Good News 1: 80-20 received a lot of ink from the mainstream
newspapers recently. An Associated Press article by Deborah Kong,
reported that 80-20's questionnaire to presidential candidates of 2004
got answers of Yes/Yes/Yes from ALL EXCEPT for Rev. Sharpton & Pres.
Bush. It also reports the frustrations of some APA civic orgs. for not
being paid much attention by the political establishment. The article
was carried in USA Today, SF Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution
and many other large papers in the nation. For the USA Today article,
Good News 2: Two editors-in-chief of APA student newspapers in two
large universities, each with thousands of APA students, have joined 80-
20 as members. That is GREAT SUPPORT FROM OUR YOUTH. We
didn't have that in the 2000 election.
Good News 3: Steve Davis, formerly the national news editor of USA
Today, now chair of the newspaper department, Syracuse University; S.I.
Newhouse School of Public Communication and the first author of "Click on
Democracy: Internet's Power to Chang Political Apathy into Civic
Action" just e-mailed to invite S. B. Woo, President of 80-20 to be a
speaker in a Conference organized by the Syracuse University on the
impact of Internet on politics in the USA. The Univ. pays for travel
expenses and accommodations. 80-20 should be able to REACH A
LOT OF THE MEDIA FOLKS during that conference in coming July,
JUST 4 months before the election.
Good News 4: 80-20's NJ chapter had a inaugural event on 2/21.
Its new President is Ved Chaudhary, who was interviewed by an Indian
Am TV station about the importance of 80-20 a few days ago.
Good News 5: The China station of Voice of America requested a TV
interview with 80-20 regarding Chinese American involvement in the
2004 Presidential Election. 80-20 has been interviewed by VOA via
radio, but a TV interview is a first. 80-20 President S. B. Woo has
accepted the invitation, while noting that 80-20 is an Asian American
80-20 is doing well. But it needs to do great! It need YOU. Any
US citizen or permanent resident can be a member using a credit card,
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu 80-20 special Assistant
P.O. Box 527340 Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the
check. Basic membership is $35; Family (2 voters) is $50, Life
Membership is $1,000. Student membership is $15. Dues are NOT tax