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. #####

Thursday, April 22, 2004

How Magnificently Our Community Spoke!

#### "AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE: 80-20 is again taking applicants for the Tien Chang-Lin Memorial Internship this summer. Members or their offspring will be given preference. For more information, go to: http://www.80-20initiative.net/intern.html ####

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Unity is power. See below. We apologize for not being able to publicize hundreds of other e-mails & faxes.

See how EVERY COMPONENT of the Asian American community spoke up. See how VERY ACTIVE REPUBLICANS, including a member of the NRCC Business Council, and a student recently invited by V.P. Cheney to attend a national phone hook-up, and a radio personality, insist on a satisfactory answer to 80-20's questionnaire. We salute these individuals for their selfless effort on behalf of our community.
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Dear Mr. Bush, I have heard that you did not reply to 80-20 questionnaire, is that correct? I urge you to respond the questions. Otherwise, your ignoring to fill out those questions will indicate that you are ignoring Asian Americans. Thanks!
Daniel Tsukamoto, Address: ...

Dear Hon. George W. Bush:
... Please answer 80-20 PAC, Inc. questionnaire and let APAs as well as others know where you stand. ...
Fel Anthony Amistad
Editor, Political Empowerment, Asian Journal Publications
San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Community Activist, Filipino-American Associations, NAFFA, Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, etc

Candidate George Bush,
... Please answer the questionnaire from the 80-20 PAC, else I shall not consider your candidacy.
Rohit Chatterjee, Address: ...

... I am a registered Republican who voted for you in 2000 but if you do not answer this questionnaire, I feel you do not deserve my vote or my campaign donations in 2004.
John F. Kim, Address: ...

Dear Candidate George Bush,
... Please answer 80-20's questionnaire regarding enforcement of Executive Order 11246 for Asian Americans. I will not consider your candidacy until
Paul Kikuchi, Address: ...

Candidate George W. Bush:
... I understand that you have not yet completed 80-20's questionnaire. I implore you to respond satisfactorily, so that I might consider your candidacy.
Dung Nguyen, Address: ...

Dear President Bush,

For the record, I am a registered Republican, and am a supporter of you and the Republican party. My Asian friends and I attend many of the party's functions on a regular basis. For instance, 10 of us attended the NRCC Business Council fund raising dinner at DC a few months ago, which set a new record for fund raised in a single event.

I am also a member of 80-20. It came to my attention that 80-20 is still waiting for your response to its questionnaire. Your satisfactor y response, or lack of response, will have an impact on independent mind like us to decide whether we should continue our support of your quest for the presidency. ...
James Cheung, President, Agio Solutions, ...

Presidential Candidate Mr. George Bush,
... But I will not consider voting for you if you do not answer the 80-20's questionnaire satisfactorily.
Bik-Kee Vuong, Address: ...

Candidate George Bush,
As an avid support of your campaign - I have hosted a college party for you at Case Western Reserve University; my younger sister has also campaigned for you at the University of Dayton as a high school senior ...
Please take a moment to consider 80-20's questionna ire, as this bloc group can definitely contribute to both your successes and failures in this close campaign.
Fulter Hong Address: ...

Dear President Bush:
I am writing to ask you to please answer the questionnaire that has been sent to you by the API political organization 80/20. I just registered today as an Independent, ...
Arthur Bueno Address: ...

Dear Dr. Woo~
As more or less a "moderate Republican," I want to thank you and commend you for being truly an non-partisan voter, and for encouraging others to see things as balanced as you do.

It might please you to know that as an 80-20 member, I have already written several emails and a few letters imploring Bush/Cheney to immediately acknowledge & agree to 80-20's reasonable requests. I did this not only because I support Bush/Cheney more than I support Kerry (for now, at least), but because I think 80-20's requests are valid.

I will attach a copy of one of my most recent letters both sent & emailed to Pres. Bush & Vice Pres. Cheney for your perusal.

Brian DeRiancho (Alias: DJ Brian)
80-20 NJ

Dear George Bush and Dick Cheney,
I am a young Asian American Independent Voter urging you to take the time to adequately address the issues enumerated in 80-20's questionnaire.
Rosa Nguyen Address: ...

I am a Republican and am very much interested in your position on E.O 11246. Please answer 80-20 questionnaire! I appreciate your work for the country and stand firm on principles!
Christopher K Chong, MD Address: ...

Dear President Bush:
I am an Asian American Republican, working for a well respected financial company in the insurance industry. ... Unless you answer the questionnaire satisfactorily, my colleagues and community will not consider your candidacy.
Linh T.C. Nguyen, Address: ...

To President George W Bush,
I admire your administration and its accomplishments for our country these past four years, and I favor another four years of the same. However, your refusal to answer 80-20's questionnaire regarding equal opportunity for all Americans jeopardizes your chances of reelection. I urge you to ...
Francis Vu Address: ...

Failure to answer the questions will be interpreted negatively by me.
James Uy, retired Independent Voter Address: ...

HAVE YOU DONE YOUR PART?

Friday, April 16, 2004

Second Request to Send an Email to Pres. Bush

APAs will win equality, when each of us does his/her won share.

