At year's end, we count our blessings. Foremost on our list is your great support. We thank you for having done your share to help AsAms achieve
equal opportunity, and win equal justice and rights.
As we review our year of 2021, we recall your
1. helping Prof. Anming Hu and his family beat the wrongful accusation by FBI against him. You also helped get his job back from the Univ. of TN (although he still has some work visa problems which 80-20 and others are still helping). During his jobless days while facing a court trial, 80-20 helped his family raise at least $40,000 for legal and other expenses. We together demonstrated not only our warm heart to help a fellow AsAm fallen on tough times but also our iron will to beat injustice;
2. helping spread the message of the proper way to participate in electoral politics, using Michelle Wu's successful run for the Mayor of Boston as an example. You helped to correct a weird trend in the AsAm community in the last 2 years - a person running for very high political offices, without proper preparation, and yet getting huge support from our community. This person gave our young people the wrong idea about how to participate in electoral politics;
3. helping to ask Sen. Marsha Blackburn of TN to take down her tweet: "China has a 5000 year history of cheating and stealing" and apologize. Literally, thousands of you have called, emailed and faxed her. Many more
co-signed a full-page ad, published in 5 of the largest newspapers in TN asking Blackburn to retract her tweet & apologize. She has NOT. We'll try to punish this shamelessly ignorant person in 2024, when she seeks re-election; and
4. helping 80-20 Initiative grow. Without YOU, 80-20 couldn't possibly have gathered a war chest of $5.7 million to fight for AsAm rights. To illustrate, please clickhere to witness YOUR incredible generosity. In one week, 80-20 Initiative has received 31 donations, totaling about $14,372.03plus an endowment from the living trust of a great supporter. The 28 donors live in 15 different states: CA, DE, FL, IA, IL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TX, and VA. Check it out here! We owe such broad-based & generous support to YOU.
THANK YOU!THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Have a great NEW YEAR!
What counts in American politics is CLOUT- the ability to affect the outcome of an important election or a piece of critical legislation.
Without clout, our equal opportunity in college admissions & in job advancement, can be denied. Even our rights, to remain innocent unless proven guilty, can be violated. Remember the arrest, indictment, and terrifying legal grinds suffered by Sherry Chen (2012), Prof. Xiaoxing Xi (2015) and Prof. Anming Hu (2020)?
How do we acquire that kind of CLOUT? Through a BLOC VOTE! Click
Many leaders of 80-20 have sacrificed deeply to achieve the Cohesive
Bloc Vote shown in the table below. They volunteered decades of their lives & hundreds of thousands of their money so that you can use this powerful tool to
protect your children. Please read the following carefully.
Asian American’s Cohesive Bloc Vote In Presidential Election,
Led by 80-20(All data from New York Times’ Exit Polls)
See how much difference 80-20’s 3 kinds of endorsements makes for a presidential candidate: endorse, or endorse with reservation, or no endorsement at all! Each point in the rightmost column means 60,000 Asian American votes in the 2020 presidential election.
Professional politicians ("pols" from here on) used to think that the above table didn’t show sufficient correlations between 80-20’s 3 kinds of endorse-ments and the results in the rightmost column.
Pols maintained that the huge increasing in advantage for the Dem. pres. candidate up till Obama’s 2nd election is simply the trend of all immigrant communities. When refugee immigrants first came to the U.S., they always favored the Republican Presidential candidates, because the GOP candidates are more anti-communism. Examples are the cuban, the Korean and the Vietnamese voters. However, gradually the immigrants realized that Dem. Party provided more economic benefits to the immigrant community so they began to favor Dems. The pols maintain that the slight decrease for Kerry was simply fortuitous. When the big decrease for H. Clinton came out in 2016. The pols explained that immigrants were always more supportive of an incumbent president. Hence, H. Clinton’s is expected to enjoy a lesser margin of advantage than Obama’s 2nd election.
In 2020, however, Biden's margin of advantage from AsAm votes has shrunk to 20 points less than Obama's 2nd term. If there is another shrink of that size, AsAms may be reverting to favoring a Republican presidential candidate again. We hope that the Democratic pols will wake up and start urging Democratic presidential candidate to pay much more attention to the CLOUT of 80-20, which desires nothing more than equal opportunity for AsAms. Pass this e-newsletter to pols!
