Monday, October 31, 2016

A Very Popular "Endorsement with Reservation"

Innovative Dedication
Background Information
     The Delegates attending 80-20's Endorsement Convention decided to endorse Hillary Clinton with reservation. We thought that it would be a very unpopular decision, because neither Hillary fans nor Donald fans will be pleased with the above decision.     
    Surprise! It turns out to be very popular with our supporters. It shows that Asian Ams have become politically aware that using the principle of
                        
      Reward those politicians who share our concerns. Punish those who don't.

is the only way to EMPOWER ourselves.

      Most of our supporters apparently understand that Hillary Clinton has made some good promises to us in writing, but not enough. Therefore, endorse with reservation is the right choice. In comparison, Donald Trump has not promised AsAms anything in writing.     
                               
                               Unsolicited Support Poured In
     
     On account of limited space, I apologize for not able to include many very eloquent supportive letters.
    
(1) From: xkodaxx@aol.com

Subject: Re: Largest AsAm PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation
    
      "Right choice"

(2) From: Jack Zhao <zhaoxx70@yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: Largest AsAm PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation
   
       "Woo:


      Very good decision!"
     
(3) From: Li Tian

Subject: Re: Largest AsAm PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation
     

      "Good move! Thank you! (:- "
     

(4) From: syelloxx9@aol.com  This person forwarding 80-20's endorsement

      e-newsletterto 27 of his friends and requested:

   "Please support the candidate 80-20 recommended.  Thanks.  S. Liang"

 
NOTE added by S. B. Woo :   Many others have done that.
    

(5)  

From: Robert Chen <robertchen2xx@yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: One simple conversation
     
    NOTE added by S. B. Woo: This person wrote a letter to DNC (Dem. National Comm) explaining the mistake that the Dem. Party is making in supporting "race preference" admission policy which is one big reason that 80-20 only endorse Hillary with reservation.
    
"Hello, Democratic Party:
    
In last election, we voted for Obama because President Obama answered all questions from 80-20.  Besides donation, I even volunteered my time to support your campaign 4 years ago.  We received our mail ballots weeks ago in Florida and have been waiting for the words from 80-20. Now the words from 80-20 is "endorsement, with reservation, of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President." Since it is endorsement with reservation, we decide to vote Gary Johnson for President.  As for Senator and Representative, this time my family will vote for all Republicans. The reason for this is that Democratic party has record to support the college admission race discrimination against Asians.
    
Respectfully,

Robert Chen's Family"
    
(6) From: eric zhang <xx_zhang@hotmail.com>

 Subject: Re: Largest AsAm PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation

"Dear Dr Woo,
    
I am very disappointed that the EC endorsed Clinton.  But I will vote according to this 80-20 decision.  . . . . .  Eric Zhang"
    
NOTE added by S. B. Woo:  Unity is power.  80-20 has clout.  No wonder one Delegate asked during the EC, "What if Hillary now tells you that she will call the EC?"  I answered, "80-20 may then reconvene EC."  :-) I am not counting on it. 

 (7) From: Paul Jiang    
    
Dear S.B.,  Just heard the great news of 80-20's endorsement decision. Even though I was not part of the EC process, this decision certainly speaks for me, and I am sure for the vast majority of the AsAms as well! Thanks for your leadership!  With best wishes,   Paul J. 
    
(8) From: Con Lam <cxxlam@hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: Largest AsAm PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation
    
    "Thank you very much for all of your passions and commitments for the Asian Americans Community, Mr. Woo.  More often than not, I do not agree with you and/or 80-20 views and suggestions.  Nevertheless, I still believe that Asian American Community benefits greatly form yours and 80-20's wonderful works.
    
     I have always tried to align with the suggestions and directions from 80-20 since the founding of the organization, but I still have not been able to convince myself to do that.  If you do not mind, I have a few suggestions that might help some of the Asian American voters like me to support 80-20 in the future. . . . . . .
    
     I have been a 80-20 follower since its inception.  Generally, it is for these reasons that I cannot convince myself to support the suggestions from 80-20.
 
    I look forward to being able to support 80-20's agenda & recommendations in the future.
    
