Thursday, March 30, 2017

Asian Americans and "A More Perfect Union"?

"A More Perfect Union" --
How far are we along?
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union ..., do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." So reads the opening paragraph of the US Constitution.
Today, 230 years later, where are we in forming "A More Perfect Union"? Specifically, do we Asian Americans have equal rights and opportunities as compared to our compatriots of other races at work placesin college applicationson federal judge benches ...?
80-20 PAC was founded nearly two decades ago as a Political Action Committee of Asian Americans run by AsAms, and fighting for equal opportunities for all AsAms. For most of the time since its founding, it has been led by Dr. S. B. Woo, former lieutenant governor of Delaware, who, along with a small group of other dedicated volunteers, did most of the work. Now that Dr. Woo has retired from the PAC, a new leadership team is in place to lead us to continue trekking along the journey.
With the dramatic 2016 presidential election closed, and with the ups & downs that go with the announcement of every new Presidential Executive Order, especially those on immigration, our nation is facing a unprecedented level of uncertainty, from travel planning and economic outlook, to race relations. Asian Americans, as the nation's youngest and most rapidly rising group of immigrants, must actively join the effort of building a more perfect union so that we can create a truly ideal multicultural society that every one feels safe, comfortable, and happy to live in. To this end, thousands of you have already joined 80-20 PAC at one time or other. Thank you! And tens and hundreds of thousands need to do the same now. Together, we shall overcome!
Please join or renew your membership, if you are not already a member.

Yin-Long (YQ) Qiu

Kathleen To

Jing-Li Yu