Kerry has agreed, in writing, that he would enforce E.O. 11246 for APAs if elected the President. Bush has not.

We must ENSURE that whosoever wins the 2004 election, APAs will win EQUAL opportunity in workplaces. We need YOU to walk that extra mile to send an e-mail to Bush. Hundreds of e-mails and faxes have been sent. We need hundreds MORE! BushCheney04@GeorgeWBush.com

1. Please address it to "Candidate George Bush" & ask him to answer 80-20's questionnaire,
2. State that you'll not consider his candidacy, unless he answers the questionnaire satisfactorily,
3. Be sure to include your name, postal address, job title, and your party affiliation, IF you are registered as a Republican or a Decline or an Independent,
4. Copy it to Ed Gillespie, Chair of RNC, : edgillespie@rnchq.org
5. Kindly please copy in S. B. Woo, sbw@udel.edu
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Good News: Kenneth and Pam Fong pledged another $10,000 for 80 -20 this year. They've given $10K annually. Frank Wong, Dominic Ng, and Peter Chen joined as Life Members. - - - - - -

Join 80-20. Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member TODAY, 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.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Is Ignoring Pres. Bush Smart? Email him!

80-20's strategy is, from day one, to " induce the two major political parties to COMPETE to serve AsAms' rightful interests in order to win 80-20's endorsement."

Now that Kerry has agreed to enforce E.O. 11246 if elected our president, PRESS HARD for Bush's agreement too. That way, whosoever wins the next election, we'll win our equal opportunity & see the number of APA executives/ senior partners/ administrators/ managers in all walks of life increase by 3 fold within about 10 years. Visit http://www.80-20.info/eo11246.html to see what E.O. 11246 is all about.

Some of you are NOT urging Bush to reply to 80-20s questionnaire, because you hope that Bush will NOT reply so that 80-20 will NOT endorse Bush. Is that smart?

(1) Has Democrat Party been so nice to the APA community? During the 1997 campaign finance scandal, which the New York Times termed the Asiagate, both parties competed to get as far away from us as possible.

(2) George W. Bush's APA appointments are larger in number & more significant in position, including 19 that required Senate confirmation, than Clinton's in 8 years. See: http://www.aapi.gov/resources/factapp.htm

(3) Are you sure that Bush will NOT be our next president? Is it worth a few minutes of your time to get him to promise enforcing EO 1246 too, if your guess is wrong?

80-20 is working so hard to bring maximum benefit to our community. YOU need to do your share too. So unite and email Bush.

EMAIL "Bush-Cheney '04": BushCheney04@GeorgeWBush.com

1. Please address it to "Candidate George Bush" & ask him to answer 80-20's questionnaire,

2. State that you'll not consider his candidacy, unless he answers the questionnaire satisfactorily,

3. Be sure to include your name, postal address, job title, and your party affiliation, IF you are registered as a Republican or a Decline or an Independent,

4. Copy it to Ed Gillespie, Chair of RNC, : edgillespie@rnchq.org 5. Kindly please copy in S. B. Woo, sbw@udel.edu .

UNITY is power.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

A Selection of Faxes Sent To Candidate Bush

Times were that most Asian Americans viewed our elected officials as our "parents" or "superior or powerful people." Many were subservient and timid towards officials. Result? Benign neglect of Asian Americans! That is why E.O. 11246 was enforced for all Americans except for the Asian Americans.

Today, a new generation of Asian Americans have emerged. We correctly view our elected officials as our PUBLIC SERVANTS. We are friendly but business-like with officials. We support those who share our concerns and reject those who don't. Result? We begin to win our equal justice and opportunity.

Read the faxes sent by this new generation of Asian Americans to Candidate Bush. To fight for your rights is what America is all about! We apologize for not being able to quote all the faxes.

1) Mr. President,
I am writing this letter to urge you to answer 80-20's questionnaire regarding the enforcement of Exec. Order 11246 for Asian and Pacific Americans, ... I am a Republican voter however I would not consider voting for your candidacy or donating to "Bush-Cheney 04" unless you answer the questionnaire satisfactorily.
Sincerely,
Jason Huang, MD Republican Captain, US Medical Reserve, Complete address provided: ... PA 19104

2) Dear Mr. Bush,
... I understand that as of today you still have not sent in your response ... (to 80-20's questionnaire) ... As an Independent,I believe you will be a poor candidate for the next president ... if you don't even take the time and effort to assure that you take our concerns seriously.
Sincerely,
Luke K. T. Lam, Ph. D. President, LKT Laboratories, Inc. Complete address provide: ... MN 55114

3) Dear Candidate Bush,
1. My name is Lung S. Brian Ng My address is: complete address provided: ... CA 94707 2. I am a registered voter of the state of CA.
3. I am the president of Brain Ng Engineering, Inc. 4. I am a supporter of 80-20 PAC. 5. Please answer 80-20's questionnaire. 6. I'll not consider your candidacy, unless you answer the 80-20 questionnaire ... about Exec. Order 11246.

