Tuesday, August 18, 2009


YOU responded in the past, when the challenges were stiff. YOU courageously faxed then presidential candidates, Senators Clinton and Obama, urging them to share our concerns about equal opportunity in workplaces and having more Asian Am. federal judges.

Because of YOU, our political leaders shared our concerns. Just this year, Pres. Obama nominated 3 more Asian Am. District Court judges. More are on their ways including Appeals Court judges, we like to think.

Now, there is a pleasurable job for you. Please fax or call Senators Feinstein and Boxer of California for placing the names of those 3 Asian Am candidates in their lists as potential District judges, submitted to Pres. Obama.

Please keep your message short. Do include your name, city, state, & perhaps title. Copy me in, if you like. Please do it today.

Senator Diane Feinstein:
Fax: (415) 393-0710 ; Phone: (415) 393-0707
Senator Barbara Boxer:
Fax: (202) 228-3864 ; Phone: (559) 497-5109

Along this line, on 8/4, 80-20 faxed all Senior Democratic Senator urging them to "search and place qualified Asian Am. jurists in your state on your short lists of 3, to be submitted to Pres. Obama," when the next vacancy in District judges occur. 80-20's 18 Board Members have followed up and placed personal phone calls with the senate offices. We got very positive responses from many senators, including Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Sen. Arlen Specter PA, & Sen. Dick Durbin of IL who announced on 8/6 recommending Edmond Chang, among others, to Pres. Obama.

Why is 80-20 lobbying the senators? See Sen. Durbin's action. Note that the President normally selects from the list of 3 names submitted to him by a Senior Senator of his party, so far as District Judges are concerned. The President exercises a larger degree of selection when it comes to Appeals Court Judges and the Supreme Court justices.

Forward this message to your friends in California. Urge them to send a "thank you" too. If you copy your forwarding emails to 80-20, we will make sure that your friends receive future 80-20 newsletters like this one.

TO THANK our political leaders is as important as urging them to share our concerns which YOU have done so admirably. Do it now!


S. B. Woo
Acting Exec. Director, 80-20 PAC., Inc. (a volunteer)