Monday, June 21, 2010

Lost & "to find"!

We LOST our chance to be kingmakers on the 6/8 primary in CA. Let's
make sure that we FIND it in the next CA primary. Kindly please read.

[A] FAQ

(1) Is it possible for the small % of Asian Am voters in Calif to become
the political kingmakers in a CA primary? YES. Read on.

(2) Assuming that it's possible, what good will it do?
We may then use that clout to induce CA's governor to give us ironclad
commitment to break the glass ceiling against Asian Ams. in CA.

(3) Is there a glass ceiling over AsAms in CA's state government?
You be the judge. Keep these statistics in mind:
Asian Am population in CA: 14%
Asian students in Univ. of CA System: 40%
Cabinet officers in CA Governor's Administration: 13% (2/15)
Regents in the UC system: 5.5% (1/18)
Chancellors in the UC system: 20% (2/10)
Presidents in the State Univ. system: 4.3% (1/23)
Presidents in the Community College system: 1.8% (2/112)

(4) What good will it do for the rest of us, who don't reside in CA?
When the CA state government breaks its glass ceiling against Asian Ams,
will the other 49 state governments be far behind? Strategically, CA is the
best state for us to target & crack the glass ceiling.

[B] Strategically, how can we be kingmakers in the
2012 PRIMARY election in CA?

Four favorable conditions converge in a CA primary:

i) Asian Ams' vote share is the largest in the state of CA: 7%

ii) Only 1/4 of the voters will vote in a primary*. Hence, our 7% vote share
could become 28%, if all of us vote in a primary.

iii) A large number of candidates run for the same position in a PRIMARY.
Hence, while the other voters split their votes among the many
candidates, our bloc vote goes to the one candidate endorsed
by 80-20.

iv) Our voting share is actually 33%, owing to the recently passed Prop.
14 which allows Declines to vote. (See footnote for details about Prop
14.) The % of Asian Ams having registered as Declines is about twice
that of the general population.

Result? Most candidates endorsed by 80-20 in a CA primary will win.
We will be known as kingmakers in CA primary elections. Candidates,
regardless of party affiliation, will thereafter complete to win our endorse-
ment. 80-20 will use this clout to get candidates to give ironclad
commitments to use their political power, as Pres. Obama did, to make us
EQUAL citizens.!

That was how the Irish, Polish, Italians, blacks and Jewish won their
equal citizenships as well.

That simple? Yes, that simple!

So register to vote. Ask to be a "permanent absentee voter," and vote
in the next PRIMARY.

Join 80-20 to strengthen our GROUP political clout. Click on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or send a 

check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229.
Place your e-address at the back of your check please. Do YOUR share
please!

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

* 13.7 million Californians voted in the 2008 general election. Only 3.3
million voted in the June 8, 2010 CA primary, which is LESS than 1/4 of
13.7 million.

Footnote: What is Proposition 14?
Prop. 14 has eliminated PARTY primaries in CA. There is only one
STATE primary, where Dem/Rep/Declines/Others may ALL vote. The
two top vote getters, whether in the same party or not, will run against
each other in the general election. "Declines" may vote in a state primary
WITHOUT asking for a specific party ballot. This prop. doesn't affect
the presidential election.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hiring an Executive Director. Pls Apply/Nominate.

Please forward this notice to potential applicants.

80-20 is looking for an Executive Director. The pay is up to $100K per
year.
Its current Acting Exec. Director, S. B. Woo, who is a volunteer
and 80-20's Founding President, aims to fade out.

80-20 plans to have 2 full time employees from then on.
They will assist an elected President, who is a volunteer and the Spokes-
person for 80-20.

Suzanna Lin, M.D., will continue to be the Special Assistant
to either the President or the Executive Director, depending on 80-20's
needs.

80-20 seeks a full-time Executive Director, with experience in elections,
political campaigns, and civil rights struggles. A record of serving the
Asian Am community in thankless jobs and multi-tasking is also
important.
The salary will be up to $100,000 per year. Some benefits are
included. For those who are interested, please send your applications to
sbw@udel.edu. The application should include a cover letter stating why
one is interested in the job, how much one knows about 80-20, and a
resume.
Three References are welcome but not necessary until later.

A very attractive part of the job is that the individual will work out
of his/her own home, since 80-20 is a cyber space organization. The non-
monetary, psychological compensation one derives from the job could be
extremely rewarding.

A person who has been a member of 80-20 for many years is preferred*.
To know more about the job, see the Footnote below.

Nomination is welcome. Please include the email address of the
nominee. Pass the words please.

