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.