According to Politico, President Trump called "almost every student" from China a spy. What a broad stroke statement without evidence! Politicians set stages for their next moves. What could he be preparing the stage for?
Didn't EF tell you again and again, things would get bad? Did any other AsAm. orgs say that? If not, then support EF. 80-20 EF not only forecasts things accurately for you but also works hard, together with others, to find ways to protect you. We are working on this outrageous accusation right now.
Mark our words: things will get worse. If you sense danger like we do, then do the following very easy step first. You can do it.
A SOLUTION WHERE WE CONTROL THE INITIATIVE
If you have friends who supported Trump prominently in the
2016 election, it's time to ask them to either ask Pres. Trump
to withdraw his statement or break with him publicly.
Result? Either Trump will withdraw his statement or he'll lose almost all his former prominent AsAm supporters. He'll get the message. The pending danger of losing elections is what all politicians understand, Reason with your Trump-supporting-friends. Tell them that we don't blame them for supporting Trump. This is their right. We only want them to stand up to Trump NOW to protect our community. PLEASE PERSUADE THEM TODAY!
EF's Record In Protecting You
Does 80-20 EF simply utter empty words, like an earlier group's past effort to meet with FBI director Wray? No. 80-20 has political know-how and thinks things out carefully.
If you read Chinese, click here to read a wonderful article on how EF has protected you in the political arena, a couple of weeks ago. Its title is
If you don't read Chinese, click here to review an EF e-newsletter on the same political achievement.
For a review of what 80-20 Initiative has done for you in the political arena, click on (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). S.B. led both 80-20 PAC and EF until 1.5 years ago.
Q: How often can we look into the eyes of our children and say,"We are fighting and WINNING for you in the Court of Public Opinion"
So forward this to your friends & relatives, particularly those in the Harvard community. We of course know that AsAm parents normally do great things for their offspring at the micro-level.
We are Winning in the Court of Public Opinion.
[A] Click hereto read the most recent NYT article, entitled "'Lopping,' 'Tips' and the 'Z-list': Bias Lawsuit Explores Harvard'sAdmissions Secret". At the top extreme right, you'll find a small rectangle with the number 820 within it. Click on it, and you'll be at the comments section of this article. 3 choices are offered to view the 818 comments:
NYT PicksReader Picks All comments
The most popular comments under both NYT Picks and Reader Picks are for AsAm students and against Harvard.Comments on NYT articles are often removed after 3 days. To make sure that you and your relatives witness for yourself that we are winning in the Court of Public Opinion, I've copied them for your viewing pleasure. :-)
Under NYT Picks
Boston, July 30
As a Harvard professor, I'd like to thank you for publicizing the disgusting, money-grubbing truth about the z list, aka jared kushner's method of acceptance. many of us are sickened by our own university's policies and daylight is certainly the best disinfectant. for details please read Dan Goldin's "the price of admission." Veritas anyone?? And Drew Faust is at Goldman Sacks where she truly belongs.
418 Recommend" (emphasis added)
Under Reader Picks:
Boston, July 30
When I was an admissions officer at MIT in the late 80s we were warned that we should not give any advantage to applicants who were children of or related to donors. We were told that doing so could jeopardize all of our donor's abilities to deduct contributions to MIT on their tax returns. And I was frequently asked what "the figure" was - the donation amount that would get a donor some influence with the admissions committee.
So the most surprising reveal in this article to me is that Harvard is allowing people who are supposed to be giving money to it as a charity contribution - from which they are not supposed to derive any personal benefit - to buy an admissions advantage for their friends and family members.
Has Harvard just jeopardized its 501(3)(c) status with that admission?
552 Recommend" (emphasis added)
[B] Click here to read an opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal's Editorial Board, entitled "Harvard's Education in Discrimination" published just 18 hours ago.
Wow! Just that title from WSJ's Editorial Board is sufficient to tell you that we are winning in the "Court of Public Opinion." Be proud that we are beginning to fulfill our generational responsibility to our offspring. Please don't relax. Push on! Help our kids & help make America "a more perfect Union."
80-20 EF's Strategy Needs Your Help
80-20 is trying, with GROWING SUCCESS, to get the Harvard faculty, staff and students to rise up and put pressure on the Harvard Corporation to stop discriminating against AsAm students. Do your share by forwarding this e-newsletter to anyone in the Harvard community. Thanks.
Sec. 1283 of the House Version of NDAA Unconstitutionally
Endangered an estimated 100,000 AsAms
On May 24 of this year, H.R. 5515, entitled Nat'l Defense Authorization Act of 2019, or NDAA, passed. Its Section 1283, entitled "Certification and Authority to Terminate Funding for Academic Research Relating To Foreign Talent Programs", stated:
"that such funds shall not be made available to any individual who has participated in or is currently participating in a foreign talent or expert recruitment program of a country listed in subsection (d)." (emphasis added) Subsection (d) : The People's Republic of China, N. Korea, Russia & Iran.
What It Meant. NOTE that It's Unconstitutional!
It would mean that anyone having spent a portion of one's sabbatical or vacation in a visiting program on the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong or Macau, may NOT be be eligible for grants/contracts that contain Dept. of Defense money.
We estimate that tens of thousands of Americans and AsAms, especially professors and professionals in private industries would be adversely affected.
The 4 words shown in red in Sec 1283 made it unconstitutional, since
passed on 6/19, kept the language of Sec. 1283 out.
Working behind the scenes to keep the language of Sec. 1283
out of the FINAL version
However, the two versions of the NDAA were to go into a Senate-House Conference Committee to settle their differences. Only delegates to this committee would have a say in the final version. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware again provided the critical help. He asked two Democratic senators who were delegates to the conference to keep an eye out for us and to try and keep the language of Sec. 1283 out.
At the Conf. Comm., as a compromise, Republicans senators Cornyn and Cotton made an amendment entitled: "Initiative to support protection of national security academic researchers from undue influence and other security threats." Please note the drastic differences in the titles of 1286 and the earlier 1283.
Sec 1286 took out the unconstitutional language in Sec 1283 of the House version and also deleted the names of the 4 nations, for now at least.. It asked the Defense Department to consult the academic community beforeenacting rules to disqualify "offenders" from DOD contracts. Click hereto view the compromise version, passed a few days ago. Go to pages 1116 to 1120.
Mission Accomplished THIS time. Will EF be as successful the next time or every time? My guess is "NO !!!", unless each of us will do our share to forge unity within the AsAm community, before it is too late. Things will likely get tougher.