Q: What's political common sense that some AsAms should have which may benefit our community?
A: Officials who face re-election every 4 or 6 years, e.g. US Senators or state senators, are to represent nationwide/statewide/region-wide interests.
Officials who face re-election every 2 years, e.g. Congress-persons and California's Assembly-persons, are supposed to represent LOCAL interests. So if an Assembly-person has a lot of AsAm voters in his/her district, he/she is suppose to speak up for their interests, regardless of
opposing statewide or national views. There are too few persons speak up for Asian Ams to begin with. If even our own elected officials don't speak up for us, then we are truly in bad shape.
California's Asian Am voters need to know this time-honored American political tradition to hold their Assembly-persons and Congress-persons accountable!
Don't let your Assembly-person grandstand on state-wide issues while abandoning your interest.
Q: How do I hold my Assembly/Congress persons accountable?
A: With your vote! If the elected official has GROSSLY ignored your interest, then vote against him/her the next time he/she runs. Don't worship your elected AsAm officials. They are your public servants. They are supposed to serve your rightful interests. That is why we have officials who must face re-election every 2 years. This is the American way!
(1) We have 18 great candidates running Board of Donors (BOD). 15 of the 18 will be elected, since they have very difficult missions -- 1) forging UNITY and 2) helping SELF reach $1 million/yr for 5 years by Oct. 21, 2015.
Date of election: Nov. 4, 2014 (Tuesday). A candidate statement of 150 words or less will appear when a voter click on a candidates name. Please consider giving female & NON-Chinese Am. candidates an extra look. Diversity strengthens.
(2) The first anniversary of SELF is here. WE are supposed to have raised $500,000/yr for 5 yrs already. We are 22% behind target. Want 80-20 Initiative to live after S. B. Woo retires? PLEASE do YOUR share to donate to SELF. To DONATE, click here.
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National AsAm Educational Foundation, Inc.