Monday, November 22, 2010

GOOD for Your Career to Join 80-20?

We can't tell you that joining 80-20 is GOOD for your career. But it is
definitely not BAD for your career. Here is one proof.

Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, a Filipino-Am., was named Provost of
Miami University 3 days ago. "Bobby" is currently Dean of College of
Business at the University of Delaware. Visit
http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/nov/gempesaw-provost-miami111910.html

Gempesaw has been an 80-20 member for years and still is.
Visit http://www.80-20initiative.net/about/membership.asp to view
his name on the membership list *.

Gampesaw is not only a dues-paying member, but also publicly acknowledges
that he got his first administrative position as an Associate Provost
at the Univ. of Delaware partially through the effort of Asian Am.
faculty members talking to the Administration that its top echelon
could benefit from diversity.

America selects leaders who have convictions, are willing to take some
risks for their convictions, and are persons of integrity.
Just having
knowledge, ability and skills are not good enough to be leaders. Those
attributes normally only earns a person a high-paying job. Actually, even
the "high pay" may not be realized, if the person is deemed as timid.

Join 80-20. Using a credit, go http://www.80-20initiative.net . Using a
check, please send it to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229.
Please be sure to denote your e-address on the back of the check.

Anyone joining now will be a member for the remainder of this year
AND the whole of the next year. A NEW member's dues will be match by a $3,000 fund donated by Prof. Chenming Hu of U. of CA, Berkeley.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer
Acting President, 80-20 PAC, Inc., http://www.80-20initiative.net

* Among 80-20 members, there are a President of AAAS which is the largest science org. in the world, a large number of elected officials, a former college president and a chancellor, deans, department chairs, Chair professors, CEOs of large banks and companies, presidents of National Asian Am. organizations, and members of The Committee of 100. So pls. join 80-20 and be counted.

Acknowledgment: Kathleen To, Bumet, TX $1,000.

Monday, November 15, 2010

CNN's CA Exit Polls

In Nevada, Asian Ams delivered 80% bloc vote to Sen. Reid, the Senate
majority leader.

In CA, 80-20 lost a battle (Brown won & Whitman lost) while gaining
strategic grounds. Strategically, 80-20 punishes any politician, D or R, who
ignores Asian Ams' rightful concern to be equal citizens. Brown courts unions.
But he was too busy for AsAms. Are we too timid to get his attention?
To
counter Brown's arrogance, 80-20 strategically stepped up and got into
1) a state-level race as it sooner or later must and 2) trying a SWING bloc vote,
as it sooner or later must.

Here are the CNN exit polls*. We again compare how AsAms voted in the
governor's race versus the US senate race, as we did in Sen. Reid's case.

"Governor, California, 3899 respondents
Vote by Race

--------------------- Jerry Brown ------- Meg Whitman -------- Others
White (62%) -------------46% ---------------- 50% ------------------ 4%
African-Am (9%) -------77% ---------------- 21% ------------------- 2%
Latino (22%) ----------- 64% ----------------- 30% ------------------ 6%
Asian (4%) ------------- 55% ----------------- 38% ------------------ 7%
Others (3%) ------------ 55% ---------------- 36% ------------------ 9% "

"US Senate, California, 3796 respondents
Vote by Race

----------------- Barbara Boxer --------- Carly Fiorina ------ Others
White (62%) ----------- 43% -------------------- 52% ----------------5%
African-Am (9%) ------80% -------------------- 17% --------------- 3%
Latino (22%) ----------- 65% -------------------- 28% --------------- 7%
Asian (5%) ------------- 59% -------------------- 34% --------------- 7%
Others (3%) ----------- 56% -------------------- 36% --------------- 8% "

Note that 1 out of every 5 Asian Ams chose NOT TO VOTE in the
governor's race
although they voted in the senate race. That caused the
% of Asian Am voters in the governor's race to be only 4% of the total votes
as compared with the 5% AsAm share in the senate race.

