The following newsletters are distributed by 80-20 Educational Foundation. To see newsletters from 80-20 PAC, please visit their website at http://www.80-20initiative.net.

Monday, December 2, 2013

In Giving, We Receive




                "For it is in giving that we receive."
                                             ― St. Francis of Assisi

   The above is PARTICULARLY true when you donate to 80-20’s Self Empowerment Long-term Fund, SELF ! To donate, click here.

   ‘Tis the season of giving. Friends, to entice you to give, I just added $500/yr for 5 years to the $2,500/yr for 5 years donated earlier. As you may know, I also donate $5,000/yr to 80-20 PAC. In addition, I have been a full-time volunteer for 80-20 Initiative for the last 11 years (actually 16 years as an almost full-time volunteer) to help protect Asian American rights! Kindly please consider doing your share?

   ‘Tis the season of self empowerment! Remember the ABC/Jimmy Kimmel episode? Many of YOU wanted 80-20 to do more? Is it realistic, since 80-20 has only a budget of $100k/yr.? In comparison, the Jewish political organization, AIPAC has a budget of $86 million per year. Yes, we understand why you want us to do more! We can, and we will, but have you and your friends done your share?

   ‘Tis the season of giving AND self empowerment all at the same time! You have nothing to lose, everything to gain. If, within 2 years, 80-20 EF can’t raise the minimal EMPOWERING amount of $1 million/yr for 5 years, your donation will be REFUNDED in full.

   To donate, click here . Let us hear from you please. THANK YOU.

                "For it is in giving that we receive."
                                             ― St. Francis of Assisi

 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer since 1998,
President, 80-20 Asian American Educational Foundation, Inc.
 
PS:Please FORWARD to your friends.
 

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

$750,000 Raised In 16 Days

   $751,500 over 5 years or $150,296/yr for 5 years donated by generous Asian Ams in the past 16 days. See for yourself. Click on http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/dm?l=8/au/1/f&w=cfn-list80data.

   Have you done your share? Money talks.

   Have you learned the lesson? The recent ABC/Jimmy Kimmel episode!

   It showed the importance of PREVENTIVE political action which only 80-20 Initiative may provide. If the kid had said, "Kill all Jews or blacks," it would NEVER have aired. But "kill all Chinese" was aired & probably so would "kill all Asians."

   Wake up, friends! It's NOT racism. Why otherwise would "kill all blacks" not be shown? It is political clout, and money talks. We lack clout and YOU can help!

   Does your family earn $100,000/yr or more? If yes, then do your share.
   Go to

               http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no

and donate at least $100/yr for 5 years. If your family doesn't earn that much, still do the best you can please.

   Give to 80-20 Educational Foundation's Self Empowerment Long-term Fund, SELF.

   Do you want your children and grandchildren to see "kill all Chinese" on the future equivalent of the "Jimmy Kimmel" show? If not, then do something about it!!! You may like the image you see in the mirror a lot more. :-)

   Forward this email! Many thanks. TOGETHER, WE SHALL OVERCOME !

 
Most sincerely,
 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org
 
     

Thursday, October 24, 2013

CLARION CALL (II) -- half a million raised

   The clarion has sounded. Charge!

   Thanks to all of you, the total raised in 2.5 days, since the CLARION CALL (I) was issued, is $550,000. Of those,
          (1) about $16,000 are in lump sums, and
          (2) about $107,000 are in per yr. for 5 years.

   Therefore, over a 5 year period, we have already raised (lump sums + 5 x donations per year) = $550,000. Verify it for yourself at the Acknowledgement Page.

   Money talks. We have a great start. Now please help make our money talk even louder! We HOPE TO REACH $ 140,000/yr for 5 years BY THE END OF THE WEEK!!! To donate with a credit card (you do NOT need to be a Paypal member to use this Paypal site), click on http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no.

Or send a check, payable to 80-20 EF, to

                 Lynn Chen-Zhang, CPA
                 7596 Oak Shore South
                 Portage, MI 49024

   We need YOUR shoulder behind the wheel to WIN JUSTICE, RIGHTS & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for us and our future generations. Counting on you!

 
Here is looking at you,
 

S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org
 

EXTRA: 80-20 PAC is now discussing the Jimmy Kimmel matter with Walt Disney/ABC. We'll keep you posted.
 
NOTICE: After your donation, you'll receive a "Thank you for tax purposes" letter from 80-20EF, please forward it to your friends.

We must spread the word to people who are NOT currently on our email list. That'll be the only way to reach the minimal EMPOWERING amount of $1 million/yr for 5 years quickly. Tell your friends that we need to make our money talk for us! If we don't reach that oak within two years, your donation will be refunded in full.
 


Monday, October 21, 2013

CLARION CALL TO ACTION -- sacrifice & donate

                     CLARION CALL TO ACTION !
   80-20 calls on all Asian Americans to sacrifice and donate to an Asian American Self-Empowerment Fund.

   On our watch, friends, our children face the HIGHEST barrier against them in college admissions. Our adults face the LOWEST glass ceiling against them in workplaces. Does that reflect on us? Will our children be proud of us with those facts?

   We MUST pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps! Self reliance is infinitely more reliable than dependence on others. God helps those who help themselves. Doing your share to help establish the Self Empowerment Long-term Fund project, SELF, is the best way to achieve self help!

   If your family has an annual income of $100k/yr, we urge you to donate at least $100/yr for 5 years. Many families with lesser annual income are donating that amount or $50. To donate with a credit card (you do NOT need to be a Paypal member to use this Paypal site), click on http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no .

Or send a check, payable to 80-20 EF, to
                 Lynn Chen-Zhang, CPA
                 7596 Oak Shore South
                 Portage, MI 49024

Your donation is tax deductible. You'll have many privileges, including having input into the usage of the fund. Click here for more details.

   80-20 believes that we'll be able to raise, within 1 year, the minimal EMPOWERING amount of $1 million/yr for 5 yrs.

   In any respect, you have nothing to lose, everything to gain. If we fail to raise, within 2 yrs., $1 million/yr for 5 yrs, your donation will be refunded in FULL. 80-20 has already set up an escrow bank account. If we succeed, then the socio-political benefit you'll gain will be many times that of your donation.

   Actually, 80-20 aims to raise $10 million/yr for 5 yrs within 2 years. We'll use "our money to talk for us" while using 80-20's "political know-how" to help our offspring to stand TALL, ONCE & for ALL.

