Friday, August 27, 2004

80-20's Endorsement Convention

80-20 has begun its Endorsement Convention (EC) process. The following was sent to its members who are eligible to become candidates for Delegates to EC. You may want to read the strict ethenical standards required of all candidates at the top of "Candidate Application Form."

We also want to thank the great support rolling in this week:
James C Wu of CA ($2,000 in addition to being a Life Member), Mr. & Mrs. Sanghun Song of NY (Family Life Members) , Authur Cheung of CA, Sharon Hsiang Chen of WA & Chisheng Chang of CA who joined as Life Members.

Unity is power! Our bloc votes may just decide who will be the next president of this great nation.

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Subject: Become a Delegate & MAKE HISTORY

Be a Delegate and help make history. Date: 9/19 (Sunday).
Location: SF. CA.

The decision of our Delegates will probably influence the votes of about 1 million Asian American voters in the 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. This year's presidential race is very tight. Your vote may just decide the next president of our great nation. All 3 presidential candidates
are invited to make their pitches to you personally.

80-20's Bylaws require that
(1) The Delegates will be in equal portions of Republicans, Democrats & Independents/Declines, and
(2) Delegates are to be elected by dues-paying members.
For other details about the Convention, see
http://www.80-20initiative.net/bylaw.html#7

The number of Delegates will probably be between 33 to 66. If interested, please PRINT OUT THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION FORM, COMPLETE IT, AND FAX IT to 1 866 FOR-8020 (i.e. 367-8020). Or mail it to
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .

Your application MUST reach 80-20 by mid-night of 8/28 (Saturday). Election (on web site) will be held from 8/30 to 31 (Mon. & Tue.) Results will be announced on 9/1 (Wed.) You'll have more than two weeks to reserve your air travel to SF, if necessary.

See you in SF for a historic Convention. What a political experience that will be! Decide today and let us know!!! If you intend to run but can't send in the application today, reply with YES and send the application later. We need a quick estimate of the number of our Delegates for hotel arrangements.

Best regards,
S.B.
President, The 80-20 PAC, Inc.

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DELEGATE APPPLICATION FORM
Date: September 19, 2004 (Sunday); Location: San Francisco, CA

I want to be a Delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention, with clear
understanding of the following two conditions:

(1) I pledge to support the presidential candidate chosen by 80-20's
Endorsement Convention regardless of my personal preference &
conviction. I also promise to attend the Convention, if elected,
while paying my own way, except for unforeseen circumstances, &
(2) I have no conflict of interest in becoming a candidate for Delegate.
I
have no financial interest with any of the political parties and/or
presidential campaigns. I am not an applicant for federal
appointments.


(Circle one)
I am registered as a Democrat/Independent/Republican.

Last Name:_________________ First:_____________ Middle: ____

Address:________________________________________________

City: __________________________ State: _____ Zip: __________

Phone: _____________________ Fax: _____________________

E-mail: _____________________________

My profession & title: _____________________________________

My past service to 80-20 (e.g. length & type of membership, responding
to "Call To Actions," Chapter or Board officers)

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

My past service to the APA community: ________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________


Sign: ________________________ Date: ___________________
Fax to 1 866 FOR-8020


Thursday, August 19, 2004

Last notice to qualify as a Delegate

****Candidates for Delegate to 80-20's ENDORSEMENT
CONVENTION must be dues-paying members &
American citizens by the time the announcement
for candidates is made on 08/20. Join TODAY *****

The decision of about 66 Delegates will probably influence the
votes of about 1 million Asian American voters IN THE 2004
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. Help make history.

SB



There are seven types of 80-20 memberships:

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
** Members' names on permanent display on 80-20's web site. See
http://www.80-20initiative.net/members.html .

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
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Thank you.

*** 80-20 thanks Authur Cheung of CA, Sharon Hsiang Chen of WA & Chisheng Chang of CA who just joined as Life Members. *****


Monday, August 16, 2004

"The National Review" Featured 80-20

80-20 got a lot of press notice lately. The BIG mainstream papers
that mentioned 80-20 include:

Chicago Tribune Philadelphia Inquirer,
Newsday, NY, LA Times,
Boston Globe, Lexington Herald-Leader, KY,
Kansas City Star, MO The Guardian, UK,
ABC News, Miami Herald,
MSNBC, Seattle Post Intelligencer, &
Jose Mercury News, CA

To verify, just use Yahoo or Google to do a search.

However, the best demonstration of 80-20's effectiveness emerged on 8/12. After 80-20's Exec. Comm. decided that it would express its displeasure publicly with the lack of response from the Bush camp, it sent to its 1.1 million subscribers a mass email entitled "Bush & Elaine Chao Don't Care About AsAms." Two days later, a prominent national conservative weekly magazine that is well-identified with the Republican Party, The National Review, reacted.

On 8/12, the magazine carried a 1500 word article devoted ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY TO 80-20. Its title is "If You're API and You Know It...vote Democratic?" Quoting 80-20 extensively, it hinted that 80-20 was a front for the Democratic Party. The article predicts that 80-20 will not be able to deliver 80-20 to Kerry, but might at best deliver 60-40. Go
http://www.nationalreview.com/derbyshire/derbyshire200408120826.asp

80-20 is NOT a front for anyone. However, IF 80-20 endorses Kerry, though it has NOT, it shall deliver 80 to 20 for Kerry! If Bush wants our votes, he'll have to deliver two BIG ITEMS: 1) enforce Exec. Order 11246 for Asian Ams immediately, and 2) ease Congressman
Howard Coble out of the chairmanship of House Subcomm. On Homeland Security. 80-20 helps those who help AsAm's legitimate aspirations. 80-20 is always true to its words.