Such a difference in % is EXTREMELY unusual. It indicates that 1 out of
5 Asian voters agreed that Brown should be punished for ignoring our
concerns, but they couldn't bring themselves to vote for Whitman. A
fact that Brown should carefully note!!

When the above voters (1 out of 5 or 20%) are combined with the
38% who did vote Whitman, it means more than half of AsAm voters were
in favor of punishing Brown.

Overall, Brown beat Whitman by 11 pts, while Boxer beat Fiorina by 9;
hence Brown won the race by 2 more pts than Boxer. However,
so far as Asian Am. votes are concerned, Brown's winning margin is 8 pts
less than that of Boxer.

Shortly before 80-20 endorsed Whitman, Asian Ams favored Brown by
65 to 7 according to a Rasmussen poll. The final drastic difference
should alarm Gov. Brown. Will Brown now address Asian Ams'
concerns?


If he does, 80-20's California Coalition may be please to work with him.
Otherwise there is always the NEXT election. 80-20 may even shop
for an opponent for Brown in a Democratic primary 3 years hence and a
very tough Republican opponent for him 4 year from now.

One way or another 80-20 shall fight for Asian Ams' rights to be
equal citizens, using each election as a precious window.


Respectfully,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
Acting President, 80-20 PAC, Inc., http://www.80-20initiative.net/

* Visit CNN's exit poll site 

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls.main/ , click on
"Governor Exit Polls" or "Senate Exit Polls"; then click on 
the state of CA.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Helping Sen. Reid of Nevada

History was made. CNN's exit poll showed that Asian Ams in
Nevada voted 80% to 20% in favor of Sen. Reid,
achieving 80-20's
namesake! Thank you, Asian Ams in NV!

Behind the scene, there is an interesting story.

On Oct. 18, 80-20 received a request from a very high level
Democratic official to help boost Sen. Reid's campaign. At the time,
practically all polls predicted that Reid would be defeated. Knowing
that Sen. Reid, if victorious, would still be the Senate Majority Leader,
80-20 jumped in* to help.

Result? Reid won! Asian Ams gave Sen. Reid the highest % support
among all races helping to seal his victory. See CNN polls below.

"US Senate, Nevada, 3796 respondents
Vote by Race

---------------------Harry Reid ------ Sharren Angle ----- Others
White(72%) -------- 41% ------------------ 53% -------------- 6%
African-Am (6%)-- 78% ------------------ 11% -------------- 11%
Latino (15%) ------ 68% ------------------ 30% --------------- 2%
Asian (4%) --------- 79% -------------------19% --------------- 2%
Others (3%) ------- 52% ------------------- 38% --------------10% "

See how the same AsAm voters gave the Democratic candidate
for Governor in NV much lower % support, although blacks
and Latinos voted pretty much in the same %s.
This clearly
indicates that Asian Ams responded strongly to 80-20's urging.

"Governor, Nevada, 3749 respondents
Vote by Race

-------------------- Rory Reid ------ Brian Sandoval ----- Others
White (72%) -------- 32% ----------------- 53% -------------- 6%
African-Am (6%) ----86% ----------------- 10% -------------- 4%
Latino (15%) -------- 64% ------------------ 33% -------------- 3%
Asian (4%) ---------- 57% ------------------ 40% -------------- 3%
Others (3%) --------- 39% ----------------- 54% -------------- 7% "

Note that Sen. Reid enjoys a victory margin of 60 points, while
the victory margin is only 17 points for his son, Dory.


To verify the data, visit CNN exit poll site
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls.main/ ,
click on "Senate Exit Polls" or "Governor Exit Polls"; then click on
the state of Nevada.

All Asian Ams win, when we either succeed in helping a friendly
political leader, or in punishing an obstinate candidate who ignores us.

Join 80-20. Membership dues of NEW members will be matched, thanks
to a $3000 donation by Prof. Chenming Hu of Univ. of California, Berkeley.
Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/. Using a check,
send to

80-20 PAC
P.O. Box 603
Osprey, FL 34229.

