Monday, December 29, 2003

Sen. Kerry Answered Yes/Yes/Yes Too!

Check out http://www.80-20initiative.net/preselect.html and see
the signature of Sen. John Kerry on 80-20's questionnaire. He has just
joined 5 other Dem. presidential candidates, Cong. Kucinich, Gov.
Dean, Amb. Braun, Sen. Edwards and Gen. Clark
, promising
the enforcement of Exec. Order 11246 so that the talents of APAs
will no longer be under-utilized.

If one of those 6 becomes our next president, we will enjoy equal
opportunity in workplaces, whether it is salary increment or promotion
or rising to the top. The glass ceiling will be broken. It will benefit
every APA. Even those who are NOT citizens will benefit, because "a
rising tide lifts all ships
."

Censure the only 3 Dem presidential candidates who have
not yet responded positively. They are Cong. Richard Gephardt, Senator
Joseph Lieberman, and Rev. Al Sharpton. Tell your friends and relatives
all across the nation, especially those in EARLY PRIMARY STATES,
e.g. Iowa, New Hampshire, Arizona & S. Carolina.

Everybody talks about the glass ceiling above us. Only 80-20 takes
effective action to eliminate it.

Join 80-20 in 2004. The more members we have, the more effective
WE will be to induce George W. Bush to respond positively to 80-20's
questionnaire. When the major candidates of both political parties have
promised in writing to enforce EO 11246 on our behalf, our glass ceiling
will be broken after the 2004 election. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF AND
YOUR CHILDREN TO HELP AT LEAST THAT MUCH -- join 80-20!!!

Don't be a free loader.

1. Honorary Family Life** (2 votes) -- $10,000
2. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
3. Family life** (2 votes) -- $1,500 4. Life** -- $1000
5. Family (for couples only, 2 votes) -- $50
6. Basic (1 vote) -- $35 7. Student -- $15
** Member' names in permanent display on 80-20's web site. See
http://www.80-20initiative.net/members.html

Any US citizen and PR may join, using a credit card,
visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html.
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.

When history recounts how APAs won their equal
opportunity, YOU can proudly tell your children that YOU
did YOUR share.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

3 More Candidates Answered YES/YES/YES!

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO FAXED & E-MAILED,
Senator John Edwards, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun &
General Wesley Clark
answered YES/YES/YES to 80-20's
questionnaire. We thank them.

REWARD , i.e. volunteer or contribute to, one of the following
candidates during the Democratic PRIMARY:

1. Howard Dean: the odds-on favorite to win the Dem. nomination
2. Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio
3. Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun
4. John Edwards: enjoying a slight lead in the poll on CA primary
5. Wesley Clark: the first to verbally promise enforcing 11246 for us

CENSURE the following:

DEMOCRATS:
Richard Gephardt: info@dickgephardt2004.com ; fax: (202)-448-9399
Joe Lieberman : info@joe2004.com ; fax: (703) 894-0770
John Kerry: info@johnkerry.com ; Fax: (617) 523-2033
Al Sharpton: revalsharptonpec@yahoo.com ; Fax: (888) 303-4903

REPUBLICAN:
George Bush: BushCheney04@GeorgeWBush.com , Fax: (703) 647-2996

More candidates will answer YES/YES/YES. To keep you informed
of the fast developing situation, 80-20 has created a web page
http://www.80-20initiative.net/preselect.html on 2004 Presidential
Election. Save the URL, you'll find the latest on 2004 Election on that
site. See, for example, the signatures of those presidential candidates
who have signed 80-20's questionnaire.

Please do YOUR share to induce ALL presidential candidates to
respond positively to 80-20's questionnaire. We want equal
opportunity in workplaces NOW. Thank you for continuing to fax &
e-mail. TOGETHER, we shall overcome.

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PLEASE NOTE that helping a candidate during the primary
election does NOT commit 80-20 to endorse the person(s) in
the general election. During the primary, all 80-20
supporters may choose to support any candidate who have
answered yes/yes/yes. In the general election, an
endorsement convention will be held to decide whom we
will support in a bloc vote. See article 7 of 80-20's Bylaws.
Go http://www.80-20initiative.net/bylaw.html .

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

CALL TO ACTION: Reward & Censure Candidates

Here's how to reward and censure presidential candidates in order
to win our equal opportunity in workplaces. First, some facts.

Fact 1: Dean & Kucinich have helped us. Dean has money; leads in
Iowa, New Hampshire, S. Carolina & a few other states but is only sixth
in CA -- the state with the largest number of delegates to the Dem. Nat'l
Convention where a nominee is elected. Kucinich needs money.

Fact 2: Clark, Kerry, Gephardt, Edwards, Lieberman, Sharpton & Braun
have NOT helped yet. They all want to do better in Iowa or New
Hampshire. Many are aiming to defeat Dean in CA. Edwards currently
has a small lead in CA.

Fact 3: Bush has NOT helped yet. He is the only candidate in the Rep.
Party. He has Money. He doesn't need votes in the PRIMARY; he
needs votes in the GENERAL.

CALL TO ACTION

A. REWARD (Be sure to identify yourself as an 80-20 supporter):

1. Send Kucinich money. Help him with $$ via
https://www.kucinich.us/contribute.php

2. Help Dean in CA. Make perhaps a small amount via
http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=contribute_central
Volunteer for him in CA, or get your friends and relatives who live in
CA to volunteer for him. To volunteer: go to left sidebar of
http://www.deanforamerica.com , click on options under
"Get Involved."

B. CENSURE

Fax or e-mail all other candidates to induce them to help:
"NO SUPPORT unless you first sign off on 80-20's questionnaire."
Write down your address, especially if you live in Iowa, or New
Hampshire or California.

DEMOCRATS:
Wesley K. Clark: ajackson@clark04.com , Fax: (501) 244-2203
Richard Gephardt: info@dickgephardt2004.com ; fax: (202)-448-9399
Joe Lieberman : info@joe2004.com ; fax: (703) 894-0770
John Kerry: info@johnkerry.com ; Fax: (617) 523-2033
John Edwards: info@johnedwards2004.com ; Fax: (919) 782-0091
Carol M. Braun: carol@carolforpresident.com ; Fax: (312) 8428510
Al Sharpton: revalsharptonpec@yahoo.com ; (888) 303-4903

REPUBLICAN:
George Bush: BushCheney04@GeorgeWBush.com , Fax: (703) 647-2996

We are on the verge of great victory. Please do YOUR part by
acting TODAY. Show that we are serious about winning equal
opportunity in workplaces NOW!

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PLEASE NOTE that helping a candidate during the primary
election does not commit 80-20 to endorse the person(s) in
the general election. During the primary, all 80-20
supporters may choose to support any candidate who have
answered yes/yes/yes. In the general election, an
endorsement convention will be held to decide whom we
will support in a bloc vote. See article 7 of 80-20 Bylaws.
http://www.80-20initiative.net

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Dean & Kucinich answered 80-20: YES/YES/YES

If one of them becomes our next President, Exec. Order 11246 will
be enforced for APAs. YOU, yes YOU personally, will reap huge
benefit.
Let's see how it works.

(1) If you work in the academic world, the ratio of [administrators /
(faculty + professional)] for APAs will increase from the current
0.057 to the nat'l average of 0.150, in about 10 yrs. It means there
will be 6000 ADDITIONAL full-time APA administrators. Rising tide
lifts all ships. With more APA administrators, all APAs working in
universities, from janitors to instructors to secretaries will
benefit.

(2) If you work for corporations, law and accounting firms, federal
or state governments
, the increase in the APA ratio in
[(Executive/management)/ (peoples just below the manager level)]
will increase EVEN MORE. Suppose you are young and not even
close to the management level yet, still you'll benefit because
rising ride lifts all ships.

(3) If you work in Korea town or Little Manila, or are with the ethnic
media, or own your own business or in a business that
has little apparent connection with the mainstream society, WILL
YOU STILL BENEFIT?

Definitely. With 3 times as many APA executives & managers,
there will be more money in our community. Hence, more will be
spent in ethnic localities. More ads will be bought in ethnic media
resulting in higher pay for ethnic reporters. The Silicon Valley
entrepreneurs will have more APA CEOs in the Fortune 500
companies to call on for venture capitals and/or contracts. All
in all, it is the same cause and effective: RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL
SHIPS.

GOOD & BAD NEWS! The good news is that Gov. Dean is the odds on
candidate to be the Democratic nominee
. So we may have about 50-50
chance to have 11246 enforced for us after the 2004 election.

The bad news is that Candidate Bush and the 7 other Democratic
candidates have NOT signed up yet. We should seize the golden
opportunity of the presidential election and make it 100% certain to
have 11246 enforced for us.

In the NEXT e-mail, we will give you information on how to THANK
Dean & Kucinich, and how to induce the rest, Dem. & Rep., TO
MAKE THE SAME PROMISE
. If you can't wait, go to
http://www.8020initiative.net/preselect.html . Names of candidates,
their email addresses, fax and phone numbers are all there.

Monday, December 08, 2003

80-20 Questionnaire To All Presidential Candidates

On 12/1, 80-20 sent the following questionnaire to all
presidential candidates -- the 9 Democrats plus President Bush.

