Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Gratitude At Year's End


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Happy Holidays!
We, Board Members of 80-20, Are Grateful to You!

      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

      4helping 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 click here to witness YOUR incredible generosity. In one week, 80-20 Initiative has received 31 donations, totaling about $14,372.03 plus an endowment from the living trust of a great supporter. The 28 donors live in 15 different statesCA, 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.

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Alice Huang, David Lee, Yueh-Ting Lee, S. B. Woo, Jing-Li Yu, and
Wei-jing Zhu,
Volunteer Board Members of 80-20 Initiative, composed of
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization, and
80-20 Asian American Empowerment Political Action Committee.