Friday, February 17, 2006

Exciting/Maddening/Fighting News

(A) Good & Maddening News:

4 of the only 6 Asian Am. Federal Judges in the nation attended
80-20's "Gathering of AsAm Legal Eagles" Luncheon in Los
Angeles. See a great photo of the jurists, each holding an eagle
plaque via .

The remaining two Federal judges wrote to express strong support
of 80-20's effort to increase AsAm representation at all levels of
the Federal courts, including the Supreme Court. Anthony Ching*
and Dale Minami** respectively attended and wrote to show strong
support for 80-20's effort.

Maddening News: There are about 260 million Americans for which
there are 875 Federal judges i.e. 3 federal judges for every million
Americans. For the AsAms? 6 judges for 13 million AsAms or half
a judge for every 1 million.

In other words, when compared with other Americans in the legal
profession, an AsAm has 1/6 the chance to be appointed a Federal
judge. We are mad as hell. Are you?

Why send your child to great law schools, if they don't have the
same chance to serve in the Federal judicial system, unless you also
join 80-20 to FIGHT for their equal opportunity?

(B) Ready To Fight News:

80-20's Board met and made the following fighting decisions.

(1) 80-20 will, for the first time, endorse candidates in
congressional races in 2006 in order to help the party that cares
most about Asian Ams win the leadership position in the House &
Senate. 80-20 will spend resources to organize bloc votes where
there are a lot of Asam voters or where there is a tight race. We
want equal opportunity in Federal judicial appointments & in
other workplaces.

(2) Beginning this year, 80-20 will spend resources to take strong
actions to press for the enforcement of Exec. Order 11246.

A very detailed and bold battle plan has been drawn.

80-20 can't fight without resources. In addition, 80-20 is only as
strong as you are. Join 80-20. Does $50 or even $1,000 mean that
much to some of you? Any US citizen or permanent resident can
be a member TODAY using a credit card, visit (easy to use) or
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Director of Projects
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic
Membership is $35; Student membership is $15.

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*Ching is the first ever Solicitor General of AZ who argued & won two
cases before the Supreme Court.
**Minami is the famous civil right lawyer who led the successful
effort to overturn Fred Korematsu's conviction for
resisting internment.