80-20's Presidential Candidate Questionnaire:

"With liberty and justice for all." Thus ends our pledge of
allegiance to the flag with a ringing commitment to all citizens.
Unfortunately, liberty and justice remain an unrealized dream for
Asian Pacific Americans. A low glass-ceiling hangs instead over our
heads, denying us the opportunity to rise to the top of our
professions, just as it hung over women and blacks until recently.

Statistical evidence, mostly gathered by government sponsored
studies, shows a dismal picture: APAs have only one-third the
opportunity of all other Americans to "rise to the top," in the
academic world, in corporations, or even in federal government.

To illustrate, let's look at the situation in universities, the
so-called bastion of idealism in our society. University administrators
are recruited almost exclusively from the ranks of faculty and
professionals already employed in universities. Hence the ratio of
[administrators / (faculty + professionals)], broken down to races, is
a
measure of the opportunity enjoyed by American citizens of different
races. Nationwide, for full-time staff that ratio for blacks (non-
Hispanic) is 0.199. That is, for every 100 black faculty and
professionals there are 20 black administrators. The ratio for Native
American is 0.169; for white (non-Hispanic) is 0.157; and for Hispanic
is 0.143. However, it is only 0.055 for Asian American. For resident
aliens, it is 0.017.
http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2001/digest/tables/XLS/Tab226.xls The
situation in the corporate world is worse, much worse. All Asian
American CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, with one exception, started
the companies themselves.

Therefore, we, Asian Pacific Americans, wish to know
YOUR ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
(1) If elected, will you direct the Labor Secretary to hold public
hearings regarding the validity of the huge amount of statistical data
strongly suggesting discriminatory practices against Asian Pacific
Americans in workplaces today?

(2) If the data were shown valid, will you issue a directive to the
Labor Department asking it to focus on enforcing Executive Order
11246 on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans, since in the past similar
efforts have already been made on behalf of women and other
minorities?

(3) Two years after you have issued a directive described in item 2,
will you meet with a group of Asian Pacific American leaders, put
together jointly by 80-20 and the Labor Department, to review the
progress in extending equal opportunity to Asian Pacific Americans?

My answer to Question 1 above is (Yes/No)_______

My answer to Question 2 above is (Yes/No) _______

My answer to Question 3 above is (Yes/No) _______


Signature: _______________________ Date: _____________
(Candidate Name )
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If our next president is a candidate who signs the above
document, APAs will get the same enforcement of 11246 as ALL the
other minorities. With that, in 10 years or less the ratio cited for
APA in the third parag. of the Questionnaire will NOT be the shameful
0.055 but instead be 0.15, an increase of 300%. Similar improvement
will occur in the corporate world, in law or accounting firms, in
federal and state governments !!!

A cover letter accompanies the above questionnaire. To see the
cover letter, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/preselect.html .
To learn why Executive Order 11246 is so important, please visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/eo11246.html .

We are on the verge of winning EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. Help 80-20
to help yourself and your children.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Heavyweight Republicans Raising Funds for 80-20

Gareth C. C. Chang of Los Angeles will be 80-20's first ever
Chairman of the Fundraising Committee. Other members of the
committee include Kenneth Fong, Hsing Kung, both of Silicon Valley,
CA, Kam Liu of Chicago, and Charles Cheng Zhang of Michigan. This
is a very strong team. Brief bios of the team members are presented
below.

Gareth Chang, a heavyweight Republican and a long time resident
of Los Angles who moved to Hong Kong, has recently moved back to
LA. After 20 years with McDonnell Douglas as Corporate Vice
President, he became the Corporate Senior VP of Hughes Electronics
Corp. and President of Hughes Electronics International. When he
moved to Hong Kong, he was the first Chairman of the American
Chamber of Commerce; Chairman and CEO of STAR TV Group. He is
now Chairman & Managing Partner of GC3 & Associates International
LLC, an investment and venture management group. He is also a
member of the Committee of 100.

Gareth Chang said, "I am really impressed with 80-20's political
effectiveness. That is why I decided to do my share to help. I am a
Republican who has always placed our community's interests before
party considerations."

Kenneth Fong, another heavyweight Republican and C-100
member, is a noted venture capitalist in biotechnology. He is also the
Chair of 80-20's Nomination Committee. He helped put together this
strong Fundraising team for 80-20. He and his wife, Pam, contribute
$10K to 80-20 annually.

Hsing Kung has built up companies in Silicon Valley and sold
them. He is currently the senior vice president of Opnext. He is also
the president of South Bay Voter Registration Association in San
Francisco, which is an Affiliate of 80-20.

Kam Liu is a very successful businessman in Chicago.

Charles C. Zhang is a certified financial planner, recognized in
many trade magazine articles. He is a top financial advisor with
American Express and the author of Make Yourself A Millionaire,
McGraw-Hill, 2003.

80-20 wishes to publicly salute these individuals for their
willingness to toil in order to build up our community’s political
clout. A new era has arrived! Our community's political and
business leaders are beginning to work together to empower our
community politically. To deliver another bloc vote, 80-20 needs a
big war chest in 2004. These individuals are taking care of that need
FOR ALL OF US.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

80-20 Hiring Another Full-Time Assistant

80-20 is looking for another full-time Special Assistant. ONLY
THE BEST, THE BRIGHTEST AND THE MOST DEDICATED NEED APPLY.

Pay Range: From $30 to $40K, depending on qualification &
experience. Some benefit is provided..

Qualifications:
(1) A US citizen or Permanent Resident, residing in California (LA and
SF preferred) or willing to relocate to those two cities,
(2) Computer skills (e-mail, spreadsheet & html),
(3) Good in verbal skills,
(4) Ability to speak either Chinese or Korean or Vietnamese is
preferred, and
(5) Media experience is considered a plus.

Major responsibilities:
(1) To reach out to Asian American communities, particularly the
Indian Am., Korean Am. and Vietnamese Am. communities,
(2) To surf Internet doing research in topics of interest to the
President and/or Executive Director of 80-20,
(3) To recruit Members for 80-20,
(4) To assist in making TV, radio and newspaper ads in Korean,
Vietnamese and Chinese languages and placing the ads with
respective stations and papers, and
(5) To help organizing political events & fundraisers.

Please send an essay of 250 words or less describing why you
choose to apply for such a tough job in the public service area.
Include a resume, complete with three references, to S. B. Woo via
sbw@udel.edu .

This is a very demanding job. Whenever a political challenge
rises, whether it is in the evening or during a weekend, we rise to
meet the challenge. In 2004, the challenges will be even stiffer.

SPECIAL NOTES:
1. Want to see who are 80-20’s Life Members & generous donors? Go
www.80-20.initiative.net & click on "Life Members/Donors List"
2. If you are a member, please see if there is a special note next to
your name. Go http://www.8020initiative.net/memberlist2003.html
It means we more info. from you. Go to the top of webpage to decode
the special note.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

General Clark Phoned 80-20 President S. B. Woo

General Clark, one of the 2 leading Democratic presidential
candidates, phoned 80-20 President S. B. Woo at home last night to
apologize for his use of the word "Chinaman." Here is the
background.

On 11/03, Gen. Clark was interviewed by The National Public
Radio. He said, "I am a fair person.... But if somebody from Russia does
something right, or a Chinaman does something right, or even a
Frenchman, I'm going to say they did something right. Same thing with
the Republicans."

That statement was reported to 80-20 by one of its 650,000
supporters. Although it's obvious from the context that Gen. Clark
didn't mean to use "Chinaman" in a negative sense, Woo thought
Gen. Clark should know that Chinaman was a derogatory term. Woo,
therefore, e-mailed one of Clark's strong Korean Am. supporters,
Richard Choi Bertsch, asking him to make the general aware of his
faux pas and consider apologizing to the APA community.

To Woo's great surprise, Gen. Clark phoned him at home at 5:40
p.m. yesterday to PERSONALLY DELIVER THE APOLOGY. Such a
gesture seems a very positive reflection on Clark's leadership quality.

In their chat, Clark also expressed strong support for helping
the APAs break the glass ceiling. He stated that if elected President, he
will order the Labor Department to enforce Executive Order 11246,
should a Congressional hearing or a Labor Department study
conclude that there is a glass ceiling above APAs. E.O. 11246 is a
very powerful law that has been enforced on behalf of African Ams. and
women, but NOT APAs, to help them break glass ceilings. Equal
enforcement of that law will be 80-20's single crucial goal for
campaign season 2004.

Gen. Clark's verbal promise makes him the FIRST presidential
candidate to do so. 80-20 will soon write to BOTH Republican and
Democratic presidential candidates seeking their written promises to
enforce E. O. 11246 on our behalf. To find out more about the E. O.,
go http://80-20initiative.net , click on E.O. 11246.

Note that the two leading Dem. candidates, Gov. Dean and Gen
Clark have both made sincere effort to reach out to our community
through 80-20. Gov. Dean helped 80-20 raise funds in Los Angeles by
being a keynoter. We trust that President Bush will soon do the same.
Together, we shall overcome.

ANNOUNCEMENT: S. B. Woo will be speaking at Princeton U.
coming Monday in Woodrew Wilson Bldg, Bowl01 at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Election Results: Elected Members & Their Brief Bios

Purpose of Election: To replace 5 Board members whose terms
were over & to add 3 Board positions. The length of each term is 2
yrs.

