Monday, May 27, 2002

Parents who don't speak English can be citizens!

Do you have parents who don't speak English? Do they want to attain citizenship? If so, there are four possible exceptions to the rule of taking an English test.

The following information was provided through the courtesy of Jon Wu,
Attorney at Law, who specializes in immigration law:

650 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
jon@jwulaw.com

The literacy requirements does not apply to any person
(1) with "physical or developmental disability or mental impairment," or
(2) over 50 and have had a green card for over twenty years, or
(3) over 55 and have had a green card for over 15 years.

In addition, the Attorney General may give "special consideration, as determined by the Attorney General," to any person who is over the age of 65 and have had a green card for over 20 years.

The sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act are: 312(b)(2)(A) and section 312(b)(2)(B). [INA: act 312 - requirements as to understanding the English language, history, principles, and form of government of the united states sec. 312. [8 u.s.c. 1423]

ANNOUNCEMENT: China Press (Chao Pao) will be publishing a series of three articles on 80-20 on May 29, 30, and 31.

According to its Special Correspondent Ms. Dajiu Li, its "newspaper will use three almost full pages to publish this article on the special page 'news pursuit'. The article has about 20,000 words in Chinese and about 12 pictures. The articles tell what 80-20 has done for the Asian community, the reason 80-20 had been founded ...."
"The article will explain why 80-20 wishes to get 80% of the APA voters to vote for one candidate. The articles will appear on May 29, 30, and 31."

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Important Announcements/ Register to Vote!!

********** ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Job opportunity at 80-20. For pay range and job description, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/ It's a very demanding job. Only the most dedicated need apply.

2) Last Monday of May is always Memorial Day. Get ready with your flags. Display it in your home front and store front. Go buy one if you don't have one yet. 80-20 will push for a BIG EFFORT on July 4th. Let's produce seas of flags in locations identified with APAs. It takes a GOOD image to replace our existing "perpetual foreigners image."

3) Austin, TX is looking for a candidate of Asian descent for the position of Assistant City Manager. E-mail David Chan via dchan@lsiamerica.com, if interested. *************

The November election will be here soon. Have you registered to vote? Or having registerd but have changed your residence?

Here is the EASIEST WAY to register to vote!

Step-by-step instructions are given to help NEW IMMIGRANTS & people who have NEVER registered before. All you need is your computer, a printer and the adobe Acrobat software. If you don't have that software, you will be given instructions to download it.

Just GO TO: https://ssl.capwiz.com/congressorg/nvra/

On page 1, you download adobe acrobat, if you don't already have it. Then go to either the map or the pull-down window to select your state. Click the "GO" button to go to page 2.

On page 2, your fill out the form. Click once on each of the red-colored (see instructions) to help you fill out the correct information. For "Choice of Party," your choice is Democrat, or Independent or Republican. If you want to vote in the primary, you must choose either Dem. or Rep. After all information has been filled. Go to the bottom of the page to click on the "Preview My Voter Registration" to go to another page.

On page 3, you proofread the information, then click "Get My Application"
at the bottom of the page.

On page 4, follow the 4 simple steps and mail out your application form.

Upon receiving your application, your state will then mail you a voter registration card. YOU NEED TO FILL THAT OUT AND MAIL IT IN. Then you are registered. Note that registering to vote is ALWAYS A TWO-STEP PROCESS.

GO TO: https://ssl.capwiz.com/congressorg/nvra/ NOW!

(If the URL appears in a different color, put your cursor on it and click once and you'll be on page 1. If the URL has the same color as the text, then copy and paste this URL to your browser. Hit return, you'll be on page 1.)

BE A REGISTERED VOTER!!! Be one for your children's and grandchildren's sake.

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Solid Proof That Unity Is Power

Since YOU've kept faith with political self-empowerment, since YOU choose to invest in 80-20, 80-20 has achieved greatly for YOU and YOUR CHILDREN in a short 3 years. For evidence, please see a table at: http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html

The user-friendly table lists 80-20's major achievements to date. It lists, for each event, the date 80-20 stepped up and called for action and the date when the result was achieved. Those ahcievements include:

1. Asking Abercrombie & Fitch to withdraw the derogatory T-shirts.
TIME REQUIRED FOR RESULT (TRFR) : 2 hours

2. Inducing Seattle Times to take a serious look at the "American outshines Kwan ..." headline and give a sincere apology.

TRFR: Two days

3. To appeal to APAs to display flags on nat'l holidays such as July
4th in order to gradually erase the "perpetual foreigners" image.

TRFR: Response from many APA community was immediate.

The "seas of flags" resulted in huge amount of positive coverage from mainstream media, including NY Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, Plain Dealer - Ohio, Newsweek Magazine (Web version), San Jose Mercury Times, Sacramento Bees, ABC, Philadelphia, NBC, NY KRON/NBC, SF, KCRA/ NBC Sacramento, FOX TV, Houston, WOR TV, NY, Nat'l Public Radio - N. CA.

