Saturday, October 30, 2004

Will Osama be alive without Iraq War? Republicans for Kerry

A] Will Osama Bin Laden be alive to issue his warning to us, if the full might of the USA were turned loose on him? No way. So who took our eyes off the ball?

B] Republicans for Kerry

Bob Smith, former Republican Senator from New Hampshire (1991-2003)
Marlow Cook, former Republican Senator from Kentucky (1968-74),
Lee Iacocca, former Chairman of Chrysler,
John Eisenhower, son of Pres. Eisenhower, author, and ambassador to Belgium from 1969-71,
Elmer L. Andersen, former Republican Governor of Minnesota (1961-63),
William Milliken, former Republican Governor of Michigan (1969-82),

C] More than 180 Former U.S. Ambassadors from Republican & Democratic Administrations for Kerry
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=37385

D] 12 Generals and Admirals Endorse Kerry
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=34048


UNITY IS POWER. VOTE AS A BLOC FOR KERRY.

Remember these 2 key points:
1. Kerry & Edwards both promised in writing to enforce Executive Order 11246, a law that has been used to eliminate job related discrimination for all Americans, except for Asian Americans.
Bush and Cheney REFUSED to promise.

2. Kerry & Edwards both condemned in writing Congressman Howard Coble, House Chairman of "Homeland Security Subcommittee" who justified the WWII internment of Japanese Americans. Bush & Cheney were SILENT.

See a collage of newspaper ads that 80-20 has placed in various Communities, which stressed the above two points.
http://www.80-20initiative.net/collageAd04.html
SEE our TV ad. http://www.80-20initiative.net/TVad2004.htm
Please pass the URLs to your friends and relatives.

ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO VOTE FOR KERRY. Many votes are just one asking away. We thank Nelson Lee who reminded 80-20 of the importance of sharing one's choice for president with friends and relatives. "I think I've convince my mother to vote for Kerry." Nelson Lee

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Kerry Overtook Bush in the Homestretch

[A] Kerry 0vertook Bush in poll in the Homestretch

The Washington Post and ABC poll, which has always shown Kerry to be further behind Bush than most other polls showed on 10/27 that Kerry has finally overtook Bush by 2 points, although it is still within the statistical uncertainty. Visit
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/elections/2004/charting.html

[B} 36 Newspapers Abandoned Bush For Kerry, according to Washington Post.

In addition 9 papers abandoned Bush but didn't endorse Kerry. Bush has won over only 6 papers that backed Gore in 2000. In terms of circulation, the papers that endorsed Kerry beat those of Bush by 17.5 million to 11.5 million. In short, the informed group is abandoning Bush in significant numbers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A447-2004Oct26.html


[C] AsAms Will Win Regardless Of Who Wins on November 2nd.

80-20 is working hard to help our endorsed candidate, John Kerry, win. However, it is important for us to realized that SO LONG AS WE VOTE AS A BLOC, we'll win on NOVEMBER 2, regardless of who will win the White House.

Politicians & political parties will always court those who can help them win the next election. If we deliver another bloc vote in 2004, on top of the one in 2000, both parties will become believers that the AsAm community is now a bloc voter. That means: the two parties will then earnestly compete to serve our rightful interests!

Vote as a bloc, and our DREAM will come true!

[D] Help 80-20 to help yourself. Join as a member!

Any US citizen or perm. resident can be a member. Using a credit card, visit http://www.acteva.com/go/80-20 (easy to use)
or http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (Paypal)
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.

[E] The Importance of AsAm Vote in Battleground States

In these battleground states, the AsAms can provide a victory margin for Kerry of the sizes shown below. If you don't think Kerry is going to win by such a margin in YOUR state, then you know how important YOUR vote is. Remember, Bush won Florida by 537 votes!

State Population % of No. of AsAm The Margin for
In Millions* AsAms* Voters** Kerry if We
Vote 80 to 20#

OH   11.44    1.2%    22,900     13,740

FL 17.02 1.7% 48,300 29,980

PA 12.37 1.8% 37,000 22,000

NJ 8.64 5.7% 81,700 49,000

MI 10.08 1.8% 30,000 18,000

WI 5.47 1.7% 15,000 9,000*


* Data from the Census Bureau. Population is from 2003 estimate.
** Assumes 1 in every 6 is a voter, as is the situation nationally.
# Calculated from (AsAm voters x 0.6)

[F] APA Arts, Entertainment, Literature & Media Stars For Kerry
The pan-ethnic United Coalition of Asian and Pacific Islander
American Independent Arts, Culture and Media Professionals
proclaimed their unequivocal support of John F. Kerry for President.
Created by novelist Stewart David Ikeda and filmmaker Eric Byler,
members include such well-known community stars as Gish Jen, Ravi
Kapoor, Justin Lin, David Henry Hwang, Gene Cajayon, George Takei,
and Chang-rae Lee. Many of its members will be out this week
rallying voters in battleground states. See
http://www.APAforKerry.org/artists.

