社评 0814 我们是关键的少数
上週五在支持德州参议员惠特迈竞选休斯敦市市长之助选大会上， 首次集聚了数百位各种族色肤之市民， 大家共同表达对市长之期许。
我非常荣幸能代表亚裔社区在会上发言， 并且表达华亚裔长期来对这块土地之贡献和企盼 此次市长大选我们对未来之市长有四项共同之期待：
根据最新之统计数字， 大休斯敦地区之华亚裔及太平洋岛屿市民已经超过百分之十， 尤其是最近几年来， 德州政府之经济成就名排前茅， 各行各业不断迁入 ，其中包括大批华亚裔从加州搬到休斯敦。
市长参选人惠特迈在会上表达他对整顿日愈败坏之治安有绝对信心 ，并且建议整合大休斯敦地区之几十个治安机构， 应该相互支援打击犯罪， 他并且保証将任用更多之华亚裔出任市政府公职。
今天我们要非常明确而自信的告诉市长及议员们 ，今天的亚裔已经是关键之少数， 我们应该争取应有之政治地位，保障我们之公民权利。
We Are The Key Minority
Last Friday at the community meeting to support Senator Whitmire's run to be Houston’s next mayor, hundreds of citizens of all ethnicities gathered to express their hopes for the candidate.
I was very proud to speak on behalf of the Asian American group and told the audience how much we all have all contributed to this great land. I said in the meeting that we have four points of expectation for the future mayor. First of all, immediately rectify the public safety issue, create an economic and trade zone, hire more Asians in the city government and improve the quality of education.
According to the latest statistics for the greater Houston area, people with Asian heritage backgrounds represent over 10% of the city's population. Now we are becoming the key minority for electing candidates to many political positions.
In the rally, Senator Whitmire expressed his absolute confidence in rectifying the safety problem around the city. He suggested that the area's law enforcement agencies should all work together and improve the cooperation with each other.
I am very glad that we as Asians are speaking out loudly to express that our rights should be met.