4. To urge President-elect Bush to appointment APAs to his cabinet.

TRFR: Two days

5. To demand that the Republican Party take the infamous "daisy TV ad," which perpetrated "yellow peril" fear mongering, off the air.

TRFR: One day

6. To forge a bloc vote in the presidential election of 2000.

TRFR: 2 years. (According to a poll partially sponsored by the Nat'l Science foundation: Nationally, APAs voted 66 to 32 for Gore and in California,
voted 70.25 to 18.25 for Gore whom 80-20 endorsed.)

See how closely the two dates -- the dates when 80-20 called for action and the dates when the results were achieved -- correlated. Is this close correlation a mere coincidence, or a clear indication of 80-20's effectiveness?
You be the judge .

Please go read the table, which also provides why 80-20 called for each
action and the methodology used by 80-20 to induce the desired esult.

If you are NOT a member yet, join 1300 other
APAs who have stepped forth to do their share.

1. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
2. Family (for couples only, 2 votes) -- $50
3. Life** -- $1000
4. Family life** (couples only, 2 votes) -- $1,500
5. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
6. Honorary Family** (couples only, 2 votes) -- $10,000

** Membership names in permanent display on 80-20's web site.
See http://www.80-20initiative.net/members.html .

Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member TODAY using a credit
card, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html .

PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:

Professor Chun Wa Wong
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Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90034-6363

Write down your e-mail address in the check. Thank you.

Join TODAY.

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Wednesday, May 01, 2002

80-20 Provides A Much-Needed Community Service

80-20 will add a much-needed community service. It'll help APA candidates who come under racist attacks. Two such attacks occurred in this year's primary contests in CA. 80-20 shall help the attacked candidates with its powerful e-mail list
and up to $10,000 of funding
immediately. More funding is possible but will require approval by 80-20's Steering Comm. on a case-by-case basis. Here is why such a service is necessary and effective.

1) Are there examples of racist attacks on APA candidates?

Yes. Just this year, there were two alleged racist attacks on APA candidates running in California's primaries. One alleged attack was on Alice Lai-Bitker who is running for County Board of Supervisors in Alameda County. Her opponent Ralph ppezzato, a Caucasian, sent out campaign materials asking "What color is your supervisor?" and "Is it us or them?" Alice will be in a runoff with Ralph Appezzato this
coming November. Another alleged case involved Christopher Gabaldon, a Filipino Am. candidate running for State Assembly in CA's 18th District. Allegedly, his opponent insinuated that Gabaldon took money coming from the Philippines. Perhaps as a result of the insinuation, Gabaldon lost in the primary.

2) Why not let the APA candidates defend themselves?

It's difficult for APA candidates under racist attacks to defend themselves, because voters expect them to say that the attackers are wrong. If neutral bodies such as the mainstream media and 80-20 come to their defense, voters are much more likely to listen and vote against the racist attackers.

3) Why does 80-20 propose such a policy NOW?

Racist attacks on APA political candidates are expected to increase significantly, because more APAs are running for offices and the importance of the offices they seek are increasing.

4) Can you tell me about 80-20's policy in more detail?

First, the attacked candidate must file a request with 80-20 to investigate the alleged racist attack. In other words, 80-20 stays out unless a candidate asks for help.

If a written request is filed and if 80-20's findings support the allegations, then 80-20 will provided help. The degree of support depends on the flagrancy of the racist attacks.

In a clearly racist attack, 80-20 will use all within its power to defeat the racist candidate. 80-20's measures includes using its considerable ability to communicate quickly with 430,000 APA supporters and the mainstream media on behalf of the attacked candidate. It may also spend immediately up to $10,000 to support the attacked APA candidate or punish his/her racist opponent. Expenditure beyond $10,000 will require explicit approval by 80-20's Steering Committee in a case-by-case basis.

The worst racist attacks are normally mounted a day or two before the election so as to deny the APA candidate a chance to point out the racist nature of the attack to voters and to prevent outraged but previously uninvolved entities like the media and 80-20 from joining the fight against racism. 80-20 therefore resolves that, should a politician win the election by such devious means, 80-20 will target to defeat that politician in his/her next election.

Racist attacks are normally designed by high-priced political consultants, though it requires approval of the candidates to implement the attack. 80-20 aims to widely publicize the names of such unprincipled political consultants with the aim to drive them and their firms out of the political consultation business.

5) Will 80-20's policy stop racist attacks permanently?

Yes. When politicians and their consultants find out that a racial attack on any APA candidate anywhere will mean an invitation for 80-20 to come in and help defeat them in either this or the next election, then such attacks will stop. However, it
will take a few election cycles for the dire consequences of such attacks to get around in the political world.

The resolution, in its original wording, is available at:

http://www.80-20initiative.net/resolution0402.html (END)

If you are NOT a member yet, join 1250 other APAs who have stepped forth
to do their share.

1. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
2. Family (for couples only, 2 votes) -- $50
Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member TODAY using a credit
card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html
.

PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:

Professor Chun Wa Wong
3780 Keystone Ave.
Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90034-6363

Write down your e-mail address in the check. Thank you.

Join TODAY.

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