Procedure: Only dues-paying members may participate. Every
dues-paying member who wanted to be a candidate was nominated.
Half of the candidates were elected.

Elected Members & Their Brief Bios:

1. Jerry Yang - elected by 70.8% of the voters, CT, incumbent, Prof. at
U. of CT, cloning expert, a really helpful Board Member, Family
Life Member, Co-Chair of 80-20's LA fundraiser
2. Julia C. Wan - 67.5%, S. CA, retired director of a center, Calif.
St.
U., Fullerton, was NSF program director, mainstream & APA
political experience, Family Life Member, Co-Chair of 80-20's LA
fundraiser
3. Peter Luh - 55.1%, incumbent, Chaired Prof. at U. of CT, a
Board member who has always accomplished his Board duties; he
was the second Board member to successfully recruit 20 new 80-20
members
4. Jason Kothari - 54.9%, PA, Indian Am., lived in Hong Kong, an
undergraduate at Wharton School, U. Penn, President of Beta
Gamma Sigma, a Wharton student's highest honor, experience
with The Conference Board, McKinsey & Co., AmCham Washington
Doorknock 2003 Delegate, new 80-20 member .
5. Giga Andreyev - 54.3%, incumbent, President of World Mongolian
Assoc., President of a Glazing Comp., flew from NJ to attend 80-
20's LA fundraiser.
6. James Wu - 52.5%, N. CA, retired Goergia Tech professor, a
Delegate to 80-20's 2000 Endorsement Meeting, a Life Member, a
Co-Chair of the LA fundraiser
7. Albert Huang - 50.9%, S. CA, President of LA 80-20 chapter, an
architect, Principal of a real estate firm, Founding Benefactor
of
80-20, an Honorary Chair of 80-20's LA fundraiser
8. Kenneth Chia - 50.3%, N. CA, retired IBM manager, has first hand
experience in job discrimination, believes strongly in political
participation, a member for 2 years.

A BIG THANKS to members of the Election Monitor Comm. for a good
job -- Kathleen To (Chair), Larry Ho, Jing-Li Yu, Shangyou Zhang.

Once again, 80-20 demonstrated that it is an open, democratic
and transparent organization that goes by the rule of law -- its own
bylaws which are accessible via the web site. In addition, 80-20 is
effective in fighting for YOU. Please do YOUR share to support it.
http://80-20initiative.net

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WARNING: Bad guys are using @80-20.net to sell Viagra & other
drugs; @80-20.info to scam money. We will find & prosecute them.

Monday, November 03, 2003

80-20 & The 2004 Presidential Election

Lot of Good News:

(1) MORE POLITICALLY MATURE:
Many APAs used to think that a bloc vote is an extremist's method
to win equal opportunity for themselves. Well, David Broder, often
considered the Dean of American Political Reporters, just wrote an
article describing a bloc vote as "one of the unnoticed glories of
American life -- the entry of yet another immigrant group
into the mainstream of the nation's politics." "That is how
the Irish, the Italians, the Poles and other 19th-century immigrants
became" equal partners in the making of the American Dream. See
http://www.80-20initiative.net/broder.html.

More APAs will follow 80-20's bloc vote in 2004. We are
more mature politically.

(2) A CLOSE CONTEST HEIGHTENS OUR IMPORTANCE:
"Bush may be able to win in 2004 without winning CA.
But Democrats cannot possibly win the next P.E.
without winning CA
." -- a belief shared by most experts.

80-20 is the strongest in CA that has 55 electoral votes. In 2000, 80-
20 delivered 70% of the APA votes to Gore whom it endorsed, according
yo a poll partially sponsored by the National Science Foundation. See
http://www.80-20initiative.net/PNAAPs.html.


(3) APA VOTERS IN CA UP FROM 6.5% TO 8%
Up till recently, the most optimistic estimate of APA voters in CA
is 6.5%. The 2000 Census says it is actually 7.4%. Source: Current
Population Survey, November 2000. In 2004, the % will easily top 8%.

GOP lost CA by 11 points in 2000. If a bloc of APA voters of 6%
will change from voting Dem. to voting for Bush. It'll be a swing of 12
points! That is how pivotal we are in the 2004 presidential election.

(4) 80-20 IS STRONGER

80-20 Email List 80-20 Members
2000 450,000 Zero
2003 650,000 2000


What do we want? We want EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & JUSTICE.
The political party that does the most DEEDS to help us achieve that
goal will get our endorsement for the 2004 presidential election.
That is what an election in America is all about! Join 80-20 to help
yourself & your children.



#### All members'll get a vote in 80-20's election of Board members
from 11/8 to 11/12. To find out if you will receive a vote, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/memberlist2003.html. If your
name is there, you will be sent a vote. If you see a notation
next to your name, it means we need more info. from you
before e-mailing you a vote, e.g. valid email address. Thanx.####

Monday, October 27, 2003

A Political Icon's View on 80-20's BLOC VOTE Idea

David Broder of The Washington Post is probably the most
respected political columnist in America. Want to test your political
judgment of a bloc vote against his? Choose one of the answers
below and scroll down for David Broder's view.

David Broder's statement about an immigrant group forming a
bloc vote is that :
a) a bloc vote should be made unconstitutional
b) a bloc vote is an extremist position
c) a bloc vote should at least be frowned upon by good citizens
d) a bloc vote is a necessary evil useful for new immigrant groups
e) a bloc vote is one of the glories of American life.



Scroll down for the answer!



Surprise!? The answer is e). It's another evidence that 80-20 has a
deep understanding of our political system. See excerpts from Broder:

"ARABS BECOME POLITICAL BLOC TOO" -- David Broder,
nationally syndicated

"What happened here last weekend when about 300 Arab Americans
from all parts of the country gathered in this Detroit suburb was
another chapter in one of the unnoticed glories of American
life -- the entry of yet another immigrant group into the
mainstream of the nation's politics
.

With the chairman of President Bush's reelection campaign
and virtually all the Democratic presidential hopefuls
journeying here .... , Zogby said, "We have come a long,
long way" -- and almost all of the journey occurred in two decades.

... but in politics, the ruthless mathematics of elections -- the
simple fact that every vote counts as much as every other ... That
is how the Irish, the Italians, the Poles and other 19th-century
immigrants
became mayors and congressmen often replacing
Yankees in those posts. "

For the entire article, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/broder.html .


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80-20 has the right program to solve our community's problems.
It needs YOUR help to reach 2000 members. Any US citizen or P.R.
can join: http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .

Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Basic membership is $35 (one vote). Family membership is $50 (two votes).
Life member is $1,000. THANK YOU.

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Ghettopoly / Record Membership / Election

1) Ghettopoly

In the last two weeks, 80-20 worked hard to take care of the
aftermath created by Ghettopoly.

First, we established credibility to fight against others' prejudice
against us in the future. Remember, how we felt towards the
Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts, the Shaquille O'Neal mimicking and the
Stephenson statement on Asian golf players? We can't adopt double
standards.

Second, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. 80-20
quickly got in touch with NAACP leadership upon stopping Ghettopoly.
We are the smallest and weakest of the minorities, BE SMART & STAY
UNITED.

Third, "Chinkpoly," created by Ms. Jones of 103.9 FM, was stopped.
She apologized on air, before 80-20 even knew about it. Credit goes to
Murali Balaji, President, Asian American Journalists Association of
Philadelphia.

2) 1924 members ­ a 20% annual increase ACHIEVED!

76 more members will get us go over 2000 -- a powerful sounding
figure. Please consider be one of those 76 new members & then help
select 80-20 leaders on Nov. 8th. See blow.

3) Electing 80-20 Board members:

From 11/8 to 11/12, up to 16 candidates will compete for 8 Board
positions. They will replace the 5 Board Members whose terms will
end on 12/31/03. Many candidates are very prominent. Names of
our voters/members and candidates are available on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/election2003.html.

All Board members & officers of 80-20 are elected by members
directly. 80-20 is the most open, democratic, and transparent organization
that goes by the rule of law. It is second to none, within or without the
APA community!

- - - - -
Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member using a credit
card, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340

Thursday, October 16, 2003

RED ALERT. Bad News for Our Entire Community

APAs May Face Nasty Racial Mess Caused By David Chang

A Philadelphia radio jockey is now playing "Chinkopoly" on the air as
a "pay back" for "Ghettopoly," the creation of David Chang. See [A]
below.

Another radio station 101.5 FM, location unknown, was alleged to not
only have made derogatory statements about APAs but also "badly
humiliated" Asians who called in to protest. See [B] below. Is it also
caused by "Ghettopoly?" Investigating.

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. That was why 80-20 took
immediate action against Ghettopoly so that it has the credibility to
FIGHT AND PROTECT YOU now.

80-20 has already approached the leadership of NAACP regarding
"Ghettopoly" and the action 80-20 has take against "Ghettopoly"
precisely for the purpose of preventing such conflict between
minorities. 80-20 will also do its best not to let the aftermath created
by David Chang fester into a bad feeling between the Africa Am.
and the APA community. For great letters written by 80-20 supporters
to David Chang, Yahoo & eBay go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/ghettopoly.html.

