S. B. Woo
The NOBLEST of all American dreams is
the dream of equal opportunity for ALL Americans.
Thus far, AsAms have been denied that dream.
Ample statistics show that we have been
denied equal opportunity in workplaces.
We are given less pay for equal work and
1/3 the opportunity of all other Americans
to rise to the top.
Kerry and Nader want to include AsAms
in that dream. BUSH DOES NOT.
Kerry and Nader have promised IN WRITING
to enforce Exec. Order 11246 for AsAms.
. BUSH HAS NOT, after repeated prompting
by the leadership of 80-20** and many of
you who sent faxes and emails.
Bush is the sitting president. He doesn't
have to wait till after the election to
open the opportunity for us. He could order
Labor Secretary ELAINE CHAO to enforce EO
11246 for us NOW.
ELAINE CHAO doesn't have to wait for Bush
to order her. Since 1965, the law has empowered
the Labor Secretary to enforce EO 11246
for ALL Americans. What is the use of having
an AsAm in the cabinet, if she doesn't have
the integrity to enforce an existing law
to protect AsAms from being discriminated
in the workplace? See FOOTNOTE for evidence
After 4 years of quiet and diplomatic effort
to get President Bush and Secretary Chao
to open opportunity for AsAms & getting
no action**, 80-20 must express utter disappointment
in President Bush's Administration.
We urge all AsAms to tell their friends
and relatives about the irresponsible policy
decisions of those two individuals. 80-20
IS NOW CONSIDERING INITIATING A CLASS ACTION
AGAINST THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT.
After this public condemnation of the
Bush Administration, if it still fails to
respond BEFORE Nov. 2, then vote against
Bush on that day.
Politics is funny, however. Sometimes,
when politicians' mistakes are called to
attention openly, they correct themselves.
If and when that is the case, 80-20 will
RECONSIDER its current position. However,
AsAms will be foolish not to take Bush's
non-response at its face value. Condemn
the Bush Administration's failure to respond
to our legitimate concerns, and be psychologically
prepared to vote against him in November.