Wednesday, July 30, 2008

80-20's Claim Challenged!

One person challenged 80-20's claim that 80-20 was responsible for the MILESTONE in making Asian Americans a factor in American politics. This reader with the email address, SAlforque@xxxxxx.com, asked:

"What's the response to those who argue that while the Asian American bloc vote helped Sen. Clinton, it wasn't enough to prevent Sen. Obama's prevailing?"

80-20'S ANSWER:

"Thank you for your inquiry. 80-20 loves tough questions so that our community may truly understand politics through a thorough discussion or debate.

1) 80-20's aim NEVER was to prevent Sen. Obama from prevailing. It only wanted Sen. Obama to reply to 80-20's questionnaire with all yeses. That is, 80-20 only wanted to induce Sen. Obama to share the rightful concerns of the Asian Am. community. Once he has replied satisfactorily i.e. giving us his ironclad commitment as Sen. Clinton had done earlier, 80-20 didn't care which of the two high quality candidates would win.

My personal view is that the same could go for Sen. McCain, if he replies our questionnaire with all yeses.

Many Asian Ams. think a presidential election is to help one or the other candidate win. That is NOT what an American election is all about.

80-20 and most Americans understand to uses the presidential election to help America win, above & beyond selecting the best candidate. In the 2008 election, Asian Americans will win equal opportunity in workplaces through Obama's commitment, if he wins the election. That advancement will also help make America "a more perfect Union."

2) Note that just because we can deliver a bloc vote, it doesn't mean that our endorsed candidate will win every time. It only means that the candidate who does NOT share our concerns will be punished and the one who does share will be rewarded by us EVERY TIME.

In the long run, that is what will guarantee that our rightful concerns will be shared by our political establishment EVERY TIME. We need to condition the Am. political establishment to be aware that Asian Ams have become a factor in American politics, as the UCLA report has pointed out.

Join 80-20. Go http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp. Please forward this newsletter to your friends. Thank you.

Warm regards,

S. B. Woo
Member, Exec. Comm., 80-20PAC, Inc.

Friday, July 18, 2008

80-20 Cause the "Milestone" in UCLA's Report?‏

UCLA's Press release of July 3,2008 stated:
"Super Tuesday of the 2008 presidential primary was a milestone in the emergence of Asian Americans as a factor in American politics."

Question: Did 80-20 cause that milestone?
Answer: Yes.

Q: Do you have evidence?
A: 4 irrefutable evidences. 80-20 challenges anyone who disagrees with the evidences.

1) 80-20 is the only Asian Am. organization that has ever advocated an AsAm bloc vote.

2) 80-20 has the knowhow and the work ethic to create that bloc vote. 7 months before Super Tuesday, 80-20 already predicted the "MILESTONE." 80-20 sent a newsletter to its 700,000 supporters entitled "Political Secrets II: AsAms, the Kingmakers in CA Primary." To verify, visit http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/posterboard.html

3) On 2/4/08, 80-20 sent a newsletter entitled "Advice On Who To Vote For Tomorrow." It said, " In California, do a bloc vote for Sen. Clinton." It went on to predict that we'll cast a bloc vote in CA for Clinton "stronger than that of the Hispanics." Result? AsAm voted 3 to 1 for Sen. Clinton, while Hispanics voted 2 to 1 only.

4) CNN recognized 80-20's contribution to that MILESTONE. Visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/success/media_mainstream_080215cnn.asp.

Of course 80-20 had help. 80-20's California affiliates like CAPA, CBC, CPAC and APAPA helped. The large number of Asian Am. elected officials in CA, who've endorsed Clinton, helped. Together, under the leadership of 80-20, we produced this "MILESTONE."

To non-80-20 members:
80-20 has served you greatly. It set a vision to make AsAms a factor in American politics. It worked tirelessly for YOU to deliver the vision. Will you encourage us by joining as dues paying members? Does $35 or $50 mean that much to you? As UCLA's Press release says "still more can be done." Go http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp.

80-20 is gutsy, knowledgeable in politics, and dedicated to you. Be pioneers! Help make the "awaken sleeping giant" even stronger. Share the burden.

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo Member, Exec. Comm., 80-20 PAC, Inc.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

All Set to Endorse the Next President of the USA

33 Delegates, 1/3 Republican, 1/3 Democrat and 1/3 Independent, have been elected. A few Alternates of each affiliation have also been elected. They will meet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City, CA on August 2, 2008 (Saturday).

Media professisonals & 80-20 dues-paying members are welcome as observers. The Delegates will decide to endorse one or none or both presidential candidates. Their endorsement will influence at lease 1.75 million Asian Am. votes as past elections have repeatedly proven. A recent report from one of the most prestigious academic institutions on Asian American affairs, UCLA's Asian Am Studies Center dubbed Asian Americans as "awakened political giants." See http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/archives/SleepingGiantBrief_070208.pdf.

80-20 salutes all candidates for Delegates as role models for our community, and want our community to be aware of these names and the sacrifice they are making, especially when airfares are so expensive these days.

The candidates who have received the 11 top most votes in each political affiliation become the Delegates. The rest become the first, second,.. Alternates.