Radio jockeys uttering racial slurs against APAs ARE VERY DIFFICULT
TO HANDLE. The best YOU can do is have a recorder ready to record it.
Send the tape to 80-20, whose address is in the next paragraph. We'll take
it up with FCC (Federal Communication Commission) or organize
effective boycott action against the radio station.

Be on YOUR alert. Unfortunately, things could be bad for us for a
while, thanks to David Chang. It'll takes time to let the African Am.
community know that the APA community decidedly censured
Ghettopoly. However, stay calm. Just GET YOUR RECORDER READY.

80-20 needs your support . If you are not a member, please consider
doing your share. We have over 1900 members now. Any US
citizen or permanent resident can be a member using a credit card, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340.
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Thank you.

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[A] "Chinkopoly" which 80-20 didn't know about until last night

Lynn Bruder, General Manager
WPHI-FM (103.9 FM)

Dear Lynn:

On behalf of the Asian American Journalists Association of
Philadelphia, as well as the Asian American community of the Delaware
Valley, I would like to express my concerns over recent comments made
by one of your station's hosts.

Last week, it was announced that a racist and crude board game called
"Ghettopoly" had been released, causing a stir among many
communities of color. It made stereotypical and inflammatory
references to the African-American, Hispanic, and Asian American
communities. The creator of the game, David Chang, is an Asian-
American.

However, rather than looking at the across the board offensive nature of
the game, Miss Jones, "Jonesy in the A.M.", chose to focus on how an
Asian American could make a game about blacks and Latinos. She
proceeded to create her own game, "Chinkopoly," urging callers to
make degrading imitations of Asians and using old stereotypes as
"properties" for her game
. ....

We are strongly asking for a public on-air apology from Miss Jones and
are likely to urge a boycott of Philly 103.9 if one is not issued
immediately. We would also like the chance to have Miss Jones speak
at a town-hall meeting we will set up specifically to address how the
board game and Miss Jones' response to the game have heightened
tensions among communities of color.

Thank you for your time,

Murali Balaji
President, Asian American Journalists Association of Philadelphia

[S. B. Woo is in contact with Murali Balaji who said that he has heard
an "on-air apology from Miss Jones," and that his "belief is that she
was sincere in her regret." 80-20 will work with Murali Balaji for a
completely satisfactory solution.
]


[B] Another Similar Incident

Earlier this week, once again the two bozos from 101.5FM made
degrading racial comments against the Asian American community in
the late afternoon on their show. It was as offensive as the nasty letter
received by Peter. Their names sounded like Cardon and Rossi. One of
them was explaining why he would not move to a neighborhood that
had Asian Americans living in it. He criticized the accent, way of living
and labeled them as spooky and weird (and used a term that
I can't seem to remember). One Asian American lady called to protest
and she was badly humiliated. Another gentleman called. He got the
same response. ....

Mitsu Rajda

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Yahoo & eBay Shut Down "Ghettopoly,"THANKS TO YOU!

Dear 80-20 supporters:

Thanks to you, who took your precious time to e-mail, &/or fax
&/or phone, both YAHOO & eBAY HAVE DECIDED TO SHUT DOWN
"GHETTOPOLY." It is another wonderful demonstration that "Together,
we shall overcome." For 80-20's other effective actions to enhance
our community's welfare, see http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html.

Unfortunately, David Chang remains un-repentant. However, now
that he is facing the consequences, we hope that he would reflect upon
what he has done. For details please see below.

Again, thank you for taking the time to respond to help make
America "a more perfect Union." 80-20 shall continue to monitor sites
related to "Ghettopoly" for a while. We are also contacting the maker
of "monopoly" whose patent rights may have been violated, to ensure
the effective boycotting of "Ghettopoly."

Tens of supporters copied 80-20 in when they communicated with
David Chang, Yahoo and eBay. The messages ranged from being
humorous to very tender to very stern. Go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/ghettopoly.html for those great
messages. The page is being constructed & will not be ready till
tomorrow. Please wait and then visit. I learnt a lot from those
letters.

Best regards,
S. B.



[1] Yahoo and eBay shut "Ghettopoly" down

(a) eBay's Decision:
From: "Jones, Brian" (eBay, Inc)
To: John J. Fong
Subject: Re: Responsible Business Practices (Ghettopoly Board Game)
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 11:33:01 -0700

Hello, On behalf of Meg Whitman and eBay, Inc. let me thank you for
sharing your concern about the item ghettopoly which had been
previously listed on the eBay site. eBay has made a conscience decision
that these types of items violate eBay's Offensive Materials policy and
we will not allow these items to be sold on eBay. Thanks again for
your
concern.

Regards,
Brian Jones
eBay, Inc.

(b) Yahoo's Decision:
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 06:32:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: temptress03@yahoo.com
To: Frank Chang
Subject: Yahoo! Auto Response

As of Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:43:30 -0700. Ghettopoly.com has been shut
down by Yahoo.com. To say that I am pissed off is an understatement.
I will use all legal resources to see that is will never happen again
to anyone else. For the people who already placed their orders, please
rest assure your orders are still coming to you as schedule. Please
let everyone you know what happened. Thank you for your understanding.

David Chang


[2] David Chang's Reply:

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 02:46:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Chang
To: John J. Fong (deleted) and many others
Cc: sbw@UDel.Edu, davidchang@ghettopoly.com
Subject: Re: Responsible Business Practices (Ghettopoly Board Game)


Should we banned every single black comedian who makes jokes about
Asian Americans? Is Jay Leno a racist because he made a comment about Asian
people eating dogs? How about Dave Chappell, is he a racist too? Do
you think the puppets they use on Crank Yankers are stereotypical too? How
about Snoop dog, is his show on MTV racist too? What do you think when
Rappers rap about " Chink eyes"or "eyes slanted like " are they all
racist too. Or how Asians are portrayed in Black Movies. I think before you
pass judgment on my game, you should first see it. I am sorry that my last
name is of Asian decent, maybe if my last name is of Simmons, you would
not be so harsh. There is all ethnic groups in Ghettopoly. Including
Asian, Irish, Jewish, Hispanics, White, Italians, just like the real
Ghetto. Remember, the game is called Ghettopoly not Blackopoly. Look
up in the dictionary of the meaning of the word Satire.

I hope from this email that you know I am not a racist person but a
person who simply decided to make a game that is not boring. I am sick and
tire of Asians being treated as weaklings with no real voice in this
Country. If all Asian-Americans stood up and addressed injustices from all races
they have felt, then we wouldn't be the silent majority we are now. It
is so sad that when for once Asians finally gather enough courage to
speaks up and is against one of their own. Stop living in fear, no one if
better than you or tougher than you. Do a little research first
www.joegrossberg.com/archives/000660.html, find out the percentage of
people who actually like the game vs the handful of critics whose sole
purpose in life is to scream racism every chance they get. I will make
sure that the whole world will see what true American you guys are.
Remember this is USA not fucking China. Do me a favor, pass this email
to all the righteous Asian brothers and sisters.

David Chang

Sunday, October 12, 2003

CALL FOR ACTION

80-20 stands with civil rights organizations in condemning the
"Ghettopoly" game. This game perpetrates harmful stereotypes against
African Americans, which is not a matter of humor, as the game
creator, David Chang, may suggest.

The game's stated objective is "to become the richest playa through
stealing, cheating and fencing stolen properties." Game pieces include a
cannabis leaf, crack cocaine, and a gun. Properties are not houses and
hotels as is the case in "Monopoly," but crack houses and public
housing projects. The object of the game is to build as many projects
and crack houses as possible while avoiding jail, car jacking, addiction
or death.

The game not only perpetuates massive stereotypes along racial lines, it
insults African American history - particularly Martin Luther King Jr.
and Malcolm X, who are both lambasted with insensitivity. For
example, "Martin Luthor King, Jr.," intentionally misspelled in the
game, is shown scratching his crotch and saying, "I have an itch." The
game also plays on Asian American stereotypes with an Asian brothel
as one of the spaces on the board.

This game is not meant for people to "laugh at themselves," as David
Chang, said. At a price of $32 a game, it can hardly be said to be
targeted at the ghetto demographic. It pokes fun at poverty, at crime,
at black history and at living in city slums.

David Chang immigrated to America from Taiwan when he was 8. His
father owned a Chinese restaurant. He is a graduate of the Univ. of
Rochester, and lives in PA. It is embarrassing that an Asian American,
who probably himself has experienced a lot of stereotypes is now the
creator of a such game perpetrating stereotypes against another
community.
Since he is a member of our community, MAY BE HE'LL
LISTEN TO OUR VIEWS. YOU can reach him via
davidchang@ghettopoly.com or (866) 760-2135 .

Ghettopoly is sold through Yahoo! You can reach Yahoo's CEO
Terry Semel via 408.731.3300 voice, 408.731.3301 fax.

Sometimes a product that is rejected by decent persons in our society
can be auctioned off for big bucks in eBay, as was the case with the 4
T-shirts sold by Abercrombie & Fitch denigrating Chinese Americans.
We don't want that to happen again. YOU can reach eBay's CEO via
meg@ebay.com or 408-376-6554 -fax.

