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美国新冠疫情日记06/19


美国新冠疫情日记06/19


Money And Votes


With arrangement assistance by Congressman Al Green, we had an opportunity to meet with State Senator Royce West. He represents the Democratic Party and is challenging for the current U.S. Senator seat. As an African-American, Mr. West has been a Texas Senator for the last twenty-six years.


In the meeting, Senator West expressed his worry and deep concern about the current political and economic situation in the nation and how we can be united together to fight for our future.


Chairman of the Southwest District Kenneth Li and Attorney Dawn Lin were among the meeting participants.


In the last several years a lot of politicians have come to visit our community, especially at election time. They want to get financial support and votes. This is normal, but after they get elected, not too many of them come back to us and listen to our problems.


We as an Asian minority group, we really appreciate what the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King did it for us. He was the one who fought for civil liberty and equal rights for all. For so many reasons, we have not reached that goal in our society. So today we are witnessing racial unrest and social injustice all over the nation.


Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared that the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, was “arbitrary and capricious,” and therefore violated federal law. We hope all these young men and women will now stay in America and become outstanding citizens.


The November election is coming up. We urge everyone to use your vote wisely because this is our future and our nation’s future.




              华亚裔的选票和钞票

准备参选美国参议员的德州参议员威斯,日前在美国众议员格林之安排下和华亚裔社区领袖做了一个非常有意义之座谈,威斯参议员在德州州议会服务已经二十六年之久,他此次出马希望代表民主党来挑战现任之美国参议员。

威斯议员是非裔人士,他说:“当我们国家面临前所未有之国内外困境,我们应该以手足之情相互提携,当天参加的还有西南区主席李雄和林富贵律师。

数十年来,美国政界都知道他们在华亚裔社区有许多金主,但不一定是选票,所以每当竞选时期,大家都希望来和我们搏感情, 这也是人之常情。

我深深觉得,今天我们有幸在美国社会争取到的一些公民平等法律,应该感谢当年民权运动领袖金恩博士之牺牲奉献,早在六十年代初期,我们还身处在黑白种族隔离之大环境中,不是非裔人士之大力奋斗,许多人也就来不了美国,由于近半世纪以来,我们的社会教育问题,一直无法达成当年民权运动领袖之诉求,目前在社会各阶层造成之种族抗争是有其历史之因素。

我们欣见最高法院裁定让当年由非法进入美国之父母带来的八十万年轻人得到永久居留之权利,这也是我们尊重人权生命的表现。

我们瞭解有许多支持共和党之华亚裔人士,减少税收,小政府,反对政府赤字,但是从另一个角度来看,民主党是较照顾弱势,保障民权,这也是我们在美国社会极力要争取之部分。

各项地方联邦及总统大选已经开跑,我们在做金钱捐献及投票时,大家必须三思,十一月之选举和我们个人和国家前途是息息相关。