Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bylaws amendment proposed by 80-20's Board

A 30-day Advance notice to PAC Members!

You Be the Judge.  Is 80-20 Unique?

(1) 80-20 has always fought fiercely to win full-fledged citizenship for AsAms,
(2) 80-20 has always insisted that AsAms have the right to comment, provide input, or even oppose U.S. foreign policies, and yet
(3) 80-20 PAC has had the following Bylaws provision for the last 10 years:

      "Article 3.6 Prohibition 
   Until Dec. 31, 2016 or a membership exceeding 10,000, whichever comes first, 80-20 shall not take any position in US foreign policies and/or foreign matters, except when it may impact upon its goal to achieve equal opportunity and justice for Asian Americans.  The decision to invoke the exception must be approved by 3/4 (75%) of the entire Board.  However, related decisions and actions subsequent to the approval of the exemption shall be governed by the Robert's Rules of Order only."

       Why?

   That is where 80-20 is unique.  It knows U.S. politics.  It designs the best strategy to win EQUAL opportunity for you.   80-20 designed its Bylaws Article 3.6 in order to enable 80-20 to effectively execute for you, its goals (1) and (2), stated above.

       Why?

Ask yourself these questions:

(a)  Can organizations that are not effective in winning rights for AsAms domestically possibly be effective in affecting the U.S. foreign policy?  

(b)  While AsAms are united on winning full rights on the domestic front, do we all have the same view on U.S. foreign policies?  Do Indian-, Pakistani-, Chinese-, Japanese-, Korean-, Vietnamese-Ams share the same view on U.S. foreign policies?   No, not even close!   If 80-20 took positions on U.S. foreign policies, would it split the AsAm community wide apart?

(c) While 80-20 stands on solid constitutional and political ground fighting for our rights, will it be as securely anchored politically when it ventures into U.S. foreign policies?

                           Why not prohibit it permanently?

   To permanently ban our foray into US foreign policy is to voluntarily agree to be permanent 2nd-class citizens.   One day, 80-20 could become a pillar advising our government on US foreign policies in Asia and elsewhere.

This is the Moment to Explain

   80-20's strategy is always carefully thought out, although we don't always have the time & the occasion to explain it.  However, the need to amend Article 3.6 provides such a moment.   

   By a 7 to 1 vote, the Board has voted to extend the "PROHIBITION" by five years.  The 4th word in the Article, "2016", will be amended to "2021".  Besides the approval of the Board, 2 more steps are required to amend 80-20's Bylaws.  (a) 80-20 must give its membership a 30-day advance notice, and (2) schedule a membership vote to ask for their approval.  

   Such a vote will be scheduled, together with the election of Delegates to 80-20's Endorsement Convention, in early August. All Members will be notified.

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   Please do YOUR share.  80-20 is uniquely courageous and effective in fighting for you and your children.

S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
  
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Help 80-20 select the best president for AsAms


You Can be Part of this Selection Process

Pivoting to the General Election

     (A) History: 80-20 endorsed Sec. Clinton for the primary season only, which ends tomorrow.
     (B) Future: For the General Election, 80-20 will hold an Endorsement Convention (EC) in accordance with its Bylaws article 7.

About 80-20's EC

Q1:  What does the EC do?
A:    It decides whether to endorse Clinton or Trump.

Q2:  What is EC's decision process?
A:    80-20's  Bylaws article 7.2 states:

      "An endorsement convention, whose Delegates are elected by the membership and are composed of equal portions of Democrats, Independents and Republicans, shall determine which candidate is the more deserving." 

      Note, therefore, that 80-20's endorsement process is 100% non-partisan. Granted that after having endorsed the nominee of a given party, 80-20 becomes partisan to make its endorsement effective.

Q3: Are there written criteria for choosing the best presidential candidate? 
A:   Yes.  Click here to read the second half of Article 7.2.   Why will a convention still be necessary then?  It is because different people may use the same criteria to view the same two presidential nominees and yet come up with very different conclusions.  Hence, we need to have a convention floor for open & friendly discussion (NOT debate) of Delegates' varying views to reach a consensus.

Every Asian Am. Can Be a Delegate to the EC

Q4: What are the qualifications?
A: (1) Must be a PAC dues paying member.  You can join here.
     (2) Must volunteer to be a candidate running for a Delegate position, and satisfying the following additional qualifications specified in Bylaws article 7.3.1 :
         "a. has signed a form declaring his/her willingness to support the presidential candidate endorsed by the Convention regardless of personal party affiliation and preference; 
          b. has declared possible conflict of interest such as holding an official position in a political party, and/or having financial dealings with a political party and/or a presidential candidate; 
          c. has paid membership dues by the date set by the Executive Committee, and 
          d. has declared the willingness to attend the Convention at his/her own expense so long as it is somewhere in the continental United States."                           
     (3) Must win the delegate election, where all PAC members will vote.

