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.

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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.
 

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