Monday, December 02, 2002

Our Shared Dream & Your Membership

It's Thanksgiving day. 'Tis the time to be thankful to our Life Members; to regular members whose membership expires on 12/31; to those who support our cause but who are not yet members. 80-20 needs you to renew or upgrade your membership, or join as new members.

Why does 80-20 need YOUR membership?

It's not because we need your money to make a living, since all leaders of 80-20 work as volunteers. We need you, because we want to REALIZE OUR SHARED DREAM -- building up our community's political clout to win equal opportunity for you and your children.

80-20 can do things for YOU that you yourself can not hope to get done, regardless of how much personal wealth and power you may possess. Certain things can be done by group political clout only.

Group political clout depends on numbers. We have 630,000 APA families on our e-mail list, which is very impressive. However, we have only 1600 dues-paying members which is embarrassingly small except for the fact that it was 80-20's first attempt at instituting a dues system.

Therefore, 80-20 must redouble its effort, while hoping that YOU will help personally.

If you are NOT yet a member, please join us TODAY. It take each of us "putting our shoulders to the wheel" to enable our children "to rise as high and go as far as their ambition and ability will take them" ­ the accepted definition of EQUAL opportunity. You and your children face glass ceilings. Glass ceilings mean UNequal opportunity.

If you are a member, please consider upgrading your membership. You could upgrade from Basic to Family Membership, or from Family to Life Membership. 80-20 hopes to achieve 100% in membership renewal.

If you are a Life Member, you've done more than your share. However, if you can afford it, please consider upgrading your Life Membership or making a generous contribution.

Click on to see names of our Life Members on permanent display.

There are six types of 80-20 memberships:

1. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
2. Family (for couples only, 2 votes) -- $50
3. Life -- $1000
4. Family life (couples only, 2 votes) -- $1,500
5. Honorary Life -- $5,000
6. Honorary Family (couples only, 2 votes) -- $10,000

Any US citizen or permanent resident can be a member TODAY using a credit card, visit or .

PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Professor Chun Wa Wong
3780 Keystone Ave.
Suite 106
Los Angeles, CA 90034-6363

Write down your e-mail address in the check . Thank you.

S. B. Woo
The 80-20 Initiative, on Thanksgiving day