Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy Holidays. Sharing moving flash mob chorus

   Happy Holidays, friends. Thanks for your great support throughout the years.

   Ever heard of "flash mob chorus?" Enjoy them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Vnt7euRF5Pg&vq=medium (English, done in USA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbqY1P6KJmI(Chinese, done in Taipei)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-JfkRXBoM (Korean, done in Seoul)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9QnSbT7E5I (Chinese, done in Beijing)
 

Gratefully,
S. B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian American Educational Foundation
 
 
PS: Donating to SELF on a monthly basis is now available. I want to, in particular, thank the following individuals who are already using it:

Steve Tien Hsia, Davis, CA     $100
Chung-I Tan, Houston, TX      $50
Yiming Lou, Chino Hills, CA      $50
Fan Jiao, Cupertino, CA          $20
James Wang, Takoma Park, MD    $5

To donate on monthly, yearly or lump sum basis, please click on http://admin.80-20nj.info/cgi/80/e?l=8/au/1/f&w=no. Thanks.
       
 

Monday, December 16, 2013

YOU REACHED THE $1 MILLION MARK

   Thanks to 500 AsAm families, whose donations ranged from $4/yr to $24,000/yr, averaging $400/yr for 5 yrs. PER FAMILY, your SELF project has gone beyond the $200,000/yr for 5 yrs OR $1 million over a 5-year period. To see it for yourself, click here.

   Have you done your share? Why is this email entitled "YOU reached the $1 million mark"? Think! You'll get it.

   Do you want the same helpless feeling when you first heard about the Jimmy Kimmel "Kill all Chinese" episode? Want our children to continue NOT identifying themselves as Asian Ams when applying for college admissions? If you don't, then step up. Sacrifice and donate. Be the 501st family.

   Your children & grandchildren will thank you. To donate, click here.

   What is another $500 or $5,000 or $50,000 in your bequeathing to your children or grandchildren? Give them equality as US citizens. Money can't buy that for them. When you and 80-20 work together, your money will talk a lot louder politically and elsewhere.


Sincerely,
 
S.B. Woo, a full-time volunteer for the last 11 years
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation

    
PS: Please (1) place sbwEF@80-20.us into your email address book to receive some of our future emails to you, and (2) FORWARD this to your friends.
              
 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tempering of Steel OR the Making of 80-20

                  SOME TASKS SEEM EASY FOR 80-20 . . .

1) Getting Abercrombie to withdraw its 4 T-shirts from all its stores, which insulted AsAm sensibilities –  within 3 hours.

2) Getting the Republican National Comm. to pull the "Daisy TV Ad" -- with 1 phone call from 80-20's president.

3) Getting ABC to apologize in writing, signed by high-level executives, for airing the "kill all Chinese" video -- 2.5 days.

 THEY RESULTED FROM THE WORK OF OUR VOLUNTEERS & STAFF WHOSE FACES ARE MARRED WITH DIRT, SWEAT & TEARS:

(1) Delivering increasingly more powerful BLOC VOTES:

   Before 80-20 was born, few AsAms knew what a bloc vote was, much less building it. Time & money spent? 90% of 80-20's 15 years of labor and $1 million. Many volunteers donated heavily & worked 60 hours a week.

   See how 80-20 painstakingly built a significant AsAm bloc vote, one election at a time:



   When a small minority in the US can deliver a lopsided bloc vote, it begins to win politicians' attention, since such a bloc vote can change the outcome of important elections. That attention translates into political clout.

   The work never stops. We've started the 2nd stage of construction to make YOU politically stronger.

(2) Money talks. We must make our money talk for us.

   Just a bloc vote is NOT enough for a small minority populated mostly by new immigrants. However, the combination of having a big bloc vote and sufficient money will give us a higher level of political effectiveness.

   Note that the renowned Jewish political organization, AIPAC, spent $70 million per year, while 80-20 is struggling to raise $1 million/yr for 5 yrs. That amount will be easy to get, if just 1/200th of the 1,000,000 AsAm families with annual income of $100k/yr will be give $100/yr for 5 years. However, thus far only 474 proud families have donated.

   Hence, we set aside two years to do that job. You might have noticed that we are sending two, instead of one e-newsletter per week. So our volunteers are working even harder than before.

   Will the combination be enough? NO, not yet.

(3) Building a bloc vote that will SWING:

   We may have 5.5% of our nation's population, but we only have 3% of the voters, while many of us don't even bother to vote. So (1) and (2) is still not enough. We need to learn from the Jewish community again – a bloc vote that can SWING to either D or R, compelling our politicians NOT to take us for granted. Much educational work will be required to convince our folks of this pragmatic need.

   We don't have to do it often. Just letting politicians know that we have the will and ability to SWING is often enough.

   CONCLUSIONS: 80-20 works tirelessly to make YOU politically stronger. In addition, when immigrants from Asia win equal status with immigrants from the rest of the world, America becomes "a more perfect Union."

   Want to help yourself and donate to SELF? Click here PLEASE.

 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer since 1998,
President, 80-20 Asian American Educational Foundation, Inc.
 



Monday, December 09, 2013

Count Our Blessings

   Holidays are near. Let's count our blessings. Thanks to all of you, our Self Empowerment Long-term Fund, SELF, is ONLY $3,000/yr for 5 years short of the $200,000/yr for 5 years mark! To verify, click here .

   When that mark is reached, we will have raised $1 million for the 5 year period. What a blessing that will be to our entire community in our effort to make our MONEY TALK FOR US.

   Will YOU be the person to bring us that blessing? To donate, click here.


Gratefully yours,
 
S. B. Woo, a volunteer for the last 16 years
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation
              
     

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

'Tis the season of giving

                "For it is in giving that we receive."
                                             ― St. Francis of Assisi

   The above is PARTICULARLY true when you donate to 80-20’s Self Empowerment Long-term Fund, SELF ! To donate, click here.

   ‘Tis the season of giving. Friends, to entice you to give I just added $500/yr for 5 years to the $2,500/yr for 5 years donated earlier. As you may know, I also donate $5,000/yr to 80-20 PAC. In addition, I have been a full-time volunteer for 80-20 Initiative for the last 11 years (actually 16 years as an almost full-time volunteer) to help protect Asian American rights! Kindly please consider doing your share?

   ‘Tis the season of self empowerment! Remember the ABC/Jimmy Kimmel episode? Many of YOU wanted 80-20 to do more? Is it realistic, since 80-20 has only a budget of $100k/yr? In comparison, the Jewish political organization, AIPAC, has a budget of $86 million per year. Yes, we understand why you want us to do more! We can, and we will, but have you and your friends done your share?

   ‘Tis the season of giving AND self empowerment all at the same time! You have nothing to lose, everything to gain. If, within 2 years, 80-20 EF can’t raise the minimal EMPOWERING amount of $1 million/yr for 5 years, your donation will be REFUNDED in full.

   To donate, click here . Let us hear from you please. THANK YOU.

                "For it is in giving that we receive."
                                             ― St. Francis of Assisi
 

S. B. Woo, a volunteer since 1998,
President, 80-20 Asian American Educational Foundation, Inc.
 
PS:Please FORWARD to your friends.
 

 

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