Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fighting the Glass Ceiling is about Survival

If you are one of 80-20's members, THANK YOU. This message is not meant for you. This message is for people who are frustrated in life but feel powerless to act.

The glass ceiling is a kind of murder, and not fighting it is a kind of suicide. Sounds too dramatic? Actually Not -- 80-20's fight, our fight, for equal opportunity is not just about promotions and higher pay. When you consider Asian Americans' high educational attainment and low chance to rise to management, we are not just talking about earning a decent return on investment.

Our fight for equal opportunity is a fight for your productive life, because that's what your work is. Your work is called your "vocation" because it is your calling. Work is what you choose as fulfilling your being. People across the political spectrum, from Republicans to Democrats, recognize the dignity of your work.

So equal opportunity is the chance to really live. It's only a chance that we ask for. The glass ceiling denies you that chance. So the glass ceiling is murder. And when you don't fight something that threatens your life, you are committing suicide.

Joining 80-20 is then fighting for your – our – survival. 80-20 is the one organization with the persistence to attack the glass ceiling year after year. But it is an effort that may require 10 more years. And without your support, 80-20 is running out of time and resources. Without 80-20, it may take three generations (75 years) to achieve equality.

Membership to 80-20 is only $35 per year. Is that as painful as donating a unit of blood?

And this is about your survival. Fight for yourself. Please join!

To join 80-20 using a credit card, go to:

Or send your check to: 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703

Basic Member $35; Family Membership $50; Student $15; Life Member $1,000.


Jing-Li Yu
Life member since 2007.