Times were we had hoped that the other minorities will come to our
aid. Well, the best way to realize that hope is to stand with the
other minorities, when they need our voice and help. YOU will be
doing YOUR children a big favor by acting. COUNTING ON YOU.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Want to Serve on 80-20's Board?

YOU CAN NOMINATE YOURSELF!! Contact either S. B. Woo,
President of 80-20, via or Kenneth Fong, Chair,
of Nomination Committee, via . Provide
a short bio. Act today!! Here's what you need to know.

#####
80-20'S BYLAWS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING:

1) 5 of our 15 current Board members must face re-election from
Nov. 8th to Nov. 11th, and that at least ten candidates must be on
the ballot.

2) Only MEMBERS may vote &/or run for offices.

3) Names of candidates for those Board positions must be posted by Oct.
4, which is ONLY 8 DAYS FROM TODAY. Voters, as of 9/20, are already
posted at http://www.80-20initiative.net/memberlist2003.html #####

80-20 is a powerful APA organizations that is completely open,
democratic, transparent and observes the rule of law (its own bylaws).
If you don't join & participate in its elections, you risk having a
good organization led by people who are worse than you.

Join 80-20. You must be a citizen or P.R. Go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Thank you.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Giving $ to Politicians is NOT Always Good

The campaign season has started. Let's learn a lesson from the
"campaign finance scandal" of 1996, which the NY Times termed "The
Asia Gate."

APAs gave about $4,000,000 to the Democratic Party, and
probably the same or more to GOP. IN RETURN, WE GOT TRASHED.
Let's review the facts:

A] From 1996-98, the image of our entire community was tarnished
for the misdeeds of a few. Our image as the "perpetual foreigners"
whose loyalty to America is questionable was greatly enforced.

B] After the scandal attracted media attention, Democrats &
Republicans competed to distance themselves from ALL Asian
Americans. They took $8 million from us; they should at least have
spoken up and pointed out that the misdeeds were done by about a
dozen corrupt APAs ONLY. Where were our community's fundraising
leaders, when we needed their political connections to get the
politicians to speak on our behalf?

Let's learn the lesson. Before giving generously to political
leaders, ask them what they will do for the APA community in return.
If their answers sound good, ask them to do some of the deeds for us
NOW. Otherwise, most'll simply take your money and forget you.

We still have glass ceilings above us and our children. We still
don't enjoy equal justice if you'll remember the Wen Ho Lee case.
Measure what you have given financially to 80-20 and what it has
done for our community and what you are planning to give to the
presidential candidates and what they have or will do for our
community.

Above all, spread words about "THE FOUR DON'TS" listed below:

DON'T give thousands of dollars just to get a picture with a
presidential candidate. Are we that shallow?
DON'T raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a politician just
because the politician has flattered you. Are we that naive?
DON'T help those APA fundraisers who are always the FIRST to
organize fundraisers for politicians and the LAST to stand up to fight
for our community. Are we that forgetful or dumb or self-centered?
DON'T give illegally !!! This is USA!


******* Membership has reached 1800! Need 120 more members
to reach our goal of a 20% increase over last year’s record. *******

How about you? To join, you must be a citizen or P.R. Go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Thank you.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Students -- Our Future Leaders

(A) Student membership, with full rights & privileges, is initiated
at $15 per year. 80-20 is looking into ways to nurture our students
into our future leaders, perhaps political leaders.

(B) Tien Chang-Lin Student Internship

80-20 instituted the Internship this past summer. If interested,
visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/intern.html.

It pays $1K per month but is very challenging work. Don't apply
unless you are among the best, the brightest AND THE TOUGHEST.
If you want real world political experience in serving the Asian Pacific
American community, then investigate this opportunity. See (C)
below to learn how challenging it could be.

(C) Sherry Zhang, A Tien Chang-Lin Summer Intern in 2003

Sherry Zhang was 16 and the only intern who is still in high
school. She was on Voice of America twice and on A.M. 1300 radio
station of Los Angeles for about 30 minutes as our intern. She
recruited more members than 80-20 had expected, including one Life
Member. She returned 80% of her stipend back to 80-20, in spite of
80-20's repeated request for her NOT to do so.

Her last act as an intern was to VOLUNTARILY write out her intern
experience for the benefit of our next summer's intern. Why? She was
planning ahead for 80-20. She so cares for 80-20 to succeed, perhaps
because she learned from her internship how much our community
needs political awakening.

Her essay has 3 sections. Its beginning & ending are shown below.
For the entire essay, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/strongwill.html.

1. A Strong Will Is Important

I considered quitting the internship several times.

When I applied, I thought as the chief-in-editor of the newspaper
of my Chinese school, 3500 families (about 10,000 people) had heard
my name for years, so it wouldn't be difficult for me to achieve my
intern goal. However, after I sent emails to the 14 branch school
principals, only one school was willing to mention 80/20 to their
school list. Since the schools were restricted from participating in
political activities, I could not get an email list from them. My action
plan was ruined and I had to start from scratch. On my first day of
recruiting at Chinese school, three close friends of mine said "No, NO,
and NO to me. One couple I sat down with started screaming and
cursing at me. They made me cry because I had not been treated that
way for 16 years of my life. I considered quitting then. ......

These types of situations made me consider quitting the
internship. I would be ashamed if I quit. ....... I repeatedly said to
myself, "I will reach that goal." I should not break my promise. That's
my will."

..... This internship taught me to believe in hard work and
determination, but more importantly, I've seen just how important it
is to have great friends who believe in you. I'll be hosting a family
party at the end of this month to thank all my recruits. ..."

S. B. Woo's reaction after first reading Sherry's essay:
All of a sudden I felt 20 years younger. My face was
flushed & my heart full of hope. The APA community is
the LAST best in political clout among minorities. We,
therefore, need future political leaders who will be the
best, the brightest AND THE TOUGHEST.

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To join as a member, you must be either a citizen or a P.R., go
http://www.80-20initia tive.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership .html.
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.

If you are a student and have already paid $35 for this year's
membership, please e-mail <> . You'll get one
more year of membership. Thank you.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Gov. Dean & 2 Precedents Empowering Our Community

80-20 is proud to report that, thanks to YOU, it has set two
precedents helping to empower the APA community politically
. Both
precedents were established this past weekend at 80-20's Luncheon in
Los Angeles in which Gov. Howard Dean was the keynote speaker.

(1) The Leading Democratic Presidential Candidate Keynoted
An 80-20 Fundraiser.


APAs raising funds for a presidential candidates is common. A
presidential candidates keynoting an APA fundraiser is
news. However, the latter is common in the mainstream
society. Therefore, inducing the same to happen in the APA
community is politically empowering.

(2) Governor Grey Davis of California Requested To Attend The
80-20 VIP Reception


APA organizations requesting the presence of the Governor at their
events is common. The Governor initiating a request to
drop by an APA event is news. To be sure Governor Davis'
request is possibly related to the pending "Recall" election in CA.
Nevertheless, Governor Davis would not have made the request, if
he didn't think that 80-20's event was significant.

Besides setting good political precedents, 80-20's fundraiser was
well attended. 300 plus people packed into a ballroom decorated
with a patriotic theme. Everything was in red, white and blue. A huge
crowd of ethnic and mainstream reporters followed Govs. Dean and
Davis when they arrived at the VIP Reception room. Camera were
flashing, The bright lights of TV cameras lit up half of the room. It
was a big morale booster for 80-20 supporters and it increased our war
chest for the presidential election next year.

Gov. Dean got a standing ovation before and after his speech.
Our supporters appreciated Gov. Dean's outreach to us that set a
wonderful precedent. He gave his usual campaign speech.
Afterwards, while interviewed by an ethnic TV crew he said, "Should I
be someone 80-20 would like to help, I would be very helpful to
80-20 because we would love to have your votes.
" In the next few
months, 80-20 will be seeking the views of all presidential candidates on
key APA issues, including those of the Gov. Dean and President Bush.

Join 80-20. It serves YOU & YOUR CHILDREN greatly. Any US
citizen or permanent resident can be a member TODAY using a credit
card, go http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .

Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Basic membership is $35 (one vote). Family membership is $50 (two
votes). Life member is $1,000. Thank you.

#######

S. B. Woo will be the keynote speaker at the annual banquet of
the Chinese American Forum magazine, CAF, in St. Louis on 9/13.
CAF is a quarterly magazine which addresses issues of concern to
ChAms., including a summary of all 80-20 mass e-mails sent in the
preceding 3 months. Those interested in reading 80-20 e-mails but
don't use a computer may find the CAF magazine helpful.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Exciting News, Proposition 54, Breaking Records & .....

1) Exciting News & A Great Event

Gov. Howard Dean leads by 21 points over Sen. John Kerry of MA in
the latest poll in New Hampshire. He will be at a historic 80-20
Luncheon event: "A Dialogue with Gov. Dean."

Date: September 6, 2003 (Saturday)
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd (near LAX)
VIP RECEPTION with Gov. Dean: San Francisco Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
LUNCHEON: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person

Last chance! A few tickets are still available. Call 1-866-FOR-8020 to
reserve a ticket. Or go http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html
or http://www.80-20.info/luncheon.html .

Note: 80-20 is non-partisan & doesn't endorse a presidential
candidate until its Endorsement Convention (NC) next year. Delegates
to NC are elected by members.

