Monday, July 3, 2017

Political myths that hurt AsAms deeply (ii)

Here Is A Win-Win Solution

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Display a flag to help celebrate July 4th.  The U.S. is not perfect.  But on that day, I'll be counting my blessings. 
A Political Reality You Need to know 
     AsAm elected politicians are not willing to stand up for us because, not having an Asian majority in their respective election districts, they fear losing re-election.   Click here to read more details.

80-20 must answer these 2 Questions Satisfactorily & Did
Q1) Why doesn't Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii help us, since a majority of her voters are AsAms?
    It is the aftermath of INTERNMENT in WWII.   In WWII, Japanese Ams in the continental U.S.A. were interned, but incredibly those in Hawaii were not!  Militarily, you'd think that it should be the other way around, right?  What caused that? An ugly blend of racism and greed. Hawaii's economy would have collapsed if Japanese Americans on the islands were interned. But interning Japanese Ams on the mainland provided benefits to a lot of the neighbors of the interned Japanese Ams, who then took over their properties.
    As a result, AsAms in Hawaii have been induced to think that they would be better off NOT associating with AsAms on the mainland.  Isn't that a shame? 
Q2) Why don't Elaine Chao and Nikki Haley, who are cabinet officials and who don't face elections, help us?
     Cabinet officials serve at the pleasure of the president. If a cabinet official acts out of line and start working on projects of his/her own interest, he/she can be fired the next day.  
  Don't be discouraged.  There is a winning solution.  :-)
    Just think!  Will AsAm elected and appointed officials make their share of effort to help AsAms achieve equal opportunity, IF there is an AsAm PAC that is 1/3 as powerful as AIPAC?   
    Of course they will, because those officials are good human beings like us.  ONCE they think they are protected by a powerful PAC, they'll do the right things. Additionally, they also know that a politically savvy PAC will go punish them, if they don't do their minimum share.
     So roll up your sleeves and dig deeply into your pocket to help build a powerful AsAm PAC.  AIPAC's 2014 budget is $77 million!  80-20 PAC's is $0.1 million.  THINK!
     Politics impacts you deeply.  You and you children don't have equal opportunity because AsAms are politically weak. You NEED political knowledge, and you need to sacrifice a little, to build up our political clout.
     Do Your Share!
1. Help make 80-20's war chest bigger.  Donate to SELF (Self Empowerment Long-term Fund):  Click here.  Sending a check? Send to Stephen Lin, 969 Acalanes Rd, Lafayette CA 94549.
2. Sign the petition to stop the discrimination against AsAm students, click here.   

S. B. Woo

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