   For those who earn much more than $100k/yr., we urge you to tithe -- to donate 1 to 3% of your annual income to the SELF project.

   My annual income is slightly above $100k/yr. I've donated 5% to 80-20's two components, EF and PAC. A role model, an "anonymous", has pledged $120,000 over the next 2 years. Another Asian Am. from Houston, TX, pledged $2,500/yr, believe it or not, for 8 yrs. Go visit our "Acknowledgement Page", you'll see the names of tens of individuals who've donated $1,000/yr or more for 5 yrs. You may know some of them.

   Click on http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no NOW!

Please do your share! God helps those who help themselves. Let our children know that we fight for them.

THANK YOU!


Here is looking to you,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org

PS: Forward this e-newsletter to friends. Help spread the word!
Pioneers are proud to sacrifice & bear heavier burdens!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How 80-20 fights for our children - 2 recent examples

                  First Example - Recent Legal Action

   4 days ago, 80-20 EF filed an amicus brief with the 5th Circuit Court, which the Supreme Court has asked to re-consider its decision supporting the Univ. of TX in "Fisher vs. Univ. of TX." To read our brief, Click here , and go to item 8. 80-20 of course supports "race-neutral" college admissions.

   The current "race-conscious" admissions policy grossly discriminates against our children. So much so that many of our children have chosen not to identify themselves as Asian Ams in college applications -- a shameful reflection on us, their elders.

   80-20 EF co-filed this amicus brief with the Asian Am. Legal Foundation (AALF) of San Francisco.

   AALF is not to be confused with the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) of Los Angeles, which has gone out of its way, filing amicus briefs supporting "race-conscious" admissions. After 80-20 publicly challenged APALC on this issue, it has become relatively quiet. We hope and pray that APALC has changed its mind. If so, 80-20 will be delighted and privileged to work with APALC on this and other issues.

                      Second Example - Taking on SELF

   80-20's best effort for our children and YOU is its Self Empowerment Long-term Fund project, SELF. It aims to raise, within 2 years, at least $1 million per year for 5 years. Afterwards, we aim to expand it to be a
$10 million/yr for 5 yrs project. 80-20 EF's Board, after much polling & empirical testing of its fund-raising ability, has approved the project.

   Money talks. From hereon, 80-20's political skills will be complemented with having money to talk for us also.

   Why hasn't 80-20 told you where to donate yet? We are thoroughly testing our donation website -- we can't make the same mistake that the federal government is making in "Obama Care." :-)

   Please forward this email to your AsAm friends. To post your comments, click here.

 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation.
http://80-20EF.org


Monday, October 7, 2013

Why the Self Empowerment Long-term Fund?

   As the acronym SELF implies, it may signify that henceforth Asian Ams possess the self-confidence, wisdom, courage and the caring for justice and equal opportunity to put up OUR OWN money in order to fight OUR OWN battles to WIN OUR RIGHTS.

                             What Will SELF Bring Us?

(1) Clout

   Reliance on 80-20's political know-how, with a shoestring budget, can only go so far. Money is required to complement that political know-how. Money talks.

(2) Pride

   "USA Today" reported that many Asian Am youngsters chose NOT to identify themselves as Asian Ams when applying for college admissions. They seemed to sense that to be Asian Ams means to be stepped on, with our community helplessly watching without a fight. To verify that shameful reflection on us, click here. When we have the clout to fight effectively for our youngster's equal opportunity, their pride in their heritage and their elders will return.

                     A Board Decision Coming soon!

   In 6 days, 80-20 EF's Board will meet to decide if our community seems to have what it takes to take on this immensely difficult, precedent-breaking and history-making SELF project. 80-20 and you are parts of the same community. 80-20 is only as strong as you are!



S.B. Woo, a volunteer

President, 80-20 National AsAm Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org

Monday, September 30, 2013

How Will History See This Generation of AsAms?

   How Will History See this Generation of Asian Ams? 
The following are irrefutable facts.

FACT-1: ON OUR WATCH, our children suffer the HIGHEST barrier in college admissions. Our adults face the LOWEST glass ceiling in workplaces.

FACT-2: Yet we are highly educated. As a result, we have the nation's highest per capita and per family income.



        Note that Fact-2 doesn't contradict Fact-1. Most American institutions pay employees according to their educational attainment. However, the same institutions will NOT provide equal opportunity to AsAm adults to rise to the top, nor our children to be admitted to elite colleges.

FACT-3: AsAm civil rights organizations are supposed to fight and protect us. But they couldn't get much financial support from their fellow AsAms. As a result, they went OUTSIDE of our community to get their needed financial support.

        Money talks! We let others' money talk to them. By and by, even our own civil rights orgs. don't pay attention to AsAms' rightful interests.

FACT-4: 80-20 wants to reverse this trend. Therefore, it is trying very, very hard to establish a Self Empowerment Long-term Fund (SELF) of $10 million/yr for 5 yrs. 80-20's Board is carefully evaluating its chance of success, including poll data, promises from the elite of our community to donate generously, . . . etc.

   In less than 3 weeks, 80-20's Board will decide.

   If the decision is to "GO FOR IT!", will the SELF project succeed? It'll depend on all of us, including YOU.

   History watches and beckons. How will history view us?

   Please forward this email to your AsAm friends. To post your comments, click here .


S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation.
http://80-20EF.org

     

Monday, September 23, 2013

Self-help & How US Sen. Carper has Helped

(A) SELF-HELP -- The Most Important!!!

   350+ Chinese-, Indian-, Japanese- & other Asian-Ams have answered 80-20's poll. The prospect of 80-20's sponsoring the Self Empowerment Long-term Fund (SELF) looks better and better. But 80-20's Board looks for 600 poll responses as the minimum indication that AsAms want 80-20's leadership on this matter.

   Please reply to the poll. Honest answers are all we ask.

   80-20'll be slaving to raise, within 2 years, at least $1 million/yr for 5 yrs., should it assume that leadership. Why? Money talks. When that amount of money is combined with 80-20's political know-how, our community will likely achieve

(1) Unity -- our Salvation, and then
(2) Equal opportunity.

   See the poll results thus far:
               A            b           c          d         e
Q1        302         33         16         2         3
Q2        196         64         21         4         2
Q3        166         79         69        14        13
Q4         50         57         142       61       52

   The answers to Q1 & Q2 indicate that AsAms are absolutely intellectually convinced that all families and individuals, rich or poor, need to annually donate to a self-empowerment fund.

