Monday, December 31, 2007

* DEFEAT Obama

* Contents of this newsletter have been removed in accordance with 80-20's agreement with the Obama campaign, after Sen. Obama replied to 80-20's questionnaire with all Yeses.

Friday, December 28, 2007

* Reactions to "Call to DEFEAT Obama"

* Contents of this newsletter have been removed in accordance with 80-20's agreement with the Obama campaign, after Sen. Obama replied to 80-20's questionnaire with all Yeses.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

* Call To Action - Defeat Obama

* Contents of this newsletter have been removed in accordance with 80-20's agreement with the Obama campaign, after Sen. Obama replied to 80-20's questionnaire with all Yeses.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

* Faxes from Asian Ams to Sen. Obama

* Contents of this newsletter have been removed in accordance with 80-20's agreement with the Obama campaign, after Sen. Obama replied to 80-20's questionnaire with all Yeses.

Monday, December 17, 2007

* Call To Action -- Fax Sen. Obama

* Contents of this newsletter have been removed in accordance with 80-20's agreement with the Obama campaign, after Sen. Obama replied to 80-20's questionnaire with all Yeses.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sen. EDWARDS Also Replies With All Yeses

Good news. Another competitive Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. John Edwards, replied with all yeses.

For his signed reply to our questionnaire, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_edwards.asp.

80-20 still has not heard from Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson and Rep. Dennis Kucinich. We've not heard from any of the Republican presidential candidates except for Fred Thompson. His campaign answered:

"Senator Thompson has a policy against responding to questionnaires."

Does Senator Thompson understand that he is running in a democracy? Does he understand that America's forefathers designed the election so that during an election a small minority like the Asian Americans who can't afford to hire lobbyists in Washington D.C. and are not hooked into the political establishment can use this window to get our voice heard? Forget him. Forget Fred Thompson.

UNITY is power.

Warmest regards,

S. B. Woo A member of the Exec. Comm. & former President, 80-20 Initiative

REMINDER & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

(1) Let's not forget that Senators Biden, Clinton, Dodd, and Gravel have answered 80-20's questionnaire with "all yeses" earlier.

(2) Bryan Jung of the Edwards Campaign, Joe Trippie, SB's friend and a well-known political consultant, and Dale Minami, a well- known Civil Rights lawyer in SF, all helped 80-20 with Sen. Edwards.

JOIN 80-20

There are 9 types of membership:
1. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
2. Family (Two names to get 2 votes) -- $50
3. Professional (1 vote) -- $75
4. Professional family (2 names to get 2 votes) -- $150
5. Student -- $15
6. Life** -- $1000
7. Family life** (two names to get 2 votes) -- $1,500
8. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
9. Honorary Family Life** (two names to get 2 votes) -- $10,000
** Membership names on permanent display on 80-20's web site.
See http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/lifemembers.asp

Any US citizen or P.R. can join, 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 (Paypal)
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Treasurer
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sen. Clinton Replied to 80-20's questionnaire with all Yeses!

Surprised?

Surprised at this quick turn-around to enlist a leading presidential candidate to support our community's right to equal opportunity? Surprised or not, let's remember what led to this success so that we may continue to enjoy such successes.

Remember the reasons of YOUR success, see the "4-A's of politics," shown below.

American way of politics: Apply the power of the ballot box. Organize to speak out. Organize to bloc vote.

Afraid not: Do the right things. Send emails/faxes with our names, addresses and titles stated. Have the courage of our conviction. Look at it this way: Are 80-20's Board members in trouble with America's Political establishment? No. Quite to the contrary, they will be the new Asian Am. leaders with proven integrity, value system, courage and political know-how. They will likely be sought out by America's leaders.

Asian style politics abandoned: Don't raise money for politicians like ignorant slobs. Tens of millions of dollars donated to politicians in past decades have yielded our community nothing except bad publicity.

Accountability: Demand accountability from fundraisers and politicians, be they Asian Americans or non-Asian Americans.

A new era in Asian American politics has arrived. Join us!

Now onto Sen. Hillary Clinton's response to our community.

