Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Register to Vote, Deadlines Imminent!

Dear Fellow Asian Americans and Friends,
Voter registration deadline is FAST approaching
Some critical battle ground states have early deadlines: Oct 9th for Florida, Ohio, Michigan, and Oct 15th for Virginia. Check your voter registration deadline here.

Register TODAY then vote in November

If you are US citizens NOT yet registered to vote, here is the EASIEST way to register: https://ssl.capwiz.com/congressorg/nvra/
A Step-by-step guide is attached to the end.

Disillusioned?
Your vote doesn't matter? Think Florida 2000, where President Bush was elected by a mere 537 "hanging chad" votes. At that time, Florida had 300,000 AsAms. A 0.1% swing in the AsAm votes could have elected a different president. Would there still be the 1 trillion $$$ Iraq war with 4487 US soldiers killed and 32,223 seriously wounded?

Motivated?
You can help shaping an AsAm bloc vote by participating in our "$5.82 donation" campaign, which is designed to challenge the characteristic apathy among AsAms that earned us the well-deserved treatment of being ignored.

Historically, polls indicate the vote/donation ratio is ~20:1 among the general population. When few AsAms donate, the politicians from BOTH parties will conclude it is safe to ignore AsAms once again.  Will you allow this to happen? Is your future worth $5.82?

"YOU must be the change you wish to see in the world"
— Mahatma Gandhi


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Family membership is $50 (two), individual $35, student $15.

Respectfully,
80-20 Collective Leadership

Step-by-Step Voter Registration Guide
Are you registered to vote? Two types of citizens need to register: (1) those who've never registered, and (2) having registered but have moved to a new address. Please fulfill your obligation as a citizen and an Asian American.

Here is the EASIEST way to register to vote!

On page 1, go to the map and click on your state. That leads you to page 2.

On page 2, fill out the form: check each square box on top and fill in required info next to blanks with a red *. Then click on the "Preview My Voter Registration" to go to page 3.

On page 3, you proofread the informat 743 ion, then click "Get My Application" or download at the bottom of the page.

Upon receiving your application, your state will mail you a voter registration card. YOU NEED TO FILL THAT OUT AND MAIL IT IN. Only then are you truly registered. Note that registering to vote is ALWAYS A TWO-STEP PROCESS, whether you register via a website or travel to a registration place.

When the "Voter Registration Card" comes, you may want to choose to vote Absentee. That is you can VOTE BY MAIL instead of going to a polling place. Most states allow "vote by mail." About 20 days before Nov. 2, you will receive a ballot on which you may check whom to vote. Put the ballot in an envelope, sign on the back side of the envelope, mail it and you will have voted. You will have fulfilled your sacred duty to YOUR CHILDREN, and as an EDUCATED person and a citizen.

SAVE this e-mail & forward it to your relatives & friends. Thank you.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Are AsAms Selfish to Put Their Civil Rights Interests First?



Dear Fellow Asian Americans
 and Friends,

Click to Donate $5.82 Today to show our unity in bloc voting!
Each click by you and your friends bring us closer to the 10,000-donor show-of-strength. Won’t you help make AsAms a force in this election by breaking that vicious cycle of political apathy?  We don’t lack in population size but lack participation and discipline.  Many smart individuals can add to collective irrelevancy if the voting ratio is a 50/50 split.  When politicians see that, they ignore us.
Are we selfish to put our civil rights interests first 

This is a concern voiced by some as they approach this crucial election year, and is unfounded and without basis because it incorrectly assumes a zero-sum society in which if AsAms do better, other ethnic groups would proportionately suffer.

If Susan B. Anthony did not single-mindedly champion women’s rights . . . if Martin Luther King did not resolutely toil for civil rights for Blacks . . .  where would this nation be?  Consequently, ALL Americans benefit and stand on the shoulder s of these giants who made this nation better for all, ONE issue at a time.  It is time for AsAms to unite and do the same.   