Hear SB Woo on Michigan Chinese Voice Radio Program Online –
Sunday Oct. 31, 11 AM. He will be interviewed in Mandarin by
Amy Seetoo on Chinese Voice Radio AM 1480 this Sunday, October 31,
11:00 am to noon, Eastern time. The interview will be simultaneously
broadcast on the web at www.wsds1480.com . (Download "plug-in" from
Internet Explorer to hear.)


QUIZ QUIZ QUIZ
Know the total monetary worth of 80-20's conditional endorsement of Kerry?

Ans: $4 to $8 million dollars! That will be the cost of sending 8 pro-Kerry
mails (by Bulk or by first class) to 1.1 million AsAm families and individuals.
That is not to mention money that 80-20 spent on TV and newspaper ads. You know
the impact of pouring this kind of money in support of Kerry in 4 weeks? Let
those who had ignored the Asian Am. community BEWARE!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Kerry May Appoint AsAm To Supreme Court/ + & - Reactions

[A] KERRY MAY APPOINT AN ASAM TO THE SUPREME COURT!!

Three days after 80-20 raised the Supreme Court Justices issue
worrying about a Supreme Court filled with Bush appointees, the NY
Times answered. A front page article on 10/22 says that Kerry may
appoint the first Asian American to the Supreme Court! See excerpt:

“With no vacancies on the court in more than a decade, there
is heightened expectation that the next president will have
one or more opportunities to choose justices and shape the
court for years to come.

Some people who could be considered for the Supreme Court,
according to interviews with several Democratic advisers:

Harold Hongju Koh, the dean of Yale Law School. Professor
Koh, a widely admired scholar who has worked in both
Democratic and Republican administrations, would be the
court's first Asian-American member.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/politics/campaign/22kbench.html

A Supreme Court appointment like that, for Asian Ams., will mean

(1) NO MORE risk of internment for us and our children, &
(2) NO MORE selective enforcement of laws, e.g. enforcing E.O. 11246
for all Americans but not for AsAms. We’ll get a just hearing in
the
highest court of our land.

Vote KERRY For A Brighter Future.


[B] RECORD MEMBERSHIP SET! New Goal: 2400 members

80-20 is NEVER MODEST in achieving goals for YOU (e.g. an AsAm
Spreme Court Justice & the enforcement of EO 11246). It sets
high goals for itself also. Please help 80-20 grow to 2400. Using
a
credit card, visit http://www.acteva.com/go/80-20 (easy to
use)
or http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (Paypal)
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.

[C] READERS’ REACTIONS – Both Positive & Negative Ones:

(i) Positive Ones

1) Your endorsement committee did a great job in the endorsement
process. Congratulations. I have held off my presidential campaign
donation. Now I shall split it in half - one for the 80-20 TV ad and
one
directly to the Kerry campaign, identifying that I am a 80-20
initiative
supporter as 80-20 suggests. Sun-yiu

2) Thanks for all your effort. Phoebe

3) Thank you for your dedication to the benefit of all Asian
Americans! We admire you and we are very grateful to you for
everything you have done for all of us. I have just sent a $100 check
to 80-20 as a donation. Yi

4) Your article is very well written and I fully agree with you.
Vinnie Goel, Ph.D., PE

5) Your choice for a Kerry is a great one. .. I am not a member yet
but I do want to be a regular member next year. CAReddy

6) Thank you for the excellent work that you and others are doing. I
have been following 80-20 and am gradually convinced of its value.
Sharon Hu

7) I'm looking forward to my membership. I think your emails re: 80-
20's work are opening people's eyes about the possibilities and
benefits
of working together as a block. Carol Suzuki