   The answers to Q3 implies about half of the families will not only donate but also help 80-20 find another AsAm family to donate.

   Q4 is tricky. Your answers to Q4 brought tears to our eyes. It indicates that AsAms really trust 80-20. They seem to prefer having 80-20 keeping an eye on the money, rather than a completely independent Board. Unexpected feedback! Thanks for your trust. Donors will decide this matter when a set of Bylaws are to be adopted.

   So pitch in! Do your share. At least reply to 80-20's poll.

(B) Self Help Induces Others to Help Us

   (i) Click here to see a video tape of US Sen. Tom Carper, who is now the Chair of the powerful Senate Homeland Security Committee, reading 80-20's full-page public service ad in Washington Post into the Congressional Record! He urged his senate colleagues to help AsAms achieve EQUAL opportunity. He said, "If this is right (i.e. if the info on the ad is right), then it is WRONG!"

   (ii) Click here to see how we induced Pres. Obama to TRIPLE the number of AsAm life-tenured federal judges. In addition, the number of AsAm Appeal Court judges jumped from 0 to 4.

   (iii) Click here to see that our Supreme Court agrees completely with 80-20's amicus brief to the Supreme Court that there should be "race-neutral" college admissions, . . . .

   (iv) Click here to see how 80-20 calls on OCA and other AsAm civil rights orgs. not to sell our interests. They remained silent. 80-20 appreciates & respects that silence. Optimistically, it seems the beginning for them to vigorously defend AsAm interests again. With that, we achieve our glorious UNITY -- our SALVATION.

   Replied to 80-20's poll yet? If not, do it NOW!


S. B. Woo, a volunteer president, 80-20 Nat'l AsAm Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org

     

Monday, September 16, 2013

Part (III)- Nothing to lose, everything to gain

Dear Fellow Asian Americans:
    When you donate $100/yr for 5 years, you have NOTHING TO LOSE, EVERYTHING TO GAIN.

   Your money will be REFUNDED to you in FULL, if 80-20 fails to raise, within 2 years, the minimal EMPOWERING sum of $1 million/yr for 5 years.

   If that money is raised, then you'll get many times the worth of your $500 back, because a HISTORIC UNITY will likely be forged, and with that shall come EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for you & your children. The $100/yr donation to EF is tax deductible.

Q: What is 80-20 waiting for? Get the fundraising going!!!
A:    80-20 is only as strong as YOU are. We'll be sending out a huge poll TOMORROW. If you get it, please complete and return it.
        If the return % is low, it'll be a "NO GO." Think! If our folks are NOT willing to spend the 2.5 minutes to complete 80-20's poll, are they LIKELY to donate the $100/yr for 5 yrs?

Q: Is there a defining moment for 80-20 in making a decision?
A:    The defining moment is TOMORROW. Please answer our poll, giving honest answers.


                                       A REMINDER:
   On our watch, our children face the highest barriers in admissions to elite colleges. Our adults face the lowest glass ceiling in workplaces. Sick of being passed over since childhood? EMPOWER ourselves?

                     80-20's Boards are considering
            The GREATEST Self-Empowerment Act in Our History.
 If you MISSED the earlier Parts I & II, click here for E-mails 118 & 119 .

 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National AsAm Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org



Monday, September 9, 2013

Part(II) Get our money to talk for us

                           80-20's Boards are considering 
      The GREATEST Self-Empowerment Act in AsAm History.
                   We'll Stand Tall, Once and for All!

        If you MISSED "The GREATEST AsAm Self-empowerment Act (I)",  click here and go to the bottom of the page. This is (II).

Q: Will you provide evidence that AsAms have the highest average per capita and per family income?
A: Please click here. The nation's % of families with annual income above $100,000 is 20%. For AsAms, it is 27% which accounts for more than 1 million such families.



Q: Mainstream media say Asian Ams are the "New Jews," because we are being discriminated like the Jews of 100 years ago. Are we learning from the Jewish Ams. on how to empower ourselves to fight discrimination?
A: Yes. The Jews used a combination of their financial strength and their political know-how to empower themselves. Look how successful they are.

     The Jewish Americans inspired 80-20 to start this Self-empowerment campaign - get OUR MONEY to TALK for us.

Q: How long will it take for you to get 1 in 10 of such AsAm families to each commit donating $100/yr for 5 years?
A: 2 years, we hope. If we fail, 80-20 will likely CLOSE SHOP at the end of 2016. We've done our best. It's time to let others try.

Q: We NEED 80-20.
A: Thank you. If 1 in 10 of such families will step forth, 80-20 will live. More significantly, we've finally COLLECTIVELY EMPOWERED ourselves.

Q: Who controls the money, before it reaches $10 million/yr for 5 years?
A: 80-20 will control, but not spend, the money UNTIL we have reached the minimal EMPOWERING sum of $1 million/yr for 5 yrs. At which point, an election will be held. The elected Board will control the money from there on.

Q: Sorry, I have to ask: "What happens to the money, if in 2 years, you fail to reach even the minimal goal of $1 million/yr ?"
A: Excellent question! The money will be refunded to donors in full!

Q: Can you show us the Bylaws governing the elected Board?
A: Soon, we are working on it. It'll be a while before we'll reach the $1 million/yr EMPOWERING point. Before then, when donations can still be refunded in full, we'll be submitting a set of draft Bylaws for donors to discuss, amend, and then approve.

Q: Will the names of donors be known?
A: Of course! Those 100,000 families will be the HEROES & HEROINES in the history of Asian Ams and should be recognized as such. The name, city and state of each donor will be displayed.

     Their commitment is heroic for 3 reasons:
     (1) It takes courage and faith to commit donating $100/yr for 5 years, when no such project has ever been tried before,
     (2) There is no guarantee that the fund will reach $10 million/yr. It takes courage and faith to belief in our collective cause, and to be 1 of the 10 in daring to be pioneers.
     (3) They will be the parents who ACT to help themselves and their children to stand tall, once and for all.

Q: Guts and vision! I wish you success. When will you start the campaign?
A: We are still assessing its likelihood to succeed. We'll be taking a big poll.

     If any of you receive an email poll, please participate. WE must find a way to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps. 80-20's political know-how is not enough. We must ALSO find a way to let our money talk for us!