-Con"
                                                              
                           Accusation from A Few Trump Supporters

     A few Trump supporters emailed me saying "Shame on you."   One accused me of selling AsAm interests for my personal political gain.   I suppose that this person didn't know that I have the following public statement: 
   
  • · Woo announced in 1999, "For the rest of my life, I shall not run for public offices; shall not accept any Federal government appointment; and shall be registered as an Independent." 
Click here to verify.
    
S. B. Woo
     

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-w  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  The CA primary is over.  An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)


 
 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Largest Asian American PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation

Rewarding and Punishing Appropriately

Dear Fellow Asian Ams:

After about 6 hours of discussion and debate, 80-20's Endorsement Convention (EC) came to the following conclusion: Endorse Hillary with reservation. See Press Release. We wish we could have advanced our goal of equal opportunity more during this presidential election cycle. Nevertheless, Sec. Clinton's reply to our questionnaire, and this judicious decision by the EC to reward and punish politicians appropriately shall help. Please forward this endorsement far and wide among your friends and relatives. Thank you.

S.B. Woo
President, 80-20 PAC, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 30, 2016) 
Contact Person: S. B. Woo, (302)-366-0259

80-20 PAC, the largest Asian American Political Action Committee, announced today its endorsement, with reservation, of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President. The unanimous decision was reached at an Endorsement Convention of elected delegates representing the membership of the 80-20 organization. Delegate positions are equally apportioned between Republicans, Independents, and Democrats. Each affiliation controls one-third of the available delegate slots. The initial vote was 19 for endorsing Clinton with reservation and 6 for other choices.  At the end, the majority view received unanimous support from all delegates. 
80-20 endorses Sec. Clinton as the better choice of the two main candidates for President for her overall stance on minority rights and the overall better record of service of the Democratic Party to Asian Americans over the last four years in comparison to the Republican record. The endorsement is made 'with reservation' because of Sec Clinton's lack of recognition of the unique concerns of Asian Americans including the unequal higher standards in college admissions currently in place for Asian Americans. .... Mr. Trump did not respond to 80-20's questionnaire.
"We don't like that Sec Clinton doesn't think we are important enough to her campaign for her to talk to us," said Dr. S.B. Woo, former Lt Gov of Delaware and the founding president of 80-20PAC. Addressing Clinton directly, Woo said, "You need to re-evaluate your prioritites. We will not accept benign neglect."

The "endorse with reservations" recommendation means that 80-20 leaves it to its members who already hold a strong preference for one candidate or the other to continue that support. 80-20 will not be putting out its full effort to flip votes as they would do for a candidate who did show strong support for Asian American concerns. Undecided voters are encouraged to vote for Sec Hillary Clinton.

80-20's strength is its ability to influence the Asian American community via its extensive mailing list and its ability to aid specific candidates via independent advertising expenditures. 80-20 will be doing neither on behalf of Sec Clinton in this general election. 80-20's view is that Sec Clinton needs to re-evaluate her stance and to engage in direct dialogue with Asian Americans. The message being sent is "If you support us strongly, we will support you strongly. If you support us weakly, we will support you weakly." ....
(Press release ends. Emphasis added by S. B.)

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    A tidbit after the Endorsement Convention was over: 

     On Oct 29, 2016, at 5:22 PM, Samuel Yan of 
                                     Broadlands, VA wrote:
"Dear SB,
I heard that the vote for endorsement for presidential candidate has been over. Giving the way it has been voted and the outcome, for the sake of 80-20's future, I strongly advise you not to make the announcement.  Sincerely,   Samuel Yan"
    80-20 has been getting this kind of email several times per week.  Our way is to hold an EC with equal portions of Republican, Democrats and Independents, elected by all PAC members.  Every Delegate who wished to speak during the EC was called upon.  These delegates discussed the issues for 6 hours and come to a unanimous decision for the benefit of AsAms. 

     80-20 uses "reward and punishment" to insure equal opportunity for our children. This is 80-20's vision. This is how 80-20 empowers YOU with integrity.  Click here to JOIN us.