Elected Democratic Delegates & Alternates:
James Chen 178 votes (45.99 %)
John Fong 243 votes (62.79 %)
Beverly Hong 233 (60.21 %)
Alice S. Huang 273 (70.54 %)
Ed Lin 266 (68.73 %)
Dick Ling 171 (44.19 %)
Amy Mok 270 (69.77 %)
Linden Nishinaga 272 (70.28 %)
Kim Song 259 (66.93 %)
Lena Tam 249 (64.34 %)
Gary Tang 152 (39.28 %)
Macy Tong 151 (39.02 %)
Benjamin Wang 225 (58.14 %)
Peter Wang 209 (54.01 %)
Ming Wei 174 (44.96 %)
Katy Woo 269 (69.51 %)

Elected Republica Delegates & Alternates:
Constance Chen 203 (52.45 %)
Jack Chen 248 (64.08 %)
Manzur Chowdhury 243 (62.79 %)
Daniel Feng 214 (=55.30 %)
Victor Lee 242 (=62.53 %)
Yuko Julie Nakanishi 258 (66.67 %)
Jonathan Tang 240 (62.02 %)
Willian Uy 215 (55.56 %)
Grace Wang 245 (63.31 %)
Victor Wu 200 (51.68 %)
Charles Zhang 218 (56.33 %)
Lynn Zhang 207 (53.49 %)

Elected Independent Delegates & Alternates:
Cedric Cheng 233 (60.21 %)
Arthur Cheung 211 (54.52 %)
Ken Chew 194 (50.13 %)
David Choy 199 (51.42 %)
Ming Fang 201 (51.94 %)
Adrian Ho 233 (60.21 %)
Laura Hsu 276 (71.32 %)
Shin-Shem Steven Pei
253 (65.37 %)
Frank Tung 187 (48.32 %)
Kathleen To 282 (72.87 %)
Joel Wong 231 (59.69 %)
S. B. Woo 338 (87.34 %)
Jon Wu 232 (59.95 %)

Join 80-20 now! Go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp.

Warm regards,

S. B. Woo Member, Exec. Comm., 80-20 PAC, Inc.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

UCLA dubs AsAms as "awakened political GIANT"‏

A press release from one of the most prestigious academic institutions on Asian American affairs, UCLA's Asian Am Studies Center, was issued on July 3, 2008.

The report was a most positive testimony to 80-20's political effectiveness, although 80-20 was not mentioned by name. See what the release says.

"Super Tuesday of the 2008 presidential primary was a milestone in the emergence of Asian Americans as a factor in American politics. National news outlets discussed and analyzed California's Asian American voters, who helped Senator Hillary Clinton win the Democratic vote," says the release.

"In addition to helping Hillary Clinton in California,.. Asian Americans have played a pivotal role in other nationally significant contests.

In 2006, for instance, 76 percent of Virginia's Asian American and Pacific Islander voters went for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Webb,.. Webb's win helped tip the balance in the Senate in favor of the Democrats."

To see the entire report on which the press release is based, go http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/archives/SleepingGiantBrief_070208.pdf.

Which Asian Am organization is singularly instrumental in the above demonstration of AsAm political clout????? 80-20!

To 80-20 members: This UCLA report is an immense non-monetary reward to us all for having borne the burdens of pioneers.

To non-80-20 members: You have been great supporters of 80-20, wouldn't you please go another step and be dues-paying members now??? As the UCLA Press release says, "still more can be done."

Join 80-20 now! Go http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp. There has never been an Asian Am organization as gutsy, as knowledgeable in politics and as dedicated to you as 80-20.

Be pioneers! May you and I share the burden.

S. B. Woo
Member, Exec. Comm., 80-20 PAC, Inc.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Republicans, please step forth to serve!‏

Be a Republican Delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention (EC) which will endorse the NEXT PRESIDENT of this great nation. Take part in history!
Date: Aug./2/2008 (Sat.); Place: Crowne Plaza hotel, Foster City, CA.

The deadline to apply to run for Delegate is tomorrow. Print, fill out and fax in your application form, shown below.

80-20's Bylaws require that the Delegates be 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 Democrats, and 1/3 Independents/Declines. We have enough candidates for D and I. But we still need 4 more to run for Republican Delegates.

You are guaranteed to be elected, unless many more than 4 step forth to run today or tomorrow.

Please step forth to serve your community and be a part of history.

Best regards,

S. B. Woo Member, Exec. Comm., 80-20 PAC, Inc

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DELEGATE APPPLICATION FORM

Convention Date: 8/2, 08 (Sat.); Location: San Francisco, CA

I want to be a Delegate to 80-20's Endorsement Convention, with the 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. Except for unforeseen circumstances, I also promise to attend the Convention, if elected, while paying my own way, &

(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 Republican/Independent/Democrat.

Last Name:_________________ First:_____________ Middle: ____

Address:_______________________________________________

City: __________________________ State: _____ Zip: __________

Phone: _____________________ Fax: _______________________

E-mail: _____________________________

My profession & title: _____________________________________

Information below will be published during election of Delegates.

1) My past service to 80-20 (Examples are length & type of membership, support for "Call To Actions", Chapter or Board officers, etc.):
________________________________________________________
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2) My past service to the APA community:
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Sign: ________________________ Date: ___________________
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