Sen. Hillary made two great points to 80-20. (1) The President cannot nominate a federal judge unless a vacancy occurs. 80-20's Q4 & Q5 needs to incorporate this important point. (2) She is so strongly for equal opportunity that she likes to strengthen the wording of those two questions once the vacancy requirement is covered. 80-20 adopted and deeply appreciated her suggestions, and her integrity and courage. We are inspired by her style of leadership. For the improved questionnaire and Sen. Clinton's signed reply go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_clinton.asp

Sen. Clinton answered each of the 6 questions with one single word: YES. This represents an iron-clad commitment that if she becomes our President, she will use her Presidential power to give Asian Americans equal opportunity in workplaces and be appointed Federal judges.

Please help spread the "4-A's of politics" to every corner of our community. That is what will win EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for us.

REMINDER & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
(1) Let's not forget that Senators Biden, Dodd, and Gravel have answered 80-20's questionnaire with "all yeses" earlier.

(2) We want to thank those Co-Chairs of "APIA for Hillary" who urged Sen. Clinton to reply with all yeses. Note: Some Co-Chairs ignored our plea. The names of our heroes and heroines are shown below in alphabetical order:

Judy Chu, Mike Eng, Otto Lee, John Liu, Gary Locke, Fiona Ma, Henry Manayan, Doris Matsui, and Ellen Young.

Gordon Quan, former Houston City Councilman and a Co-Chair for Hillary, deserves a special thanks. He did an excellent job as a liaison between 80-20 and the Clinton campaign,

JOIN 80-20

There are 9 types of membership:
1. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
2. Family (Two names to get 2 votes) -- $50
3. Professional (1 vote) -- $75
4. Professional family (2 names to get 2 votes) -- $150
5. Student -- $15
6. Life** -- $1000
7. Family life** (two names to get 2 votes) -- $1,500
8. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
9. Honorary Family Life** (two names to get 2 votes) -- $10,000
** Membership names on permanent display on 80-20's web site.
See http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/lifemembers.asp

Any US citizen or P.R. can join, 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 (Paypal)

PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu Treasurer
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Our job is not done.

Tomorrow we'll ask you to help again. You'll need to email/fax Sens. Barack Obama and John Edwards, and after that the top tier Republican presidential candidates. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Together, we have turned a new page in the history of Asian American politics.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Spreading Outrage against Sen. Clinton

Twice as many faxes per day are being copied to me today than
earlier! They protest Sen. Clinton's uncaring attitude towards Asian Ams

Our campaign spreads fast! Imagine how wide-spread it'll be, a
month from today.

People are asking,

"If Hillary Clinton doesn't have the integrity to stand up for America's
core value -- equal opportunity for all, why is she running for President?"

People are beginning to ask,

"Why are some of our Asian Am. elected officials endorsing her? She has
taken the most donations from our community, caused the worst image
problem for us, given us back nothing but sweet words, yet she has the
most Asian American politicians endorsing her. Do Asian Am. elected
officials understand accountability? "

The Clinton campaign has contacted 80-20 concerning possibly
answering all yeses, but with footnotes, since our "Call To Action" has
started. However, the fact is that we've NOT gotten her signed reply. It
is still her sweet words, signifying nothing.

Keep forwarding our earlier "Call To Action," shown below, to your
friends & relatives.

S. B. Woo
Member of the Exec. Comm. & Founding President, 80-20 PAC Inc.

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Call To Action -- Write to Sen. Clinton's campaign

In 2004, ALL presidential candidates answered 80-20's question-
naire with ALL yeses except for Al Sharpton & George Bush.

However, this year, only Senators Biden, Dodd and Gravel have replied
with all yeses. The Iowa Caucus is coming up on Jan. 3. We must hustle
and put on pressure. That is where YOU come in, because 80-20 is
only as strong as your are.

Just as United Auto Worker targeted General Motors to negotiate
a labor contract first, 80-20 will focus on Sen. Clinton first.
To contact 12 other remaining candidates now will require too
much of your time without being effective.

