Tuesday, October 16, 2007

An Appeal to Join 80-20 Initiative, Inc.

Dear 80-20 Supporters,

In April of this year, together with other 80-20 Board Members, I walked
into my U.S. Senator's office and visited with one of her assistants about
80-20's causes on your behalf. I could see that her eyes lit up when she
learned of the number of our membership and the mailing list.

The facts are: first, politicians only listen to power and money, and both
are represented by numbers. Second, Asian Americans, unlike some other
minority groups, are not used to giving large contributions to politicians.
So, to get politicians to listen to us, Asian Americans can only count on
power represented by numbers.

Sadly, the fact also is, Asian Americans in general do not actively vote,
and all politicians know this, so we are weak in numbers.

With the recent campaign finance scandal created by Norman Hsu, our
community got another set back even though Norman Hsu did not want to share
with us his 15 minute claim of fame. We got the bad wrap none the less.

How can Asian Americans turn the tide under the above sad facts? Here comes
80-20 Initiative which capitalizes on the following facts to turn the tide:

The fact is, Asian Americans are more wired than the general public, so we
can quickly mobilize our voters via the Internet.

Another fact is, when we vote in unison for selected politicians, our bloc
vote could be crucial in tight elections, which are many these days.

So, won't you please join 80-20 Initiative as a paying member and become a
part of our Bloc Vote that will make a difference in the upcoming elections?
Politicians will work for us on issues such as job discrimination and
immigration discrimination if they know they could count on our vote. This
IS the only way we can turn the tide: UNITY IS POWER.

Don't you think you owe it to yourself to pay a mere $35/year, the cost of
one dinner, to join as a paying member today so that you and your children's
future can be better protected?

Best regards,

Kelvin Chen
Board Member, 80-20 Initiative

Join 80-20. Using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp (easy to use) or
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/join.asp
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Treasurer
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Please write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Thank you.
 

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