8) Just this morning I mailed to the Wing Luke Asian Museum in
Seattle, WA a small cardboard suitcase that held all the personal
possessions of our dear friend Miyo Enokida (now in her 80s) as she
and her family headed off for internment back in the bad old days of
WWII. Patriot Act and all lead me to think it would not be beyond the
imagination to anticipate Bush/Cheney imposing the same today on
various "suspect" populations. I will sign up for 80/20 membership
today. Check my web site . George F. Drake

9) Thank you for sending me some very valuable info. I always read
them with interest. Jagat

10) Thank you for the message. I strongly support the 80-20
endorsement of Kerry. Your reference to the justification of
internment by Howard Coble is news to me. Could you please send me
more information? Youxue Zhang

11) We endorse the support. Ashok K. Batra, Esq.
President, Indian Amer.Pol.Aff.Comm, Silver Spring, Maryland

12) I'm not sure what Bush is thinking. What does he think South
Vietnam was doing for 20 years before 1975... we were fighting. Minh

13) As soon as I can, I will join the organization. Looking forward to
being active and becoming a member. It is rewarding being upon good
and intelligent people. Debra A. Warren

14) Well done SB Ka Sing

15) Admire your devoting efforts for the benefit of Asia-Americans
XH

16) In full agreement. Joseph Tsang Man

17) I and my husband have voted for Kerry this morning because will
not at the town on 11/2/04, also we will do our best to tell the people
around us why we voted Kerry. Weixian

18) Keep up the good work. I just mailed a small donation.
Ted Chiao, San Francisco

19) WE ARE COMPLETELY IGNORED BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION
RIGHT NOW PER YOUR INFORMATION. WHAT MORE DO WE
NEED.OUR VOTE MUST NOT BE DIVIDED OTHERWISE WE WILL
NEVER HAVE A CLOUT. WHEN KERRY WIN THEN THEY WILL KNOW
THAT THEY CAN NOT IGNORED THE ASIAN VOTES. ANDY

20) I support your backing of the Kerry/Edwards democratic ticket. You
can
rest assure that there will be bias attacks against Asians if war
should
commence between North Korea and the United States …Yichuan1 Sherwin
Chow

21) You have been doing a great job in promoting 80-20. All Asian
American
should thank you for your noble effort. Philip

22) Thanks for your effort to support Kerry, I agree you 100%. I'll
try
to promote our choice in Houston as much as I can. Edward I. Tsao

23) WE ARE CAMPAIGNING AND DOING FUNDRAISING FOR KERRY. WE
HAVE A HOUSE PARTY THIS SUNDAY FOR KERRY. I AM GLAD THAT YOU
ARE TELLING EVERYBODY TO VOTE FOR KERRY. WAY TO GO. A VOTE FOR
KERRY IS A VOTE FOR BETTER AMERICA. ANDY YAP,M.D.

24) Good job. Well done, Jack Feng

25) Thank you for all your great work! More power to you!
Ellen Abellera

26) good advice and very informative. youngtae shin

27) I am a Vietnamese-American and an arden supporter of John Kerry
from day one. … Most young Vietnamese-American people like me support
John F. Kerry. Phillip D. Nguyen


(ii) Negative Ones -- the Mentality of Some Bush Supporters.

1) I'm voting for Bush. Go back to Asia if you don't like our
President. Kato S.

2) As an Asian and a veteran, I do not endorse Kerry. It would be
disastrous for the United States as well as for all the free
countries.
Perhaps it would be best for those who oppose the United States and
what the country stands for to leave. GK

3) Go back to your dog eating jungle you fxxking rag head .

4) FxxK YOU STUPID LIB Khiet Tran

5) You freaking Communist. Benjamin Lane

6) NO, this is a man who supported the North Vietnamese, he
supported Communism. Do not again ask me to vote for Mr Kerry.
Chain Christen

7) I DON"T KNOW ANY VIETNAMESE, YOU SHOULD BE DAMN GLAD TO
LIVE IN A COUNTRY THAT WAS WILLING TO FIGHT FOR YOUR
FREEDOM, I'LL VOTE BUSH lOVER A TRAITOR LIKE KERRY ANY DAY

Needless to say, MOST Bush supporters don't have the above type
of mentality. Nevertheless, that a certain fraction of Bush voters
think ike that is a source of great concern.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Supreme Court Justices/ How You Can Help

[A] ARE YOU WORRIED?

Four of the 9 Supreme Court Justices may retire, according to
many accounts. Their ages:

William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice, 80 years old.
John Paul Stevens, 84 years old.
Sandra Day O'Connor, 74 years old.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 71 years old.