S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Largest Asian American PAC Endorses Hillary Clinton with Reservation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 30, 2016) 
Contact Person: S. B. Woo, (302)-366-0259 

80-20 PAC, the largest Asian American Political Action Committee, announced today its endorsement, with reservation, of Secretary Hillary Clinton for President. The unanimous decision was reached at an Endorsement Convention of elected delegates representing the membership of the 80-20 organization. Delegate positions are equally apportioned between Republicans, Independents, and Democrats. Each affiliation controls one-third of the available delegate slots. The initial vote was 19 for endorsing Clinton with reservation and 6 for other choices.  At the end, the majority view received unanimous support from all delegates. 
80-20 endorses Sec. Clinton as the better choice of the two main candidates for President for her overall stance on minority rights and the overall better record of service of the Democratic Party to Asian Americans over the last four years in comparison to the Republican record. The endorsement is made 'with reservation' because of Sec Clinton's lack of recognition of the unique concerns of Asian Americans including the unequal higher standards in college admissions currently in place for Asian Americans. The delegates resolved that neither major candidate satisfactorily addresses Asian American concerns. Both Mr. Trump and Sec. Clinton were invited to address the delegates at 80-20's Endorsement Convention via a brief teleconference call, but neither accepted. Sec. Clinton replied to 80-20's issues questionnaire with narrative responses rather than yeses and nos.  Her response was satisfactory on some points but wholly unsatisfactory on the issue of barriers to college admissions for Asian Americans. Mr. Trump did not respond to 80-20's questionnaire.
"We don't like that Sec Clinton doesn't think we are important enough to her campaign for her to talk to us," said Dr. S.B. Woo, former Lt Gov of Delaware and the founding president of 80-20PAC. Addressing Clinton directly, Woo said, "You need to re-evaluate your prioritites. We will not accept benign neglect."
The "endorse with reservations" recommendation means that 80-20 leaves it to its members who already hold a strong preference for one candidate or the other to continue that support. 80-20 will not be putting out its full effort to flip votes as they would do for a candidate who did show strong support for Asian American concerns. Undecided voters are encouraged to vote for Sec Hillary Clinton.
80-20's strength is its ability to influence the Asian American community via its extensive mailing list and its ability to aid specific candidates via independent advertising expenditures. 80-20 will be doing neither on behalf of Sec Clinton in this general election. 80-20's view is that Sec Clinton needs to re-evaluate her stance and to engage in direct dialogue with Asian Americans. The message being sent is "If you support us strongly, we will support you strongly. If you support us weakly, we will support you weakly."
80-20's power is delivering Asian American votes as a bloc vote. This concentrates the political power of Asian Americans, the second smallest minority in the US (after Native Americans) at 4.9% of the electorate, but the fastest growing minority group in the US today. New York Times polling showed that 73% of Asian Americans followed 80-20's recommendation in the 2012 presidential election.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

An interesting Endorsement related episode


Innovative Dedication


Have you received emails from Sec. Clinton's campaign asking you to give $1 or more?

      Here is an interesting episode that happened just today. One of our Endorsement Convention (EC) Delegates received such an email. He replied

     "To: info@hillaryclinton.com

      I will contribute $500 if Ms. Clinton is to call into 80-20 PAC's Endorsement Convention, to be held on Saturday, 10/29.

      Regards,
      name
      city, state"

     I was copied in on this correspondence and that's how I found out. :-)

     Wow, was I impressed! What dedication, shown by this noble Delegate, to advance the interests of Asian Ams! He understands that if AsAms can't get attention from a politician during election time, then we are not likely to get it AFTER the election.

    As you know, 80-20 invited Sec. Clinton to call in to our EC and ask for our support. 80-20 did it because Hillary Clinton has hardly spent any time asking for AsAm support. We want to find out if the lack of attention was accidental or if that is how she views the importance of AsAm voters.


S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :

https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-w (Ignore the last 35 secs. The CA primary is over. An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds. SELF has succeeded.)
80-20 Mission Statement


















Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Make your vote count

 
How to make your vote COUNT - vote for our group interest as 80-20 will recommend on 10/29

Q1: What do you mean by "making your vote count"? Every vote is counted. That is the law.

A:
Your vote is numerically counted. However, the odds are ten thousand to one, or more, that the same president will be elected, regardless of how you have voted. In that sense, your vote does NOT count very much.

Q2: OK, agreed. Do you have a better way to make my vote count?

A: To make your vote count, if winning equal citizenship for yourself and your offspring is your priority, then you may want to vote according to 80-20's recommendation.

Q3: Why? Why should I let 80-20 influence my vote?