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board . We want to hear from you !


Sincerely,
S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The GREATEST AsAm Self-empowerment Act (I)

                           80-20's Boards are considering 
      The GREATEST Self-Empowerment Act in Our History.
                      I urge you to read it.    Please?     SB
 
Q: Mr. Woo, you have devoted decades of your life to empower Asian Ams in order to develop the necessary AsAm COLLECTIVE clout to achieve equal opportunity. Have you succeeded?  
A: With the help of tens of thousands of Asian Ams who gave generously of their time & money, we've had some success. Regretfully, 80-20's past approach had a serious flaw. The fault was strictly mine.
     80-20 will now gun after MUCH BIGGER SUCCESS.

Q: What is the serious flaw?
A: My political experience led me to emphasize developing Asian Am. COLLECTIVE clout through the political process. Its BIG flaw is insufficient account for the strengths & weaknesses of the AsAm people. Asian Ams, as a people, have way below average political maturity. On the other hand, we have the nation's top per capita and per family income!!!

Q: Does that imply that there is no discrimination against AsAms?
A: No. Since that is only a side topic for this discussion, the full answer is shown in Footnote 1 at the end.

Q: OK. So how do you plan to use our strength in high per family income?
A: Money talks, especially in America. 80-20 shall find a way to let our money talk for us, when securing our COLLECTIVE clout.

Q: A great vision. Can you fill in some details where the devil may be?
A: Gladly. There are at least 1 million Asian Am. families with a yearly income of $100,000 or more. If 1 in 10 of those can be persuaded to donate $100/yr, a puny amount for such families, for 5 yrs, it'll amount to a COMMUNITY FUND of $10 million/year for 5 years!!! This money shall be used to organize our AsAm national orgs. to form a cohesively COLLECTIVE voice, thereby finally giving us the needed COLLECTIVE clout.

     That UNITY, that power, plus 80-20's political know-how, will finally help our adults shatter the glass-ceiling above us in workplaces. It'll also help our youngsters to get rid of the highest barrier in college admissions without much delay.

Q: Who decides how to use that money to forge the UNITY?
A: An elected Board of 5 members, independent of 80-20, will use democratic means to decide how to apply the money.

Q: Who will get to nominate and vote for the 5 Board members?
A: All who donate the $100 to the COMMUNITY FUND that year.

Q: Wow, wow, wow!!! Is 80-20 going to run this exciting and seemingly doable campaign?
A: We are not as sure as you are about its chance of success. 80-20 is going to do an extensive poll first to assess. We'll consult widely. Finally, we do believe that "Money Talks. We Should Get Our Money to Talk for us." This could be the Greatest Self-Empowerment Act in AsAm History."

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board . We WANT to hear your view on this self-empowerment idea.


Sincerely,
S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org
 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:      We thank
Tien (Steve) Hsia, Davis, CA, a Life Member, who further commits to
                      donate $100/month to 80-20 PAC. That is $1,200 per year!
Marisa Chuang-Ming, Berkeley, CA:            $2,000
Youxue Zhang, Detroit, MI:            $500

Footnote 1: Does high per family income imply no discrimination? Our highest average per family income is due mostly to our having, by far, the highest educational attainment. See the chart below. To see the close correlation between degree and income, see a Huffington Post article. To illustrate discrimination against us, a Nat'l Science Foundation report showed that even AsAms born in the US (i.e. no language barrier) are paid about 5% less than other Americans with comparable educational background & work experience.



Note: The AsAm race has the shortest black bar (high school degree), because most of our high school graduates go on to pursue higher degrees. So the % of our population with a high school diploma ONLY is small.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

National OCA's Long Silence & Our Faults

                           (1) Silence Implies Consent

   It is hoped that National OCA's long silence implies that it at least partially agrees with the points that 80-20 has raised. 80-20 wants to use this opportunity to express its appreciation and admiration for OCA's apparent capacity to listen and reflect. We want to apologize if we had inadvertently used inappropriate words in stating our case. The faults are mine, not that of the 80-20 Boards.

   80-20 also hopes that OCA may soon adopt a new college admissions position that is more consistent with the rightful interests of Asian American college applicants.

   Another 80-20 hope is that many other AsAm civil rights orgs. were also listening to the points that 80-20 was making. Click here and view E-mails 110 to 116 for 80-20's views on this matter.

   Let's hope that one day we will all work together. As the smallest of the minorities with the least political maturity, UNITY shall be our salvation. The sooner we'll have empowered ourselves to be equal citizens of the US, the more we will help make America "a more perfect Union."

                               (2) WE are also At Fault

   Money talks. We don't financially support our OWN civil rights orgs. They are getting their money from outside of our community. So others' money are talking to them.

   We also need to use our money to let AsAm young civil rights workers know that we are not only becoming politically more mature but also striving to live up to our social responsibilities. Thus far, we have been a sorry lot -- timid and stingy, although we are mostly well-educated and financially comfortable!

           (3) Let's Work Together to Let Our Money Talk

   80-20's 2 Boards - PAC and Educational Foundation - are working hard to find a REALISTIC & IMAGINATIVE solution to let our money talk. We have strength in per family income. We must empower ourselves by pulling on our own bootstraps. We'll consult widely. More on that later.


   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board.


S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org


Monday, August 19, 2013

You Be the Judge

                                    You Be the Judge

   SPEAK UP & ACT OUT. That is the minimum required of YOU, if you want to protect your rights in the USA.

   A dispute between 80-20 and OCA (Organization of Chinese Ams) regarding the Affirmative Action programs, AA, (college admissions AND the glass ceiling in workplaces) has been raging for weeks.

                The Results of AA Are Not In Dispute

   Here are the two results of AA. The factual results are not disputed.

Result (1): The Highest Admission Barrier Against Our Children:
     To have equal access to elite colleges, the average AsAm students' SAT score were 140 pts higher than whites, 270 pts higher then Hispanics, and 450 pts higher than blacks (out of 1600).
   NOTE: Our children must overcome higher barriers even compared against the white applicants.

Result (2): The Lowest glass ceiling in workplaces Against Our Adults:
     The Figure below clearly shows that AsAms have the lowest chance of being promoted to the management level in (i) private industries, (ii) universities and (iii) federal government, when compared with all other races.

