Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why pay $35,000/yr for college but not $35/yr for 80-20


Grateful Acknowledgement

Three great couples in the Bay areas in CA, Bob & Grace Chen, Cheng & Cathy Liao, and
Chenming & Margaret Hu have organized a "Chen&Liao&Hu 100 New-Member Fund"
to help 80-20 recruit 100 new members this year. "One for all, and all for one!" 80-20
will love to have such HELP!!!

[A] A Cost-effective Suggestion

Why pay $15,000 to $45,000 per year for college but not $35 per year to 80-20?

A college diploma gets your children entry-level jobs and promotions. 80-20 ensures that your children'll achieve the maximum of
their potentials!

Why pay $350 per hour for lawyers but not pay $35 to 80-20? As an individual, you can't break the glass ceiling, seen below.




[B] 80-20 Is Proven Effective in Breaking the Glass Ceiling for all of us

(A) When 80-20 called for more Asian Am federal judges 5 years ago, there were only 6, all at the lowest district court level. Today,
there are 13 judges at the district level, & 1 at the Appeals court level. Effective!

(B) President Obama promised in writing to 80-20 to help us achieve equal opportunity to rise to the top in workplaces. See the huge
change in higher education since then:

o Jim Yong Kim, a Korean Am, President, Dartmouth College, PA, appointed in 2009, the first Asian Am. Ivy School president;
o Wallace D. Loh, a Chinese Am, President, Univ. of Maryland, main campus, appointed in 2010, the 2nd Asian Am president of a large state university;
o Conrado Gempesaw, a Filipino Am, Provost, Miami University, Ohio, appointed in 2010;
o Phyll 8a0 is Wise, a Chinese Am, Chancellor, Univ. of Illinois, main campus, appointed in 2011, 3rd Asian Am president of a large state univ;
o Jacqueline Mok, a Chinese Am, Interim Provost, U. of Arizona, main campus, appointed in 2011;
o Suresh Subramani, An Indian Am, Executive Vice Chancellor, Univ. of Calif, San Diego, appointed in 2011; and
o Satish K. Tripathi, an Indian Am, President, State Univ. of NY, Buffalo, appointed in 2011,

Those 7 appointments in the last 3 years are more than what Asian Am academics have ever achieved in the history of America!

"Give a man a fish and he eats it for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won't starve for his entire life."
80-20 aims to DOUBLE the number of Asian Am political activists so that our Group Political Clout will last. Please help.

If 80-20 fails. 80-20 shall DISSOLVE itself and let another organization try curing this root-cause of our weakness -- POLITICAL APATHY.

If you want 80-20 to live, help 80-20 DOUBLE its membership. Using a credit card, go to
http://www.80-20initiative.net/ Or send your check to
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703. There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining. Basic $35;
Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

Please forward this email to those families who are spending $15K to $45K/yr for colleges &
are not paying the $35/yr to 80-20.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer for 12 years and having donated $100K to 80-20
http://www.80-20initiative.net

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Moving Stories; Root Cause of Our Weakness

Root Cause of Our Political Weakness

The root cause is our POLITICAL APATHY. To combat this disease, 80-20
puts its own life on the line
-- double its membership to prove its
effectiveness in tackling this root cause or die. For a long time, it seemed
a certain death for 80-20.

However, 80-20 doesn't give up easily. S B Woo emailed all Basic
members (1 vote) asking for a big favor. He asked them to each pay an
additional $15 and convince his/her spouse or a friend to become
the 2nd person in a Family membership (2 votes).

The Response was Fantastic

(A) Set a Record in "Members Joining per Week"!

Last week we got 115 more members, breaking the highest ever record of 107.
Look at the graph below. The red line shot way up closing its gap with the green line.

(B) Asked for $15 & 1 member, GUESS WHAT CAME BACK IN?

1) "S.B., I will give $1000 to become a life member soon."
Manlan Liu, Auburn Hill, MI

2) ". . . . I have signed up the following people as members of 80-20 from
my own meager funds. I have great faith in your ability, with my
prodding, to retain them as paying members for future years.

1. Abrar Khan, Denver, CO 2. Shahida Khan, Seattle, WA
3. Omar Khan, Seattle, WA 4. Ilyas Mason Khan, Oakland, CA
5. Aslam Khan, Seattle, WA"
Sincerely,
Alam Khan, Oakland, CA
(Note added by S.B.: All 5 persons paid their $35 on the same day.)

