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.
 

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