For your reading on Sunday. Have a nice weekend, ————————————– The 80-20 PAC applauds the recommendation of the 80-20 California Coalition and has endorsed a Republican Meg Whitman for California Governor. When Whitman wins, WE win. Here is why. Meg Whitman had actually gone above and beyond what 80-20 has ?asked for in its questionnaire, and gave us more. In Q1 through Q3, 80-20 looked for a yes/no answer from Whitman and ?Brown to address ?1) the glass ceiling above Asian Ams in CA’s state government, ?2) the paucity of Asian Am. university trustees , and ?3) the lack of Asian Am. state judges. Brown said he didn’t care to answer. Click on ?visit . Whitman’s answer was “I’ll go beyond that. I’ll not only appointing ?APIs to the positions referred to in your questionnaire, I’ll give you ?input to who are to be appointed. The glass ceiling problem can be ?solve the same way. Help me appoint the best high level officials who ?have the authority to shatter the glass ceiling for Asian Ams.” Are these her exact words? No. But it could be what she could legally ?state, given the ddictate of CA Proposition 209 which explicitly ?prohibits “political institutions to consider race, sex or ethnicity.” Go ? . Her reply to us is sown below. ? ?Only the sentences shown in red (emphasis added) are substantive. All ?the rest may just be sweet words signifying nothing. What is her answer to Q4? Her answer is why wait till the 3rd year to ?check my performance? See me “early in my term” so that I’ll make ?the kind of appointments that will yield the desired results for Asian ?Ams. Why didn’t she answer yes to Q5? Because CA’s Legislature (Senate plus ?Assembly) has already formally apologized in July 2009 to Asian Ams for ?its past wrongs. Click on ? . Is 80-20 absolutely certain that Whitman will do that much good for ?us? NO. That is the defect of a statement. However given the dictate of ?Proposition 209, Whitman’s reply “meet with me . . . to discuss API ?appointments” does seem the best she can do, perhaps a bit more ?than what we asked for. 80-20 is not without a recourse, if those were empty promises. ?There is always Whitman’s NEXT election! We choose believe her for now. Use your imagination to help Whitman win. When Whitman ?wins, WE win. [5 “W” words? Do a high-five for the 5 Ws & be a ?Whitman supporter. 🙂 🙂 ] Respectfully & proudly yours, S. B. Woo, a volunteer ?Acting President till December, 80-20 PAC, Inc. PS Additional News! 80-20 brings values to Asian Am votets. Politicians ?now chase after Asian Am. voters, like they do other voters. Example? ?(1) Whitman bought political TV ads in Asian Am. community, a historic ?first for any major non-Asian politician in CA. ?(2) Brown sought out Dr. Albert Wang of Fremont, CA to be a “talking ?”talking head” for Brown. Albert, an 80-20 Life Member, showing ?solidality with 80-20, declined. Before we are equal citizens, if WE don’t put our AsAm interests ?forefront and foremost, then WHO WILL???]]>

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