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为什么支持Barry? There are many reasons for me to support Barry.
The first reason is that he strongly opposed SCA5. It's not only for him to make a declaration of against SCA5, but also for him to have done a lot of real things for against SCA5. Barry Chang在SCA5上表示了强烈反对；Barry 冲在反SCA-5的第一线。在Cupertino Tall Hall meeting 时，他就组织大家高喊 ”SCA5，NO，NO, NO!”. 后来Cupertino City Council meeting讨论如何对待SCA-5, 他促使会议如期举行， 从而使Cupertino 成为全美第一个，也是唯一的一个公开声明不支持SCA-5的city. Barry 为反SCA-5 的确做了很多。
The second reason is still related to SCA5. 因为Barry 对SCA-5 的立场和作为， 支持Barry是有标志性的意义的，是表明了谁帮助我们，我们就帮回谁，而且我们有能力帮。Barry，从我们草根的支持中走出来，若是真的冲上去了，那这个影响，可是大了去了。可以震撼四方，从此没人敢小看华裔的力量，从此没人敢小看草根的力量。 民主党也好，共和党也好，都不敢再漠视或出卖华裔的利益。
The third reason is that he has done many good things for the local residents. He negotiated the Apple's new campus project and helped it get approved. It's a 5 billion project which will create so many local construction jobs. Once it's completed, there will be 12,000 new R&D local jobs provided by Apple... He advocated to bring the Lehigh Cement plant into compliance with the law, for a cleaner environment... He served eight years on Cupertino School Board. He's very familiar with education system; and he helped increase funding for public schools... and many more.
The fourth reason is that he has independent mind of thinking. Frankly speaking, he doesn't follow the party line that much when an issue comes up with conflict between local residents and the government. Most of the time, he stand with the people; and protect the people. Someone told a story that he protected the local residents against a builder, although the builder had the support of other city council.
For more information, you can look at his website: http://www.barry4ca.com.