Thursday, April 29, 2004

Why does 80-20 insist on CONTESTED elections?

80-20 is bold and effective in fighting for our community.

80-20 is also bold in adhering to democratic principles as an organization, e.g. requiring all its elective positions be CONTESTED to give its members a true choice.

Has this experiment worked? Splendidly! See how even its unsuccessful Board candidates have helped serve 80-20, since the election of 5 months ago. 80-20 salutes them.

Henry Liu of MO: Helped form TWO NEW chapters for 80-20:
A Mid Missouri chapter: 35 members.
A St. Louis chapter (working with Winnie Liu & Prof. Hung- Gay Fung): 25 members

Charles Zhang of Michigan: Joined as one of 5 members of the National Fundraising Committee, and gave another $3500 to become an Honorary Life Member.

Kam Liu of Chicago: Joined as one of the 5 Members of the National Fundraising Comm., and has volunteered to do a fundraiser for 80-20 in Chicago this year.

Joel Wong of SF: Is coordinating the 6 great Affiliates of 80-20 in North Calif. (CAPA, CPAC, CBC, VPAC, World Fed. Of Ch. Orgs. of Viet/Camb/Lao, and South Bay Voter Ed. Assoc.) for a bloc vote in 2004.

80-20 is setting a splendid tradition for itself and perhaps for t he entire APA community.

- - - - GOOD NEWS: Walter Wang, CEO, CEO of J-M Manufacturing & on the Board of Formosa Pastic Group, gave $5,000. Carter Tseng, another C-100 members like Walter Wang, became a Life Member. James Cheung, President of Agio Solutions, gave $2,000. Laura & Michael Ting joined as Life Members. A St. Louis 80-20 chapter has been formed!

James Cheung also wanted to buy ads on 80-20's web site to recruit employees for his company because he said, "IF THEY CARE ENOUGH TO JOIN 80-20, they should have a little more concern beyond their own self interest." Unfortunately, 80-20 is a PAC and can't accept corporate money which is to pay for the ad. But James' compliment to 80-20 members is much appreciated. :-)

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you'd like to meet S. B. Woo, he will be speaking (1) on 5/22 at a CAPA event in SF. Location: Walnut Creek Marriott Ticket & Info: 925 945-1901; EmilyChang@capa-new.org , and (2) on 5/29 in a seminar sponsored by the Census Advisory Committee on the Asian Population at Holiday Inn, Oakland-Int'l Airport, 500 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621 For more details, please e-mail Jing at . (3) S.B. spoke at the U. of Connecticut on 4/26 & shall donate, as always, his speaker fee to 80-20, while bearing the tax burden himself.

JOIN 80-20: Any US citizen or permanent resident join using a credit card,
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or
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; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15.

##### Don't give financial or any other forms of aide to the Bush campaign until he has answered 80-20's questionnaire satisfactorily. #####
 

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