A: For 2 reasons. First, you and 80-20 share the same goal. That is, to use the presidential election as a golden opportunity to get the next president to help us achieve equal citizenship. Secondly, 80-20 can bargain with the presidential candidates, while most of you can not.  
So, as 80-20 empowers you by getting goodies from the presidential candidates, you need to empower 80-20 by always voting in accordance with 80-20's recommendation. That creates a win-win.

Q4: I am getting it. 80-20 uses the AsAm bloc vote as a tool to either reward the candidate, who share our concerns, or punish those who don't. Right?

A:
Right. Your support gives 80-20 clout. That clout will help AsAms to win our equal opportunity sooner.

Q5: So how do you think 80-20 will recommend this time on Oct. 29

A: 80-20 will recommend one of the following 5 ways:
    (1) Endorse Hillary Clinton (HC); or,
    (2) Endorse Donald Trump (DT); or,
    (3) Endorse HC WITH RESERVATION, if 80-20 deems that she didn't help us enough to have earned all our votes; or,
    (4) Endorse DT WITH RESERVATION, for the reason stated above; or,
    (5) NO endorsement for either.

Comment: Wow, I love 80-20. Instead of being subservient, you have the guts to tell the presidential candidates what you think. I now understand what you meant by "making my vote count." Through 80-20, every AsAm has been empowered to reward or punish the politicians  depend on whether they are willing to help us back or not. One more question, please.

Q6: What do you think of a few small groups of individuals doing endorsement of presidential candidates these days?

A: This is a free country, anyone can endorse. A point that every AsAm should ask is whether these endorsers have pressed the endorsed candidate to publicly promise helping AsAms back, if elected. That is the moral obligation of any group that wants to publicly endorse candidates, when AsAms are still 2nd class citizens. If that obligation was not fulfilled, then shame on these type of endorsers!  They are placing their personal political interests ahead of the interests of the entire AsAm community.  

Comment: Got it. I'll vote for our group interest so long as AsAms are not equal citizens yet. That is, I'll vote according to what 80-20 will recommend on Oct. 29.
 
S. B. Woo

 
 President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
 
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-w  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  The CA primary is over.  An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Who will win the AsAm Bloc Vote?



Endorsement Convention Convenes on 10/29 (Sat.)

 
Where Will the AsAm Bloc vote Go in 2016?
 
   Since its inception, 80-20 has advocated "to REWARD politicians who share our concerns and to PUNISH those who don't."  That is how the Irish, Polish, Italians, and Jewish have won their equal citizenship in America.  That is why 80-20 holds an Endorsement Convention (EC).
 
     Over the years, 80-20 has build up the size of the AsAm bloc vote.  See below:
 

 
   The bloc vote is a good inducement for presidential candidates to help us achieve equal opportunity.  But it is not always 100% successful.  For example, in the 2004 election, when John Kerry didn't share one of our major concerns, although he was better than his Republican opponent, 80-20 only endorsed him WITH RESERVATION.
 
    As a result, Kerry won  a majority of the AsAm vote but with a very small winning margin.   He lost the presidential election.
 
                  Warning!  A  Similar Situation May Exist This Year  
 
    Sec. Clinton has answered our questionnaire. Trump has not.  They both have hardly spent any time campaigning for the AsAm support.   Hillary made 1 of her 397 speeches to an AsAm org. having already endorsed her. However, AsAms represent 4% of the voters.  Some contend that Donald had done slightly better.
 
    80-20 is trying to change that benign negligence of both candidates. We invited both to address 80-20's EC and humble themselves to ask for our support. Neither has responded positively yet.  That is not satisfactory, although negotiations are still ongoing.  80-20 will stand up for you and adhere to the reward or punishment principle, depending on the outcome of the negotiations.
 
    BTW, whom EC will endorse is strictly the decision of the the 33 Delegates, composed of 11 Democrats, 11 Independents and 11 Republicans. 80-20 has no authority over that decision, but some 80-20 Board Members are also
Delegates.  We will express our views.  
 - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
             Are You Satisfied With This Year's Presidential Election?
 
      80-20 focuses to AsAm related issues only.  So here I speak as an individual.  I had hoped that both candidates will be statesmen like and would compete on the ground of who would be the better to
 
(1) unite the American people;
(2) stop or reduce the gridlock in Washington D.C.; and,
(3) start a few innovative, cost-effective and much needed long-term projects
to compensate for one of America's worst tendencies -- short term interests only.
 