4) Candidate George W. Bush I am a registered Republican in CA. Before I endorse your candidacy, you need to answer ...
My name is Renee Lau. I live at (complete address provided: ... Livermore, CA 94550). I am an Associate Director of Product Marketing at SBC. Renee Lau

5) Dear Candidate George Bush I
have been a Republican supporter for many years, & am a member of 80-20 ... Thank you for your time in completing the questionnaire and looking forward to reviewing your answers shortly.
Sincerely,
Charles C. Zhang, CFP, CLU, ChFC Owner Zhang & Associates, Complete address provided: ... MI 49024

6) Dear Candidate George Bush:
Would you please answer 80-20's questionnaire ASAP? I will not consider your candidacy, unless you answer the questionnaire satisfactorily.
Ken Zhou, Computer System Engineer Party affiliation: Independent Complete address provided: ... NJ 07054

7) Dear Candidate Bush,
Please answer 80-20's questionnaire. I will not consider your candidacy, unless you answer the questionnaire satisfactorily.
Helen Chou, A Republican, realtor, Coldwell Banker Gundaker Complete address provided: ... MO 63141

8) Dear Candidate Bush:
... I am an Independent and have been a strong supporter of your administration, but I can't continue my support without your unambiguous YES/YES/YES answer to 80-20's questionnaire.
Best regards,
Kee Lee, PhD Senior Research Scientist Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH 44115
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If you've not done your share yet, whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, we hope that you'll take the time to fax. Politics depends on LARGE numbers. Here is the information.

Fax or call "Bush-Cheney '04"

Fax: (703) 647-2993 or (703) 647-2996 [keep trying till you get thru.]
Phone: (703) 647-2700
1. Please address it to "Candidate George Bush" & ask him to answer 80-20's questionnaire,
2. State that you'll not consider his candidacy, unless he answers the questionnaire satisfactorily,
3. Be sure to include your name, postal address, job title, and your party affiliation, IF you are registered as a Republican or a Decline or an Independent,
4. Copy it to RNC, whose numbers are:
Fax: (202) 863-8820 Phone: (202) 863-8500
5. Kindly please copy in S. B. Woo via Fax: (302) 366-0909.

Thank you.

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

CALL TO ACTION

John Kerry, the Dem. Presidential candidate, has answered YES/YES/YES to 80-20's questionnaire on 12/22/03. Candidate George Bush has not, 100 days later. Is Bush always going to be slower than Kerry in responding to our rightful aspirations?

On 1/19/04, Bush-Cheney headquarters wrote 80-20 saying that it might reply in March. March has come and gone.

80-20's questionnaire seeks his promise that upon his becoming our next president, he will enforce Exec. Order 11246 for us, a law that is already enforced for all Americans except for APAs. When enforced, the number of APA Executive/Administrators/Managers/ Senior Partners are estimated to increase 3 fold within 10 years. To view our questionnaire & Kerry's answers, visit: http://www.80-20initiative.net/preselect.html.

It is time for ALL OF US to let CANDIDATE Bush know that we will NOT consider his candidacy, if he is not willing to promise us equal opportunity. Specifically, we want to see his unambiguous answers to 80-20's questionnaire.

Fax or call "Bush-Cheney '04" :

Fax: (703) 647-2993 or (703) 647-2996 [Try till it's thru.] Phone: (703) 647-2700

1. Please address it to "Candidate George Bush" & ask him to answer 80-20's questionnaire, 2. State that you'll not consider his candidacy, unless he answers the questionnaire satisfactorily,
3. Be sure to include your name, postal address, job title, and your party affiliation, IF you are registered as a Republican or a Decline or an Independent,
4. Copy it to RNC, whose numbers are: Fax: (202) 863-8820 Phone: (202) 863-8500 5. Kindly please copy in S. B. Woo via Fax: (302) 366-0909.

We deserve equal opportunity, but we must be willing to fight for it!! Do NOT give Bush's candidacy financial contribution or any other forms of aid. Fight for our children. They need the enforcement of E.O. 11246. Don't deter their interests.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Why is a bloc vote so powerful?

Why is a bloc vote so powerful? Here is an illustration.

Two candidates run against each other in a hypothetical political district that has two constituent groups only. One group has 1 million voters and the other has 10 million voters. Candidate A, a novice, eagerly focuses on the large group, not being aware that the small constituent group has the internal political cohesion to deliver a bloc vote while the large group does not.

Candidate A wins the endorsement of most community leaders in the large group. When the ballots are open, he indeed wins in the large community. He wins 52% of that community's votes, while his opponent gets 48%. The difference between 52% and 48% is 4%. The large group has 10 millions votes. 4% of 10 million votes provides a "profit" of 400,000 votes to candidate A.

His opponent, candidate B, is a seasoned politician. She courts the small group and wins that little community by a ratio of 80 to 20, the namesake of The 80-20 Initiative. The difference between 80% and 20% is 60%. 60% of 1 million votes provides a "PROFIT" of 600,000 votes.

As a result, candidate B wins the election by 200,000 votes. That is the POWER OF A BLOC VOTE.

In California, the APA population is 1/9 that of the rest of the population, similar to the example given above.
 

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