Monday, January 25, 2010

Need Reason?

1) You are not back in your "old country" any more. There you 

belong to the majority & no one discriminates against you. In America 

you are the minority. Many of your fellow countrymen consider
you a foreigner. Records, historic & current, show that you are 

being discriminated against in workplaces.

2) You need GROUP political clout to protect you. 80-20 is not only the 

oldest & largest AsAm political org. but also the most effective. Do
you know another such organization?

3) 80-20 is a community creation, entirely supported and funded by 

people like you & me. You need to protect this organization called 

80-20 where the important work of protecting your rights happens.

4) Imagine an America in which every Asian-American enjoys 

equal opportunities and justice and stands proudly among all 


Need NEW members! To find out if you are a member, check .
If NOT a member, please consider joining if you can afford the $35 or $50
annual dues. If you are already a member, please help recruit. To JOIN . 

Or send your check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229 .

Do your share!

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, 

Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-30 PAC Inc.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pres. Obama's Word To Us

(A) The Lesser of Obama's 2 Promises to Us - more AsAm judges

Pres. Obama is fulfilling that promise to us nicely. He
just nominated another Asian Am. District judge, Lucy Koh of CA, a
Korean Am.

In 2006, when 80-20 started to push for more Asian Am. federal judges,
there were only 6 such district judges. Today, a mere 4 years later, &
only 1 year after Pres. Obama's inauguration, we have 12 + 1. The
1 is a circuit court judge. See the table below. That is how
GROUP political clout has worked for us.

(B) The 2nd & More Significant Commitment to Us

Pres. Obama's LARGER commitment to us is to give us equal opportunity
in workplaces -- equal pay for equal work, equal opportunity to rise to the
top -- by the enforcement of Exec. Order 11246. It'll help the 2 million
Asian Am. workers in private industries and universities..

Is Pres. Obama fulfilling that commitment? That depend on whether the
Dept. of Labor will enforce E.O. 11246.

As you know, 80-20 is working on it. 80-20 EF published a series of 6
e-newsletters titled "Ugly Truth" and has a meeting with the Director of the
enforcement section of DOL, Patricia Shiu.

(C) Knowing how SMART you are!

Do YOU want equal opportunity in your workplace? 80-20 can help you
in a way that you cannot manage yourself! It takes 80-20 to get the
commitments from presidential candidates. See attached.

So YOU need to personally help 80-20 double its membership, whether
you are alredy a member or not. Indirectly it doubles YOUR own political

80-20 needs NEW members. For $35 or $50 per year, YOU get
helped in your upward mobility in your job. When you don't
join, you HURT your own chance to become equal citizens.

PRACTICE "Enlightened Self-Interest." 80-20 works for you. 80-20's
effectiveness is unprecedented and proven! Join NOW! .
Or send you check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo
Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-30 PAC Inc.

Pres. Obama's 2 commitment to us

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Preliminary Report: DOL Meeting

What happened at the Jan. 11 meeting with DOL?

The meeting was positive. Director Shiu of OFCCP states straight-
forwardly that there is a glass ceiling above Asian Ams. and that DOL will
enforce Exec. Order for Asian Ams. specifically to help break it, of course,
not at the expense of other minorities.

What was positive?

80-20's preliminary conclusion from the above is that so far as the
commitments by Pres. Obama to the Asian Am. community are concerned,
we are already at or near the last stage of Q2 of EF's questionnaire. See
Footnote 1. We await a confirmation by DOL and the White House of our
preliminary understanding.

Thanks to YOUR strong support of 80-20 and thanks to DOL, the
hearing described in Q1 is no longer necessary, saving time and energy
for both DOL and us.

We have already started the procedure described in Q3 -- working with a
DOL representative to establish a list of Asian Am leaders to have a
meeting with Pres. Obama, in roughly 2 years from today, "to review the
progress in extending equal opportunity to Asian Ams." Any national org.
which desires participation please contact S. B. Woo via
We'd love to work with all organizations which are willing to share in the

What might be the ideal end-result?

Without the enforcement of EO 11246, it'll take 75 years or 3
for us to reach equal opportunity. With the enforcement,
we'll reach that goal in 10 years, IF we continue to persevere with our
heart, sweat, and tears.

Can we relaxed now?

Hack no. Great challenges and much toiling remain ahead of us. Indeed
major difference in the interpretation of a 1995 Supreme Court ruling
exists between DOL and 80-20. These will be the subjects of the future e-

What is certain?

If YOU weaken your support for 80-20, the estimated transition time of
10 years will lengthen to 20, 40 or even 75. If you steadfastly support 80-
20, we'll toil TOGETHER to get the job done.

So do YOUR share! Join, upgrade or renew your membership
with 80-20. Using a credit card, visit . Or send
you check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229


S. B. Woo 
Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC., Inc.
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*Prof. Chenming Hu and S. B. Woo attended the meetingfor 80-20. Patricia
Shiu, Director of OFCCP, Elizabeth Kim, White House liaison stationed at
DOL, Cindy Chen, DOL outreach to Asian Ams, and Claudia Gordon,
Special Assistant to Director, attended the meeting for DOL.

President Obama's Commitment to us regarding EO 11246