Monday, February 8, 2016

Updates and help Sherry Chen to help ourselves

Heart of Stone? Heart of Gold?

                     Updating YOUR Successes:  
(1) 80-20's campaign to help Ron Unz nominate 5 candidates, including 2 AsAms, for Harvard Overseers was successful.  

(2) 5800+ persons signed a petition for DOJ to conduct an independent investigation to determine whether Chinese Ams. were profiled in economic espionage investigations.  The petitioners include 6 Nobel Laureates and numerous leaders of the science, engineering and academic communities.  All names have been mailed to A.G. LynchProf. Chenming Hu, a past 80-20 Board Member, did most of the work.

   If YOU become a VICTIM of government prosecution purely due to your national origin, would you HOPE that your community will come to your aid?  

   YOU bet!

   So here is the situation.   Sherry Chen was a VICTIM of DOJ's cyberspace dragnet. Her case was suddenly dropped just before trial.  Her life is in shambles.  She has a large debt due to her legal fees and she may still lose her job.   
   What would you do?

   If our hearts are made of stone, we'll say "Tough luck to her."  But 80-20 Educational Foundation (EF), National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) and New Asian Leaders (NAL) think that most individuals in our community have hearts of gold.  We should help her to help ourselves.  

When we become each other's emergency insurance
policy, our community becomes more cohesive. Soon,
everyone including our children, will be soooooooooo 
proud of being members of our community.

   The three organizations, with 80-20 EF playing the lead role this time, are co-hosting a dinner for two purposes.

     (1) To raise a net amount of $18,000 for Sherry Chen's legal fee debt, and; 
     (2) To honor Peter Zeidenberg, who successfully defended both Sherry Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Xi.

Date and Time:   Feb. 16 (Tuesday), 6 PM

Location:            China Garden, 1100 Wilson Boulevard,
                            Rosslyn, VA  22209 (703 525-5317)

Ticket prices:     $100 ($75 tax deductible); $50O for a head table seat 
                            ($475 tax deductible)
Program:            Keynote by Peter Zeidenberg whose Washington Post Op Ed is entitled "Chinese Americans are caught mistakenly in the U.S.'s cybercrime dragnet"  
                            What can you do to help?

   Those in the Greater D.C. area:  Buy a ticket for $100 or $500, perhaps a table for $1,000.  Those elsewhere:  Donate money and give the ticket to a friend in greater D.C. area.

   Wherever you live, click here to reserve your tickets.  Or please email Stephen Lin, to tell him the amount you'll donate.  Or make your check payable 80-20 EF, and mail to  Katy Woo, 5 Farm House Rd., Newark, DE 119711. 

   Please do your share to help Sherry Chen.  Happy Lunar New Year!

S. B. Woo 

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

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