A NY Times opinion piece asked in its title: "Imagining America if
George Bush Chose the Supreme Court."

For Asian Americans (AsAms), there is a more threatening issue.
When Pres. Roosevelt ordered during WWII the internment of ALL
Japanese Ams in the continental USA, Fred Korematsu challenged the
order all the way up to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled
that he and ALL Japanese Ams. be interned while only those Italian
and German Ams. who were suspected of espionage were also
interned.

Remember, John Kerry and John Edwards condemned Cong.
Howard Coble, who justified internment. George Bush and Dick
Cheney did NOT. Now you know the importance of electing John
Kerry.

[B] HOW YOU CAN HELP KERRY

(1) The simplest way you can help WITH AN IMPACT is to write a
letter to the editor of your local paper. Please be brief & to the
point.
That's how editors like it. Talk about issues that most Americans care
about.
(2) Advise S. B. Woo how to buy ads in free papers in the states
of
FL, and OH, whether it is in Korean, Vietnamese or Chinese. Please
contact him via sbw@udel.edu. 80-20 wants to buy more ads.

[C] Will YOU HELP SET A RECORD MEMBERSHIP?

80-20 needs 11 more members to reach its record high of 2011
members. Please help us. Using a credit card, visit
http://www.acteva.com/go/80-20 (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (Paypal)
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.

[D] HAVE YOU SEEN OUR TV OR NEWSPAPER ADS?

Our TV ads are seen in 50 states via Phoenix, TVB (Jade) and
ETTV. They are seen around News time, variety shows and movies. If
you don't have those channels, you can view them by visiting
http://www.80-20initiative.net/TVad2004.htm Our newspaper ads
are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri and New Jersey.


[E] HOW 80-20 USES CARROTS & STICKS

1. For about 3 yrs. & 9 months, 80-20 is NON-partisan.
2. After 80-20 has endorsed, it is VERY partisan in favor of the
3. endorsed candidate. That is when 80-20 rewards & punishes.
4. After the election, 80-20 is again NON-partisan.

Why? Carrots & sticks! That is the ONLY way to induce the two
political parties to COMPETE to serve the rightful interests of Asian
Americans. WE punish the party enough that ignores us. It'll learn
NOT TO IGNORE US again. UNITY IS POWER. Vote as a bloc.

An 80-20 Member Registering Voters

The following account is by William Uy, a life member of 80-20 and a Republican Delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention, of his recent experience registering voters in Oakland, CA.

Dear 80-20 Supporters,

I thought that you would be interested in the results of our (my wife Jing and I) voter registration activity in Oakland Chinatown. Since we do not speak Cantonese, we were lucky that three senior high schoolers - who speak Cantonese - volunteered to help us.

In a total of 6.5 hours (in two days), we registered 128 voters (includes on-site registration and cards requested) – predominantly Chinese Americans. We were busy the moment we set up our registration table. 53 of those were registered on-site and 35 were FIRST TIME voters. Even though we have voter registration cards with Chinese instructions, there were some who
still needed help filling out the cards. We also helped those, who brought their actual ballots and do not know what to do, even though the ballots have both Chinese and English instructions.

I tell you! It was a truly very satisfying and patriotic work. This is specially so when you watched the excitement and determination of some frail, white hair senior housewives who were registering for the first time in their life – and they are for Kerry!

Party affiliation of those registered on site: 2 Republicans, 14 Democrats, 37 declined to state party affiliation. However, it is safe to assume that over 90% of the 128 voters are for Kerry – judging from their comments.

Attached are some pictures taken of our voter registration activity. Note that I have used 80-20 as the organizer of this activity.

We also conducted voter registration at our parish church, St. Ignatius, in Antioch. Only 3 came to register (all Democrats).

William Uy

Pictures from the Event










Monday, October 18, 2004

48 Nobel Laureates on Bush / Bush On Vietnamese

[A] 48 Nobel Laureates Think Pres. Bush MISUSES Science:

Earlier this year, a report was issued, entitled "Scientific Integrity in Policymaking: An Investigation into the Bush Administration's Misuse of Science." Signers include
48 Nobel Laureates,
62 National Medal of Science recipients, and
135 members of the National Academy of Sciences!
Visit: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/rsi/page.cfm?pageID=1320


[B] What Pres. Bush Thinks of Vietnamese. What An INSULT!

