Monday, November 24, 2014

T's the Season of Giving. Need your help!

"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, Self Empowerment Long-term Fund !  In giving, you will RECEIVE from 80-20 its untiring effort to protect your rights in BIG issues, that is many times your money's worth.

    (A) Those not having donated, please DONATE!   T's the Season!  :-)  For a 1st time donor, you must click on DONATE first.

    (B) Those having donated about a year ago with a 5 year commitment, your 2nd annual donation may be OVERDUE.  Click here & go to the green section for easy payment.  You will find the amount of your donation(s), and the date when you first pledged.
       (B1) If you prefer to send a check, make it payable to "SELF, 80-20".  Mail to
Lynn Chen-Zhang, CPA
7596 Oak Shore South
Portage, MI  49024.
       (B2) If you use a credit card, then following the instructions on the webpage.

                How 80-20 Has Served You in BIG issues this year.:

[1] Learning from NAACP, the largest civil rights org. for the black community:
80-20 uses the courts to incrementally strip away the "legally sanctioned discrimination" against AsAm children.  An example is the race-preference in college admissions.  80-20 filed amicus briefs in the Supreme Courts, helped winning the "close scrutiny" verdict from the Supreme Court. In working with Ed Blum's organizations, Students for Fair Admissions, a  huge legal battle against Harvard has started.  Our own community is unfortunately NOT ready to fight such legal battles.  So 80-20 does effective leveraging.

[2] Learning from AIPAC, the most powerful Jewish Am political organization: 80-20 realizes that electing AsAm candidates can only do so much to grow our political clout.  This is particularly so when our culture to worship officials has spoiled many of the elected.  They not only didn't serve our rightful interests but also betrayed us.  To established the much needed ACCOUNTABILITY of elected AsAm officials to AsAms, 80-20 pointed to to former CA Senator Leland Yee and Assemblyman Paul Fong and promised to DEFEAT them during the 2004 elections to punish them for their betrayal in the SCA-5 fight.   Promises fulfilled.
                                  Dire Poverty in Financial Resources   

  The combined annual budget for 80-20 PAC and Educational Foundation is $100,000.  That of AIPAC is $170,000,000.  Sigh!  Recall that AsAm community is relatively wealthy.

    The fevor of the first generation to serve its community can NOT be passed on. After S.B. Woo and his colleagues have retired from 80-20,  we must have at least $1 million/yr to keep 80-20 alive. 

    80-20 provides a UNIQUE service to you in BIG issues.  "In giving, we RECEIVE".  Please give to SELF to help it reach $1 million /yr for 5 years by Oct 21, 2015, to keep 80-20 from possibly dying. SELF is 35% behind its time-schedule.  Thank you for giving.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 Nat'l AsAm Educational Foundation, Inc.

PS:  Do you know AsAm youngsters applying to colleges?  Read this WSJ article.  Better yet, forward the relevant sections of this e-newsletters to them.  :-)