Wednesday, January 15, 2014

White House FINALLY Responded

   The White House has responded to the petition signed by 105,111 persons of Chinese descent last Friday. FINALLY! The petition requested the White House to ask ABC to "cut the show and issue a formal apology." Click here to read the White House response.

   After having read it, are you
a. satisfied or
b. disappointed or
c. neither? Have you learned a lesson about America & its government?

  This is a teachable moment!

     In a democracy, a government faces many limits to act, even in protecting the weak. The WEAK must setup ways to protect themselves. The good part of democracy is that the WEAK ones, e.g. the AsAms, are allowed to organize powerful political action committees (PAC), and bloc votes to defeat politicians who ignore the rightful interests of the WEAK.

   You may now understand why 80-20 has

1) not participated in this White House petition, and
3) repeatedly ADVOCATED for AsAm to rely on SELF-empowerment.

   TO COMPARE the results of SELF-reliance versus reliance on White House:

a) The Jimmy Kimmel's "kill all Chinese" show was aired on Oct. 16, 2013.
b) 80-20 got ABC to remove the skit from all ABC platforms on Oct. 23, 2013.
c) 80-20 got ABC executives responsible for the Kimmel show to send 80-20 President, S. B. Woo, a written apology intended to be conveyed to all persons of Chinese descent on Oct. 25, 2013. See the apology here.
d) The White House petition, which so many of you placed such high hopes in, responded almost 3 months later on January 10, 2014, when the issues of "cut the show and issue a formal apology" were moot.

   Have you donated to 80-20 EF's SELF project? It aims to raise at least the minimum effective self- empowering amount of $1 million per year for 5 years. Currently, 80-20's annual budget is only $100k.

   If SELF fails to raise the amount in another 20 months, your donation will be fully refunded to you. In addition, 80-20 will admit its failure to educate the AsAm politically and probably go into demise so that another AsAm political organization can do a better job than 80-20.

   For now, we are trying very very hard to serve you effectively.

Please donate to SELF by clicking below

Your donation is tax deductible. We have thus far raised more than $219,000/yr for 5 years. Please pitch in. God helps those who help themSELVES.

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

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