On the Sept. 27 edition of the O'Reilly Factor, a Fox News Channel show, the following conversation between Pres. Bush and O'Reilly occurred:
O'REILLY: The South Vietnamese didn't fight for their freedom,
which is why they don't have it today.
BUSH: Yes.
O'REILLY: Do you think the Iraqis are going to fight for their
freedom?
BUSH: Absolutely. Read the transcript:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,133712,00.html .

The Vietnamese American is the only AsAm group that still favors Pres. Bush to Kerry. Look, however, what Bush thinks of Vietnamese. Politicians often ABUSE their MOST LOYAL supporters who are POLITICALLY NAIVE. Here is one example of this kind of abuse! What an INSULT! Pass this email to your Vietnamese friends.


[C] Will you be the one to push 80-20 to a RECORD membership?

80-20 needs 43 more members to reach its record high of 2011 members. Please help us. Using a credit card, visit
http://www.acteva.com/go/80-20 (ease to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (Paypal) 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.


[D] 80-20's TV Ad Beaming Into The "Battle Ground States"

If you subscribe to Jade (TVB) or Phoenix or ETTV, you may begin
seeing 80-20's ads as early as this coming Wednesday urging Asian
Ams to vote for Kerry.

When? During prime time, especially during News segments.


Thursday, October 14, 2004

Why Go For Kerry? / Good news

Our "Hope & Fear " are what led us to Kerry.

First, MORE HOPE for winning equal opportunity in workplaces e.g. in getting raises, promotions and rising to the top.

Kerry & Edwards both promised in writing to enforce
Executive Order 11246 for Asian Americans. EO 11246
is a law that has been used to eliminate discrimination
in workplaces for ALL Americans except for Asian Ams.
Bush & Cheney REFUSED to promise.

Second, LESS FEAR of having our civil rights violated, if, God forbid, a war breaks out between the U.S. & an Asian nation, say North Korea.

Even the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (with many Bush
appointees) reported that the Bush administration's civil rights
record was not satisfactory. Visit
http://www.usccr.gov/press/2004/100504b.htm
Would threats and harassment come to YOU & YOUR FAMILY,
whether you are N. Koreans or not, since our compatriots don't
know the difference between N. Koreans & Asians Americans?
Remember how Sikhs, Arabs and Indian Americans were
threatened & harassed in the post 9/11 atmosphere?
Would a Bush Administration provide as much support for you
as a Kerry Administration?

Will the worst - internment - happen?

Kerry & Edwards condemned in writing Congressman
Howard Coble, Chairman of House Subcommittee on
Homeland Security who publicly justified on 2/3/2003 WWII
internment of Japanese Americans.
Bush & Cheney were SILENT, in the face of a huge
protest from every component of the AsAm community.


THEREFORE, vote for Kerry/Edwards for OUR OWN SAKE.

[Pass the above to your friends & relatives.]
- - - - - - - - - - -

Join 80-20. Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member.
Using a credit card, go http://www.acteva.com/go/80-20 (ease to use)
or http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (Paypal)
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.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Good News:
1) Fel Amistad, an 80-20 Board Member, is running for a position on
San Mateo County Board of Education. We wish him luck.

2) Recent addition to war chest:
Alice Huang of CA: $1,000
Xiren and Mandy Cao: $500.
An onymous of Delaware $1,000
S. B. Woo $4,262
Yi Li $100


Monday, October 11, 2004

Media Attention/Help Kerry/Readers' Reaction

[A] MEDIA ATTENTION:
Thanks to YOUR GREAT SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS, 80-20's endorsement of Senator Kerry for President (with reservation) was extremely well covered in print, audio and visual media in all Asian American communities.

PRINT MEDIA: To see the multitude of articles thus far, not including all the weekly print media from the Japanese, Korean, Indian, Filipino and Vietnamese media which WILL be carrying news about our endorsement (since phone interview have already occurred), go to
http://www.80-20initiative.net/collage04.html

AUDIO & VISUAL MEDIA, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL:
Interviewed by 2 Koran Am. radio stations in LA; ETTV & Phoenix TV reported our endorsement. Phoenix TV, the CNN of China, is international. It described 80-20"an influential Asian Pacific American organization." Two TV stations in Hong Kong are each sending a
TV crew to interview 80-20 leaders and supporters this month. Voice of America interviewed 80-20.