Tips for Those AsAms Who Really Want to Attend Harvard
We heard through the grapevine that this would be a good year for AsAms to apply to Harvard.Why? Because Harvard normally admits more AsAms under legal pressure. Next year, the Supreme Court will likely decide whether to accept the case of Student For Fair Admission vs. Harvard. Harvard wants to avoid that court trial. Hence, the legal pressure is at its highest.
Read on to see proof that Harvard yields under legal pressure. Harvards' % enrollment of AsAms hovered around 17% for 2 decades, from 1991 to 2011, during which the population of Asians, aged 18 to 21, doubled. See below:
However, in 2014, when Student For Fair Admission, SFFA, sued Harvard for discrimination against AsAms in Boston's District Court, its AsAm enrollment increased to 20%. In 2018, it further increased to 23%. In 2020 i.e. class of 2024, it increased "by 6% to 28.6%". Click here and scroll down to the paragraph entitled "Demographics" to verify that Harvards' class of 2024 increase to 28.6% AsAms.
Let's reflect on the above info. Do the rapid increases in AsAm enrollment, during SFFA's law suits against Harvard, convince you that Harvard was clearly discriminating against AsAms during the 2 decades from1991 to 2011? Of course. Can you be sure that Harvard is not discriminating against us even today? Of course not, remembering that Harvard has a discriminatory personality rating in its "wholistic evaluation" of applicants?
Do you now clearly understand what Harvard responds to? Yes, legal pressure!
Whom do we thank for Harvard's apparent improvement?
Our thanks should go to SFFA which is led by Ed Blum, who is a friend of
80-20, and therefore YOU, have supported Blum since 2012. 80-20 may even have played a role in inducing Ed Blum to sue Harvard for discrimination against AsAms. EF has donated $10,000 per year to SFFA for the last 4 years, although that amount is only a pittance compared with the millions of dollars of legal fees that Blum had raised to wage the legal battle against Harvard on behalf of AsAm youth.
Don't relax. Think! Could Harvard back track, if the Supreme Court doesn't make a permanent ruling to stop discriminatory college admissions???
Forward this e-newsletter: Apply to Harvard Now!
You and your friends must act fast and apply between now and Jan. 1, 2022. Seize the opportunity. The legal pressure is at its highest on Harvard Now.
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If you are a SFFA member, we urge you to vote for Jing-Li Yu, who is running for a SFFA Board position. He is also on 80-20's Board and is a very capable, very honest and public-service-minded lawyer. Thank you.
Recently some AsAm orgs. (NOTE: we are not naming names) have been circulating untruthful stories against DOJ's China Initiative.
They reported that Prof. Anming Hu's case was the first court trial under DOJ's "China Initiative", and yet the prosecution failed. They went on to
infer that China Initiative chased phantom crimes and therefore should be terminated.
The above claim is NOT true.
Prof. Hu's case was NOT the first case or the first academic case. Even Hu's lawyer agrees with 80-20. The DOJ has won cases under China initiative, including the 2019 case against Adjunct Prof. Yi-Chi Shih of UCLA who was tried and convicted.
There is another untruthful story about China Initiative -its sole purpose is to stop "economic espionage or trade secret theft". Click here to read the official definition of "China Initiative." It has 10 components, Its mission is quite broad.
Making Up Stories to Accuse the DOJ is Counter Productive
We hope that our fellow AsAm orgs. will agree with us that circulating unfair and untruthful stories about China Initiative will likely be counter productive. We need to build trust with the DOJ.
80-20 is far from wanting to kiss up to the DOJ. Please read letters from 80-20 President, S. B. Woo, to Attorney General Merrick Garland and to FBI Director Christopher Wray. In those letters, Woo pointed to DOJ agents' gross misconduct against Prof. Anming Hu. Indeed, he explicitly asked Director Wray to fire agent Kujtim Sadiku who lied and cheated to incriminate Prof. Hu.
80-20 hopes thats all AsAm orgs will be fair to the DOJ and build trust. Then and only then will the DOJ correct its excesses in its EXECUTION of "China Initiative".