AsAms have long endured an ignominious history of suffering and discrimination (from the Chinese Exclusionary Act to the Japanese Internment, from denial of service benefits to Filipino veterans after WWII, to over four decades of grievously delayed enforcement of Equal Opportunity (EO 11246), etc..  As a result, AsAms have been denied the same equal opportunity that the majority of Americans enjoy, to become all that they are capable of being and to contribute fully to building a better and stronger America.  This is not only injustice, it is detrimental to our nation.  It hurts not just AsAms, it deprives this nation of a full measure of the industrious perseverance, technological ingenuity, and job-creating entrepreneurship that AsAm are famous for.  

Lastly, we cannot forget the senseless prejudice-induced deaths of Vincent ChinDenny Chen and Harry Lew.  In our Quest for Equality and Justice, their tragic deaths must not be in vain.  Therefore, to passionately champion AsAm civil rights is a patriotic duty that we ALL must bear and carry out with determination.

If WE do not put AsAm civil rights issues front, center and foremost in our political goals, then WHO will???

Even setting aside the compelling patriotic duty, there remains our moral duty to future generations of AsAms.  As a minority group FAR FAR smaller than women in the 19th Century or the Blacks in the 1960’s, we have even less political clout based on numbers.  The ONLY way we can free our children and grandchildren for this grievous history of injustice and inequality is to use our bloc vote to actively support those politicians willing to rectify these issues, and to defeat those who (through action or inaction) choose to continue that inequality.
After thoughtful review, a bipartisan panel of elected Republican, Democratic and Independent delegates of NAAPAC decided to endorse President Obama for another term in recognition of the landmark civil rights progress for AsAm he has delivered as promised.

NAAPAC is calling on all it supporters as well as their friends and families to show the Obama campaign the unity and strength of the AsAm bloc support by donating the unique amount of $5.82/person/week.  If you are able, please donate $80.20/week through everyone in your household in the remaining weeks until election time.
  
It is the NECESSARY thing to do, the right thing to do.  And it is the PATRIOTIC thing to do. 

The best way we can join hands to serve our community, and fulfill our moral obligation and civic duty to help build a better nation, is to champion an end to discrimination so that ALL people can have an equal opportunity to attain the American Dream.  At the end of this Civil Rights Rainbow, is a better, more abundant America for all. 

It’s time to do your part for the AsAm Civil rights Movement. For all of us, there is no greater imperative. There is no greater calling to service beyond self.  Thank you.

Ed

Dr. Edward Lin
Director
National Asian American PAC (NAAPAC)
http://www.linkedin.com/in/EdwardLin001USA

Or send your check to: 80-20 PAC, 13337 South St. #189,  Cerritos,  CA 90703.
Family membership is $50 (two), individual $35, student $15.

Friday, September 14, 2012

CALL FOR ACTION: Ten Thousand $5.82 Donations for a Bloc Vote

Dear Fellow Asian Americans and Friends,
Do you have the audacity to hope that one day AsAms will gain equal opportunity through a bloc vote?

When we set up a goal of gathering 50,000 signatures to challenge the higher college barrier on AsAms, many thought of it as a fantasy. WE DID IT. Now the plight of AsAm students is FRONT and CENTER in the Supreme Court case "Fisher v. UT Austin", mentioned 22 times in the main "Fisher" brief, with the oral argument commencing in October 2012.


We now issue a new challenge of making 10,000 small donations, $5.82 each, directly to the Obama Campaign, a uniquely identifiable amount to show our resolve to deliver a bloc vote (with an 80/20 ratio) to win equal rights

Mobilize your family and friends to make single, monthly or weekly donations of $5.82. Let a sea of $5.82 send BOTH political parties a wakening call.

Donate $5.82 TODAY using https://contribute.barackobama.com/
Or mail check to: Obama for America, P.O. Box 802798, Chicago, IL 60680

If you have donated and support bloc voting, please enter info to help us track progress.

80-20 board members and EC delegates have donated generously, so did hundreds of people who replied to our last e-mail. One of them wrote to his friends:

"You may not be a fan of 80-20 or SB Woo;
You may not be a Democrat;
You may not vote for Obama in November (I wish you would!)
– by sending in your $5.82 now, you are making Asian Americans visible as a block to the politicians; this unique amount will be highly visible.
Thank you!
Ignatius C. Wang"

What a doer! Are you one? Don't like the status quo? What have you done?