WEBSITE:
http://www.imdiversity.com/villages/asian/politics_law/8020_endorses_kerry_1004.asp
http://www.imdiversity.com/Villages/Asian/politics_law/wang_reality_tv_politics_1004.asp
http://www.chinapressusa.com/yaowen/200409220036.htm



[B] HOW YOU CAN HELP SENATOR KERRY
We've constructed a special web page to help get Senator Kerry elected. Please go visit, if you want to help: http://www.80-20initiative.net/endorsekerry.html .

The "reservation" in our endorsement involved diverting resources, which is also a clear message to Senator Kerry & the Democratic Party to do more for the Asian Am. community IN THE FUTURE. That said and done, 80-20 intends to do its best to help Kerry get elected.

Those with ethnic cable TV in CA and ethnic satellite TV in the nation may begin to see 80-20's TV ad urging AsAms to vote for Kerry. To see a similar spot shown in 2000, go to
http://www.80-20initiative.net/tvad2.html
NOTE: if you use a modem, you need to wait a while for it to load.

[C] GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES
We need 103 more members to break last year's record of 2010 members. For your own sake, help 80-20 grow. Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member , using a credit card, visit http://www.acteva.com/go/80-20 (ease to use) or http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (via Paypal)
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.

[D] Reader Comment on "To Endorse, with reservation"
1) Good choice. I support this decision 100%. Scott
2) Brilliant! 'nuff said. Christina Fong
3) Kerry-Edwards will have my vote. Bush-Cheny MUST go! N. Nguyen
4) Pls. send me your office address. I wish to make a contribution.
Ted Chiao
5) Dear Claire, Pauline, Jason, Mike & ZH :
Enclosed please see the 80/20's endorsement announcement of the US Presidential Candidate. I admire her decision of " Endorsing Sen. Kerry for president with reservation ... Bob
6) You did a great job. Thanks Nelson Mar
7) Jose, Remove the full page Ad on page 16, & replace it with this (80-20) story. This story must be included in this edition, as it is timely to do so, . Johnny Pecayo, (Editor Manila-US Times)
8) I am so impressed with what your organization is doing. I cannot wait to participate in the organization at some point in time.
Debra A. Warren
9) We have recently provided a donation to Kerry for his campaign.
When I received a letter yesterday from Kerry's campaign headquarters for additional donations, I realized that all of us should give as much as we can to "80-20" so that "80-20" will be more powerful and effective. As such, I indicated in the letter that we would give our future donations to "80-20 Initiative for Asian Americans" and Kerry will get support from "80-20 Initiative". We will send a donation check to "80-20" today. Yi Li
10) Dear friends: Following is the background of 80/20 Initiatives' Endorsement of Senator Kerry for the President.
Timothy Chen
11) In about four hours, we registered about 50 voters. William Uy


Sunday, October 03, 2004

80-20 Endorses, with reservation, Sen. Kerry & Why

80-20's elected Delegates, composed of 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 Democrats and 1/3 Independents, unanimously voted to "endorse , with reservation, Senator John Kerry for President." Their reasons are seen in the press release appended at the end.

In spirit, the "endorsement with reservation" means the following. 80-20 sends a clear message to all politicians & political parties: "If you want AsAms' votes and money, you need to earn it. No more free lunch."

In pragmatic terms for Asian Americans, the "endorsement with reservation" means the following: 80-20 still STRONGLY recommends that AsAms vote for Kerry. However, the 80-20 National will not be going all out in applying its resources to campaign for Kerry. The National will divert part of its war chest for a lawsuit against the Department of Labor which will better serve our community's interest. However, we'll still be doing a lot for Senator Kerry**.

In pragmatic terms for the Kerry campaign, the "endorsement with reservation" may imply the following: A recent poll showed the choice of Kerry/Bush among AsAms is 43/36, with 20% undecided. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-asianvote15sep15,15189204.story?coll=la-headlines-nation,5189204.story?coll=la-headlines-nation . Having endorsed Kerry/Edwards, 80-20 predicts that by election time, we'll
increase Kerry's current 7 point lead to at least 30 among AsAms. However, had 80-20 decided on a full endorsement two weeks ago, it would have delivered 80% of the Asian American votes, resulting in a 60 point margin of victory for Kerry among AsAms.

