By S. B. Woo, Immediate Past President
Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Chris Dodd, senators both, have just answered Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes/Yes to 80-20's questionnaire. To see 80-20's questionnaire & their signed replies, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/preselect2008.html
What if ALL presidential candidates will do so? It will mean
(A) The next U.S. President will have promised to enforce Executive Order 11246 to break the glass ceilings for Asian Ams.
Benefit? Within 10 years, the number of AsAm managers/ executives/ administrators will double. Specifically, there will be about 150,000 ADDITIONAL Asian Ams promoted to the manager level or higher in private industries; about 5000 more AsAms promoted to department chairs or higher in universities; and about 400 more AsAms promoted to Senior Executive Service (SES) in the Federal government.
(B) The next U.S. President will nominate more AsAm judges until the number of AsAm Federal judges will triple in 4 years.
Result? Besides the EXISTING 6 AsAm Federal judges who are all at the lowest District Court level, there will be about 20 AsAm Federal judges, some serving at the higher Appeals Court level. Even an AsAm Supreme Court justice could be in the mix. Benefit? A better chance at equal justice for us with AsAm judges in higher courts available to appeals!
A rising tide raises all ships. The additional income & influence of having 2 times more managers/CEOs/administrators will generate huge ripples benefiting ALL AsAms. The economic benefits will spread from merchants in Korean/ Indian/ Japan/ China/ Vietnam -towns to everyone whose livelihood is connected to those towns. The socio-political benefit will help our youngsters fight higher admission bars. Above all, it will mean that Asian Americans have finally established the GROUP political clout to achieve EQUAL opportunity & justice for ourselves.
Don't forget that Senator Biden is also the Chair of the Foreign Relations Comm. Senator Dodd is also the Chair of the Comm. on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Donate and volunteer for them! Go http://www.joebiden.com/home & http://www.chrisdodd.com/home
The above replies are the beginning. Many more perfect replies will come, before the primaries of 2008. However, YOU must hold the line:
Do NOT give any of the presidential candidates ANY support until he/she has answered 80-20's questionnaire satisfactorily.
Don't shortchange your children's chance to live to the maximum of their potentials. Urge all candidates to reply to 80-20 ASAP.
What is 80-20's secret in getting such perfect answers from presidential candidates? Your bloc vote! TOGETHER, we shall overcome.
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