The table below tells a clear story.
It tells how things have improved -- the doubling of Asian Am life-tenured federal judges, since 80-20 took up the issue 3.5 years ago.
It also tells that we still have a long long way to go -- even at 12 federal judges, it is just 1.4% of the federal judges. While not advocating a quota system, we want to point out that at least 5% of the lawyers are Asian Ams, many from the top law schools.
You will be seeing this table again -- many more such appointments to come.
Success has a thousand fathers. We congratulate all orgs. which worked
on this project.
NAPABA stands for Nat'l Asian Pacific Am. Bar Assoc.
What can we conclude from our initial success?
1) Getting politically involved pays and is a must to protect our rights,
2) 80-20's political premises are sound -- elected officials are public servants, and that our community should reward our public servants who share our RIGHTFUL concerns and punish those who don't.
3) Is the size of 80-20's GROUP political clout large enough to win EQUAL citizenship for YOU within the next 3 years? No! To become equals soon, we need UNITY. UNITY of the Asian Am. community is an issue that every Asian Am. has a voice. Please articulate YOUR view within YOUR organizations. If we all do that, UNITY may be forged sooner than we think.
Join 80-20. Help 80-20 to help YOURSELF! Visit http://www.80-20initiative.
Directors of 80-20 Initiative (titles are for identification purposes only),
Fel Amistad, San Mateo County Commissioner; Analyst (Finance)
Dr. Beverly Hong-Fincher, Linguistics; currently teaching at the Univ. of the District of Columbia
Dr. Laura Hsu, retired university administrator
Dr. Chenming Hu, Distinguished Chair Professor, Univ. of CA, Berkeley; US National Academy of Engineering; Chinese Academy of sciences; Academia Sinica
Dr. Alice Huang, President-elect, Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, retired professor, Harvard Medical School, retired Dean, NYU, Univ. Administrator, Caltech
Frank Lee, former President, Organization for Justice and Equality
Dr. Edward Lin, CEO, Ingenious Technologies Corp, Co-Founder, Gulfcoast Chinese Am. Assoc.
Dr. Yuko Nakanishi, MBA, Principal & President, Nakanishi Research & Consulting, LLC.
Linden Nishinaga, Calif. licensed professional engineer & Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional
Dr. Roy Saigo, Two university presidencies (Auburn Univ. & St. Cloud St. Univ) 387
Dr. Kim Song, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis
Lena Tam, Vice Mayor, Alameda, CA; MPA, licensed Engineer
Kathleen To, Honorary Texas Commercial Attache (1991-93); President & CEO, KATO Foundation
Joel Wong, President, APAPA-Bay Area Chapter
Hon. S.B. Woo, Lt. Governor of Delaware (85-89), retired Physics prof., U. of Del.
Dr. David Yang, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation
Jing-Li Yu, 3rd yr. law student, Univ. of Chicago; Operation Director, 80-20 (05 -06)
Charles Zhang, President and Managing Partner, Zhang Financial, the only advisor in the nation selected as a top advisor by BOTH Worth Magazine and Barron’s each year from 2004-2007.