Respectfully,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
Acting President, 80-20 PAC, Inc.

* 12 years ago 80-20 also took risks to jump in during our darkest
political days
-- when both political parties competed to distance from
AsAms, after the so called "Asia Gate." Many AsAm orgs hid while 80-
20 announced its aim to organize the entire AsAm community into a
political bloc for self protection.

P.S. (1) 80-20 needs more email addresses of Asian Ams in NV. Pls help
send e-addresses to me.
(2) Soon, 80-20 will share with you the exit poll results in CA, and how 80-20
will be wiser and stronger from the experience of CA's races.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

What's achieved in 2010 election?

We are like-minded. We must be honest with each other about what we
have together achieved and failed in the 2010 election.

On the surface, we won some and lost some. 80-20 focused on 4 races.
We won 2 - Sen. Boxer of CA and Sen. Reid of NV. We lost 2- Whitman of
CA and Gov. Strickland of OH.

However, strategically a very different picture emerges.

(1) Strategically, 80-20 for the first time* stepped into state-level
elections
in the critical states of CA and OH. In CA, we have the
largest % of voters, 8%. In OH, a perpetual battleground state in presiden-
tial elections, 80-20 has 4 chapters, one each in the largest cities of OH.

(2) Strategically, 80-20 for the first time ventured into delivering a
SWING bloc vote. Just being able to deliver a bloc vote for Ds
has severe limitations. Can we deliver one for Rs when called for? To
illustrate, blacks have always delivered a huge bloc vote for Ds. But
it can NOT swing. Thus far only the Jewish Am community has the
ability to swing.

(3) Tactically, in spite of breaking into new frontiers, 80-20's CA
Coalition induced Whitman to give us concrete commitments - a first for a
GOP nominees. To top that, Gov. Strickland (D) of OH answered all yeses
to our chapters' questionnaire. It is also important for 80-20 to admit that
it has much to learn tactically in being involved in state level races.

(4) Substantively, 80-20 has demonstrated that it is not a Democratic
front.
It is loyal to the interests of the Asian Ams ONLY.

80-20 has incurred a $25,000 deficit this year owing to election expenses.
Will YOU help? Join 80-20. Every $35 or $50 or $1,000 will help.

Using a credit card, click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/. Using a
check, please send to

80-20 PAC
P.O. Box 603
Osprey, FL 34229

Be sure to enter you e-address in the back of your check. Dues of NEW
members will be matched by a $3,000 donation from Prof. Chenming Hu
of UC Berkeley.

Act to empower 80-20, while 80-20 empowers YOU & YOUR CHILDREN.
80-20 is doing the best it can, will you do your best please?

Respectfully,

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

* Strategically, 80-20 has advanced from working on a bloc vote in
Presidential election in CA ONLY in 2004; to Congressional races across
the nation in 2006; to engineering a bloc vote in a Presidential primary
in CA in 2007, and to actively campaign for our endorsed candidate
Obama outside of CA in battleground states in the general election in
2008.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Rasmussen Poll: Whitman/Brown tied



Rasmussen poll reports that the California gubernatorial race
is now a "toss up". The poll finds Whitman/Brown at 45/49 on
Oct. 27.
Visit:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-29/whitman-brown-governor-s-race-in-california-now-a-toss-up-poll-shows.html

However, there are other polls which find Brown widening his
lead.

So how should we vote?

Vote to make ourselves winners! So long as Asian Americans
show the political cohesiveness to deliver a SWING bloc vote,
both political parties will share our rightful concerns.

Solidarity! That's how we should vote.

Wherever you are,
vote for the Democratic candidate for Congress. It is our
way to thank Pres. Obama who has set a historic precedent
in responding to Asian American concerns.

In California,
vote for Barbara Boxer, D, for the US Senate, &
Meg Whitman, R, for Governor

In Ohio,
vote for Governor Ted Strickland, D.

In Nevada,
vote for Sen. Harry Reid, D.

Together, we shall overcome.

Respectfully yours,

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

 

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