2) Membership Record Climbed to 1716

Since breaking last year's record of 1600 members, membership has
climbed to 1718. Help us achieve 2000. See our membership list:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/memberlist2003.html.

3) Proposition 54 in California's Special Election on 10/7

80-20 has not studied Proposition 54. However, we note that most of
the APA organizations in CA which 80-20 respects are opposed to it.

4) Media Reports On 80-20

Village Voice, a well known East Coast weekly paper will publish a
long article on 80-20 in its coming Wednesday issue. For those who
read Chinese, World Journal has a good article on 80-20 recently:
http://www.chineseworld.com/publish/030829/13_1400.4a/lx/4alv (030829)13_tb.htm

5) Subscribe to The World Journal? Singtao? Chao Pao?

If you live in either LA or SF and subscribe to one of the above AND
have a fax machine, please help S. B. Woo out. He needs timely
awareness of news articles to politically empower our community
effectively. Please get in touch with him via sbw@udel.edu. Thanks.


******************************
UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS with 80-20, when anticipating a change.
******************************
To join as a member, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Why is 80-20's LA Event Significant?

Many APA individuals and organizations have done fundraisers for
presidential candidates. This event is the opposite. A presidential
candidate, perhaps the leading candidate, comes to an event where an
APA organization holds, not an annual convention, but a fundraiser.

It is significant for 2 major reasons.

First, it affirms 80-20's strong faith that if we, the APAs, get our acts
together, our political system will respond. When we have political
clout, we can win equal justice and equal opportunity in workplaces for
us and our children.

Second, Gov. Howard Dean, perhaps the leading Democratic presidential
candidate, by chartering a plane to come to LA just to make the 80-20
event is warmly reaching out to the APA community.

Talking about reaching out, we regret to inform you that President Bush
will not be coming. 80-20 appreciates the courtesy and careful
consideration extended to it by the White House scheduling office. All
of that may also be a sign of our community's growing clout.

The following wonderful individuals helped greatly. As a
result, 290 of the 300 tickets have been reserved. Every major
component of the APA community has at least one table at the event.
All titles are for identification purposes only.

Honorary Chairs:
T. S. Chung (Founding president of Korean American Coalition, &
former Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary) and
Albert Huang (An architect and President, LA 80-20 Chapter)

Chair: Charles Sie (Former Vice Chair of Comm. of 100)

Co-Chairs

Rajen Anand, Richard Choi Bertsch, Fred & Sarah Chen,
Amy Han and Vincent Chang, Yu-Chi Larry Ho,
Tom and Laura Hsu, Cathy Kwan, Steve Ko, Walter Ling, M.D.,
So May, Ashok Madan, Weiming Alex New,
Linden Nishinaga, Johnny Pecayo, Brandon Shamim &
Gautam Dutta, Kathleen To, John Tsu, Fred &Julia Wan,
James Wu, Jerry Yang, Cheng Yue.

Event information:
Date: September 6, 2003 (Saturday)
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd (near LAX).
VIP RECEPTION with Gov. Dean: Los Angeles Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
LUNCHEON: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person
Tickets are available at
http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html or call 866 FOR-8020 to
reserve a ticket.

A Complimentary Ticket for Each Day of Volunteering

Want to volunteer for the Dean event? All volunteers are
thanked with a complimentary $75 ticket to the Luncheon for EACH
day of service. Please e-mail 80-20@earthlink.net . THANK YOU.
We need you in the evening of 9/5 (Friday) and/or morning of 9/6.

################################
To join as a member, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Lots of Good News

1) Record Number of Dues-Paying Members:

1661 members and growing ! That is 61 or 4% more then last year's
1600 members. 80-20 anticipates a 20% increase ANNUALLY. That
hefty annual increase and a 650,000 address e-mailing list will mean
Group Political Clout for OUR community.

2) Tickets for the LA Event About To Be Sold Out:

260 of the 300 tickets for 80-20's 9/6 Historic Luncheon in Los
Angles have been reserved.

So many prestigious individuals have committed to be Co-Chairs,
Honorary Chairs and The Chairman of the event. Their names will
soon be announced in a press release.

3) 80-20's Intern To Be On Voice of America Again

Sherry Zhang, one of our Tien Chang-Lin summer interns whose
interview with VOA was broadcast live to China on 6/11, will be
interviewed again by VOA on 8/20.

She has recruited 34 members including one Life Member in one
month exceeding the target set for interns. In addition she wants to
give 80% of her pay back so that 80-20 may in the future invite more
"Asian American youth to gain the invaluable experience." Sherry is a
ROLE MODEL for not only our youth but also for all of us. In her we
find the combination of the best of Chinese and American culture.


A Complimentary Ticket for Each Day of Volunteering

Want to be a volunteer in an event that hosts the hottest
Democratic presidential candidate, Gov. Dean? Should be an exciting
experience to witness a presidential campaign. All volunteers are
thanked with a complimentary $75 ticket to the Luncheon for EACH
day of service. Please e-mail <> . THANK YOU.
We need you in the evening of 9/5 (Friday) and/or morning of 9/6.

################################

To join as a member, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
To buy a ticket for the Historic Luncheon, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html or
http://www.80-20.info/luncheon.html.
Or in both cases, send a check payable to "80-20 PAC" to
Jing-Li Yu, 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340, Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .

Monday, August 11, 2003

Q & A on 80-20

1) WHAT IS 80-20 ALL ABOUT?

80-20 is a political action committee, PAC. It advocate using a
SWING bloc vote to win equality for Asian Pacific Americans, APAs. As
A PAC, 80-20 is legally permitted to either support or oppose political
candidates. Tax exempt organizations are NOT.

Two independent evaluations verified 80-20's political clout. One
was a nat'l poll on how APAs voted in the 2000 election sponsored by
the National Science Foundation. http://www.80-20initiative.net/
PNAAPs.html . Another was a book by 3 Syracuse Univ. professors
entitled, "Click On Democracy – The Internet's Power to
Change Apathy into Civic Action. http://www.amazon.com/exec/
obidos/ASIN/0813340055/104-3311311-6060720

In summary: 80-20 is a political tool of our community, by our
community & for our community.

2) ARE YOU SURE 80-20 IS OUR POLITICAL TOOL? GIVE EVIDENCE!

80-20 is open & transparent. Any citizen or permanent resident
can join to run for 80-20's offices & vote. Its Bylaws, membership
list,
income/expenditure & meeting minutes are all posted on the web site.

It is democratic. All officers and board members are elected
DIRECTLY by members. Each elected position must have two or more
candidates. Each office has a term limit.

It observes the rule of law. Its Bylaws is accessible to all.
Everything 80-20 does is in accordance with its Bylaws.

3) CAN SUCH A MODEL ORGANIZATION BE EFFECTIVE?

Victory goes with the name of 80-20. No one has ever accused
80-20 of being ineffectiveness. :-) Read about 80-20's effectiveness
in a vast range of matters over years by visiting
http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html

4) WHAT HAS 80-20 DONE LATELY?

It is hosting a Luncheon in Los Angeles on 9/6 in LA when the
leading Democratic presidential candidate, Gov. Dean, will charter a
plane to LA to keynote. The White House is seriously considering
having President Bush come to keynote as well.

5) HOW CAN I HELP 80-20 IN ORDER TO HELP MYSELF?
There are two ways:
a) Join as a member. 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.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-d Flushing, NY 11355-7042
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the check.

b) Come to the Luncheon in LA. Event information:
Date: September 6, 2003 (Saturday)
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd (near
LAX).
VIP RECEPTION with Gov. Dean: San Francisco Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
LUNCHEON: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person

Tickets are available at
http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html or call 858 484-8475 to
reserve a ticket & send check payable. See address shown in item a).

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Gov. Dean on Covers of 3 Largest Natl Magazines

Gov. Dean, keynoter of 80-20's Luncheon in Los Angeles on 9/6,
is FEATURED ON THE COVERS OF NEWSWEEK/ TIME/ US NEWS
& WORLD REPORT this week. Trifecta!

Did 80-20 plan its LA Luncheon right to politically empower YOU?
See the 3 covers and his pictures via:
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/archive/covers/0,16641,11010
30811,00.html, http://www.msnbc.com/news/NW-front_Front.asp
and http://www.usnews.com/usnews/home.htm .

Gov. Dean is also leading in the polls of the first two primaries
of the nation, Iowa and New Hampshire. The way things are going, Gov.
Dean will very likely be the presidential nominee of the Democratic
Party.

If President Bush also comes to keynote at 80-20's Luncheon, a
distinct possibility, you could be listening to the keynote of the NEXT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, regardless of who wins the
2004 election. If you are a Co-Chair of this 80-20 event, you could be
CO-CHAIRING A LUNCHEON FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

Act NOW. Only 300 tickets are available. In the last 5 days, 152
tickets have been reserved. We anticipate many Co-Chairs signing up
to sponsor this Luncheon. Each Co-Chair will take at least 10 tickets.
So act FAST to seize the opportunity to hear the political leader who
is
on the covers of the 3 largest national magazines in the same week!
Could Howard Dean be our next president?

