Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2 Asian Ams Honored at State of the Union Address TONIGHT


The first lady has invited 20 guests including the second lady,
Dr. Jill Biden, and 2 Asian Americans. They are

1) Amy Chyao (Richardson, TX)
Amy, a sixteen-year-old high school junior from Richardson, Texas, has
developed a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy (PDT), an
emerging cancer treatment which uses light energy to activate a drug that
kills cancer cells. . . . .

2) Dr. Peter Rhee (Tucson, AZ)
Dr. Peter Rhee is an United States Navy veteran and military surgeon,
currently serving as the Chief of Trauma at the University Medical Center
in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Rhee oversaw the medical care associated with
Arizona's recent shooting tragedy, including the care of Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords . . . . .

For more info about each, click on

When is the State of Union Speech? 9 p.m., EST, tonight.

Our political establishment has begun to give us equal

Under Pres. Obama, there are 3 Asian Am. cabinet secretaries and two
top ranked White House staff. The top-staff are Peter Rouse who briefly
served as Obama's Chief of Staff, Chris Lu who is the Cabinet Secretary,
and Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff for the First Lady. Lat years, even the top
level Republicans are beginning to answer 80-20's questionnaire.

Our private industries, universities and federal agencies are
still way behind:

Those institutions still don't realize the immense benefit to themselves
in providing Asian Ams with equal opportunity. See an 80-20 public service ad below.

80-20 is working diligently to overcome this inequity.

Join 80-20 to give your contribution to our fight for equal opportunity.
Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/. Or send your check to
80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229 . Note your e-address
at the back of your check please. Thank you.

A volunteer

A full page public service ad at the Washington Post
(For a clear view of this ad, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/action/equalopp_washingtonpost_wpad.asp)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How 80-20 Crossed this Inequity Barrier?

For the first time, the US Labor Dept. has agreed in writing to enforce
Executive Order 11246 for Asian Americans. Visit

http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_dol_reply1.asp and

An estimated 3 million Asian Americans will benefit in private
industries, universities, federal and state governments. When successfully
enforced, the number of Asian American managers/administrators will
double in about 10 years.

No meager achievement getting that written commitment! You may recall
that Elaine Chao, an Asian Am. and the Labor Secretary from 2001 to 2008,
refused to enforce that law for Asian Americans.

How did the "crossing of the inequity barrier" come about in 2010?

It was the culmination of 10 years of 80-20's tireless work that includes:

o establishing AsAm. bloc votes,
o inducing the presidential candidates to answer 80-20's questionnaires
with all yeses,
o having a sympathetic listener among the top ranking White House staff,
o getting Hilda Solis as the Labor Secretary whose office enforces E.O. 11246.
a former liberal Congresswoman whose parents were immigrant workers,
whose old congressional District has a large Asian American population,
o getting Patricia Shiu, a Chinese Am. lawyer from SF, to be the Director
of OFCCP, whose office directly enforces E.O. 11246
o getting Elizabeth Kim, a Korean Am. to be the White House liaison
stationed at the Labor Dept.
o getting a promised meeting with Pres. Obama to review results before
his next election.

Are all of the above 80-20's doings? NO! Did 80-20 work like a dog to
induce this general outcome? YES. You should see the dirt, sweat, and tears
on our faces. You should see our tears of joy when the written confirmation
to enforce EO 11246 came in.

Is equal opportunity for Asian Americans guaranteed as a result of the
achievements listed above? NO!!! We must forever be vigilant.

80-20 needs NEW blood and NEW members. Some of us have worked for
as a full-time volunteer for more than 10 years. Will YOU be the NEW member
in our relay team? To join, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/
Or send a check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229.
Note your e-address at the back of your check please.

Join us as a NEW member now, run for a Board positions. 80-20 doesn't
have a President this year in spite of an intense search.
Members are
welcome to apply. Step up and volunteer to serve!!! Contact Hilary
, Nomination Chair, via tsuikinlap@yahoo.com or S. B.
, Immediate Past President, via sbw@udel.edu.

Respectfully yours,
S.B. Woo
A volunteer

80-20 Gratefully Acknowledges more 'Tis The Season" Donations,
totaling about $40K for the year of 2010.

To 80-20 PAC from
Wei Jing and Jing Zhu, Ossining, NY $1,500
Shunling and I.C. Wei, Hanover, NH $200

To 80-20 Educational Foundations from
Henry J. Liu, New York, NY $1,000
Fidelity C. Gift Fund, through the courtesy of Hao Huang, Santa Monica, CA $1,000
David Choy, Los Altpos, CA $500
Jeffrey T. Fong, Montgomery Village, MD $500
Wai-Yim Ching and Mon Ying Ling, Leawood, KS $500
Erica Liu, Temple City, CA $200