None of the above happened.  Instead, the two candidates stand deep in a cesspool of acrimonious accusations of improper personal behavior. They tear the American people further apart.
 
   An election should be more than deciding a winner on election day. 
 
    We need to speak out to prevent the same type of campaigns from recurring 4 year hence.   
 
America's future hinges on our speaking out NOW!
 
            Comments will be most welcome.  I want to know your thoughts.
S. B. Woo
 
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
http://www.80-20initiative.com/index.php 
 
 
 
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-w  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  The CA primary is over.  An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)
 
 

 


 

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Seize the Golden Opportunity. Don't Vote yet.


Seize the Golden Opportunity Now

               
To the best of our knowledge, using Hillary's Speech Archive on her website, of 
the 397 speeches she gave from January to July this year, only 1 was 
to Asian Americans -- a 30 minute speech to the group AAPI for Hillary 
in San Gabriel, CA.  We are 4.6% of the voters, but we only got 0.25% of her 
time.  Indeed, it was to a group that already endorsed her.  Don't let her
belittle us.  
Many voters sense that she has a sense of entitlement. 
Donald Trump?  Probably worse.  

So hold on to your vote.  Let 80-20 work with them to get you the GOLD.


           
Seize the Golden Opportunity of A Presidential Election.
Let's Get Something for Our Votes!

Q1:  Will 80-20 Endorse a presidential candidate this Year?
A:    Not sure.  80-20 helps a presidential candidate to win only if the candidate is willing to help AsAms in sufficient measure.  This year none seems eager to help.  So don't help either yet, especially AsAms in battleground states. Look to 80-20 to work on them, since no one else has ever dared.

Q2:  Are you saying that neither candidate has done enough for us?
A:    Yes.  Sec. Clinton has answered our questionnaire. However, they were not straightforward YES answers, as were the ones answered by Pres. Obama.  We want more commitments from her.  Trump hasn't even answered our questionnaire yet. 

Q3:  What more do you want Sec. Clinton to commit?
A:   We want her to help set a historic precedent.  Sec. Clinton went to many black churches, Jewish and Hispanic gatherings, union meetings, feminist conventions, and LBGT events.  She went to "AAPI for Hillary," but they were already committed to Hillary without asking for Hillary to help us in return.  80-20 fights for you!

   We have invited both Clinton and Trump to come to 80-20's Endorsement Convention (EC), and ASK for our vote.  Neither has replied yet.   So don't vote for either yet.

Q4:  Why be so insistent?
A:  Every presidential election is a golden opportunity for new immigrants to induce the next president to commit to helping them advance towards equal citizenship.  That was how the Irish, Polish, Italians and Jewish gained their equality.  The road to equity is never easy.  It is one hard fought step followed by another.

Q5:  So, who is to decide if there will be an endorsement in 2016?
A:   It is a 2-step process.  First, PAC's Executive Committee, composed of the 4 officers of 80-20 PAC - all tough fighters, decides when to convene the EC. Second, once convened, the Delegates, who were elected by PAC members, vote and decide whom to endorse.  

Q6: Are you implying that there could be no EC in 2016?
A:  No.  PAC bylaws require that there be an EC.  

Q7:  If so, when?
A:  It could be as late as 1 day before the election, on Nov. 7.  

Q7: Why?
A: The later the date of the EC, the less 80-20 can do to help the endorsed candidate.  In essence, 80-20 will NEVER deliver a bloc vote to any presidential candidate who is NOT willing to sufficiently help AsAms in return.  We'll let time bring pressure to work on the two candidates.  80-20 is uniquely responsible to YOU.

Q:  Can ordinary AsAms help break this apparent impasse? 
A:  Yes.  You will be the best help.  If every one of you tells every Clinton or Trump campaign worker in your city to go tell his/her boss to go to 80-20's Endorsement Convention to ask for the AsAm vote, both candidates will come.  


S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Initiative, Inc.

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
https://youtu.be/dB3eGVqG-wA  (Ignore the last 35 secs.  The CA primary is over. An EC is to decide whether to endorse Trump or Clinton.)
http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM (Ignore the appeal for funds.  SELF has succeeded.)

 

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