Event information:
Date: September 6, 2003 (Saturday)
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd (near
LAX).
VIP RECEPTION with Gov. Dean: Los Angeles Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
LUNCHEON: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person

Tickets are available at
http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html or call 858 484-8475 to
reserve a ticket & send check payable to "80-20 PAC" to:
Jing-Li Yu, 80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-D, Flushing, NY 11355-7042

**** 80-20 is NOT SUPPORTING any presidential candidate at this time.
Our endorsement will be decided by delegates, who will be elected by
dues-paying members, at a Convention next year. To join as a member,
please go to: http://www.80-20initiative.net/enrollment.html .

* * * * * * * * * * *
80-20 is a national, nonpartisan, Political Action Committee
dedicated to winning equal opportunity and justice for all
Asian Pacific Americans through a SWING bloc vote, ideally
directing 80% of our community's votes and money to the
presidential candidate endorsed by the 80-20, who better
represents the interests of all APAs. Hence, the name "80-20" was
created. For more details, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net

Monday, August 04, 2003

Be A Part of America!

A) Want To Be In A Presidential Campaign Event IN PERSON?

For $75, you will have that experience. In addition, you will be
supporting 80-20 that works hard to win equality for you. Money
raised from the following event will go to 80-20.

Hottest Dem. presidential candidate, Gov. Howard Dean of
Vermont will charter a plane to LA to keynote an 80-20 luncheon. The
White House is seriously considering 80-20's invitation to President
Bush to keynote as well.

Newsweek called Gov. Dean "the Democrat to watch in 2004." NYT
ran a front page article on 7/29/03, entitled "Defying Labels Left or
Right, Dean's '04 Run Makes Gains." It says that "Howard Dean has
burst from obscurity in a crowded field of Democrats to rank among the
tops for the party's presidential nomination." Come see for yourself
why Dean is causing that kind of reaction:

Date & Time: Morning of September 6, 2003 (Saturday)
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd (near
LAX).
VIP RECEPTION with Gov. Dean: Los Angeles Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
LUNCHEON: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person

Tickets are available at
http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html or call 858 484-8475 to
reserve a ticket & send check payable to "80-20 PAC" to:
Jing-Li Yu, 80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-D, Flushing, NY 11355-7042

Act fast. Only 300 tickets are available. In the last 4 days 105
tickets have been reserved. Come out to support 80-20, and bring your
family to witness HOW AN AMERICAN CAMPAIGNS TO BE THE NEXT
PRESIDENT of our great country. Be a part of America!! It's an
experience that you & your family will value.

B) S. B. Woo Interacting With The Korean Am. community

The respected Institute of Corea American Studies is sponsoring a
Summer Symposium focusing on Korean Diaspora: Challenges Facing
the Korean Am. Community. S. B. Woo, President of 80-20, will address
the symposium at 10:55 a.m. on 8/9, (Sat.) for 45 minutes.

The location is Montgomery County community College, Science
Center Room 214, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. The event is
from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lunch is provided. Students pay $10 each.
Non-members pay $30 each. Jhoon Rhee, Grand Master & Father of
American Tae Kwon Do, will be among the other speakers.


* * * * * * * * * * *
80-20 is a national, nonpartisan, Political Action Committee
dedicated to winning equal opportunity and justice for all
Asian Pacific Americans through a SWING bloc vote, ideally
directing 80% of our community's votes and money to the
presidential candidate endorsed by the 80-20, who better
represents the interests of all APAs. Hence, the name "80-20" was
created. For more details, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

President Bush May Keynote an 80-20 Event

Having a presidential candidate chartering a plane to keynote a
luncheon hosted by an APA political action committee i.e. 80-20 is
unprecedented. If President Bush comes to keynote, it'll be truly
historic. Please read the following press release to see how 80-20
uses
its political clout to serve YOU & YOUR children. 80-20 is using its
political know-how to induce our presidential candidates to study and
address APA concerns early and often during the 2004 election cycle.

- - - - - - -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: Dem. Presidential Candidate Dean and Possibly President Bush
Will Keynote 80-20 Event in Los Angeles on 9/6/03

The hottest Democratic presidential candidate, Gov. Howard Dean,
who has raised the most money in the last quarter among Democrats, will charter
a plane to LA to keynote a luncheon hosted by 80-20. President Bush may
also deliver a keynote at the luncheon, according to The White House.

80-20's Executive Committee will hold its semi-annual meeting in
Los Angeles on 9/6, Saturday. During that occasion, 80-20 will host two
events to politically empower the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

The location will be FOUR POINTS SHERATON HOTEL, 9750 Airport
Blvd. It is only minutes from LAX airport. Details of the events are:

VIP Reception with Gov. Dean: Los Angeles Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
Luncheon: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person

Tickets are available at http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html
or call 858 484-8475 to reserve a ticket and send a check payable to
"80-20 PAC"to:
Jing-Li Yu, 80-20 special Assistant,
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-d, Flushing, NY 11355-7042
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.

Gov. Dean has a straight-talking, blunt and suffer-no-fools style.
He'll address APA concerns. He was featured by both Newsweek and Time
magazine this month. Newsweek described him as "the Democrat to watch in 2004."

President Bush's Director of Appointment & Scheduling, Bradley
Blakeman wrote S. B. Woo, 80-20's president, saying: "We appreciate the
invitation and the valuable opportunity it represents. Although we have not made a
decision about the President's participation, your comments will certainly be
considered as the President's schedule develops." John Tsu, Chair of a national
comm. of Asian Americans for Bush/Cheney 2004, is persuading The White House to accept 80-20's invitation.

Having a presidential candidate chartering a plane to keynote a
luncheon hosted by an APA political action committee is unprecedented. If
President Bush comes, it'll be truly historic.

S. B. Woo, President of 80-20 & former Lt. Governor of Delaware
said, "Our community needs political clout to win equal justice and equal
opportunity in workplaces. 80-20 is delivering more of that clout with the passing of
each year. When Gov. Dean addresses APA concerns so early in the 2004
election cycle, other presidential candidates will be induced to study and
address our issues as well. 80-20 aims to deliver justice and equal opportunity to
our children in the shortest time possible."

80-20 is a national, nonpartisan, political action committee
dedicated to winning equal opportunity and justice for all APAs through a SWING bloc vote, ideally directing 80% of our community's votes and money to the
presidential candidate endorsed by the 80-20. Hence, the name "80-20" was created.
For more details, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net

Monday, July 21, 2003

A Salute to Governor Gary Locke

80-20 salutes Governor Gary Locke of the State of Washington who
announced yesterday that he would not seek a third term as
governor. His second term will end in January 2005.

Gary is the first Asian American to be elected governor in the
continental USA. He was the chair of the Democratic
Governors Association,. He also represented the Democratic Party in
commenting on President Bush’s State of the Union speech in 2003.

80-20 salutes this role model and trusts that our community will
continue to hear from him politically and through service to the APA
community.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Pres. Primary & YOU/ Pres. Bush/ Buying a House?

(A) Help Your Kids When Pres. Candidates Come to Town

Presidential candidates may be coming to your town. Please take
advantage of it. Be sure to mention YOUR support for 80-20 to
candidates and/or their staff. The more the politicians are aware
that we have a bloc vote, the more they'll attend to our rightful
interests.

Tell them about:
1) A Nat'l Science Foundation sponsored survey found that APAs voted
66 to 32 for Gore nationally, after 80-20 endorsed Gore. APAs voted
70 to 28 for Gore in CA where 80-20 is the strongest,

2) 80-20 was rated one of the nation's two most effective cyberspace
political organizations in the 2000 election by a recent book: "Click
on Democracy -- The Internet's Power to Change Political Apathy
into Civic Action." One of the Authors, Steve Davis, was the
Washington/world and national news editor of USA Today.

3) "Sometimes, it takes a big hammer to hit you on the head to wake
you up. I'll report back to my principals that there is a BIG NEW
HAMMER here (in 80-20)." Joel Szabal representing the Republican
Nat'l Comm. and the Bush Campaign at 80-20's Endorsement
Meeting of 2000.

(B) Pres. Bush's "no racial profiling" policy was questioned by The
NY Times: http://www.80-20initiative.net/NYTRacialProfiling.html

(C) Buying a new house or renting a place?

See: Asians face prejudice in housing market ­San Francisco
Examiner. Even APAs in Calif. are not treated any better. All the
more reason to help achieve group political clout to stop this
discrimination.
http://www.examiner.com/news/default.jsp?story=n.discrimination.0702w

*****Correction: Our e-mail entitled "Be Passionate About 4TH OF
JULY" contained popular myths that are not accurate. We apologize
and thank Tami Matsumoto for pointing out our mistakes. See
http://www.truth orfiction.com/rumors/patriots.htm. *****

Sea of Flags in Houston: 2500 flags stretching 2.1 miles from Welcome
Market to Hong Kong Market!
Sea of Flags in Oakland: 15 traditional assoc. in Chinatown, Oakland
joined 80-20 for a massive display of flags including a parade.

TOGETHER, we shall overcome. Basic member: $35,
Family (2 votes): $50, and Life Member: $1000. Any US citizen or
permanent resident can be a member, using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html.
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu
80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-d
Flushing, NY 11355-7042
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Be Passionate About 4th of JULY

We are less than a week from one of the most important Holidays of our
Nation, so it is time to remember ...

