Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stand Together, or Hang Separately

Unite, before it is too late.

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                                      Background Information

       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 that Chinese 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 lives of all U.S. citizens of Chinese descent, even when they are apolitical?   We leave it to you to judge.

                       The Statement From FBI Director Wray

    Click on http://www.businessinsider.com/china-threat-to-america-fbi-director-warns-2018-2 to find out for yourself.  We strongly urge you to read it to find out how serious the situation is.
                       The  Strong Response from the
     Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, CAPAC
    Please click here to 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 Initiative as equals to 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,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

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