"The Pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." -John Maxwell


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Respectfully,

80-20 Collective Leadership:
Ved Chaudhary, Ph.D., Coordinator, Collective Le 2de adership of NAAPAC
Chenming Hu, Chair of the Election Monitoring Comm.
Alice S. Huang, Chair of the Awards Committee
Haibo Huang, Ph.D, VP of Communication Technology
Yueh-ting Lee, VP on chapter Development
Yin-Long Qiu, PhD, Advisor to Exec Comm., Chair of Comm. on Outreach to Students
Kathleen To, Treasurer
Jing-Li Yu, JD, Chair of the Nomination Comm.


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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

CALL FOR ACTION: Donate $5.82 to Obama

Dear Fellow Asian Americans and Friends,
Following the 80-20 endorsement (the basis for which is explained in our press release), we urge you to please Donate $5.82 TODAY directly to the Obama Campaign.

$5-$6 is a token amount that virtually all of us should be able to afford. $5.82 is an amount that stands out in the sea of $5 and $10 donations and signifies our resolve to deliver a bloc vote in the coming election to get our rightful concerns heard. The goal of swinging 80% of the AsAm votes to one candidate is the namesake of 80-20's mission. In this billion dollar election cycle, the actual dollar amount has little significance. However, a flood of uniquely identifiable $5.82 donations is a clear indication of AsAms resolve to deliver a bloc vote as a vehicle to win equal rights. It will speak loudly to BOTH candidates/parties. Please kindly let us know once you have made a donation to Obama, simply reply "I did it" and let us know how much you donated so we track the progress.


Is 80-20 all talk and no action?

80-20NAAPAC passed a resolution to immediately donate $25K from our own fund, the maximum allowed under the federal election law ($10K to the Obama Campaign and $15K to the DNC). 80-20 is not a rich organization, but we put our wallet where our mouth is in our fight to win equality for all AsAms.

In addition, all of our board members led by personal examples: Immediately after donating $5.82 for each of their family members, many also additionally and generously donated to the Obama campaign, including:


Alice Huang, $1000
Yin-Long Qiu, $1000 and monthly donations of $80.20 (until the election)
Kathleen To, $1000
SB Woo, $2500
Jing-Li Yu, $1000
Chenming Hu, three weekly donations of $80.20 each until election, totaling $2486.20
Munsup Seoh, $5.82 and $80.20, weekly until the election
Ved Chaudhary, weekly donations
Clyde Diao, weekly donations
Ed Lin, weekly donations


80-20 is laying down ground battle plans for the highly contested states such as Florida, Ohio and Michigan. These Battle Ground States (BGSs) will decide the fate of this election.


Did you reflect on the meaning of Labor Day over the past weekend?
What is the recognized value of AsAm labor in our service to our nation? Sadly and shockingly, in spite of the highest level of education and professional dedication, AsAm have less than 50% chance to rise to upper management. 80-20 has achieved landmark progress by negotiating a written promise from Obama to implement the long overdue enforcement of EO 11246 for AsAms. However, much work remains and it takes each and every one of us working together to keep up the political pressure. We all have a civic and moral duty to future generations to help make America a better nation. Let's start by making AsAms equal citizens.

Are you doing your share?

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Or send your check to: 80-20 PAC, 13337 South St. #189, Cerritos, CA 90703
Family membership is $50 (two), individual $35, student $15.

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Respectfully,

80-20 Collective Leadership:
Ved Chaudhary, Coordinator of Collective Leadership and Secretary
Chenming Hu, Chair of the Election Monitoring Comm.
Alice Huang, Chair of the Awards Committee
Haibo Huang, VP of Communication Technology
Yueh-ting Lee, VP on chapter Development
Yin-Long Qiu, Advisor to the Executive Comm., Chair of the Ad Hoc Comm. on Outreach to Students
Kathleen To, Treasurer
Jing-Li Yu, Chair of the Nomination Comm.


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