   
              National OCA's Stands on Both Issues

   Nat'l OCA APPROVES of the highest barrier against our children because it believes DIVERSITY among college students requires our sacrifice.

   But Nat'l OCA is almost SILENT on the glass ceiling. Isn't DIVERSITY in management levels in corps. also important?

   OCA has submitted many amicus briefs to the Appeal Courts and Supreme Court to support "race-conscious" admissions. What comparable action has nat'l OCA taken to fight against the glass ceiling in workplaces?

                         80-20's Stands on Both Issues

   80-20 has worked with the Obama Administration to RAISE the glass ceiling against AsAms. The Labor Dept.'s highest officer to enforce the elimination of the glass-ceiling is Patricia Shiu, a Chinese American who used to work in San Francisco, CA. 80-20 has met with her twice to urge speedier and more significant results. For those of you who know Shiu, pls help urge her for more actions and results.

   80-20 is 4-square AGAINST the higher barrier against our kids. 80-20 filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court to oppose "race-conscious" admission. 80-20 is for diversity. It is NOT against yielding SAT points to Hispanics and blacks. However, 80-20 is OUTRAGED by the fact that AsAms need to yield 140 pts to the white applicants. That is ANTI-affirmative!!!

   80-20 fights for you in both cases. The nat'l OCA is hurting us. Speak up and act out! E-mail THayashi@ocanational.org .

   Seize the chance when 80-20 is still alive. We may cease operation by 2017. FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board .
  

S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Many thanks to
Mark Xu, Falls Church, VA:                     $500


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

TESTIMONIES: OCA & its support for "race-conscious" admissions


   Tom Hayashi, Executive Director of OCA (Org. of Ch-Ams), issued a recent press release stating:
       "We ardently hope that the Court of Appeals will uphold the University of Texas' admission policy."

   NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS TO US than having our own civil rights
 organizations taking positions contrary to our rightful interests.

   Why? (1) Because it gives the cover of LEGITIMACY to the discrimination against us. (2) It dulls & BEFUDDLES our community's senses, and (3) They will be rewarded by our "opponents" and come back to haunt us later ON EVEN BIGGER ISSUES. In the real world, "Benedict Arnolds" do exist.

   Be warned! Read the testimonies below. See how beholden the OCA has been to corporate money. Will it still work for Asian Ams' rightful interests? All emphasis below are added.

(1) Mei-ling Woo, President of OCA's Seattle chapter -- "Chapter of the Year" for two consecutive years in 2003 & 04 under her leadership.

"OCA's (being) beholden to corporate money . . . is nothing new . . . In 2002, Seattle chapter asked at the national board meeting to discontinue taking tobacco money, but got rejected. The reason: 'We don't want to go down the slippery slope regarding corporate funding.' "

"OCA has long lost its standing as an advocacy organization & is more like a scholarship dispensing machine for corporations. I personally witnessed the disrespectful treatment they received from corporations because of the funding. . . . "

(2) Juliet Shen, Lisa Lei, and Vanessa Teck, 3 fired OCA interns

   When one of the 3 suggested to Tom Hayashi, OCA Exec. Dr., about not taking Walmart money, he answered "Well, wouldn't we run out of corporations to take from?" To see the statement, click on "These are our stories, these are our experiences" put up by the 
3 OCA interns, who were fired and escorted to leave the premises recently.

(3) Albert Wang, M.D., one of the best-known and most respected Chinese Ams in N. California:

"I've had a similar experience, although I was never an officer in OCA, around 1995 . . . when I went to the OCA Convention in Washington DC on behalf of OCA East Bay Chapter. As the president of Citizens for Better Community in Fremont, I was then trying to network with other Chinese American organizations in the Bay Area and met then OCA East Bay President Danny Wan. We both went to DC to attend the annual OCA Convention, celebrating it's 30th year (25th ?). I met two young activists from the Oakland area who were there to propose that OCA decline funding from Philip Morris, disguised as Kraft Food at the time. As the only representatives from the East Bay Chapter, we sat at the board meeting, while not being board members, and listened to their plea. It was enlightening, as a health care professional, to hear that the tobacco industry has such influence on our national organization while so many Chinese Americans and Chinese are addicted to smoking and suffer from its health consequences. Similar to what Mei-ling Woo experienced, the board listened, stated that they can't do without the money, and refused to consider the proposal. This is an example of the corporate influence on our national organization, even when it's not in our community's interest."

(4) Brian Chen, former President, OCA Chicago chapter, pleaded to Ginny Gong, former OCA Nat'l President:

". . . many organizations growing irrelevant . . . A case in point is OCA's latest stand on affirmative action for college admissions . . I do not see (Affirmative action) as an allocation of permanent quota system to the punishment of all other groups. . . Has OCA solicited the views of its membership base, instead of just the views of its executive councils, on such an important issue . . .? . . . Ginny . . . could you help in that front? Please?"

                  Do You Still Think OCA Is Working For Us?
   YOUR CALL. Is OCA still an honest organization working for you? Beware that we are partially culpable -- we are NOT willing to financially support our own civil rights orgs. So OTHERS' money is talking to OCA and other AsAm civil right orgs. to our DETRIMENT!

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board .
 
  
S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Many thanks to
Zhiyong An & Xiaoping Shen, Farmington, CT: $500 + $500 from Verizon Matching Fund
Xiaohong Su, Issaquah, WA: $400 + $400 from Microsoft Matching Fund



Monday, August 5, 2013

Nat'l polls support 80-20's survey on admissions


   80-20 surveyed 47,000+ Asian Ams. 98% of them supported "race-neutral" and opposed "race-conscious" college admissions.

   The so-called Asian Am "civil rights" organizations, which went out of their ways to support "race-conscious" college admissions, questioned the validity of 80-20's survey. 80-20 CHALLENGED them to do such a poll on their own or do one jointly with 80-20. None picked up 80-20's challenge.

   Good news. National polls on Americans' preference on college admissions are now available. Their results support 80-20's findings. The polls are:

(1) The Washington Post-ABC poll, 6/12/13 AsAms NOT included in this poll.
   The poll question asked "Do you support or oppose allowing universities to consider applicants race as a factor in deciding which students to admit?"
  
   76% of Americans nationally opposed using race as a factor. Even blacks opposed it by 78%. Surprised? That's why another poll was taken 12 days later.