S. B. Woo will serve as an advisor, during the critical transition period, for
1 to 2 more years. It is hoped that the transition will be completed shortly
after the 2012 presidential election -- every election being an ideal
window for Asian Ams to secure their rights and advance their rightful
interests.

JOIN 80-20. Click on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or
send a check to 80-20 PAC, P.O. Box 603, Osprey, FL 34229. 

Place your e-address at the back of your check please. We need more
new members & Life Members. Thank you.

Sincerely,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer,
Acting Exec. Director, 80-20 PAC, Inc. - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Footnote:
The job requires absolute devotion. The welfare of the Asian American
community and the political needs don't wait for office hours. If a task
requires attention, the Executive Director attends to it regardless whether
it is in the evenings, weekends or during vacations in the USA or abroad.
The hours could be long and the requirement for performance is extremely
high.

This position is NOT for anyone who just wants a job. Only individuals
with the passion to serve the Asian Am. community and having a track record
of successes in his/her earlier careers will need to apply.

* Since such a person is likely more familiar with the substance and style of
80-20. Knowing an organization's history and culture is important in
building a future, even when that future could be significantly different
from the past. For a short review of 80-20, click on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80-20_Initiative . For 80-20 PAC's website,
click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/ .

Monday, June 07, 2010

Seize TOMORROW'S opportunity

Please forward to your friends in CA. Last chance.

DEAR FELLOW ASIAN AMERICANS:

The inequity suffered by the 5 million Asian Ams. in California will be
over, if either Tom Campbell (a Republican running for the US Senate)
or Ted Lieu (a Democrat running for Attorney General) or both win in
tomorrow's (June 8th, Tuesday) primary.

Why so? They are not expected to win, unless there is a HUGE Asian
Am bloc vote. However, if and when they win, all California politicians
will henceforth compete to help Asian Ams in CA attain equal opportunity
and justice in order to win our bloc vote in their next election. When
the 5 million in CA become equal citizens, will the rest of us be far behind?

So seize the opportunity, act!

1) If you live in CA, go vote tomorrow. If you are registered as a
Decline, you can still vote in either the Dem. or the Republican primary
by asking for either a Dem. or a Rep. ballot (but not both) at the poll.

2) If you don't live in CA, forward this email to your CA friends.

Victory is not guaranteed. However, we owe it to ourselves & our
chlidren TO TRY!
You, who are noble, act!

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.

PS Search your conscience. Are you willing to
EITHER spend a few minutes to forward this email to your friends in CA,
OR spend 1 hour to go vote, when you live in CA??

Friday, June 04, 2010

TV ads from Campbell & Lieu

Forward to your friends in California please.

TV ads from our ENDORSED candidates in Calif. primaries on June 8th!
The one from Campbell is informative. The one from Lieu is in Chinese,
Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

From Tom Campbell, Republican, running for US Senate:
Here is some info about Carly Fiorina, Campbell's major opponent. Click on
http://www.bookoncarly.com .

From Ted Lieu, Democrat, running for California Attorney General:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELkALxPv3-Y (in Chinese);
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNcI34EhZ0Q&feature=related (in Korean);
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaW5j8oQGsg&feature=related (in
Tagalog); and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi5FTBfIhZ4&feature=related (in Vietnamese).

Here is how Declines may vote on June 8.

Polls are open until 8PM. When you go to the poll, identify
yourself as a "Decline" and ask the poll worker to give you a
REPUBLICAN (or DEMOCRATIC) PARTY BALLOT. This does not
mean you become a Republican or a Democrat, you'll still
remain a Decline.

Our eyes are on Asian Am. voters in CA. We count on you to do
YOUR part to help the whole AsAm community.

With the fondest hope,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer & Acting Exec. Director, 80-20PAC, Inc.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Help Make History for AsAms on June 8

History in the making, IF YOU help!

TED LIEU can win, if you help.

About Ted Lieu: He has a J.D. from Georgetown Univ. Law Center; is
a California Assemblyman for 5 years; & a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air
Force Reserve, serving as a military prosecutor. If elected, he'll be the first
Chinese American Attorney General of a state.

Why and how Ted Lieu Can win!

o In a crowded field of 7 candidates, it takes only a plurality to win!
Getting 35% of the vote will likely be sufficient for Ted Lieu to win.

o This year, both registered Democrats & Declines (i.e. those who
decline to be affiliated with any party) can vote in the CA Democratic
primary. There are more Asian Am. Declines than either
Ds or Rs in CA!

o Most voters don't vote in a primary. So if all Asian Ams who are
registered as either Dem. or Declines will go vote, the % of Asian American
voters may increase from the usual 8% in a General Election to as
high as 25% in a primary.
If 80% of those AsAm voter go for Ted, then Ted
Lieu will win! In addition. Asian Ams in CA will thereafter possess real
political bargaining power.

