Look at the table below, and you'll know that we have more GROUP political clout today, thanks to you and 80-20's drive for a bigger and bigger bloc vote. ALL data come from the NY Times.
An astounding change of (47+24) = 71 points in favor of Dems, owing to the Republican Party's stubborn refusal to share Asian Ams' rightful concerns.
2) A SWING Bloc Vote is Needed, Because Our Size Is Small!
Will it be better if both political parties earnestly COMPETE to share our rightful concerns? Of course. Then it is obvious that we must be prepared to SWING to vote for a Republican candidate if he/she is more committed to make us equals.
Our number is SMALL. The % of Asians, Hispanics and blacks in America's electorate is 3%, 10% and 13% respectively. To compensate for our small size, we must have the ability to SWING. See numerical examples of how Asian Ams. could have helped Romney win the electoral college vote of FL and VA. Go to item 3) shown in http://80-20initiative.blogspot.com/2012/11/great-news-from-last-election.html .
In reality, our bargaining power TRIPLES.
80-20 has been taught lessons by the Democrat Party & Asian Am officials, be they D or R. Regretfully, they often care for their interests only, instead of justice and/or equal opportunity. A SWING bloc vote is the only reliable protection for us. Elected Asian Am officials are by nature partisan first, their own constituents second, the interests of the Asian Am. community is at best a third to them. Some even betray our interests to protect their own political interests.
3) 80-20 Is Truly Non-Partisan
Once 80-20 has endorsed a political candidate, it is extremely partisan. IT HAS TO BE! But prior to its endorsement, 80-20 is truly non-partisan and is for you and you only. We give our time, money, career ambitions and sometimes even the sacrifice of personal relationship with former political colleagues to serve YOUR INTERESTS ONLY.
Help us back OR YOU MAY LOSE US. Some of the first generation leaders in 80-20 are getting on in age, thought they have invaluable experience.
FORWARD this email to your Asian Am friends and get them to SUBSCRIBE to our email list. Truth and political maturity will make us EQUAL citizens.
Collective Leaders, 80-20 Nat'l Asian Am Political Action Committee
PS We gratefully acknowledge $1,000 from George Ow, Jr Santa Cruz, CA who joined as a Life Member.