(2) Gallup Poll, 6/25/13 Asian Ams were still NOT included.
   The question is more precise. It now asks whether "applicants should be admitted solely on the basis of merit, even if that results in few minority applicants being admitted" or "an applicant's racial and ethnic background should be considered to help promote diversity on college campuses, even if that means admitting some minority students who might not otherwise be admitted,"

   The national support, excluding Asians, has dropped from 76% to 67%.
  
   Still 75% of whites oppose "race-conscious" admissions.

                Still Doubt 80-20's Survey Result of 98%?
   Let's reason together. Princeton sociology Tom Espenshade stated in his 2009 book:
      to gain equal access to elite colleges, the average SAT scores (out of 1600) of Asians are to be 140 pts higher than whites, 270 pts higher than Hispanics and 450 pts higher than blacks."

   IN OTHER WORDS, deducing from Espenshade's data, whites on the average ONLY give 130 pts to Hispanics and 310 pts to blacks. Indeed, whites, on the average, receive the benefit of GAINING 140 from Asian Ams. Still whites oppose "race-conscious" college admissions by 75%.

   Asian Ams are by far the most discriminated under this policy, SHOULD IT BE SURPRISING THAT Asian Ams oppose it by 98%?

            An Earnest Plead To Asian Am Civil Rights Orgs.

   Ask yourselves these questions:
(1) If you doubt 80-20's poll results, do you have the responsibility to do a poll of your own to find out what Asians want with admissions?

(2) Have you been induced by your need to acquire funding and get along with NAACP to let down your guards to protect Asian Am interests?
      80-20 respects NAACP. But we'll NOT hesitate to disagree with its positions, if they are against the rightful interests of Asian Ams.

(3) May we work together for the best interests of our community?
      United we'll be strong. We can then achieve our altruistic and pragmatic goals with honor and pleasure.

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board.
  

S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Explosive! How 3 OCA interns view OCA


   3 recently FIRED OCA interns gave EXPLOSIVE INDIRECT VERIFICATION to what 80-20 reported to you 2 weeks ago in "Don't let our children feel ashamed . ." In it, we reported:

   "NOTHING is more dangerous to us than having our own civil rights orgs. taking positions contrary to our rightful interests. . . ."

   "Don't be so quick to blame OCA. Understand the causes first!
   (1) We Don't Invest In Ourselves . . . MONEY TALKS! We are NOT willing to provide the money. So other people's money is talking!
   (2) We Lack Political Wisdom! . . . they (AsAm civil rights workers) will eventually work for either black or Hispanic civil rights orgs. or for agencies of Democratic Administrations. That requires AsAm civil rights workers to always get along with NAACP. "

   HERE IS WHAT 3 RECENTLY FIRED OCA INTERNS DID & HAVE TO SAY.

   On July 12, Juliet Shen, Lisa Lei, and Vanessa Teck protested that OCA was too beholden to corporate money, and also hinted that OCA was too eager to please powerful political institutions. 3 days later, one intern was pulled into the office of OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi. Hayashi asked "Well, wouldn't we run out of corporations to take from?"

   On July 19, the interns did a private "14 second Instagram, captioned 'This is how we feel about Walmart,' individuals frowned, shook their head and illustrated an inappropriate hand gesture" that was unfortunately leaked to the public. The next day, they were fired and escorted off the premise, where OCA's national convention was being held, by OCA staff immediately. Hmm, is OCA still a civil rights org.? Or is it now CORPORATE OCA?

   Visit "These are our stories, these are our experiences" put up by the 3 FIRED OCA interns. They are inviting other OCA interns to comment and aim to come up with an action plan to change OCA from its current direction.

   Civil rights used to be a movement. By now, it is an industry. Like so many institutions in Washington D.C. -- it's the same old story, the chase for money and glory. Does OCA still care about "Embracing the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific Ams."?

   On a similar vein, why couldn't OCA at least show us a real membership and chapters list? Mr. Hayashi claims that "OCA is a membership-driven org. "
 
Why wouldn't he proudly show OCA's membership list to the public immediately? WHY? WHY? Draw your own conclusion!

   Why is 80-20 fighting with OCA? No, we don't want to fight OCA. However, in order to protect YOU from having YOUR interests betrayed, we need the truth to come out!!! We believe an Asian Am organization must be HONEST with its own community. Lies should not be tolerated, because it may make the org. vulnerable, inducing it to betray our community.

   NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS TO US than having our own civil rights orgs. taking positions contrary to our rightful interests.

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board .
 
  
S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
 

Monday, July 22, 2013

OCA's Non-reply Reply & Your Choice

   80-20 asked Tom Hayashi, OCA's Exec. Director, 3 straight-forward questions, whose answers should be public information to begin with. See a summary of the questions, shown 4 paragraphs below. To see the original questions, click on Questions for Tom Hayashi of OCA.
   No answer. WHY? Instead, he sent me the following legalistic non-reply reply.

"Dear Mr. Woo:
Following our internal protocol, I will be forwarding your request for response by the Executive Council. We also will be consulting our general counsel for review and possible response.


Moreover, we request in any public communique that is sent through 80/20 that may contain any citation of our institutional message or language that you do not add your own emphasis (even with notation to that effect), direct citation would only be proper since the context may be misconstrued.   Sincerely,   Tom Hayashi"

   Why didn't Hayashi answer? Since OCA "embraces" our "hopes and aspirations," wouldn't OCA want to find out what our hopes and aspirations on "race-conscious" college admissions are by doing a poll? Shouldn't information on OCA's membership list and number of its real chapters be public information to begin with? Will the truth hurt?

   80-20 has great respect for OCA for its past contributions. Indeed, I was its National President in 1991. But we are puzzled by OCA's support for "race-conscious college admissions" under Mr. Hayashi. Is OCA still a real and truthful organization aiming to fight for "the hopes and aspirations of Asian Ams"?

   E-mail Tom Hayashi THayashi@ocanational.org . Ask him to answer these questions. If you are or were an OCA member and/or Chapter/national officer, please identify yourself as such. That will add weight to your statement. Copy me in if you like.

   Send your email, if you want your children to win.

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board.


S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation



     80-20's Message Picked Up by Some Mainstream Media
" . . . Case in point. When the NAACP sues to increase black and Latino admissions at specialized public high schools that are majority Asian, the top Asian advocacy organizations *always* endorse the suits despite that the redistribution of seats would take seats away from Asian students. Of course local Asian families never support the suits, but that doesn't matter to the Asian advocacy organizations because they don't answer to Asian families. Yet the media always cites the non-representative Asian advocacy organizations as the authoritative voice of the Asian community. . . ."

