Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Delegates Elected. EC may delay endorsement.

Delegates elected. EC may delay its endorsement.

Empowering Asian Ams; Executing with Integrity

DEMOCRATS
   1  Alice Huang            79.46%
   2  Kathleen To            77.68%
   3  Elaine Su               75.45%
   4  Jinliang Cai            73.88%
   5  Stella Yu                 72.10%
   6  Jack Tak Fok Ling  71.43%
   7  Piyush Agrawal      67.63%
   8  Tony Tsai                65.63%
   9  Kansen Chu           63.84%
  10 Gary Tang             59.82%
  11 Michael Wu           57.81%
                                                         ALTERNATE
                                                         Benjamin Wang         56.92%
REPUBLICANS
   1   Jing-li Yu                65.18%
   2   Kaichang Li            62.05%
   3   Richard Hsu           61.38%
   4   John Liu                 60.04%
   5   Yang Hong             59.15%
   6   Hanming Tu           57.81%
   7   Wei-jing Zhu          57.14%
   8   Kai Zhang              56.70%
   9   Chris Cheung        56.25%
  10   Hao Ni                  55.58%
  11   W. K. Leung          42.63%
                                                      ALTERNATES
                                                      Hank Liao (1st Alternate)          40.85%
                                                      Sudha Agrawal (2nd Alternate)  39.73%
INDEPENDENTS
   1   S.B. Woo               77.23%
   2   Mark Xu                 63.17%
   3   Henry Lee              62.72%
   4   Farland Chang      62.05%
   5   Stephen Lin           62.05%
   6   Ichun Lai                61.61%
   7   Qing Li                   60.71%
   8   Fan Jiao                 55.36%
   9   Ronald Fong          54.02%
  10  Yiting Yang            52.46%
  11  Chris Chong          49.11%
                                                         ALTERNATES
                                                         David Fan  (1st Alt.)               37.28%
                                                         Peter Jingge Zhang (2nd Alt.) 36.61%

Bylaws Amendment Passed

   The "prohibition" article was extended by 10 years, from 2016 to 2026. 84% of the members voted for it. 4% opposed.  The rest abstained.   

3.6 Prohibition 
    Until Dec. 31, 2026 or a membership exceeding 10,000, whichever comes first, 80-20 shall not take any position in US foreign policies and/or foreign matters, except when it may impact upon its goal to achieve equal opportunity and justice for Asian Americans.  The decision to invoke the exception must be approved by 3/4 (75%) of the entire Board.  However, related decisions and actions subsequent to the approval of the exemption shall be governed by the Robert's Rules of Order only.

   80-20's Board is extremely pleased that the amendment has passed.  Why?  For 2 major reasons:  
    (1) Engaging in U.S. foreign policy discussions may split instead of UNITE the AsAm community, given the complex history of Asia, and 
    (2) our average political maturity is such that our engagement in U.S. foreign policy may become counter-productive to our struggle to become full-fledged U.S. citizens.   

   Why not ban it permanently?  NO.  To engage in the evolving U.S. foreign policy is not only our right, but also our obligation.  We eagerly look forward to the day when our political maturity is such that we will participate fully in this important aspect of our nation's life.

80-20's Endorsement Convention May NOT
Convene Soon

   Why?  Take a guess.  To be explained in our next e-newsletter.  Thanks.


S. B. Woo 

President, a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 

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