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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:00 PM
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Tell Congress to Help Create Jobs Not Cut Them
 
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Posted on YouTube: March 31, 2011
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Posted on DU: April 04, 2011
By DU Member: Charleston Chew
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Tell Congress to vote NO on H.R. 1. Now is not the time to cut investment in business and jobs. Call your member of Congress at 888.494.8956 and enter your zip code to be connected directly.

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:09 PM
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1. K&R
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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:14 PM
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2. wtf?! seriously?
Someone unrecommended this.

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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:50 PM
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3. I do not have fond memories of Charles Woo.
He set up shop in the warehouse district in downtown Los Angeles and aggressively imported toys from China back in the late 1980s through 1990s.

He probably did as much as any small businessman in this country could to implement the importation of Chinese trash stuff to the US.

He rented space in the low-rent Skid Row are and then actively worked to "clean it up" -- meaning trying to end the horrible influx of homeless Americans to the area in the wake of the Reagan recession and the push to open our markets to the "free trade" invasion of cheap stuff from anywhere and everywhere.

Perhaps I am wrong, but I do not recall that he was particularly interested in supporting American jobs or workers back then. I don't recall that he was very sympathetic to the plight of the miserable homeless people who slept on the streets just blocks from his place of business. Maybe I am wrong about that, but that is my subjective memory of the fact.

So, I have better things to do that to look at a video featuring Charles Woo.

Here he is attending a state dinner in the White House for Chinese dignitaries.

http://dalje.com/en/foto.php?id=19&rbr=20178&idrf=84605...

http://www.wiblacity.org/component/option,com_workforce... /

More on Woo including the fact that he manufactures his toys in Mexico and China -- where the labor is cheap.

http://books.google.com/books?id=fN7_zps2kQUC&pg=PA211&...

Charles Woo | Co-founder and CEO, Megatoys
Charlie Woo is the co-founder and CEO of Megatoys, a toy manufacturing company headquartered in Los Angeles, with office in Hong Kong and manufacturing plant in China. Charlie is also known as the founder of the Los Angeles Toy District, credited with tuning the once blighted industrial area in Downtown Los Angeles into a thriving international trade center, helping hundreds of immigrant entrepreneurs start their businesses there and creating thousands of jobs.
Charlie is a former Chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He currently chairs the Workforce Investment Board for the City of Los Angeles. He is a member of the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs and a former member of the State Commission for Economic Development. He has also been an advisor to four different mayors of Los Angeles on economic development and international trade.
Charlies business accomplishments and the impacts he made on others were featured by various news organizations, including Fortune, The Economist, Far East Economic Review, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and CNN.
Charlie came to this country from Hong Kong at the age of 17 to attend UCLA where he graduated summa cum laude and received his masters degree.

http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x18946.xml


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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:29 PM
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4. thanks for the info
Tell Congress to vote NO on H.R. 1. Now is not the time to cut investment in business and jobs. Call your member of Congress at 888.494.8956 and enter your zip code to be connected directly.

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Charleston Chew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:35 AM
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5. get active!
This post needs more views and more recommends. I implore you to use the provided telephone number and get active.


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