Friday, December 27, 2002

The Significance of Inducing Sen.Lott's Resignation

Why? Why did 80-20 help to induce Sen. Lott's resignation from the Majority Leader's position? Here is why.

(1) America has leaned significantly to the right since 9/11. Since 9/11, our country is much more strict in immigration policy, less pro-diversity, and shows less respect for civil rights and minority concerns. All of that might be temporarily necessary to counter terrorism. But 80-20 is not that sure. It reserves its judgment for now.

(2) Talks could lead to actions. If pro-segregationists statements could be made with impunity in the guise of today's anti-terrorism atmosphere, who knows if the "clock can't be turned back."

(3) Human nature is such that the weakest is the most vulnerable. The APA, being the smallest of minorities and therefore perhaps the weakest, will be the first to be discriminated against, should the majority, God forbid, decide to turn the clock back.

Given those 3 reasons, a politician who made pro-segregationist statements MUST BE PUNISHED severely, so that no other politicians will dare to try turning the clock back. That is why 80-20 decided to induce Sen. Lott's resignation.

Please be aware that no APA individuals, regardless of how wealthy and powerful, can effectively impact such an event. Only a group like 80-20, that has the group political clout to deliver a bloc vote to either party in the next presidential election, could induce the political will forcing Sen. Lott's resignation.

In inducing that result, 80-20 has protected you from gradual shift in political atmosphere detrimental to you and your children.

Join 80-20 to boost our GROUP POLITICAL CLOUT . Thank you.

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There are six types of 80-20 memberships:

1. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
2. Family (must provide two names to get 2 votes) -- $50
3. Life** -- $1000
4. Family life** (provide two names to get 2 votes) -- $1,500
5. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
6. Honorary Family Life** (need two names to get 2 votes) -- $10,000

** 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 TODAY
using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20pac.net/paypal.html or
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 and PHONE number in the BACK of the check. Thank you.

Friday, December 20, 2002

What Has 80-20 Done for You This Year?

What has 80-20 achieved on your behalf this year?

THANKS TO YOU, 80-20 achieved the following and more. Visit:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html

Starting from the middle of a displayed table, you can read about 80-20's SUCCESSES in the Michelle Kwan episode
in the Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts episode, &
in its successful warning to all politicians never to stage racist attacks on APA political candidates, ..., etc.
Time required to achieve those results were respectively 2 days, 2 hours, and from the primary elections of 2002 to the general election.

80-20's latest success is related to its last e-mail to you entitled "80-20 Calls for A New Vote on Senate Majority Leader." At 11 a.m. on that day, S. B. Woo faxed the Senate Republican leaders and Andrew Card requesting a re-vote for its majority leader. Only five hours later, at 4 p.m. the same day, the GOP Caucus announced
that it would conduct a re-vote, to be held on 1/6/03!

On Dec. 20th, Senator Lott has resigned as the majority leader.

Of course, 80-20 didn't induce all that all by itself. However, just as certain, it showed that 80-20 knew politics and timing, and made the APA voice, YOUR VOICE, count. In this episode, 80-20 aimed to use its political clout strategically to become "the feather that breaks the Camel's back." We succeeded.

Certain things can be done by group political clout only!

Help nurture our community's group political power. Be a member! Being a member is a proud public statement that "I do my share to win justice and equality for our children."

There are six types of 80-20 memberships:

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 Life** (couples only, 2 votes) -- $10,000
** 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 TODAY
using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20PAC.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.

Monday, December 16, 2002

80-20 Calls For a New Vote on Senate Majority Leader

80-20 today called for the Senate Republican Caucus to hold another vote on its majority leader. It urges YOU to do YOUR part to support that position.

The APA is the smallest minority, and therefore perhaps the most vulnerable. There are times that we must speak out to protect our interest. This is such a time, in light of Sen. Lott's repeated pro- segregationist statements.

As a result, 80-20 has issued a press release . S. B. Woo, President of 80-20, also faxed a letter to GOP Senator Don Nickles, the number two person in the GOP Caucus today. It supported Nickles' call for another vote on the majority leader. Copies were sent to other Senate leaders and the White House.