Fax a strong message to Sen. Clinton via 703-962-8600 ! Copy me in,
if you like via sbw@80-20.us or 1-800 877-1676 -fax. Use your own
words. Please include the following central message:

Dear Senator Clinton:
Please answer 80-20's questionnaire with all yeses.
Otherwise, I'll ask all my friends and relatives to vote
against you in Iowa, New Hampshire & the California
Democratic Primary.

Name:
Address (city & state):
Title (optional, specify "for ID purposes only").

We chose to focus on Hillary's campaign for 4 good reasons.
1) She has raised the most money from our community while indirectly,
at least, caused Asian Ams the worst image problems. In 2007, it was
Norman Hsu and Chinatown, NY. In 1996, it was John Huang, Johnny
Chung, Charlie Trie, Yogesh K. Gandhi, Robert S. Lee and Pauline
Kanchanalak. Indeed, they all got in trouble with the law, because
they raised money for her.
2) She has the most Asian Am. elected officials endorsing her. Neverthe-
less, when "nearly all co-chairs contacted the campaign about the (80-
20) questionnaire" (the above is an exact quote from the Hillary
campaign), she didn't comply by replying satisfactorily. Support
should be a two way street. Sen. Clinton seems to take and take from
Asian Ams.
3) Hillary wants to break the gender glass ceiling by asking us to elect her
as President. However, she is not willing to help Asian Ams break
the glass ceiling at the workplace for the management level. What
is good for the goose should be good for the gander.
4) According to an Asian Am. elected official, the Hillary campaign thinks
she already has Asian Am. support. Does the campaign think all
Asian Ams are suckers like Norman Hsu and John Huang?

Is Sen. Clinton just using Asian Ams.? She had used Asian Ams to
fundraise for her and to endorse her. All she is willing to give back to
us is her sweet words signifying nothing? Does she have the courage to
stand up for America's core value -- equal opportunity?

Her attitude towards Asian Ams is an outrage. Tell her that you
will not be used by her.
We will get our equal opportunity, when
we show some backbone. Counting on you!

Best regards,

S. B. Woo
Founding President of 80-20 PAC, Inc
Lt. Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

To view our questionnaire and its rationale, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008.asp Thanks again.

80-20 is highly political but truly NON-partisan. It is equally tough
on both Democrats and Republicans when they fail to share our concern
about achieving equal opportunity.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Faxes from Asian Am to Sen. Clinton

Check with the Clinton campaign to ask if it has received these faxes and many many more!

These faxes came from all walks of life. See some excerpts below. Some included not only names, addresses, and fax numbers but also their titles (for identification purposes only). Almost all included the clause "Otherwise I'll ask all friends/relatives to vote against you." 80- 20 salutes ALL who have faxed.

1) I became a member of Clinton Foundation in 2005 and will continue to contribute to the Foundation. Please answer…. Otherwise
George Chou, Los Altos, CA

2) …Otherwise
Shen, Mo and family of 3 adult children

3) Both my wife and I never forget the pleasant dinner party in Washington DC 1993 when President Clinton good naturedly chuckled upon my remark of never again washing my hand after the Presidential handshake before dinner that evening.

…when I was able to debate and shake-loose my relatives in the Arbogas community (a Republican strong-hold in Des Moines), the Comers community (a mixed bag in Dubuque), and… (S. B. Note: all important vote pockets in Iowa) Ted T. Leung, Iowa

4) …We put my campaign contribution where 80-20 directs. Also we have 2 children, their 2 spouses, 2 grandchildren, 3 nieces, their 3 boy friends. Well, that is 12 voted in California alone….
Steve & Terry Chan, Montville, NJ

5) When I heard Asian Americans have a dismal number of 6 federal judges on the bench when we should have at least 36, I know this ratio is wrong, very wrong. Jim Chen

6) I am absolutely outraged and appalled by the response you gave 80- 20. It says absolutely NOTHING!!!..... Christina Fong

7) …By answering ALL YESES to the 80-20 Questionnaire, you will sway a lot of the undecided vote to your direction…. A working Mom in CA, name withheld by request

8) ….Whatever 80-20 Initiative advocates I practice……
Donald Li, Eagleville, PA

9) ….When it comes to national election, I and many of my networked friends are pledged to vote strictly according to 80-20 direction…..
Dr. Phil Choong, Principle Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space System Company (For ID only)

