Sunday, June 30, 2002

Generating Positive Image for the APA Community


Associated Press, a worldwide media service, is doing a fairly big article on 80-20's Flag Project. It may be carried in YOUR local papers. Please look for it. Topics covered include the following.

4500 poster flags will be up in store windows owned by APAs in big cities in CA, NY, Texas, and other states. If you live in those states, please look for the poster flags in Koreatown, Chinatown, etc. The flags have 80-20's name and web site address. A SPECIAL THANKS goes to all volunteers who distributed & put up the flags.

Radio ads urging APAs to display flags on July 4th shall be broad- cast in many big cities in 3 languages, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese, from 6/28 to July 4th.


Joy Chang, 80-20's Special Assistant till now, will be leaving to attend Hastings Law School on 6/31. Many at 80-20 are starting to miss her already. Best wishes, Joy. We appreciated your dedication to 80-20.

Jing-Li Yu was selected to replace Joy, after a national search. Jing's SAT scores were 800 in verbal, 750 in math; his Graduate Record Exam scores were 98% in both categories. He was an economics major at U. of Penn and a cum laude graduate of Penn after only 2 years. At the age of 21, he has finished his course requirement for a Master's degree in Social Sciences at the U. of Chicago. He comes very highly recommended.

Tim Chen is still 80-20's Special Assistant stationed in San Francisco.

3) An OUTSTANDING Article by Stewart Ikeda

PLAYING THE HATE-CARD IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS -- Racial Attacks in Campaigns aren't Just Politically Effective, but Politically Correct

Stewart is the web master of Asian-American Village, and a good friend of 80-20. His article starts with an "teaser:"

What do Matt Fong, Ben Cayetano, David Wu, George Nakano, David Chiu, and Elaine Chao have in common?

a) All Democrats
b) All elected to federal office
c) All Chinese Americans
d) All presumed or implied to be foreigners by their countrymen

For the full article, visit