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

QUESTIONS for Tom Hayashi of OCA


   80-20 deeply respects OCA's earlier service to the Chinese Am. community. However, owing to a recent OCA stand in college admissions that is contrary to the rightful interests of the Asian Am community, our community begins to QUESTION OCA'S INTEGRITY.

   Tom Hayashi, OCA's Exc. Director, CLAIMED in the first paragraph of his bio that OCA is
 
      " a premiere pan-Asian membership driven civil rights organization with a national network of 80 chapters & affiliates . . "

   We like to believe that the above are facts, not fabrications. Hence, we faxed and emailed the following QUESTIONS to Tom Hayashi, to get answers.

Question (1) Given that OCA is a membership-driven org., why isn't an OCA National MEMBERSHIP LIST shown anywhere to the public?
 
Has anyone EVER seen an OCA national membership list in recent year? (See 80-20's membership list here .)

Question (2) Given that Mr. Hayashi claimed having Delaware as one of OCA's 80 (50?) chapters (see his claim here ), we wonder if one single member, namely me, becomes an OCA chapter? Who are OCA's OTHER 2013 dues- paying members in Delaware? (In comparison, 80-20 requires 25 persons paying both national & chapters dues to become a chapter. Click here .)

Question (3) Since OCA embraces "the hopes and aspirations of AsAms," will you DO A POLL of your own on AsAm's view on "race-conscious" college admissions?

(80-20's survey showed that 98% of AsAms prefer race-neutral college admissions. Are you afraid, some people think, that the result of your own poll will limit your ability to follow other organizations with contrary preferences?)


   80-20's questions are NOT intended to embarrass Mr. Hayashi. If the claims are wrong, just say so. 80-20 & I have made honest &/or real mistakes before. But we owe up to it -- honesty with our own community is a MUST!

   80-20 just wants to make sure that we are dealing with HONORABLE people. If so, we like to think we can resolve our differences in college admissions in the best interests of our community.


   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board .

   WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM MR. HAYASHI.


S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
Also the National President of OCA in 1991
 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Don't let our children feel ashamed of our heritage

   Nothing is more dangerous to us than having our own civil rights organizations (CROs) taking positions contrary to our rightful interests.

   Has that happened? You be the judge!

   98% of the Asian Ams preferred "race-neutral" admissions. Indeed, AsAm students sensing discrimination against them in college admissions, often refused to check the "Asian" box under race on their application. See USA Today article, "Some Asians' college strategy: Don't check 'Asian'". The Supreme Court apparently agrees with us and instructed the lower court to apply "strict scrutiny" to see if "race-neutral" college admissions can be accomplished while also achieving diversity.

   Yet, Tom Hayashi, Executive Director of OCA (Org. of Ch-Ams), issued a press release against our rightful interests, stating:

       "We ardently hope that the Court of Appeals will uphold the University of Texas' admission policy. Race-conscious admission policies create a more equitable educational landscape for APA students, . . .(emphasis added)"


   Now is the time for a FRANK discussion of how such a weird and sad situation could have happened. Don't be so quick to blame OCA. 
 
Understand the cause first!


   (1) We Don't Invest In Ourselves! Our community has never been willing to financially support our own CROs such as OCA, JACL, AAJA AALDEF, & APALC. Consequently, they mostly obtain their financial needs from outside of our community, namely Fortune 500 corporations and liberal foundations.

   Fortune 500 corporations spend money supporting the civil rights INDUSTRY (yes by now it is no longer a movement but an INDUSTRY) with at least one pragmatic, non-altruistic, aim -- to get NAACP on their side, if possible, since NAACP is the icon of civil rights. At the least, each of the corporate "Diversity Managers" in charge of dispensing money to the civil rights industry wants to make sure that the financial support of OCA & other AsAm CROs does NOT get the NAACP mad at his/her corporation, which would endanger his/her job. Under such an atmosphere, will AsAm CROs want to support an admissions policy which NAACP strongly opposes?

   MONEY TALKS! We are not willing to provide the money. So other people's money is talking!

   (2) We Lack Political Wisdom! We want good people to work for our CROs. Good people want good careers. Where can young, ambitious AsAm civil rights workers' CAREER advance to? AsAm CROs are small and few. So smart AsAm CAREER CR workers from day one know that they'll eventually work for either black or Hispanic CROs or for agencies of Democratic Administrations. That requires AsAm civil rights workers to always get along with NAACP.

   As a result, on a rare issue like college admissions, when the interests of the Asian Am community are in conflict with those of NAACP, they'll support NAACP.

   Don't blame OCA or NAACP! Wise up, FIRST!

   80-20 wants to be 100% loyal to AsAm's rightful interests. Hence we accept only AsAm money, resulting in a shoe-string operation for the last 15 years. Our volunteers and staff often work more than 60 hours /week.

   How to remedy this SAD, SHAMEFUL & DANGEROUS situation?

   80-20 loves to work with all Asian Ams, including the Committee of 100, and public-minded, wealthy AsAm individuals, OCA and the other AsAm CROs, former government officials to together protect our community's rightful interests. Step up & act! Don't let our children feel ashamed of their heritage.

   As a community, we are BELOW PAR IN INVESTING IN OURSELVES.

   FORWARD this e-newsletter to your friends. Post your comments on 80-20's Poster Board .



S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
Also the National President of OCA in 1991
     

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court Decision on College Admissions

   The Supreme Court issued its decision on college admissions yesterday. In a 7 to 1 decision, it referred the case back to the Court of Appeals with the following key instructions.

(1)  The Supreme Court made it clear that race-conscious admissions should NOT be used unless there is "no workable race-neutral alternatives (that) would produce the educational benefits of diversity (emphasis added)". 80-20 advocates a race-neutral college admissions policy. We are also for diversity. However, diversity should be achieved WITHOUT discriminating against Asian American college applicants, e.g. by replacing "race" with "class". We are delighted that the Supreme Court seems to agree with both key points that 80-20 has advocated.

   Nevertheless, given that the case is referred back to the Court of Appeals, no final conclusion should be drawn except one -- we are better off today than a year ago.

