Thursday, February 26, 2004

Easiest Way to Register & Vote

Are you registered to vote? If not, please register.
Otherwise, shame on you! Two types of citizens need to register:
(1) those who've never registered, and (2) having registered but have
moved to a new address.

Here is the EASIEST WAY to register to vote! It will be the most
meaningful 10 minutes you'll spend in your life for your offspring.
GO TO: https://ssl.capwiz.com/congressorg/nvra (If the letters are
in blue, put your cursor on it and click once. You'll be on page 1 to
register. If the letters have the same color as the text, then copy and
paste it to your browser. Then hit return or enter, you'll be on page 1.)

On page 1, you download Adobe Acrobat, if you don't already have
it. The downloading is free & automatic. Then go to the map
and click on your state. That leads you to page 2.

On page 2, fill out the form: check each square box on top and fill
in required info next to blanks with a red *. Click once on each of
the (Instructions) written in red to help you fill out the correct
information. For "Choice of Party," your choice is Republican, or
(Independent /Decline) or Democrat. For most states, if you want to
vote in the primary, you must choose either Dem. or Rep., although
some states (e.g. CA) allow independents to vote in EITHER party's
primary. Click on (Instructions) next to Choice of Party to find out
what choices you have. After you have filled the required information,
go to the bottom of the page to click on the "Preview My Voter
Registration" to go to page 3.

On page 3, you proofread the information, then click "Get My
Application" at the bottom of the page.

On page 4, follow the 4 simple steps and mail out your application
form.

Upon receiving your application, your state will mail you a voter
registration card. YOU NEED TO FILL THAT OUT AND MAIL IT IN. Only then
will you be truly registered. Note that registration is ALWAYS A
TWO-STEP PROCESS, whether you register via a web site or travel to a
registration place. When you actually vote, it is the 3rd & final step.

GO TO: https://ssl.capwiz.com/congressorg/nvra NOW!
Be a registered voter!!! Be one for your children's and grand-
children's sake.

When the "Voter Registration Card" comes, you may want to choose
to vote "absentee." That is, you can VOTE BY MAIL instead of going to a
polling place. Most states allow it. It is again the easiest way!!!

About 20 days before Nov. 2, you will receive a ballot on
which you may check whom to vote. Put the ballot in an envelop,
sign on the back side of the envelop, mail it and you will have
voted. You will have fulfilled you sacred duty as a citizen and TO
YOUR CHILDREN AS AN EDUCATED PERSON.

SAVE this e-mail & forward it to your relatives & friends. Thank
you.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Five Good Tidings and YOU

Good News 1: 80-20 received a lot of ink from the mainstream
newspapers recently
. An Associated Press article by Deborah Kong,
reported that 80-20's questionnaire to presidential candidates of 2004
got answers of Yes/Yes/Yes from ALL EXCEPT for Rev. Sharpton & Pres.
Bush. It also reports the frustrations of some APA civic orgs. for not
being paid much attention by the political establishment. The article
was carried in USA Today, SF Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution
and many other large papers in the nation. For the USA Today article,
see http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/2004
-02-12-asian-americans_x.htm.

Good News 2: Two editors-in-chief of APA student newspapers in two
large universities, each with thousands of APA students, have joined 80-
20 as members. That is GREAT SUPPORT FROM OUR YOUTH. We
didn't have that in the 2000 election.

Good News 3: Steve Davis, formerly the national news editor of USA
Today, now chair of the newspaper department, Syracuse University; S.I.
Newhouse School of Public Communication and the first author of "Click on
Democracy: Internet's Power to Chang Political Apathy into Civic
Action" just e-mailed to invite S. B. Woo, President of 80-20 to be a
speaker in a Conference organized by the Syracuse University on the
impact of Internet on politics in the USA. The Univ. pays for travel
expenses and accommodations. 80-20 should be able to REACH A
LOT OF THE MEDIA FOLKS
during that conference in coming July,
JUST 4 months before the election.

Good News 4: 80-20's NJ chapter had a inaugural event on 2/21.
Its new President is Ved Chaudhary, who was interviewed by an Indian
Am TV station about the importance of 80-20 a few days ago.

Good News 5: The China station of Voice of America requested a TV
interview with 80-20
regarding Chinese American involvement in the
2004 Presidential Election. 80-20 has been interviewed by VOA via
radio, but a TV interview is a first. 80-20 President S. B. Woo has
accepted the invitation, while noting that 80-20 is an Asian American
Organization.

80-20 is doing well. But it needs to do great! It need YOU. Any
US citizen or permanent resident can be a member using a credit card,
visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/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; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15. Dues are NOT tax
deductible.

Monday, February 16, 2004

YOU & the making of the next US president

Your vote as a Delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention (EC)
may just decide who will be the next US president.
Here is why.