10) …Otherwise
Gary Jing, PHD, Sr. Mgr at a public trade company

11) I am currently not a 80-20 member but found that the message and value carried by 80-20 are just, worth to pursue, and profoundly American…
David Liu, Asst Prof at PSU Hershey Medical Center

12) …As one who had worked for President Clinton on special task forces, I have seen the disparities first hand…..
Mon S. Yee, San Dimas, CA

Be a part of the new era in Asian Am. politics -- seek accountability from ethnic and non-ethnic politicians. Stand up & sent a fax. Practice politics the American way. Tell Sen. Clinton that she must 
have the courage to stand up for "equal opportunity for Asian Americans." 
Otherwise you'll vote against her. Dial and fax 703-962-8600 now.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Clinton's Statement Versus 80-20's 6 Questions

Background Briefing

After a candidate gets into the White House, the only promise that he/she can't wiggle out of will be the ones answered with YES/NO. Hence 80-20's questionnaire sets very reasonable goals -- asking for basic rights already enjoyed by ALL other Americans, but requiring YES/NO answers. In 2004, ALL Democratic presidential candidates answered ALL yeses, except for Al Sharpton.

(A) 80-20's questions: For the complete questionnaire & its cover letter,
click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008.asp.

Rationale for Asking these 6 questions:
(a) Exec. Order 11246 is a law that sets an effective penalty for any one not giving any American equal opportunity in the workplace. It has been enforced for all Americans except for Asian Americans.
(b)There are more Asian Am lawyers than African Am. and Hispanic lawyers combined. However, Asian Ams have only 1/20 the number of Federal judges of those two groups.

(1) If elected, will you direct the Labor Secretary to hold public hearings regarding the validity of the huge amount of statistical data strongly suggesting discriminatory practices against Asian Americans in workplaces today? (Yes/No)

(2) If the data were shown valid, will you issue a directive to the Labor Department asking it to focus on enforcing Executive Order 11246 on behalf of Asian Americans, since in the past similar efforts have already been made on behalf of women and other minorities? (Yes/No)

(3) Two years after you have issued the directive described in item 2, will you meet with a group of Asian American leaders, put together jointly by 80-20 and the Labor Department, to review the progress in extending equal opportunity to Asian Ams? (Yes/No)

(4) If elected, will you within your first term of office increase the nomination of qualified Asian Americans to serve as Article III life-tenured federal judges, such that the number of such judges is proportionate to HALF the number of Asian Americans in the United States? (Yes/No)
(5) If elected, will you nominate within your first term of office qualified Asian Americans to serve as Article III Circuit Judges? (Yes/No)

(6) If elected, will you consider nominating a qualified AsAm to the Supreme Court, when a vacancy occurs? Two years upon your taking the office, will you meet with a group of AsAm leaders, put together jointly by 80-20 and other AsAm national organizations to review the progress in adding AsAm Federal judges? (Yes/No)

(B) Sen. Clinton's statement to 80-20.
"As president, Hillary Clinton will be strongly committed to ensuring that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are well represented throughout her Administration and in the nominations she makes to federal judgeships. She recognizes that AAPIs have historically been underrepresented, especially in federal judgeships, and as President she will actively seek out qualified AAPIs for these important roles. She will also ensure that the federal government works to extend equal opportunity to all AAPIs. She will use all the powers of the presidency to ensure that discrimination against AAPIs is prosecuted, including the use of Executive action. Hillary Clinton looks forward to working with groups in the AAPI community like the 80-20 Initiative to further the promise of equality and inclusion."

Any presidential candidate will give our community such a statement without batting an eye, because it is full of sweet words, signifying nothing. Is Sen. Clinton afraid to stand up for America's core value -- equal opportunity? Where does her triangulation (fudging) end? Remember the 4 reasons for targeting her? FAX her a strong message. Dial & FAX 703- 962-8600. Tell her that you are outraged.

80-20 is only as strong as you are. Stand up and fight for your equal opportunity.

 

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