Monday, August 09, 2004

Bush & Elaine Chao Don't Care About AsAms

The NOBLEST of all American dreams is the dream of equal opportunity for ALL Americans. Thus far, AsAms have been denied that dream. Ample statistics show that we have been denied equal opportunity in workplaces. We are given less pay for equal work and 1/3 the opportunity of all other Americans to rise to the top.

Kerry and Nader want to include AsAms in that dream. BUSH DOES NOT.

Kerry and Nader have promised IN WRITING to enforce Exec. Order 11246 for AsAms. See .
BUSH HAS NOT, after repeated prompting by the leadership of 80-20** and many of you who sent faxes and emails.

Bush is the sitting president. He doesn't have to wait till after the election to open the opportunity for us. He could order Labor Secretary ELAINE CHAO to enforce EO 11246 for us NOW.

ELAINE CHAO doesn't have to wait for Bush to order her. Since 1965, the law has empowered the Labor Secretary to enforce EO 11246 for ALL Americans. What is the use of having an AsAm in the cabinet, if she doesn't have the integrity to enforce an existing law to protect AsAms from being discriminated in the workplace? See FOOTNOTE for evidence of non-enforcement.

After 4 years of quiet and diplomatic effort to get President Bush and Secretary Chao to open opportunity for AsAms & getting no action**, 80-20 must express utter disappointment in President Bush's Administration.

We urge all AsAms to tell their friends and relatives about the irresponsible policy decisions of those two individuals. 80-20 IS NOW CONSIDERING INITIATING A CLASS ACTION AGAINST THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT.

After this public condemnation of the Bush Administration, if it still fails to respond BEFORE Nov. 2, then vote against Bush on that day.

Politics is funny, however. Sometimes, when politicians' mistakes are called to attention openly, they correct themselves. If and when that is the case, 80-20 will RECONSIDER its current position. However, AsAms will be foolish not to take Bush's non-response at its face value.

Condemn the Bush Administration's failure to respond to our legitimate concerns, and be psychologically prepared to vote against him in November.

Words are not enough. Speaking against Bush is not as good as helping 80-20 to establish a big war chest to punish the politician who doesn't care about us. Join or contribute to 80-20. Using
a credit card, or . PERSONAL
checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15.

** A record of 80-20's quiet and persistent effort urging the Republican party to enforce EO11246 for AsAms is documented in . KEEP THIS IN MIND IF THE GOP ACCUSES 80-20 OF BEING A "FRONT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY."

FOOTNOTE: Let's look at the statistics in universities, the so- called
bastion of idealism in our society. University
administrators are recruited almost exclusively from the ranks
of faculty and professionals already employed in the academic
world. Hence the ratio of [administrators / (faculty +
professionals)], broken down to races, is a measure of the
opportunity enjoyed by American citizens of different races.
For full-time staff nationwide, that ratio for blacks (non-
Hispanic) is 0.193. That is, for every 100 black faculty and
professionals there are 19 black administrators. The ratio for
Native American is 0.169; for white (non-Hispanic) is 0.157; and
for Hispanic is 0.145. The national average is 0.150. The ratios
for men/women are rrespectively 0.15. However, it is only
0.057 for Asian American. The only group that has a lower
number is the "resident aliens," whose ratio is 0.046.
The situation is other US enterprises is worse!

Regardless of how Bush and Elaine Chao may defend themselves in
reaction to this e-mail, evidence will show that EO 11246 has

When EO11246 is enforced, in 10 years there will be an increase of 6500 AsAm administrators in universities alone. When all domestic institutions are taken into account, the enforcement will benefit about 1 million AsAms directly. The ripple effect will benefit all AsAms greatly.