Monday, November 09, 2009

To Be Kingmakers

To Be Kingmakers

Are you sitting on a pot of political gold like the Asian Ams. in
NJ? They could have easily been the kingmakers in their gubernatorial
election & through that process won themselves equal opportunity in
NJ's state government.

Here is how.

The difference between the winner and the loser in the NJ governor's
race was only 100,000 votes. Chris Christie got 1,148,800 votes, while
Jon Corzine got 1,048,827.

The Asian Am. population in NJ is about 500,000. The number of Asian
Am. voters is at least 150,000. If there was an 80-20 NJ Chapter directing
political traffic, the Asian Am community could easily have delivered 70%
of those 150,000 votes i.e.105,000 votes to its endorsed candidate.

With that kind political capital in a tight race, one could have easily
gotten each of the gubernatorial candidates to give iron-clad promises that
could possibly include the appointment of Asian Am. Cabinet members &
the breaking of the glass ceiling in the NJ state government and
universities! That is, copy what the 80-20 National did nationally in
last year's presidential election.

Will there be a similar situation in your state? Don't let it
pass. Get ready! See a concrete example below.

Our NW Ohio chapter, only 1 year after its inauguration, interviewed
all the mayoral candidates of Toledo, Ohio and obtained a single word
answer (YES) from all the candidates to all its questions in its
questionnaire -- iron clad promises.

To seize such opportunities in your own state, you need to take a look
at a new pamphlet that the National has just placed on its website. It is a
step-to-step recipe about "How To Achieve An Impact On Your
State/County/City/Local Politics."
Visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/action/chapter_pamphlet.pdf .

You only need to read the first 4 pages of the pamphlet to get an idea
of what you and your chapter need to do. Let us know, if you are motivated
to organize a chapter in your own state to have an impact in politics! Reply to
this email and say "Motivated!" We'll assist you.

Thanks to you, 80-20 is very close to an annual
membership record, but NO cigar yet.

To join, go to 
 http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or
send your check to 80-20 PAC PO Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229 

Student: $15, Basic:$35, Family$50, and Life Member:$1,000
Try the "automatic renewal option," (which you can cancel anytime),
your membership will be valid for 1 full year.

80-20 GRATEFULLY acknowledges the following generous donors, who displayed
great support for our Membership Drive of the last 15 days.

Steven Chen of Cerritos, CA: $1,00O
Willian Tong of Ellicot City, MO: $1,000
Mon Yin Lung of Houston, TX: b6d $500
Alfred & Shirley Fong of Woodland Hills, CA: $1,500
Suzanna Lin of Osprey, FL: $500
Hsiao-Mei & Ray Wedmeyer of Columbia, MO: $500
Ved Chaudhary of Morganville, NJ: $1,000
S. B. & Katy Woo of Newark, DE: $3,500
George Ow Jr. of Santa Cruz, CA: $1,000
Albert Wang of Fremont, CA: $1,000
Stella Yu of Denver, CO: $500
Dominic & Ellen Ng of Pasadena, CA (to 80-20 Educational
Foundation): $1,000. Congrats to Dominic whose East West
Bank just acquired the United Commercial Bank of SF.

Respectfully,
Directors of 80-20 Initiative (titles are for identification purposes only),

Fel Amistad, San Mateo County Commissioner; Analyst (Finance)
Dr. Beverly Hong-Fincher, Linguistics; currently teaching at the Univ. of
the District of Columbia
Dr. Laura Hsu, retired university administrator
Dr. Chenming Hu, Distinguished Chair Professor, Univ. of CA, Berkeley;
US National Academy of Engineering; Chinese Academy of sciences;
Academia Sinica
Dr. Alice Huang, President-elect, Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science,
retired professor, Harvard Medical School, retired Dean, NYU, Univ.
Administrator, Caltech
Frank Lee, former President, Organization for Justice and Equality
Dr. Edward Lin, CEO, Ingenious Technologies Corp, Co-Founder, Gulfcoast
Chinese Am. Assoc.
Dr. Yuko Nakanishi, MBA, Principal & President, Nakanishi Research &
Consulting, LLC.
Linden Nishinaga, Calif. licensed professional engineer & Leadership in
Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional
Dr. Roy Saigo, Two university presidencies (Auburn Univ. & St. Cloud St. Univ)
Dr. Kim Song, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis
Lena Tam, Vice Mayor, Alameda, CA; MPA, licensed Engineer
Kathleen To, Honorary Texas Commercial Attache (1991-93); President & CEO,
KATO Foundation
Joel Wong, President, APAPA-Bay Area Chapter
Hon. S.B. Woo, Lt. Governor of Delaware (85-89), retired Physics prof., U. of Del.
Dr. David Yang, Associate Political Scientist, Rand Corporation
Jing-Li Yu, 3rd yr. law student, Univ. of Chicago; Operation Director, 80-20
(05 -06)
Charles Zhang, President and Managing Partner, Zhang Financial, the only
advisor in the nation selected as a top advisor by BOTH Worth Magazine
and Barron’s each year from 2004-2007.

 

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