Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Why is 80-20's LA Event Significant?

Many APA individuals and organizations have done fundraisers for
presidential candidates. This event is the opposite. A presidential
candidate, perhaps the leading candidate, comes to an event where an
APA organization holds, not an annual convention, but a fundraiser.

It is significant for 2 major reasons.

First, it affirms 80-20's strong faith that if we, the APAs, get our acts
together, our political system will respond. When we have political
clout, we can win equal justice and equal opportunity in workplaces for
us and our children.

Second, Gov. Howard Dean, perhaps the leading Democratic presidential
candidate, by chartering a plane to come to LA just to make the 80-20
event is warmly reaching out to the APA community.

Talking about reaching out, we regret to inform you that President Bush
will not be coming. 80-20 appreciates the courtesy and careful
consideration extended to it by the White House scheduling office. All
of that may also be a sign of our community's growing clout.

The following wonderful individuals helped greatly. As a
result, 290 of the 300 tickets have been reserved. Every major
component of the APA community has at least one table at the event.
All titles are for identification purposes only.

Honorary Chairs:
T. S. Chung (Founding president of Korean American Coalition, &
former Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary) and
Albert Huang (An architect and President, LA 80-20 Chapter)

Chair: Charles Sie (Former Vice Chair of Comm. of 100)


Rajen Anand, Richard Choi Bertsch, Fred & Sarah Chen,
Amy Han and Vincent Chang, Yu-Chi Larry Ho,
Tom and Laura Hsu, Cathy Kwan, Steve Ko, Walter Ling, M.D.,
So May, Ashok Madan, Weiming Alex New,
Linden Nishinaga, Johnny Pecayo, Brandon Shamim &
Gautam Dutta, Kathleen To, John Tsu, Fred &Julia Wan,
James Wu, Jerry Yang, Cheng Yue.

Event information:
Date: September 6, 2003 (Saturday)
Location: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 9750 Airport Blvd (near LAX).
VIP RECEPTION with Gov. Dean: Los Angeles Room, 11 a.m. to
noon, $150 per person
LUNCHEON: California Ballroom, 11:45 a.m., $75 per person
Tickets are available at
http://www.80-20initiative.net/luncheon.html or call 866 FOR-8020 to
reserve a ticket.

A Complimentary Ticket for Each Day of Volunteering

Want to volunteer for the Dean event? All volunteers are
thanked with a complimentary $75 ticket to the Luncheon for EACH
day of service. Please e-mail 80-20@earthlink.net . THANK YOU.
We need you in the evening of 9/5 (Friday) and/or morning of 9/6.

To join as a member, go
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html or