Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Second Notice

This is the second notice that 80-20 will hold an election for all officers and board members in 4 months.

"People who don't work for good government deserve to be ruled by those who are
worse than themselves."

To all who feel the obligation to help build our community's political clout, get involved NOW. "80-20 is the most effective APA political organization," Governor Gary Locke.

1) Who can run?
Any one who has enrolled as a dues-paying member by July 31, 2002, paid a filing fee of $50, and filed a resume and a proper statement of candidacy by Aug. 31, 2002.

2) Who can vote?
Any person who has enrolled as a dues-paying member by August 15,

3) How to get involved in 80-20's election?
Join 1500 others and be a member. There are 6 types of memberships:

1. Honorary Family** (Two names required, 2 votes) -- $10,000
2. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
3. Family life** (Two names required, 2 votes) -- $1,500
4. Life** -- $1000
5. Family (Two names required, 2 votes) -- $50
6. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
** Membership names on 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:
a) using a credit card, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html .
b) sending a PERSONAL check, payable to 80-20 PAC and mail to:
Professor Chun Wa Wong
3780 Keystone Ave.
Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90034-6363

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

4) How do I find our more details about the election?

Visit http://www.80-20initiative.net , go to "Most Recent Emails" in the middle of the page, and click on the 7/17/02 e-mail that is entitled "80-20 will hold an election in October ."

GET INVOLVED TODAY.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

80-20 will hold an election in October

"People who don't work for good government deserve to be ruled by those who are worse than themselves."
Do you want a politically powerful APA organization? If yes, then get involved to build it up.
80-20 will hold an election in October this year.

It will be open and democratic. Any dues-paying member can run for any office. No nomination by any 80-20 Committee is needed! Every elected position will have at least two candidates.

However, fair and written rules are still necessary to ensure an orderly and rational election. Here is the essential information. Please read.

1) What offices are available?

Four officers, the Chair of the Nomination Committee for the 2003 election, and x number of Board members will be elected. The four officers are the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. They each serve a two year term. "x" will be determined at a later date when 80-20 finds out from YOU, how many of YOU intend to run.

2) Who can run?

Any one who has enrolled as a dues-paying member by July 31, 2002, pays a filing fee of $50, and files a resume and a proper statement of candidacy. The statement of candidacy must be of 150 words or less stating his/her qualifications, what he/she has done for 80-20, and what he/she aims to get done for the APA community. The
filing fee, resume and statement of candidacy must be submitted by August 31, 2002.

A nominal filing fee is a standard procedure for most open elections. The fee will be returned to all winning candidates.

3) When and Where to file your candidacy?

YOU can file your candidacy between now and Aug. 31, 2002. Send in your filing fee ASAP so that 80-20 knows how many will be running, and you can formally begin seeking support for your candidacy. Send fee and filing papers to:

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

4) Who can vote?

Any person who has enrolled as a dues-paying member by August 15,
2002 can vote.


5) Open Information:

A list of eligible voters will be posted by August 31, 2002.

A list of candidates will be posted on our web site by 9/15/02. Information will include the offices they seek, together with their resumes and statements of candidacy.

6) Ensuring Fairness:

A Committee of 3 persons, none of whom will be a candidate in the said election, will be appointed by the Steering Committee to monitor the election procedure and results. . Security procedures similar to those used in the election of 33 delegates to the Endorsement Committee will be adopted. Balloting details and results will be kept for six months in the event of a challenge.

7) First Date of Voting & A Secure Voting Method:

The first date of voting is Oct. 21, 2002.

Members will cast ballots on 80-20's web site using a security code that will be sent by 80-20 in a personal e-mail, except for about 30 members who enrolled as members using fax numbers.

8) For More Election Details:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/election.html

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

80-20's Flag Project Spreading like Prairie Fire


When 80-20 started the Flag Project a year ago, individuals responded, but few groups did and "seas of flags" were rare. This year? Significant improvement! Even
the mainstream media have reported on "seas of flags'" created by 80-20 supporters:


Oakland Tribune -- Patriotism Will Fly High in Chinatown "When almost 200 volunteers finish placing American flags high and low around 11 blocks of Oakland's Chinatown .... the place will look like a sea of red, white and blue. ...."

Dallas Morning News -- Asian American Unfurling Patriotism "Chinatown might be the last place you'd expect a sea of red, white and blue flags this holiday. But there they are. ...."

How encouraging. This kind of news coverage helps to erase our foreigners image. Acting in unison is power!!

Here is a summary of what has happened nationwide in the
Flag Project that 80-20 initiated:

Number of Volunteers turned out: an estimated 400

Number of flags Distributed: 4900 paid for by 80-20, 3000 paid for

By Oakland Consolidated Chinese Association (Presided by Richard Mak), and an estimated 150 large flags paid for by merchant organizations in various cities.

Number of Radio Stations Broadcasting 80-20\222s Ads for a week:

10

Media Attention: Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Houston Press, San Jose Mercury, The Straits Times (Singapore), Lansing State Journal of Michigan, many radio interviews, coverage by a number of TV stations, and numerous articles in the ethnic media.

Cities That Sponsored a Bigger Program Than Last Year: Almost every city did better but particularly Dallas, Oakland, SF Chinatown, San Jose Japan Town, San
Jose Vietnamese community, NY Chinatown, Brooklyn, Flushing (New York), Cleveland, Lansing (Michigan), and Monterey Park.

A Sea-of-Flags Picture You MUST See:

http://www.80-20initiative.net/flagproject.html


Articles You May Want to Read in full:

a) Asian American Group Wants Stars and Stripes Waving All Over On July Fourth -- by Deborah Kong, Associated Press Minority Issues Writer.
http://www.80-20initiative.net/AP_070402.html

b) Patriotism Will Fly High In Chinatown -- by Laura Casey, Oakland Triune staff writer. http://www.80-20initiative.net/flagproject.html

c) Asian Americans Unfurling Patriotism -- by Esther Wu, Columnist for The Dallas Morning News.
http://www.dallasnews.com/localnews/columnists/ewu/stories/070402dnmetwucol.c92a0.html


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Are you a dues-paying member? 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 on the check. Thank you.
Join TODAY.

Our web site: http://80-20initiative.net




















Wednesday, July 03, 2002

A Special July 4th Message

The nature of 80-20's mission -- to fight society's discrimination against you and win equal opportunity for you -- compels 80-20's e-mail messages to dwell almost exclusively on the negative aspects of America. Hence, 80-20 would be remiss if it doesn't use the occasion of July 4th to celebrate what is right about America.

Two features of American benefit most of us greatly.

First, when compared with other nations, America is the mostopen to and inclusive of immigrants. That so many of us are here provides the best proof.

Secondly, America is the land of opportunity. Not all of us are rich and famous. Many of us have faced the glass ceiling. However, what better proof is there in acknowledging our "land of opportunity" than that most of us are living well?

80-20 wants to use this occasion to express our collective thanks to the nation and urge all to be patriotic.

Loving America, however, is not equivalent to always agreeing with our government, our officials or our President -- a concept that is not familiar to many of us. Officials and presidents come and go. Our government is but a tool to serve us. If you don't agree with a given policy, feel free to speak up. You are a part of America. You have the right to give your vision of America.

It is the nation, the American people as a whole and our constitution, to whom we owe our gratitude, respect and dedication. Indeed, the freedom of expression is one of the great blessings of liberty that we enjoy as Americans.
 

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