Become A PAC Member TODAY

   Basic membership is $35 per year.  Student membership is $15.  If you are a professional, we hope that you'll join as a Professional member, paying $75/yr.  To verify if you are a member in good standing, click here

   To join, click here.  80-20's war chest is badly depleted after campaigning for Hillary during the CA Dem. primary.  Help us build it up again. Thanking you in anticipation,

   S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.


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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Why? What? How?


Inspiring and Informative

   Please see below a link to a 6.5-minute video entitled "Help Asian Americans be kingmakers ... ".  It is informative, inspiring and powerful.  It is narrated by former NBC correspondent and CNN Business News anchorFarland Chang.  

   In addition, you'll be entertained by beautiful music, professional narration, and learn answers to the following important questions:

1. Why must Asian Americans fight for our civil rights?
2. What's the price of doing nothing?
3. How can We induce politicians to fight for our equal opportunity & justice?
4. And how can YOU and all Asian Americans help on June 7th in California's primary election?

   To view, click on the link below:     
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA?list=PL2AX4lHiHyrCnxDkVkND6IoPi3VSkTXhe

   Please give us your feedback upon viewing it.  A small distance below the screen, you may see a "like" or "dislike" choice on one of the corners i.e. a thumb up or down icon. Please give us your evaluation, if you can see the icon. If you mistakenly click on "like" or "dislike", you can always click on the desired icon to fix the error. Note that you will be asked to log in using your gmail account as Google owns YouTube.

   Forward the link to your friends!

   A bloc vote for Hillary to establish our clout

Let's prove in 2016, as we did in 2008, that the
candidate endorsed by 80-20 will win the critical CA
Democratic primary. 80-20 needs this kind of political clout 
to win the battles for first class citizenship for you.  
Vote for Hillary on June 7th.

       
           
S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 
WeChat ID:  "AmericanDream8020," 


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Friday, June 03, 2016

CALL TO ACTION - bloc vote for Hillary

CALL TO ACTION - To AsAms Nationwide
Whether you live in CA or elsewhere,

E-mail AsAms residing in CA

to urge them to help create a BLOC vote for Hillary Clinton on June 7th.


  
Prove to the political establishment that we, Asian Ams, 
 can affect the outcome of an important election like the CA 
 Democratic primary.  

Since Hillary shares our rightful concerns, we'll reward her 
 with our bloc vote.  
   
Since Sanders doesn't want to hear our concerns, we'll punish 
him by defeating him on June 7th.
   
Once the two major political parties have seen clear results 
of how we use our "power of the ballot box" to reward or punish, 
we will be in a position to win EQUAL opportunity for our children.

One can't eat the cake and have it too.  If you want 80-20 to 
get very difficult political tasks done for you, you need to vote for
Hillary.

       Let's each do our part in this political struggle.


   Just copy and paste the boxed section and email it to ALL your Asian American friends in CA.  Your offspring's future depends on YOUR doing your part TODAY.  

   With less than a week to go, Hillary is up by 13 points, according to a poll done jointly by Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West.

        
S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

PS: Dr. Yukong Zhao emailed me stating that "I initiated the complaint against Harvard independently ..... We did review his (Ed Blum's) complaint document and used some data...." 



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Can we eat the cake and have it too?

You Can’t Eat the Cake and Have It Too
Is it possible to eat the cake and have it too?
(1) 98% of AsAm parents want 80-20 to defeat the current "race-preference" college admissions policy for them,

(2) Most AsAms in CA really hope that 80-20 will take the lead to oppose A.B. 1726, and

(3) All AsAms want 80-20 to shatter the glass ceiling against them in workplaces.

Can these same AsAms vote for Bernie Sanders against 80-20's endorsement of Hillary Clinton and yet HOPE that 80-20 has enough clout to achieve Items (1) to (3) for them?

Is that like eating the cake and having it too?  Is that possible in the real world?

Polls-Plus Forecast: 97% Chance Hillary'll Win

"According to our latest Polls-Plus forecast, HILLARY CLINTON HAS A 97% CHANCE of winning the California primary" 


   Congratulating Prof. Chenming Hu's Achievement & Values

Prof. Chenming Hu, a former 80-20 PAC Board member, who is also known as the father of 3-D transistors, which is already manufactured by Intel, was recently awarded the National Medal for Technology and Innovation by President Obama at the White House.  

80-20 is as proud of him in his picture with President Obama as in an earlier picture when he demonstrated before the Supreme Court, where a hearing was held regarding the constitutionality of "race-preference" college admissions policy.




A bloc vote for Hillary to establish our clout

Let's prove in 2016, as we did in 2008, that the candidate
endorsed by 80-20 will win the critical CA Dem. primary.
80-20 needs this kind of political clout to win battles (1)
to (3), shown above, for you.  Vote for Hillary on June 
7th.

       
           
S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

"Vote for Hillary" messages fills CA's airwaves

Want to hear radio ads for Hillary?

Our Mutual Obligations

   80-20 takes its commitment to help Hillary in the CA Dem. Primary on June 7th very seriously.  At the same time, we take Hillary's commitment to help AsAms achieve equal opportunity, upon becoming the President, just as seriously.  We trust that all AsAms feel the same way.

