Friday, August 31, 2012

80-20 Convention Endorses Obama


80-20 Convention Endorses Obama

Dear Fellow Asian Americans and Friends,

Vote for Obama in 2012 Election!
80-20 National Asian American Political Action Committee (NAAPAC) held its Endorsement Convention on August 26, 2012 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.  Thirty three delegates comprising of 11 Republicans, 11 Independents, and 11 Democrats were elected by the 80-20 membership.  Although Republicans comprise only about 15% of the Asian American voters, 80-20 allocated a full 1/3 of the delegate seats to them.  As usual, this was one of the many extraordinary efforts made by 80-20 to reach out to the Republican candidate, but received no response from the Romney campaign.  Following a secret ballot by the Convention delegates, 80-20 NAAPAC announced that it endorses Obama with an overwhelming majority of delegate votes. Henceforth, delegates agreed to unanimously support the Obama campaign.

Why?
Obama has won our support through action.
 
During his first term President Obama began to include APA in the enforcement of Exec. Order 11246 so that Asian Americans can finally have an equal opportunity to rise in workplaces according to their skill and merit. This is the first time in the history of the United States that any President has acted to enforce EO 11246 for Asian Americans. During the Bush Era, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao refused to enforce EO 11246 in spite of repeated appeals by 80-20 and other Asian Americans organizations.

President Obama has also appointed many preeminent Asian American jurists to the federal courts, more than doubling the number of Asian American federal judges from 8 in 2008 to 17 today, including two on the Appeals court.

Deliver a bloc vote to prove Asian American votes can make a winning difference in this election.  Or be a pile of sand and be ignored.

Our weekly newsletters will guide you step by step how to help Obama AND our community win. If you want to make a difference in this election, be on the lookout for our newsletters and take action as directed.

Join 80-20 Today.  Go to  http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/join.asp
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Family membership is $50 (two), individual $35, student $15.

Respectfully,
Ved Chaudhary, Ph.D., Coordinator, 80-20 Collective Leadership
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