4TH OF JULY

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed
the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured
before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving
in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were
farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but
they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the
penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships
swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties
to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move
his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, &
his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, &
poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British
General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.

He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was
destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed
his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their
13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid
to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning
home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some of us take
these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they
paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

########
80-20 distributed 4000 flags to supporters in CA, TX, OH, NY, MA
..., etc. in June. They are organizing "Seas of Flags" events. Huge
"Seas of Flags" events are planned in Houston and Oakland. If you
are in those vicinities, please go join those events.


What if people see Seas of American flags on July 4th, when they
drive through areas known for concentration of APAs?
Will it
change a lot of minds that APAs are foreigners?

You bet your life, it would.

Please join 80-20, if you have not already. Basic member: $35,
Family (2 votes): $50, and Life Member: $1000. Any US citizen or
permanent resident can be a member, using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html.
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu
80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-d
Flushing, NY 11355-7042
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.

Monday, June 16, 2003

Victory VII & Other Good News

A) Victory VII & Salute to APILC, Asian Pacific Islander Legislative
Caucus of California (Co-Chairs: Assemblymembers Wilma Chan &
Carol Liu
; Members: Assemblymembers Judy Chu, George
Nakano, & Leland Yee
)

The California Senate voted unanimously on June 2 to condemn
remarks by Congressman Howard Coble (R-N.C.) regarding the
Japanese American internment and called for him to resign as chair
of the House Sub-committee on Homeland Security. The resolution
was introduced by APILC. The California Assembly took the same
action about 2 weeks earlier.

A copy of the resolution will now be sent to every member of Congress
and every member of North Carolina's Legislature and the Governor.

B) Good News -- GOP Leaders Are Dropping 80-20's Name In
Press Conference

80-20 didn't get much respect from GOP in the 2000 presidential
election. However, things seem to be changing. John Tsu who will
chair the "Asian Am. & Pacific Islanders for Bush/Cheney 2004" stated
during the press conference announcing its formation that 80-20
might join this campaign organization after 80-20's Endorsement
Convention.

While the statement is technically true, it is not news. 80-20 is just as
likely to support the Democratic presidential nominee after 80-20's
Endorsement Convention. The nominee of the major political party
that has performed more good deeds for our community in the
preceding 4 years gets 80-20's endorsement.

What is news is that Prof. Tsu, by working in 80-20's name in the press
conference, is recognizing 80-20's unique power to deliver a bloc vote.
What a difference that 4 years make!

80-20's growing prestige in the political arena is due to ALL OF YOU
who sacrificed your money and time to nurture 80-20. Keep up
with your history-making support.

C) Our interns are recruiting members very successfully. Thus far
Paul Jung, an intern from the Korea American community, has
recruited the most members.

D) Prof. Jerry Yang, an 80-20 Board Member was honored by the
Asian Am. Heritage Foundation of NJ, which was founded many years
ago by Dr. Steven Ko, another 80-20 Board member.

Please be vigilant. Join 80-20. Together, we shall overcome.
http://www.80-20initiative.net/fundraising.html.

******************************
UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS with 80-20, when anticipating a change.
******************************

Monday, June 09, 2003

OUR Young Lions at Work and Play

##### Seeking a Father's Day gift? A flag with a holder & have
it installed for him. DISPLAY OUR FLAG on July 4th !! #######

Dear 80-20 Supporters:

One of our Chang-Lin Tien interns, Sherry Zhang of NJ will
be interviewed on The Voice of America, VOA
-- live broadcast
to China from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. E.C.T. on 6/11.

Here is how it came about.

As interns for 80-20, they undergo two weeks of intense training.
After that they'll go into our community to recruit members for 80-20.
The purpose is to let them learn how to organize which is the
essence of politics
. Part of the training is for each intern to try get
a press release about their joining 80-20 into their respective local
papers. What follows best illustrates how "A little spark can start a
prairie fire."

1) 80-20 issued a press release in English and urged each intern
to try get it published in his/her local papers,
2) Sherry Zhang translated the release into Chinese and submitted
it to various news outlets in her locality as did other interns,
3) The Chinesenewsnet among other media published the translated
release,
4) VOA saw the news on Chinesenewsnet, and contacted Sherry,
5) Sherry accepted the invitation to go on live in VOA's broadcast to
China on 6/11 at 7:30-8:00 a.m., E.C.T.

So that's our 80-20's interns, OUR young lions are at work and
play
. Getting a press release about oneself published and then getting
interviewed by VOA in a live broadcast to China is certainly work and
fun. One of our interns may try to recruit you as an 80-20 member
soon. Please respond generously.

This internship program will continue next year. Offspring of 80-
20 members will be given preference
, other considerations being
equal.

If you are already a member, Thank you. Otherwise, please join as
a Basic member ($35; one vote) or Family member ($50; two votes), or
Life member ($1,000). Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a
member using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html .
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu
80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-d
Flushing, NY 11355-7042
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check.

SB

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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."

Thursday, May 22, 2003

No Free Lunch/ Good NEWS

Hi. 80-20 is the ONLY organization of its kind in our community.
If you deem it as uniquely effective in serving our community's
needs, and if you can afford it, then please join 80-20 as a member.
There is no free lunch.

Winning equal opportunity in workplaces for YOU & YOUR
CHILDREN is a BIG job. A lot of 80-20 volunteers and
members have born a lot of sacrifice. These dedicated supporters
have accomplished the following:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/unity1.html . With YOUR support,
we can win equal opportunity and justice for our children.

We look to you to be a role model.

1. Honorary Family Life** (2 votes) -- $10,000
2. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
3. Family life** (2 votes) -- $1,500
4. Life** -- $1000
5. Family (for couples only, 2 votes) -- $50
6. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
** Members' names in permanent display on 80-20's web site. See
http://www.80-20initi ative.net/members.html .

Any US citizen or P.R. can be a member, using a credit card,
visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
http://www.80-20.info/membership.html.
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu
80-20 special Assistant
43-34 Union St., Apt. 6-d
Flushing, NY 11355-7042
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. in the BACK of the
check. Thank you.

- - - - - - GOOD NEWS
(1) 80-20's Boston Chapter was formed on 5/17/03, with more than 25
members including two Life Members. It "interim" officers are:
PRESIDENT: Grace Shieh, VICE PRESIDENT: Chi-Chen Chang,
TREASURER: Tj. Ong-Dahl, & SECRETARY: Andrew Li.

(2) 80-20 has filled 2 of its 3 intern positions. Their names are Denise
Wong of Columbia, Missouri and Ling Bob Hsia of Richmond, VA.
Both are National Merit Scholars and each had a huge amount of
extracurricular activities. They are truly among the best and the
brightest of our youths. 80-20 is privileged to have them.

Friday, May 16, 2003

A Shining Example of Overcoming SARS Hysteria

For Immediate Release May 16, 2003
Contact Persons: Amy Chin (no. deleted)
S. B. Woo (no deleted)

The New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) and The 80-20
Initiative (80-20) jointly announced today that a potentially
dangerous precedent
against all persons of Chinese descent in the US
has been turned into a positive and inspiring precedent.

On May 4, five artists sent by NYCCC to a middle school in Vineland,
NJ were denied the opportunity to perform their contractual duties at
the school owing to fear over SARS. The five have not been to "SARS
affected areas" in the last two years, and the school knew about it in
advance. Should this hysteria over SARS have been allowed to stand
and spread, extreme harm could come to all persons of Chinese
descent in the USA. Fortunately, under the inspiring leadership of
Superintendent Clarence C. Hoover, III and Assistant Superintendent
Mary Adair of the Vineland School District, the bad incident has been
turned into an inspiring and positive precedent of how to overcome
the SARS hysteria.

Dr. Hoover said, "As the Superintendent of the Vineland Public
Schools, I am making a public apology to all of these performers ...
"
He also said that the unfortunate incident will be used by the School
District as "a teachable moment." He said, "Over the next several
weeks, we will be working with our schools to heighten public
awareness of SARS and .. to create a climate of understanding
."

The artists will be paid for the week as contracted. Their program will
be re-scheduled if not this semester, then the next semester.

Amy Chin, Executive Director of NYCCC, said, "I am happy to report to
our community that this incident has been resolved to our Center's
complete satisfaction. I want to acknowledge the enlightened
leadership of Dr. Hoover and others. I also want to thank The 80-20
Initiative for its support to the Center and the Chinese community
during this episode. In addition, the outpouring of letters and calls
from concerned individuals and organizations from folks across the
country has been very heartwarming for me and all the artists. This
incident has truly strengthened our community in untold ways."

S. B. Woo, President of 80-20 and former Lieutenant Governor of
Delaware said, "It was a pleasure working with leaders like Amy Chin
and Dr. Hoover. 80-20 is glad to see that the school incident in
Vineland has turned into a shining example for the nation in how to
deal with hysteria of SARS scare. I hope our community will keep the
reports on the satisfactory resolution of this incident on hand.
If
another incident of SARS hysteria occurs elsewhere in America, send
them the newspaper articles or this press release. Hopefully,
overreacting persons or organizations will quickly realize their
mistakes and make proper amends. However, 80-20 will continue to
be vigilant in protecting our community against SARS hysteria
."
 

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