3) "Yes, I would love to donate $500.00." Tina Liu Jen, NJ

4) "What do I do if I want to buy an 80-20 Initiative membership for some
of my Asian-American friends?"
John Kim, Dana Point, CA

5) Henry Lao, El Monte, CA donated $500 instead of $15. When I wrote to
thank him for his extra-ordinary generosity, he replied, "What I'm giving is
nothing compare to you, along with your dedication
. . . . "

6) Of the 100 plus who responded to 80-20's $15 request, 8 generously
each paid $135 to become Family members for 3 years
as an expression
of their confidence that 80-20 will live.

What love and affection for 80-20 from a broad cross section of the
Asian Am. community! Note that the above came from one Korean Am,
one South Asian and 3 Chinese Americans.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
80-20 salutes you!

To those Basic Members who have NOT responded
to S. B, please consider helping. Thank you.

Joining 80-20! Using a credit card, go to
http://www.80-20initiative.net/ Or send your check to
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For Student Memberships of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000.

Respectfully,

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Ting-Wei and Shirley S. Tang, Bristow, VA:
$1,500
Winston Yee, Vancouver, Canada: $1,000 For 80-20 EF, &
Mu-ming Poo, Berkeley, CA: $1,000
S. B. Woo, Newark, DE: $850

Monday, August 15, 2011

Good news to AsAm workers In univ. Forward pls.

This e-newsletter documents 80-20's successful effort to break the
GLASS CEILING above us in universities.


[A] Documenting 80-20's Contribution
In Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Higher Ed

o 80-20 gathered the data to construct and repeatedly publicized the
following chart, e.g. a full page Washington Post public Service ad.
The chart shows a very low GLASS CEILING over Asian Ams:



o Using this chart, 80-20 induced President Obama to promise
in the 2008 presidential election to help us break the GLASS CEILING.
Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_obama.asp
to see Pres. Obama's written & signed promise to 80-20 Educational
Foundation in this regard.

o After Pres. Obama was elected, 80-20 turned Pres. Obama's promise
into the enforcement
of a current law by the Labor Department on behalf
of Asian Ams. See a written promise by the Labor Department to enforce
Exec. Order 11246 in order to break the GALSS CEILING over us in work
places. Click on http://www.80-20initiative.net/news/preselect2008_obama.asp

[B] Proof that the Glass Ceiling in Higher Ed is Breaking

See the names of the 6 Asian Ams Presidents/provosts appointed to BIG
universities since Pres. Obama was elected.

o Jim Yong Kim, a Korean Am, President, Dartmouth College, PA,
appointed in 2009, the first Asian Am. Ivy School president;

o Wallace D. Loh, a Chinese Am, President, Univ. of Maryland, main
campus, appointed in 2010, the 2nd Asian Am president of a large
state university.
(Chang-lin Tien, Chancellor, UC, Berkeley, was the
first. Tien was also one of the 6 founders of 80-20);

o Conrado Gempesaw, a Filipino Am, Provost, Miami University, Ohio,
appointed in 2010, an 80-20 member

o Phyllis Wise, a Chinese Am, Chancellor, Univ. of Illinois, main campus,
appointed in 2011, 3rd Asian Am president of a large state university;

o Jacqueline Mok, a Chinese Am, Interim Provost, U. of Arizona, main campus,
appointed in 2011,

o Satish K. Tripathi, an Indian Am, President, State Univ. of NY, Buffalo,
appointed in 2011, and

The above 6 appointments in the last 3 years are more than all
the top administrators jobs in big universities that America has ever
accorded Asian Am academics in the the history of America!

[C] You Decide If You Want to Keep 80-20 Alive

o Do these appointments indirectly benefit you & your children, including
the issue of college admissions? You decide.

o Are these appointments related to 80-20's tireless fight against the
GLASS CEILING & its effectiveness? You decide.

Who'll Break the Glass Ceiling For You, If 80-20 Is Dissolved?

Joining 80-20! Using a credit card, go to
http://www.80-20initiative.net/ Or send your check to
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For Student Memberships of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000.

Please forward this email to your colleagues.

Respectfully,

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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Tough Get Going!

