Thanks to you, we now have a $3 million war chest. The Total Donation Received is $ 2,999,543. Click here to verify. This war chest is for ALL OF US in the AsAm community. 80-20 Board Members, including me, are volunteers. We also donated, many extremely generously, to help set up this war chest. Only staff are paid.
When you visit the donation acknowledgement page, you'll see a pink background highlighting many donors. It signifies that he/she/they have already completed their 5 year pledges. Role models.
Ho, Larry and Sophia, Lexington, MA
$ 4800/y plus $100
The red plus $100 means that the couple has not only complete their $4800 per year for 5 years pledge. In addition, they donated another $100. Role models.
The Real Significance of Reaching $3 million -
Establishing a New Cultural Trait
Money talks. The cultural trait that governs a community is even more powerful. The real significance of having established this war chest is that a new cultural trait has been established. Our community has decided to rely on ourselves to defend our own rights.
A Real Story
A big donor to SELF missed a payment. So 80-20 emailed him a reminder. The donor replied asking for the dollar amount he still owed to SELF. EF replied that since he had raised the annual donation amount after having made a couple of earlier donations, the amount he owed was somewhat up to interpretation. He could send $1,600 or a much larger amount of $4,600 to complete his 5-year pledge. EF would be grateful for either amount the donor chose to send.
Victor Yu, Sunnyvale, CA replied:
"The check of $4,600 will arrive within 2 weeks. My new address
is ... Thanks and I apologize that you needed to email me a
Victor Yu's reply has encouraged us to no end. He and all of you, who donated your time and money, to help establish the new cultural trait of "helping ourselves to defend our own rights" are great role models.
A Tough Time Ahead - Let's Forge UNITY
The Asian American community, particularly the Chinese American community, may be facing some tough times in the coming months and years. Let's forge unity! See EF's last e-newsletter please.
WeChat account ID is: 8020ef. Please scan our QR code,
shown below, & on 80-20 EF's WeChat site. For a Chinese version of this e-newsletter, click on https://goo.gl/6GsJWe
During a February 13th Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats, Senator Rubio, FL, asked, "What...is the counter-intelligence risk posed to U.S. National Security from Chinese students, particularly those in advanced programs in the sciences & mathematics?" FBI Director Wray responded thatChinese students and scholars pose a national security threat that requires "a whole-of-society response by us."- a view that is shared among U.S. intelligence officials.
Would such a view lead to the internment of all persons of Chinese descent,whether they are from China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, or Singapore, ... etc., IF and WHEN the relationship between our nation and China turns confrontational? Will such a view adversely affect the careers and even daily livesof all U.S. citizens of Chinese descent, even when they are apolitical? We leave it to you to judge.
Please click hereto see superb responses from Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair, Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33), CAPAC Whip, and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06).
"The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. "
Unite!! 80-20 STRONGLY Recommends for
the top leader of all Asian Am organizations, large or small, to work with 80-20 Initiativeas equalsto support the CAPAC statements. Please reply to this email. When we have more than 250 AsAm orgs standing together, we'll call a national press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to declare our United Stand. Reply now! Hang together or hang separately!
We strongly believe that this is the best political action that our entire AsAm community can take to protect ourselves for 2 reasons:
(a) Too many statements from various corners of our community may only detract from the internal cohesiveness that our community must demonstrate at this critical juncture, and
(b) Poorly-considered statements by political immature AsAm organizations can be exploited by unprincipled politicians as evidence that American citizens of Chinese descent should be profiled.
FORWARD this email to leaders of various AsAm orgs. Thank you.
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 20 years.
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lawrence Bacow is the son of an immigrant, a lawyer and an economist . . . . We wish him all success including terminating the discrimination against Asian American applicants. Please click here to read a NYT article about this appointment.
Our Fight to Win Equal Opportunity
for AsAm Children Is Progressing
The article is only 12 short paragraphs. However, 1.5 paragraphs were devoted to an issue that the Asian American community had focused on:
" The university is facing a number of immediate
challenges. . . . . ."
" Harvard is also facing an investigation by the Justice
Department into its affirmative action policies and whether
they discriminate against Asian-American applicants, as
well as a lawsuit making the same claims in federal court
All who have
donated to 80-20 EF's SELF project, and/or signed its petition, and/or joined 80-20 PAC as members, and/or
forwarded 80-20's emails to friends and relatives
can be VERY PROUD of your contribution to create the awareness to get the NYT to cover this possible fault of Harvard at the announcement of its new president. It's an impressive achievement!
We also like to acknowledge the the great contribution of Students for Fair Admission (SFFA) led by Mr. Ed Blum, and Asian Am. Coalition of Educational (AACE) which brought the charge against Harvard via DOJ and DOE.
You may recall that that AsAm community is mounting a 3-pronged attackagainst Harvard's discrimination against AsAm applicants. Mr. Blum heads the legal fight through the Judicial Branch of our government. AACE filed complaints with the Administrative Branch. 80-20 fights the battle against Harvard through the Court of Public Opinion.
We are winning in the Court of Public Opinion. The battles in the other two fronts are also going well.
Be Proud! You've all contributed to this critical battle to eliminate inequity in education.