To be a delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention you MUST BE a member & a citizen prior to August 20th. 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 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.


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Monday, August 09, 2004

Bush & Elaine Chao Don't Care About AsAms

The NOBLEST of all American dreams is the dream of equal opportunity for ALL Americans. Thus far, AsAms have been denied that dream. Ample statistics show that we have been denied equal opportunity in workplaces. We are given less pay for equal work and 1/3 the opportunity of all other Americans to rise to the top.

Kerry and Nader want to include AsAms in that dream. BUSH DOES NOT.

Kerry and Nader have promised IN WRITING to enforce Exec. Order 11246 for AsAms. See http://www.80-20initiative.net/preselect.html .
BUSH HAS NOT, after repeated prompting by the leadership of 80-20** and many of you who sent faxes and emails.

Bush is the sitting president. He doesn't have to wait till after the election to open the opportunity for us. He could order Labor Secretary ELAINE CHAO to enforce EO 11246 for us NOW.

ELAINE CHAO doesn't have to wait for Bush to order her. Since 1965, the law has empowered the Labor Secretary to enforce EO 11246 for ALL Americans. What is the use of having an AsAm in the cabinet, if she doesn't have the integrity to enforce an existing law to protect AsAms from being discriminated in the workplace? See FOOTNOTE for evidence of non-enforcement.

After 4 years of quiet and diplomatic effort to get President Bush and Secretary Chao to open opportunity for AsAms & getting no action**, 80-20 must express utter disappointment in President Bush's Administration.

We urge all AsAms to tell their friends and relatives about the irresponsible policy decisions of those two individuals. 80-20 IS NOW CONSIDERING INITIATING A CLASS ACTION AGAINST THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT.

After this public condemnation of the Bush Administration, if it still fails to respond BEFORE Nov. 2, then vote against Bush on that day.

Politics is funny, however. Sometimes, when politicians' mistakes are called to attention openly, they correct themselves. If and when that is the case, 80-20 will RECONSIDER its current position. However, AsAms will be foolish not to take Bush's non-response at its face value.

Condemn the Bush Administration's failure to respond to our legitimate concerns, and be psychologically prepared to vote against him in November.

Words are not enough. Speaking against Bush is not as good as helping 80-20 to establish a big war chest to punish the politician who doesn't care about us. Join or contribute to 80-20. 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.



** A record of 80-20's quiet and persistent effort urging the Republican party to enforce EO11246 for AsAms is documented in
http://www.80-20initiative.net/gop.html . KEEP THIS IN MIND IF THE GOP ACCUSES 80-20 OF BEING A "FRONT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY."

FOOTNOTE: Let's look at the statistics 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 the academic
world. Hence the ratio of [administrators / (faculty +
professionals)], broken down to races, is a measure of the
opportunity enjoyed by American citizens of different races.
For full-time staff nationwide, that ratio for blacks (non-
Hispanic) is 0.193. That is, for every 100 black faculty and
professionals there are 19 black administrators. The ratio for
Native American is 0.169; for white (non-Hispanic) is 0.157; and
for Hispanic is 0.145. The national average is 0.150. The ratios
for men/women are rrespectively 0.15. However, it is only
0.057 for Asian American. The only group that has a lower
number is the "resident aliens," whose ratio is 0.046.
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d02/tables/XLS/Tab224.xls
The situation is other US enterprises is worse!

Regardless of how Bush and Elaine Chao may defend themselves in
reaction to this e-mail, evidence will show that EO 11246 has
NEVER been enforced for AsAms. CIRCULATE THIS MESSAGE TO
YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

When EO11246 is enforced, in 10 years there will be an increase of 6500 AsAm administrators in universities alone. When all domestic institutions are taken into account, the enforcement will benefit about 1 million AsAms directly. The ripple effect will benefit all AsAms greatly.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

80-20's Endorsement Convention Announcement

VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

****Candidates for delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention
MUST be dues-paying members by the time the announcement
for candidates is made. Be a member today. ******


Good News:

1. 80-20 has gotten a lot of good publicity lately, including an
editorial from The World Journal affirming 80-20's effort on
behalf of the Asian American community. See
http://www.80-20initiative.net/WJ040804.html

India Abroad will publish an article by Gorge Joseph on 80-20.
Hyphen, an Asian Am. magazine has an article on 80-20.
Philippine News & Asian Journal published articles about 80-20.
Indian Americans listservs, The World Journal, Chao Pao, Mei-Nan Newspaper Chain all published a long article by S. B. Woo entitled

"HOW TO VOTE IN 2004 TO WIN BIG BENEFITS
FOR OUR COMMUNITY. " See
http://www.80-20initiative.net/empower.html (English)
http://www.80-20initiative.net/empowerCh.html (Chinese)

2. CHAPTERS PLEASE NOTE: Our two chapters in Missouri, a
CONTESTED state, jointly developed a good questionnaire for its
gubernatorial candidates. Please visit its neat website for
contents of that questionnaire and the responses from the candidates. Other 80-20 chapters may want to consult Missouri chapter's splendid work.
See http://80-20.mmcaweb.org/election.php

3. S.B. Woo will be speaking in Morgantown, West Virginia on 8/14, Saturday. West Virginia is a CONTESTED state. Location & Time:
Morgantown Waterfront Radisson Hotel, Annual conference of
Association of Chinese Professionals. SB speaks at 10 a.m.


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
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.
 

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