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.

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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.

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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
 

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