TOM CAMPBELL Can Win, if you help.

About Tom Campbell: He is a Republican, a former Law Professor,
Stanford Univ.; a former Dean of Hass School of Business, Univ. of Calif,
Berkeley; and a former Congressman in CA's 12th and 15th Districts. He
strongly supports our community's rightful concerns. If he is elected as a
US Senator, he could become our bridge to the Republican Party.

o He faces two other candidates in the CA Republican primary for
US Senate. He is currently running a close second, according to polls.

o All the other analysis, shown above about Ted Lieu, are applicable to
Tom Campbell, except the words "Democrats" are to be replaced with
"Republicans."

The key to their victories? Large turnout by Asian Am. voters!
The road to our empowerment? YOU!

If you are registered Decline in CA, Asian Ams across the nation are
looking to you to make history and improve our collective destiny. You
may choose either a Republican ballot or a Democratic one. Up to you.

Here is how Decline may vote on June 8.

Polls are open until 8PM. When you go to the poll, identify
yourself as a "Decline" and ask the poll worker to give you a
REPUBLICAN (or DEMOCRATIC) PARTY BALLOT. This does not
mean you become a Republican or a Democrat, you'll still
remain a Decline.

Our eyes are on Asian Am. voters in CA. We count on you to do
YOUR part to help the whole AsAm community.

With the fondest hope,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer & Acting Exec. Director, 80-20PAC, Inc.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Be Political KING-MAKERS of California

YOU could be the political KING-MAKERS of California, if
you do a little work in the next 7 days.

Sounds impossible? Has 80-20 delivered results that you thought were
impossible initially? Here is how it could work.

Wherever you are,
Forward this email to your CA friends.

80-20 has endorsed TOM CAMPBELL in the CA Republican senatorial
primary. It has endorse TED LIEU for the Democratic Attorney General
primary. If either one or both win the primary, YOU shall be the
political KING-MAKERS in California.

Why? It is because neither Campbell nor Lieu is the leading candidate
in their respective primaries, according to polls. Hence, if one or both win
on June 8th, it could ONLY be owing to the bloc vote* by Asian Ams. Once
the upset victories have happened, every politician in CA, including the
California gubernatorial candidates, will court the Asian Am. community
for an endorsement by 80-20.

So what? So that 80-20 will use its King-maker's role to make sure that
these candidates will give YOU iron-clad commitments to eliminate every
inequity you have suffered in CA today. Historically, immigrants, be they
Irish, Italians or Jewish, have used the "political process" to become equals.

Aren't we equals already? Although there is a large Asian Am
population in CA, Asian Ams have not been treated equally. THINK!
Nationally, Pres. Obama has 3 Asian Ams. in his Cabinet. How many are
there in Schwarzenegger's or SF mayor's or LA mayor's Cabinet? How
many Asian Am regents are there in CA's higher education systems?

Support 80-20's endorsed candidates. Help them win, so that
YOU will win.

Please remember!

[A] For the Dem. primary where Democrats and Declines/Independents
can vote, please vote for Assemblyman Ted Lieu.

[B] For the Republican primary where only Republicans can vote., please
vote for Tom Campbell for the senatorial primary.

Do a little work the next 7 days. Ask your friends to vote for Tom
Campbell and Ted Lieu. :-)

To understand the POWER of a bloc vote, see illustration below. 80-20
immerses itself in politics to help YOU win!

Respectfully yours,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer, Acting Exec. Director, 80-20 PAC, Inc.

*A numerical example demonstrating the power of a bloc vote
Two candidates run against each other in a political race, which for
simplicity is assumed to have two constituent groups only. One group has
one million votes (8%) and the other has 11 million votes (92%). Candidate
A, a novice, courts the larger group. When the ballots are open, candidate
A wins the larger community by the ratio of 52/48. The margin of
difference is 4%. Since the larger group has 11 millions votes, 4% of 11
million votes provides a winning margin of 440,000 votes to candidate A.
His opponent, candidate B, is a seasoned politician. She courts the smaller
group knowing its ability to deliver a bloc vote in the ratio of 8 to 2, as the
black and Jewish communities can. B wins that community by a ratio of
80 to 20. The difference between 80% and 20% is 60%. 60% of 1 million
votes is 600,000 votes. As a result, candidate B wins the election by
(600,000 - 440,000) or 160,000 votes. Astounding? Does that knowledge
empower you?

 

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