Beware, however, 80-20 is only as strong as you are. Its press release doesn't mean much unless you take the time to support its position. We urge you to fax(preferred) or e-mail the following leaders.

Senator Don Nickles
Fax (202) 224-6008, senator@nickles.senate.gov

Senator Mitch McConnell, who'll be the number 2 person in GOP in '03
Fax: (502) 582-5326, senator@mcconnell.senate.gov

Andrew Card, Chief of Staff, The White House
Fax: (202) 456-1907

Show our political establishment that APAs, though small in number, are highly organized and therefore can be very effective in politics affairs. Purpose? For our political leaders to begin taking our interests seriously.

Be sure to include your name, title, profession and address in your message. The message can be very short. An example is shown below. However, please use your own words.

I support 80-20's position on Sen. Lott. I urge another
vote on the senate majority leader.
Signature
Name, title, profession
Postal address

Counting on you. With every fax you send, you increase the political
clout of yourself and your children. Do it today.

Friday, December 13, 2002

Then They Came for Me

The following came to my mail box. See if you like it. Thank you.
Then They Came for Me
By Stephen F. Rohde, Esq.*


First they came for the Muslims, and I didn't speak up because I
wasn't a Muslim.

Then they came to detain immigrants indefinitely solely upon the
certification of the Attorney General, and I didn't speak up because I
wasn't an immigrant.

Then they came to eavesdrop on suspects consulting with their
attorneys, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a suspect.

Then they came to prosecute non-citizens before secret military
commissions, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a non-citizen.

Then they came to enter homes and offices for unannounced "sneak
and peek" searches, and I didn't speak up because I had nothing to
hide.

Then they came to reinstate Cointelpro and resume the infiltration
and surveillance of domestic religious and political groups, and I
didn't speak up because I had stopped participating in any groups.

Then they came for anyone who objected to government policy
because it aided the terrorists and gave ammunition to America's
enemies, and I didn't speak up because ... I didn't speak up.

Then they came for me. By that time no one was left to speak up.

Stephen Rohde, a constitutional lawyer and President of
the ACLU of Southern California, is indebted to the
inspiration of Rev. Martin Niemoller (1937).


ANNOUNCEMENT: Harrison Leong, who is a Sociology major with a minor in Asian Studies at Bowdoin, will join 80-20 as a full-time Special Assistant effective June 1, 2003. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese and will be stationed in San Francisco, CA. His GPA is 3.5 in his major courses, and 3.2 overall. He is passionate about working for 80-20 and came to us very highly recommended.

Monday, December 02, 2002

Our Shared Dream & Your Membership

It's Thanksgiving day. 'Tis the time to be thankful to our Life Members; to regular members whose membership expires on 12/31; to those who support our cause but who are not yet members. 80-20 needs you to renew or upgrade your membership, or join as new members.

Why does 80-20 need YOUR membership?

It's not because we need your money to make a living, since all leaders of 80-20 work as volunteers. We need you, because we want to REALIZE OUR SHARED DREAM -- building up our community's political clout to win equal opportunity for you and your children.

80-20 can do things for YOU that you yourself can not hope to get done, regardless of how much personal wealth and power you may possess. Certain things can be done by group political clout only.

Group political clout depends on numbers. We have 630,000 APA families on our e-mail list, which is very impressive. However, we have only 1600 dues-paying members which is embarrassingly small except for the fact that it was 80-20's first attempt at instituting a dues system.

Therefore, 80-20 must redouble its effort, while hoping that YOU will help personally.

If you are NOT yet a member, please join us TODAY. It take each of us "putting our shoulders to the wheel" to enable our children "to rise as high and go as far as their ambition and ability will take them" ­ the accepted definition of EQUAL opportunity. You and your children face glass ceilings. Glass ceilings mean UNequal opportunity.

If you are a member, please consider upgrading your membership. You could upgrade from Basic to Family Membership, or from Family to Life Membership. 80-20 hopes to achieve 100% in membership renewal.

If you are a Life Member, you've done more than your share. However, if you can afford it, please consider upgrading your Life Membership or making a generous contribution.

Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/members.html to see names of our Life Members on permanent display.

There are six types of 80-20 memberships:

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

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

S. B. Woo
President,
The 80-20 Initiative, on Thanksgiving day
 

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