Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Honoring Fred Korematsu; Ted Lieu's race in CA

White House Blog Honors Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American, fought valiantly for his civil
rights during the internment of Japanese Ams in WWII. He is a role
model for all Asian Americans.

No wonder a recent White House blog used Korematsu to illustrate a
key paragraph in Pres. Obama's 2011 State of Union speech. The blog
begins with that key paragraph and then mentioned the honoring of
Korematsu to boost the President's point:

"We are part of the American family. We believe that in a country
where every race and faith and point of view can be found, we are
still bound together as one people; that we share common hopes and a
common creed…” -- 2011 State of Union Address

In 1998 when President Clinton awarded Fred Korematsu the Medal of
Freedom, the highest civilian honor, Clinton stated, "In the long history of
our country's constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens
stand for millions of souls. Plessy, Brown, Parks … to that distinguished list,
today we add the name of Fred Korematsu."

In 1983, when his convict was finally overturned, Korematsu said, "If
anyone should do any pardoning, I
should be the one pardoning the
government for what they did to the Japanese-American people."

Vote for Ted Lieu On Feb. 15 (Tue)
in CA's 28th Senate Race:

Ted Lieu, an 80-20 Life Members, is the leading candidate in the race,
according to almost all media reports.

However, will he get 50% plus 1 vote to avoid a runoff?

YOU can make the difference. If you live in the area from Marina del
Rey along the coast through Torrance that includes a small sliver of Long
Beach, you can vote for him, and give him 50% plus 1 vote.

Help Ted Lieu get that 50% plus 1 vote. CA has a new "one primary" rule.
You can go vote for Ted Lieu whether you are a Democrat or a Republican.

To donate to Ted Lieu, go

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check, pls. mail it to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229
Pls. be sure to note your e-address at the back of your check. TOGETHER, we
shall overcome.

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