Minutes of 80-20 Initiative Board Meeting Via Email
Date: December 2, 2009
Time: 2:34 PM ET
Members Present: Laura Hsu, Beverly Hong, Chenming Hu, Edward Lin, Roy Saigo, Kim Song, Lena Tam, Kathleen To, Joel Wong, S.B. Woo, David Yang, Jing-Li Yu, Charles Zhang
Members Absent: Fel Amistad, Alice Huang, Frank Lee, Yuko Nakanishi, Linden Nishinaga
Staff Present: Suzanna Lin
Whereas, we the people, must share the burden of our brave soldiers;
Whereas, soldiers need ample supplies and increasing national debt is a major
concern of the American people;
Whereas, the imposition of additional tax seems out of question given the current
tough economic times;
Whereas; there are those fortunate Americans with financial means who
desire to bear their share of our soldiers' burdens;
Whereas; the setting up of a webpage urging Asian Americans to be AMONG
THE FIRST to voluntarily contribute 1% of their disposable income or $1,000 to
the United States government will help advance or resolve the concerns
expressed above; and
Whereas, a side benefit of this valiant effort is to counter the prejudiced
perception that Asian Americans are "perpetual foreigners," which has given
impetus to the maintenance of the glass ceiling over Asian Americans in private
industries, universities and even the federal government.
Be It Therefore Resolved, that 80-20 PAC shall set up a website urging Asian
Americans to voluntarily contribute 1% of their disposable income or $1,000 to
the United States government to concretely demonstrate shared sacrifice in
support of the upcoming surge announced by President Obama.
S. B. Woo moved to adopt the above resolution.
Kathleen To seconded the motion..
The motion was approved (11 ayes; 2 nay: Beverly Hong, Lena Tam; 5 not voted).