In summary, 80-20's decision achieves three goals. a) To let President Bush and the Republican Party know that if you don't help us, we don't help you. b) To let Senator Kerry and the Democratic Party know that you had helped us some and we'll help back some. c) To let both parties know that 80-20 has tremendous ability to deliver Asian Am. votes. If the two Parties don't believe it now, on election day they'll find out the 80-20's "endorsement with reservation" would increase Senator Kerry's current 7-point lead to at least 30 among Asian Am. voters. Imagine, what they could have gained, had they earned 80-20's FULL endorsement!

**80-20 National will still focus in a couple of contested states to try to win electoral votes for Senator Kerry. We'll still do TV and newspaper ads. The ads will still be in four languages: English, Korean, Vietnamese & Chinese. However, given the delay of two weeks in getting all such efforts started and the allocation of fewer resources, the amount of the buy and the length of air time will obviously not be as large.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 2, 2004)
Contact Person: S. B. Woo, (302) 366 0259

Largest Asian American PAC Endorses, with Reservation,
John Kerry for President


80-20, a National cyberspace organization capable of reaching 70% of Asian American (AsAm) registered voters in 30 hours, announced today, with reservation, to endorse Senator John Kerry for President. This decision was unanimously made by 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 Independents, and 1/3 Democrats, 2 weeks after its Endorsement Convention in San Mateo voted to postpone a decision.

A recent poll showed the choice of Kerry/Bush among AsAms is 43/36, with 20% undecided. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-asianvote15sep15,1,5189204.story?coll=la-headlines-nation . Having endorsed Kerry/Edwards, 80-20 predicts that by election time, we'll increase Kerry's current 7 point lead to at least 30.

Had 80-20 decided on a full endorsement two weeks ago, it would have delivered 80% of the Asian American votes, resulting in a 60 point margin for Kerry. 80-20 is sending a clear message to all politicians and political parties: "if you want AsAms' votes and money, you need
to earn it. No more free lunch!"

Senator Kerry was given the nod because, in comparison, he and the Democratic party are better than Bush and the Republican Party for the past 4 years. Here are the comparisons:

A) Senators Kerry and Edwards both promised in writing to help AsAms achieve equal opportunity in workplaces through the enforcement of Executive Order 11246, while Mr. Bush did not. http://www.80-20initiative/preselect.html EO 11246 has been enforced to break the glass ceiling for African Americans, women, Latinos, Native Americans, but not for Asian Americans.

B) Kerry & Edwards sided with AsAms in condemning Congressman Howard Coble, Chair, House Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Coble stated in public on Feb. 4, 2003 that internment of Japanese Americans during WWII was for protecting Japanese Ams. AsAms would be most worried by that type of protection should there be a significant conflict between USA and an Asian nation. In contrast, Bush & Cheney were silent. See Kerry and Edward statements:
http://www.80-20initiative.net/Kerry.html , and
http://www.80-20initiative.net/Edwards.html

C) The Democratic Party's position on immigration policy and anti-hate crime policy is better for all minorities including AsAms.

80-20 will divert a part of its election war chest to its pending lawsuit against the Department of Labor for its non-enforcement of Executive Order 11246 for AsAms.

In 2000, 80-20 endorsed Gore, and delivered nationally "more than 2 of every three votes" to him, according to a very large national survey of how Asian Americans voted, partially sponsored by the National Science Foundation (http://www.80-20initiative.net/PNAAPs.html ) 80- 20 is rated as one of the two most effective cyberspace organizations in the 2000 election, by a book published by three Syracuse University professors (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813340055/qid=1025198992/ref==sr_1/104-2670764-6623936 ).
To know more about 80-20, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net


Friday, October 01, 2004

Voter Registration Deadline is Oct. 12 or earlier

The deadline is 10/12 or earlier for most states, e.g. for NJ it is
10/4. So here is the easiest way to register & vote. Or go to
http://www.areyouregistered.com/, an affiliate organization of 80-20.

For US citizens only! Two types of citizens need to register:
(1) those who've never registered, and (2) having registered but
have moved to a new address. Please fulfill your obligation as
a citizen and an educated person.



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
appear 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. Hit return or enter, you'll be on page 1.) Or

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" or download at the bottom of the page. Please be patient, it takes a while to download. But it is a LOT FASTER than going to someplace to register.

On one of the down loaded pages, there will be the address for you to send your application to.

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 are you truly registered. Note that registering to vote is ALWAYS A TWO-STEP PROCESS, whether you register via a
website or travel to a registration place.

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. It is again the easiest way!!!

Most states allow it. 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.
 

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