Exciting Announcements

80-20 missed two other major breakthroughs in higher ed
in its e-newsletter yesterday. We apologize to you and the
2 high-achieving academicians, who are:

Wallace D. Loh, a Chinese American. He has been president
of the Univ. of Maryland, main campus, since Nov. 2010, &
Jacqueline Mok, a Chinese Am. She has just been named
Interim Provost & Senior V.P., Univ. of Arizona, main campus.

FIVE new top administrators in big universities in 2 years.
Think that is an accident? Or is the above proof positive
that "Speak up & we shall be heard!"

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Subject: The Tough Get Going

80-20 salutes YOU!
YOU!

Who would have guessed? YOU responded in such a splendid
fashion & turned 80-20's DOUBLING campaign around. See below.

See how the red line in the chart has turned back UP to catch
up with the green diagonal line again, for the last 2 weeks!
It surely says that the tough get going!.




We deeply appreciate your love and affection for 80-20. We appreciate
your self-sacrifice to pay membership dues at a distressing economic
time. To make sure that 80-20 lives, gets stronger, & serves you
even better, please respond in 1 of the following 3 ways.

o If you haven't joined yet, PLEASE JOIN.
o If you haven't helped to recruit yet, PLEASE HELP RECRUIT.
o If you have recruited successfully already, PLEASE DON'T STOP.

Remember how the Jewish community was once considered timid and
politically apathetic. They turned themselves around 180 degrees.
ARE WE SELF-SACRIFICING ENOUGH TO DO THE SAME?!!!

Join 80-20. Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net. Or send your
check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a MATCHING FUND of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For student memeberships of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000. Please FORWARD this email to YOUNG AsAms..

Respectfully,

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NEW AsAm Top Administrators in Higher Ed

Are Asian Ams Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Higher Ed?

NEW Asian Am Top-Level Administrators In Universities

The following are isolated happenings. They are not as reliable as statistical
evidence. See an important footnote at the bottom. Nevertheless, these
appointments seem GOOD NEWS.

(1) Dr. Phyllis Wise, a Chinese American, has just been named Chancellor,
U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She'll become one of only
a handful of Asian American chancellors/presidents ever, nationwide,
at a major university.

(2) Dr. Conrado (Bobby) Gempesaw, a Flipino American & an 80-20 member
for many years,
was named Provost of Miami University, OH a few
months ago. There is something about Provost Gempesaw that is very
classy, as the following story will tell.

HUMAN NATURE is such that most individuals think that their successes
are 100% their own, especially after "they've made it".
Even
when the successful ones are minorities, they tend to forget that
circumstances might have helped them succeed. Examples are our
government's Affirmative Action and progressive political forces in
their respective minority community that pushed for EQUAL
opportunity. Because of that, the successful individuals in minority
communities often don't feel obligated to mentor others in their own
community or help their community back with their resources.
That probably has been a major reason why our government STILL had
to rely on Affirmative Action to achieve diversity, 4.5 decades after its
inception.

Only those with a truly balanced mind will admit that circumstance
could have helped their successes. Provost Gempesaw belongs to
that rare category.

Even after he was named the Provost at Miami U. he stated publicly that
his earlier promotion to be Associate Provost at the University of Delaware
was partially due to the effort of an Asian Am faculty group at the
University. Don't you admire a person of such humility and integrity!

(3) Dr. Jim Yong Kim, a Korean American, became President of Dartmouth
College 2 years ago. He became the first president of an Ivy League School.

For those Asian Ams who "have made it," we admire
your achievements and look to you to remember that most of us are
not equal citizens yet. "Those to whom much is given, much is
expected." -- John F. Kennedy

Together, we shall overcome!

Join 80-20 to achieve self-help within the Asian Am. community.
Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net. Or send your
check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000.

Please FORWARD this e-newsletter. Thank you.

Respectfully,

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

FOOTNOTE: Early next year, 80-20 will meet with Pres. Obama at the White
House, as he has promised, to look at Asian Ams' progress in breaking
the glass ceiling,
in private industries and higher education.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Join the Classy Acts

Look at the classy acts, shown below.

These Asian Ams are personifications of "When the going gets tough, the
tough get going."

o 65 members joined 80-20 since "80-20 Is Dying (2)" was published 6 days
ago, of those, 9 subscribed for multi-year memberships.
o 120 members joined 80-20 since "80-20 Is Dying (1)" was published 12 days
ago. At this rate 80-20 will DOUBLE.
o Ying Yang and Haibo Huang, Moorpak, CA, upgraded their family member-
ship to Life Family Membershp.

