January 5, 2018- Summary of Vote for Yin Long Qiu for PAC VP Membership
Board Members Who Voted: Jing-Li Yu, Joel Wong, Jose Esteves, Kathleen To, Muktas Sharma, Munsup Seoh, Piyush Agrawal, Tony Nakazawa, Upendra Chivukula, Ved Chaudhary, Ching-Chang Tsai
Board Members Who Did Not Vote: George Yang and Victor Swaroop
We are delighted that Yin Long Qiu has been voted in for the appointment of VP Membership with 11 members voting for and 2 abstaining.
October 26, 2017- Minutes for Joint Conference call of 80-20 EF and PAC
Board Members Present: a) From PAC: Jing-li Yu, Kathleen to, Jose Esteves, Yueh-ting Lee, Yin-long Qiu, Piyush Agrawal, Ved Chaudhay, Joel Wong, and Tony Nakazawa (arriving too late to meet the vote call, although SB invited his vote by mail) b) From EF: S.K. Lo, Jing-li Yu, Larry Shen, Wei-King Zhu, Alice Huang, Kathleen To, S.B. Woo, and Henry Lee, who voted by proxy via S.B. Woo c) Staff: Stephen Lin
Board Members who were absent: a) From PAC: S.K. Lo, Jin-Yu, Larry Shen, Wei-jing Zhu, Alice Huang, Kathleen To, S.B. Woo, and Henry Lee, who voted by Proxy via S.B. Woo b) From EF: None
The notice for a joint meeting was sent by S . B. Woo, after he had obtained the permission of the PAC’s Executive committee. He also chaired the meeting.
The following resolution, moved by S.B. Woo and seconded by Jing – Li Yu, was passed by a vote of 15 out of a total possible of 19. One member voted to abstain. Tony Nakazawa, Ge o r ge Yang and David Fan were invited to vote by email. Tony and David each voted yes. George Yang didn’t vote. So the final count was 17 out of 19 voted for the motion. One voted to abstain and one was absent.
Whereas, 80 – 20 PAC an d EF share the same goals and are complementary components of 80 – 20 Initiative;
Whereas, keeping the Boards of the two components UNITED is essential for the most effective service to the Asian American com
Whereas, the two components no longer ha ve the same individual as their respective presidents, thereby introducing the possibility of having disagreements between EF and PAC;
Whereas, a decision by one component that is NOT supported by the other component is detrimental to the essential UNITY of the PAC and EF and its resulting service to AsAms,
Whereas, touching b ases with the other component, PRIOR to the public announcement of any BIG campaign, and/or forming agreement with external organizations, is easy to achieve and can help prevent suc h potential conflict and the resulting disunity,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that
The leadership of one component shall always be diligent in touching bases with the leadership of the other in writing, PRIOR to the public announcement of a BIG campaign or the formation of an agreement with one or more external organizations.
BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER RESOLVED, that touching bases means obtaining the agreement or the acquiescence, or as a minimum, the genuine “agreeing to disagree” of the other component. Otherwise, the decision(s) of the violating component, without having developed a consensus of the two components, shall be null and void, and the violating officer(s) may be placed under impeachment proceedings. Click to edit
Respectfully submitted by S.B. Woo President, 80 – 20 Educational Foundation, Inc.
August 30, 2017- Resolution passed by the PAC Board (in conjunction with the EF Board) :
Type of Meeting: Joint Conference call of both PAC and EF Boards; chaired by S. B. Woo through the authorization of PAC’s Executive Committee
Present: EF Board Members: Henry Lee, Jing-Li Yu, S. B. Woo, Kathleen To, Wei-jing Zhu, S. K. Lo and Larry Shen
PAC Board Members: Jing-Li Yu, Kathleen To, Ved Chaudhary, Piyush Agrawal, Joel Wong, Jose Esteves, George Yang, David Fan, and Tony Nakazawa
Staff: Stephen Lin and Pete Mauk
Excused:Alice Huang of the EF Board; Yueh-ting Lee of PAC’mBoard
The only actionable item was described in Woo’s email of 5:03 pm Aug. 30, 2017 to Board members. It is to agree upon the talking points of a potential press release in reaction to the the letter sent to AG Sessions and Sec.of DoEDDeVos by the the 5 Democratic Congresspersonsregarding a planned investigation of a complaintfiled by Yukong Zhao ofAACE ( As AmCoalition on Education)against Harvard. S. B. stated that the purpose of passing the following motion was 2-fold. A) So that the Boards of PAC and EF will be on the same page, and B) So that all Board members will be on the same page.
Woo proposed the following talking points. a) We would love an investigation by the DOJ, because there are so many UGLY facts that NO ONE has disputed, including the offices of the 8 Ivy college presidents,
b) However, we agree with the 5 Dems that we hope that it is not to reverse the emphasis of diversity, whether racial or socio-economic. REMEMBER that our position is NOT identical with that of Blum and/or AACE.
c) Give the background info on 80-20 Initiative: by far the the largest …, ; non-partisan but in the past has either endorsed or “endorsed with reservation” Dem presidential candidates since 2000. But on this issue of college admissions, we are truly unhappy with the Dem party for completely ignoring the UGLY facts on discrimination agains AsAm youth. If the Dems. don’t change, we may go the other way in the next presidential election and in the 2018 mid-year elections.
The above was approved unanimously by all Board Members present, without a single dissenting or abstaining vote.
The conference call was adjourned at 9:10 pm EDT
Respectfully submitted by S. B. Woo in the absence of Alice Huang, who is the Secretary of 80-20 Educational Foundation
August 15, 2017- Motion passed unanimously by the PAC Board:
“Within a week after this motion is passed, all PAC board members will print out and mail two copies of the “The Ugly Facts on Discrimination Against Asian American Youths” newsletter to two print media in their areas and states of residence. Once this is done, S B Woo will be notified with the names and contact info of these media.”
Board Members present (on a voice conference call) and voting were: Kathleen To, Yin-long Qiu, Jing-li Yu, Piyush Agrawal, Ved Chaudry, Jose Estevez, David Fan, Yueh-Ting Lee, Tony Nakazawa, Joel Wong, and George Yang.
April 6. 2017- Resolution passed by a vote of the PAC Board
It is Resolved that Dr. S. B. Woo and Ms. Katy Woo of 5 Farmhouse Rd, Newark, DE 19711 be removed as the owners of PNC bank account #5603439525, controlled by the 80-20 Political Action Committee, and that the new owner be named as Mr. Yin-Long Qiu of 1512 Riverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.