(2)  The SC also asked the lower court to apply "strict scrutiny" in determining whether "race-conscious" in college admissionis called for.
   Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority stated, "Strict scrutiny does NOT permit a court to ACCEPT a school's assertion that its admissions process uses race in a permissible way WITHOUT CLOSELY EXAMINING how the process works in practice.(emphasis added)"

  80-20 hopes that the so-called Asian Am. civil rights organizations such as      
         AALDEF of New York,
         OCA of Washington D.C.,
         AAJC of Washington D.C. and
         APALC of Los Angeles
will take Justice Kennedy's statement above to heart. They should apply "strict scrutiny" before accepting NAACP's and universities' assertion that the current "admissions process uses race in a permissible way."  Now is their time to join 98% of the Asian Americans who prefer "race-neutral" college admissions.

   80-20 is proud to have helped Asian American students get a step closer to enjoying equal opportunity to enter elite colleges. We shall continue to battle until Asian American adults and children enjoy equal opportunities fully.

   FORWARD this email to your friends. To post comment, click on http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp .


Sincerely,
S.B. Woo, volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org

Saturday, June 15, 2013

LA Times Op Ed on 80-20 & College Admissions

   In a few days, the Supreme Court will announce its decision on "race-conscious" college admission. See what our nation's most prestigious papers are saying recent days:

   NY Times, a liberal paper, didn't mention 80-20. But it predicted a result that 80-20 has fought for. "I've come to think there may be a better way to accomplish diversity: namely, by shifting attention from race to class." The author was the executive editor of NYT until September 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/opinion/keller-affirmative-reaction.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130610

   LA Times mentioned 80-20 in its first paragraph:

   "Any day now, the Supreme Court will announce its decision in the Fisher vs. University of Texas case, which could invalidate the use of race-conscious policies in college admissions. Some Asian American groups, such as the 80-20 Education Foundation, have been among the most vocal and visible in opposing what's broadly termed affirmative action. They believe getting rid of race considerations will work to the advantage of Asian Americans, who on average have held more extracurricular leadership positions and have higher test scores and grade-point averages than whites, yet have the lowest acceptance rate to elite private universities."

   "They are not wrong to worry about Asian admissions. The circumstantial evidence for a "bamboo" ceiling on Asian admissions is mounting. According to a 2009 study by sociologists Thomas Espenshade and
Alexandria Radford, Asian Americans must score 140 points higher on the SAT to have the same chance at admission to private colleges as whites. College enrollment trends show that the percentage of Asian Americans in many Ivies has stayed flat — between 15% and 18% — in the last 20 years, even though the college-age population of Asian Americans has doubled."

   "Still, affirmative action is a red herring for those who are truly concerned about discrimination against Asians in higher education. . . "
 
Click on http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-chen-fisher-asian-affirmative-action-20130613,0,6358807.story

   CAN YOU IMAGINE that almost ALL the so called Asian American "CIVIL RIGHTS" orgs actually OPPOSED this good result? They actually filed amicus brief and issued press releases to STRONGLY support "race-conscious" college admissions.

   Please think on that one!!! How could such a weird situation come about? Will it happen again? Do you feel safe with these "CIVIL RIGHTS" orgs protecting you? They are:

       OCA, based in Washington D.C.,
       AALDE, based in NY City,
       APALC, based in Los Angeles,
       AAJC, based in Washington D.C. and many smaller ones.

   We hope that these orgs. will make amends and begin helping our college-aged youngsters. If they do that, the past can be forgiven. Otherwise? What should be done with them? You tell us. Pls comment on
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/politicaledu/posterboard.asp.

Thanks.


Sincerely,
S.B. Woo, volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation
http://80-20EF.org
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

S.B's First Quarterly Report to You

Dear Big Donors,

   May we have a heart-to heart talk? I'll be frank and truthful.

   Can you imagine our community WITHOUT 80-20 Initiative???

   WITHOUT 80-20, would Obama STILL have doubled the number of Asian Am life-tenured federal judges AND raised the no. of AsAm Appeals Court judges from 0 to 3?

   WITHOUT 80-20, would the US Labor Dept. STILL have promised in writing to enforce affirmative action laws for us in workplaces, which an Asian Am former Labor Sec., Elaine Chou, refused to do for you?

   WITHOUT 80-20, would the quota on Asian Am students by colleges STILL have been challenged by 80-20 in the Supreme Court, while many AsAm "civil rights" orgs actually filled on the other side?

   REMEMBER, none of the AsAm past and present elected officials have said a word, much less take actions, about these big issues! Indeed, the bigger the issues, the quieter our "civil rights" orgs and elected officials become!!!

   That was WHY 80-20 WAS ESTABLISHED. That was why I gave 14 years of my life to DEMONSTRATE that Asian Ams can fight for ourselves.

   But now 80-20 is dying. Why?

Reason 1: When 80-20 has demonstrated that it is politically effective, 99.99999% of the 15 million Asian Ams didn't pour out their support to make it a powerful and permanent weapon in our possession. 80-20 still operated on a shoe-string.

Reason 2: I'll soon be 76. The lack of a proper community response deters others from willing to take my (thankless) job. Our community fails to understand or care about its own BIG interests.

   That is why 80-20 is dying.

   As a result, I am forced to speak frankly to SIGNIFICANT PERSON(s) like you to ask for help. Unless people like you are willing to take a LARGER burden to help, 80-20 will die.

   Could a good organization emerge later? Maybe, but what is its odds?

   80-20 needs to be infused with millions of dollars for it to live and serve you, your children and the children of your children effectively.

   I admit my grievous faults. I failed to find a good leader to take over. What if we both keep on trying till 2016?

   We'll do our best. The three IEC elected members, Charles Zhang, Kathleen To & I have each donated $5,000 to PAC this month. Will YOU also try to raise some REAL money for us? WHY? The only way 80-20 can be kept alive is a well-paid staff and Executive Director. That's how the Jewish community does!

   In the short-term, 80-20 still shines. The pending Supreme Court decision in June will likely favor us. But the long-term picture is still dark.

   When significant people like you step forth to help, odds change. We at 80-20 have sacrificed for many years, YOU NEED TO HELP NOW.  NOBLESSE OBLIGE! I'd love to hear from you please. :-)


Looking to your great help,

S. B. Woo, who will irreversibly retire on 12/31/2016
President, 80-20 National Asian Am PAC, Inc.
  
 

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