   These ads for Hillary are beginning to fill CA's airwaves and appear on the front pages of ethnic newspapers in the AsAm community.  Listen to the radio ads and read the print ads.   Share your comments with me please.  :-)

(1) For Chinese radio ad:  http://www.80-20initiative.net/2016/CA2.mp3.
(2) For Korean radio ad: Click on it a dropbox appears, click to start sound.
(3) For Chinese front page ad:  80-20initiative.net/images/2016ca2.jpg
(4) For Korean front page ad:  http://www.80-20initiative.net/2016/CAKor.pdf
(5) For India-West full page ad:  http://www.80-20initiative.net/2016/CAInd.pdf
(6) For an Chinese article, entitled "Need a powerful political tool", click here .

Ads in Vietnamese are still in preparation.

Great Publicity for Complaint Against 
Yale, Brown and Dartmouth

80-20 is NOT a leader in this initiative.  We are just one of the 100-plus orgs. in that group.   This initiative was under the leadership of Yukong Zhao, working with Mr. Ed Blum and his lawyers.   80-20 is NOT betting on the outcome of this complaint, but we hope that we are wrong.  :-)  The case has been filed with the U.S. Dept. of Education and Dept. of Justice under a Democratic Administration, which is good for AsAms in many areas but not so good in others e.g., the college admissions issue.

Why did 80-20 join in the official complaint, if we don't expect great results?

For two reasons:  

   (1) It'll keep the news of discrimination against AsAm youths by Ivy League colleges on the public's mind.  Some QUALITY articles have followed.  Click here to see articles in Brookings Institute blog, CBS News, & Fortune Magazine.  

   (2) 80-20 strongly believes that 

"To be a good leader, one must be a good follower."

80-20 wants to set an example.  Otherwise, how will the AsAm community ever unite?

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Bloc vote for Hillary on June 7th.  Spread the Word.

   A large turn-out of AsAm Independents/NPP in CA on June 7th is a must.  All one needs to do is to verbally ask for a Democratic ballot for president on 6/7 at one's own polling station.   If you vote absentee, please make a special request to your county election office to ask for a democratic party ballot by the deadline of May 31.

   Why is 80-20 doing so much for Hillary?  It's not so much for Hillary.  It's for advancing our own political clout.  We need this tool to win EQUAL opportunity.
        
Forward this to your friends in CA.  Many of you have promised to do so. :-)


S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Decide. Do You Want a Powerful AsAm Political Voice?

Time to Make up Your Mind
YOU DECIDE!
   June 7, the date of the critical CA Democratic Primary, is coming soon.  If you want a powerful AsAm political voice, and if that is your priority, then forget

  1. Whether you like Hillary or Bernie better, and 
  2. Whether we are a D or R or NPP (no party preference, earlier known as Independents).


   Please get behind 80-20 and urge all AsAms you know to vote for Hillary on 6/7. Help produce a resounding victory for Hillary that will be verified by the exit polls.

                   
What is A Powerful Political Weapon?

   A powerful political weapon is one with the ability to affect the outcome of an important election.  An example is the CA Democratic primary, where 475 delegates are involved.  It is 20% of what is needed to win the Dem. nomination.

   80-20 has induced Hillary to give us satisfactory promises in writing. Sanders said no.  

80-20 Empties Its War Chest

   To ensure the successful creation of that tool on 6/7 for our children, 80-20 has bought ads in the Chinese-, Indian-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-American communities to urge voters to support for Hillary. They include radio & newspaper ads, including some on the front page of the largest ethnic papers.  

   The main theme of all the ads, shown below in English, is the same. 

________________________________________________________________ 
How Do We Establish Our Political Clout?
         
  Hillary made promises** to us in writing.  Let's give her our bloc vote to reward her.

  Sanders was not willing to give us promises.  So let's defeat him to punish him.

When we use our voting power to reward and punish appropriately, 
political parties will compete to serve our rightful interest 
in order to win our bloc vote.
                                                  
________________________________________________________________ 

   To see a similar ad in Chinese, click hereSimilar ads in Vietnamese and Korean are being produced.

   A large turn-out of AsAm Independents/NPP on June 7th is a must.  All you need to do is verbally ask for a Democratic ballot for president on 6/7 at your own polling station.  If you vote absentee, please make a special request to your county election office to ask for a democratic party ballot by the deadline of May 31.

        
Forward this to your friends in CA.  Many of you have promised to do this. :-)


S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 


View a GREAT 3-part video about AsAms:  
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80-20 Mission Statement


PS:  We salute these role models:  
Two great supporters, Feiyun Zhang and Jonathan Fong of CA, wrote 80-20 and said that they've switched their respective registration from Republican to Independent in order to vote in the Dem. primary.  One of them declared that "in the general election, I'll not vote for a Dem."  Fine. Voting for Hillary on 6/7 is all we ask you to do. 


 

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