
  • As a current 80-20 Officer, I will also be in the position to help execute 80-20's endorsement effectively. 
R13.   Kai Zhang
  • Been a Republican in Virginia and a Loudoun County Republican Committee (LCRC) member for over 10 years.
  • Was LCRC Executive Committee member and Treasurer for 2 years.
  • Founder and first President of Chinese American Republican of Virginia (CARVA)
  • Always seek to promote and strengthen Chinese Americans' stature in US society
  • Always believe in uniting Chinese American community no matter what's their political views.
R14.   Wei-Jing Zhu 
  • 80-20PAC Family Life Member and supporter for 15 years
  • 80-20EF Board Member and Treasurer since 2015
  • numerous leadership roles in local Asian American churches, Chinese schools, and corporate Asian American networks
  • Physics A.B. from Harvard, Physics Ph.D. from Cornell
  • Professional in Technology and Finance Industries
Independent
I 1.    Farland Chang
  • Honored to help advance civil rights for Asian Americans;
  • 80-20 Life Member, SELF Donor, Petition Sponsor & Volunteer: family contributing more than $12,000;
  • Veteran Member/Mentor: Asian American Journalist Association; 
  • Emmy award winning Journalist: CNN, NBC, reporting across US and Asia;
  • Documentary Producer: integrating storytelling, social/digital media, branded content, PR, advertising;
  • Public Servant: Press Secretary Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, 80-20 Consultant;
  • Media Trainer & Strategist: public/private sector clients, multinational & domestic, newsrooms to classrooms.
I 2.    Chris Chong
  • Member of 80-20 since 2008, donated money, signed petitions, canvassed friends and family to enlist their support.
  • Consistently apply logical, analytical, independent, objective and critical thinking based uncompromisingly on integrity to decision-making.
  • Fully understand and support the principle of bloc voting as a game-changing political tool.
I 3.     David Fan
  • Once active in various Asian American causes, I became detached after moving overseas;
  • However, my activism was rekindled by SB's tireless leadership on behalf of our community. 
  • I have been spreading the words of 80-20's efforts as well as stepping up our family's donation to 80-20 EF in recent years. 
  • I want to give back to our community and ensure an equitable future for our children in America. 
I 4.     Ronald Fong
  • Volunteer clinical faculty for Paul Hom Asian Clinic. 
  • Volunteer for Sacramento Chinese Confucius School.
  • Volunteer for Asian Community Center in Sacramento. 
  • Current member of 80-20 Pac. 
  • Director of the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency Network. 
  • Current MBA student at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. 
I 5.     Fan Jiao
  • 80/20 founding benefactor, have been involved in various EF fund raising and other tasks
  • Supporter of California NO AB1762 Campaign 
  • A distinguished engineer in networking infrastructure industry in Northern California
I 6.     Ichun Lai
Professional experience has taught me, being a good citizen is not enough. Race is reality. To coexist fairly, we must be in game. I am: 
  • Born/raised in Taiwan; US citizen since 2009 
  • 80-20 supporter since 2007 
  • Volunteer in community and mainstream organizations 
  • Leadership experience includes President, China Institute Young Associates Program; Board Member, National Association of AsAm Professionals NY, Programming Co-chair, Financial Women's Association of New York
I 7.     Henry Lee
  • MEMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS 80-20 EF, 10 PLUS YEARS 
  • ACTIVE ADVOCATE OF 80-20 GOALS OF EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ASIAN AMERICANS VIA THE BLOC VOTE AND POLITICAL PROCESS 
  • MAJOR DONOR AND FUND RAISER TO 80-20 SELF PROGRAM 
  • VOLUNTARY SUPPORTER OF 80-20 ISSUES 
I 8.     Qing Li
  • Board member of 80-20 education foundation;
  • Volunteered fundraising for 80-20 education foundation and promote voter registration at the capital region of NY state since 2013;
  • A regular donor to 80-20; 
  • I am willing to join the fight for equality at every aspect for Chinese Americans and all Asian communities. Delegate for Endorsement Convention will be a great way to contribute
I 9.     Stephen Lin
  • Attorney at Law with 17 years of experience, including 5 years in corporate/international law and 12 years as a Civil Litigator in California
  • Member in good standing of the California Bar since 1999
  • Past President of the Chinese American Political Association ("CAPA") and Chairman of the Chinese American Public Affairs Community Education Fund ("CAPA-CEF")
  • 10 years of prior service on the Boards of CAPA and CAPA-CEF
  • 80-20 PAC member since 2011
  • Graduate of Yale University, magna cum laude, B.A. in East Asian Studies (1995)
  • Graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law School, J.D. (1998)
I 10.   S.B. Woo
  • Founding President of 80-20 Initiative. 
  • Current President of 80-20 PAC and current 80-20 Educational Foundation
  • Donated more than $100,000 to 80-20;
  • Volunteered for 18 yrs. 
  • Will run to be the Chair of the 80-20 Endorsement Convention, which will be an electronic conference of about 40 persons. It will NOT be an easy job even for an experienced chair. 
  • I chaired Delaware's State Senate for 4 years, as Delaware's Lieutenant Governor. 
I 11.    Mark Xu
  • I am currently a senior manager for the U.S. Department of Commerce. 
  • I served as an 80-20 BOD member and Vice President and 80-20 DCA Chapter board member in the past year and contributed to the success of the SELF fundraising effort. 
  • I am also a recently elected board member of the Asian American Government Executive Network. 
I 12.   Yiting Yang
  • Care about the future of the US and the Asian American community in the US.
  • Value and respect hard working and fairness.
  • Understand the concerns of the regular Asian American.
  • Believe in the strategy of 80-20 to demonstrate the strength and fight for the future of the Asian American community in the US.
  • Participated in the campaign of 80-20 to collect vote for president Obama in 2008.
I 13.   Peter Jingge Zhang
  • I've been an 80-20 member since 2010.
  • I've been an advocate of 80-20 amongst my social network connections.
  • I've been responding to various 80-20 Call to Actions. 
I 14.   Tiepeng Zhou 
  • Candidate statement not received in time for publication.
   Thank you for spending your precious time to read these candidate statements.

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