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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Harvard Admissions / A Looming Critical Struggle

The Importance of Thinking Big, Aiming High & Working Hard

Good News
   Facts relating to Harvard class of 2020, as related by Harvard Magazine:

1) "Harvard Admits" are at a record Low:   5.2% of those who applied, and
2) "Harvard AsAm admits" are at a record High:   22.1% of the admits.

What could have caused the above changes?  Possibly,

a) The "Fisher vs. U. of TX" lawsuits in the Supreme Court, for which both 80-20 Initiative and the AsAm Coalition for Education filed respective amicus briefs. The Supreme Court will likely make its 2nd statement on that lawsuit later this year.
b) A slate of 5 prominent candidates, 3 of whom are AsAms, competing for the 5 Harvard Overseer seats this year.  The campaign was mounted by Ron Unz and supported by 80-20.  The candidates are running on a platform of "Free Harvard. Fair Harvard."
c) The lawsuits filed by "Students for Fair Admissions"* against Harvard and Univ. of North Carolina, led by Ed Blum and supported by 80-20.  The lawsuits are working their way toward a Supreme Court hearing in another couple of years.

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”   Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 - 1892.
    
Do YOUR share to make us Kingmaker on June 7th

Q5: I never understood what political clout is.  Will you explain?
A:  It's the ability to affect the outcome of an important election. To illustrate, Asian Ams in CA can be the kingmakers to decide whether Clinton or Sanders will be the Nominee of the Democratic Party through the June 7 Dem. primary. Thereafter, we'll have the political clout to win EQUAL opportunity for ourselves and our children.  So please do your share and get ready to vote on June 7th as 80-20 will direct. Generations of AsAms will be grateful to you.
                           
The date of the CA Democratic presidential primary is
June 7.

   There is a HUGE, CRITICAL battle to be won in CA, which holds an open Democratic primary between Clinton and Sanders on June 7th. If all AsAm Democrats and Declines come out to vote, AsAms shall be the kingmakers for the next Nominee of the Democratic Partywho will most likely be the next president, given the chaotic situation within the Republican Party.

   80-20 is waiting for the two Democratic candidates to answer its questionnaire, which is designed to win another big advance in our struggle for EQUAL opportunity. 

*The legal team of "Students for Fair Admissions" would like to have two more AsAm students who were rejected from Harvard this cycle.


S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 17 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

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