First: In 2000, 80-20 endorsed Gore getting 70% of the APA voters
in CA to go for Gore, and Bush lost CA by 12 points. In 2004, if 80-20
endorses the Dem. nominee again, CA will likely remain safely in the
Democrats' column. On the other hand, if 80-20 will endorse Bush,
Bush will probably need to make up 4 points ONLY in order to win CA.
California will become a hotly contested state! If Bush wins CA's 55
electoral votes, the race for the White House will be over for the
Democrats.

Second: YOU can be one of the less than 100 Delegates to 80-20's
EC, if you are a dues-paying member, run for a Delegate position and win.
Whom 80-20 will endorse is decided by those Delegates.

Once, you become a Delegate to 80-20's EC, your one vote in the
EC will probably have more impact on the making of our next
president than sum of 50,000 votes cast by other citizens
.
Phenomenal responsibility !

So please carefully consider whether you want to be a Delegate. See
Article 7 of 80-20's Bylaws which describes its endorsement procedure.
http://www.80-20initiative.net/bylaw.html#7 It is a very fair and open
process aiming to serve the best interests of the APA community.
80-20 will call for candidates to run for Delegates soon.

Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member, using a
credit card, 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; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15. Dues are NOT tax
deductible.

Members have privileges. For example, applications to be one of
80-20's "Chancellor Tien Chang-Lin Summer Interns" are given added
weight for members and their offspring. Your questions on
immigration will be given priority in the a web page soon to be opened:
"Attorney Jon Wu's answer to immigration questions." JOIN 80-20
TODAY.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Reader's Reaction To The Yao Ming Episode

80-20 received at least 150 positive e-mails from its Yao Ming series
of 3 emails. The reaction to the first mass email was mixed. After 80-
20's second e-mail, a typical response reads as 1) below. 80-20 is very
heartened by the great response from every corner of our nation.

1) A Typical Response: Hi Dr. Woo: Happy New Year! I just want
to congratulate you and your organization for the great job you have
done for the Asian community!! It's about time for the Chinese and the
Asian community as a whole to have a strong voice such as yours to
speak up for them. I have passed on information about 80-20 to all my
friends and associates and strongly encouraged them to join. We thank
you and appreciate for all you and your staff have done for the Asian
community. S. Ung

2) From Many Supporters: Chinaman is NOT analogous to Englishman
and Frenchman. Try calling them Englandman and Franceman, and
see how others will react. (Editor's note: A good point. Thank you.)

3) From a Korean American: My name is Jason Kwah. I am
an Asian Pacific American of Korean descent living in New York
City. I would just like to commend you for a job well done in
handling this incident. I'll admit that upon first hearing about it, I
thought it might have been blown a bit out of proportion. However,
you provided a thorough explanation that helped me understand the
importance of addressing this incident. I can also tell that it was
handled with a great deal of tactfulness and respect, given Steve
Kerr's genuine and heartfelt response. Thank you very much for all of
your hard work. Take care. Jason Kwah

4) From anonymous: Initially, I did not appreciate your emails. I
wondered why I was being sent these emails, and treated them as spam.
However, the story of Ling Sing was quite striking... and I read up more
about it on the internet. I still have mixed feelings about such issues
being publicized, because sometimes, as in this case, a person did not
know that the word "chinaman" was derogatory.. and indeed compared
to other terms like "n**ger", it does seem very mild.... but I am also
happy that you are taking this effort to make us all better informed. We
must be educated about the kind of tyranny and terrorism that was
inflicted upon non-white people in the past. anonymous

5) From Kerry Undell: I am not of Asian descent, being an anglo
american, and don't know why i got on your mail list . However i decided
to remain on it, in some form of support of your efforts. I have admired
your seeming integrity in support of Asian culture and community. I am
surprised that some americans would not know of the derogatory nature of
this term (Chinaxxx). However, Mr. Kerr seems to want to handle it in a
most appropriate manner. I pray you are able to continue as a positive
influence in the Asian global community. Kerry Undell

6) From Mick Pinckney: I have read everyone of your e-mails over the
past months and find them most interesting, informative, and most of all
on target. However I must tell you that i'm not Asian .but have spent a
lot of time in Asia and have great respect of the people. I think we can all
learn a little something and I feel i learn something from each of your
updates. Would like to continue to receive your updates. but if by myself
not being of Asian descent precludes me i understand. Thanx.
Mick Pinckney [Editor's Note: All US citizens and PRs who
are sympathetic to our cause are welcome to subscribe!]

**** Please do NOT give financial or other forms of support to Mr. Bush's
2004 campaign, UNTIL Mr. Bush has answered 80-20's questionnaire on the
enforcement of EO 11246 satisfactorily. FIGHT for your children's equal
opportunity!! Visit http://www.80-20.info/preselect.html .****
 

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