In addition,

o Alex New of NY, NY, pledged $10,000 as a matching fund for
dues of new members.
o Charles and Lynn Zhang of Portage, MI, pledged $3,000 for a 2 to 1
matching fund for dues of STUDENT members
o S. B. Woo of Newark, DE pledged and has already paid for his last week's
$1,500 for fund matching.
o Winston Yee of Vancouver, Canada donated $1,000 to 80-20 Educational
Foundation. Wow, a generous contribution from a non-US citizen!

What is going on? Since even 80-20 itself admits
to dying, aren't people supposed to desert it like rats leaving a sinking
ship? Why are these people signing up for multi-year, even Life Member-
ships? Why are these donations in larger and larger amounts?

This outpouring of support seems counter-intuitive. However, I like to
think that We understand perfectly why these classy individuals pulled
their classy acts.

Join the classy acts & improve your own destiny at the same time.
Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/. Or send your
check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For STUDENT MEMBERSHIP of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000.

Please FORWARD this e-newsletter and help RECRUIT members. Thanks.

Respectfully,

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

: ANNOUNCEMENT: CAPA, a great CA political organization & an Affiliate
of 80-20, is having a blacktie optional event at the Round Hill Country
Club, Alamo, CA on Aug. 20, Sat. at 6 p.m. S. B. will be there to
give a speech. He hopes to have the privilege of seeing you there. Thanks.
https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/capa/event.jsp?event=30.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

How Asians Living Outside the US View 80-20

What do Asians living in other parts of the world think of an organization
like the 80-20?
Self-serving & useless? Or wish that there is an 80-20
fighting for them?

See the 3 emails sent respectively by Asians from Hong Kong, Australia
and Canada, all on the same day which may imply a fairly uniform
evaluation of 80-20, and all as a reaction to "80-20 Is Dying (2)". They all
showed great respect and admiration for 80-20. BTW, 80-20 doesn't
know how their e-addresses got into 80-20's 300,000 subscriber list.
80-20 focuses on communicating with Asian Am. only, and didn't solicit
such comments from within or outside the USA.

Two of the writers wanted to help 80-20 with their money. The 3rd
one wished that 80-20 could exist in Australia. 80-20 has gotten such fan
mails from Asian Australians often.

For those who haven't joined 80-20, please try to see 80-20 from the
eyes of those who observe from afar.

(1) From Ben Fung of Hong Kong
From: Benson Fung
Subject: RE: 80-20 Is Dying (2)!
Date: August 2, 2011 8:59:34 PM EDT
To: 80-20PACPresident

I would have made some donations were it not for the fact that I am not a
U.S. citizen nor U.S. resident (green card holder). Correct me if I am
wrong. But I think the law prohibits donations to PAC groups in the
U.S. from overseas nationals.

I think what you guys are doing are great. Fung, HungHee
Hong Kong

(2) From Chek Ling of Australia
From: Chek Ling
Subject: Re: 80-20 Is Dying (2)!
Date: August 2, 2011 7:31:03 PM EDT
To: 80-20PACPresident

Dear SB Woo Just a note to wish you well. What an admirable spirit!
Do hope that your vision will be sustained into the future.

In Australia most Chinese “community leaders” we are still trying to be
good fellows so that they are patted on the heads by white hands from
time to time. Chek

(3) From Winston Yee of Canada
From: Winston Yee
Subject: RE: 80-20 Is Dying (2)!
Date: August 2, 2011 9:14:17 PM EDT
To: 80-20PACPresident

Dr. Woo Thank you for your emails. You are doing a fantastic job on
behalf of all Asians and should be commended for your efforts.

Would membership from an Asian Canadian be helpful for your cause?

Your past achievements are inspiring and I hope that you will continue
with your campaign for equality.

WINSTON YEE


Telephone,
 Fax, and e-addresses of the authors were deleted by 80-20 as a
courtesy to them.

If the above 3 emails can't convince you to join 80-20 today,
I don't think I can do better. When 80-20 is gone & when a political
storm hits the Asian Am. community, might you wish that 80-20 is
still alive to fight for you?


Do $35 or $50 mean that much to you? If they do, d 4eb ue to financial
hardship, I sincerely hope that you'll keep the money to use them for your
family. If they don't, consider using the money for the good of our entire
community and your offspring.

Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net. Or send your
check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000.

Please FORWARD this e-newsletter. Thank you.

Respectfully,

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

Announcement: Diana Ting of Los Angeles, CA is now the Special Assistant to 80-20's
President. We sincerely thanks all those who apllied earlier.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

80-20 Is Dying (2)!

80-20 Is Dying, Despite These Facts:

o 80-20 has delivered GREAT political deeds that many AsAms
thought impossible to achieve. See "80-20's Top 10
Accomplishments" by clicking on
http://www.80-20initiative.net/images/data/top10.pdf.
o 80-20 has a record membership year. Thanks to you, it surpassed
in 7 months its best membership record, set in 2005 after a full year.
o 80-20's has superb name recognition in the nation's political establish-
ment. Even Republican senatorial & gubernatorial candidates
now respond to 80-20's questionnaires.

Why Then Is 80-20 Still Dying?

o Political Apathy: 80-20's leadership assumed that if 80-20 could
deliver great political deeds to the community, then our community
would respond with
a) sufficient financial support so that 80-20 can be self-sustaining,
instead of depending on a few old warhorses' fanatical devotion
to the cause, working 7/12, whether on vacations or during
weekends,
b) individuals with sufficient political, financial and leadership
qualifications will step forth to take their turns to carry the
load. "Those to whom much is given, much is expected."
-- John F. Kennedy
c) young men and women will complete to serve as staff/interns for
80-20, as the best and brightest Jewish American youths had
competed to work for AIPAC (Am. Israel PAC).

Unfortunately, the hoped for support didn't come through. Could it
be that 80-20 is not worth the support? Possible! Therefore, 80-20 asks
YOU TO JUDGE. Give it the ammo to fight for you or let it die.

Beware! When 80-20 dies, all the hard-fought political gains may vanish
as well. We hope not. However, it is very likely, once the pressure is off.

o Aging Leadership: 9 different qualified individuals have been asked to
possibly serve as 80-20 President, all declined except for Kathleen To
who served 2 yrs. So the "heavy lifting" fell on one person's shoulders
time and again.

S. B. will be 74 this month, having toiled for 80-20 for 12 years at
a 7/12 pace. He has donated at least $100K directly or indirectly to
80-20. He also declared never to run for office & accept federal
appointment years ago to alley people's suspicion of his motive.. He
just can't hang on anymore. If he serves on, he'll only begin to
mis-serve his beloved Asian Am. community.

What will DOUBLING achieve?

DOUBLING will be nothing less than a political miracle, when
achieved.

America's political establishment will be SHOCKED by the following
combination of well-known facts:

o Times are bad, most Am orgs are losing paid membership drastically;
o Asian Americans are politically apathetic; and yet
o against these conditions, 80-20 doubles it membership in a year.

How would most politicians, knowing the Asian Am. bloc vote, view 80-20
from that point on? Work with 80-20! It truly has the love, affection
and support of the Asian Am. community, and that community is
awakening politically.

So DOUBLING doesn't benefit 80-20 as it BENEFITS YOU!!! Doubling
may seem an intramural achievement; actually, it is also designed to stimulate
magnificent extramural political impact. Do you have the vision to
help achieve this political miracle?


SB Will Work for YOU Still, But Differently

If DOUBLING is achieved by 12/31 of this year, S. B. still will shed the
daily chores of his current duties. Instead, he'll crisscross the nation at his
own expense to recruit able, willing and noble souls to run for 80-20
President by Nov. 2012. He'll also help to raise at least $1 million to place
80-20 Initiative on a more solid financial footing by 3/25/2013.

Keep The ONLY Organized AsAm Political Clout Alive!

Join or help recruit!
Using a credit card,
go to http://www.80-20initiative.net/ Or send your check to
80-20 PAC PO Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229.

A matching fund of $10,000 for dues of any one joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000 was pledged by Alex New of NY.

For STUDENT MEMBERSHIP of $15 a 2 to 1 match up to $3,000 was
pledged by Charles & Lynn Zhang of MI!

Please FORWARD this e-newsletter. Thank you.

Respectfully,

S. B. Woo, a volunteer
On behalf of the Board of Directors, 80-20 PAC, Inc.,
http://www.80-20initiative.net/
 

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