Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Lots of GREAT News

1) 80-20 held a teleconference on 6/19 & raised $60,000 to
$89,000 for its war chest for the 2004 election. None will be
given to the endorse presidential candidate. Funds will be used to
buy TV, radio and newspaper ads to forge a bloc vote for the
endorsed candidates ONLY. That is the fundamental way to
increase our community's political clout.

2) The following radio stations are broadcasting 80-20 messages
urging APAs to hoist a flag on July 4th:
In Los angeles:
1230 AM, Korean language
1480 AM, Vietnamese language
1370 AM, Mandarin
1300 AM, Mandarin
1430 AM, Cantonese
In San Francisco:
1400/1450 AM, Cantonese
FM 96.1, Mandarin
1480 AM, Cantonese
FM 104.3 (subscribers only), Mandarin

Let SB know of your view of the next July 4th radio message.

3) 1.1 million e-mail addresses on 80-20's list. It is a factor of 3
increase over the 300,000 email addresses in the 2000 election.

4) Our web site had a GREAT FACE-LIFT. You MUST SEE IT. See pictures in the mid section!!!!

5) S. B. 's speaking schedule. He'll be delighted to see YOU.

a) Florida: 6/26 (Saturday morning); "The Importance of Group
Political Clout," invited by Chinese Am. Scholar Assoc., Holiday Inn near U. of Central FL, Orlando campus
b) NY: 7/8 (Thur. Morning); "A Virtual Political Community," invited by Syracuse U's Center for Digital Literacy; Syr U, Schine Std. Ctr.
c) West Virginia: 8/14 (Sat. morning); "What 80-20 Is All About,"
invited by Chinese Am. Scholar Assoc. of WV, Morgantown
Waterfront Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.

As usually, honorarium from the 3 events will be donated to 80-20, while he bears the tax consequences.

* * * * * * * * * * *
80-20 is a national, nonpartisan, Political Action Committee
dedicated to winning equal opportunity and justice for all
Asian Pacific Americans through a SWING bloc vote, ideally
directing 80% of our community's votes and money to the
presidential candidate endorsed by the 80-20, who better
represents the interests of all APAs. Hence, the name "80-20" was
created. For more details, visit

Monday, June 14, 2004

Hoist a Flag on July 4th!

On July 4th, Asian Pacific Americans may want to

o Count the Blessings of Liberty We've Enjoyed as Citizens &
Permanent Residents of USA:

For instance, so many of us recently sent messages to our
presidential candidates, including President Bush himself,
that unless each pledges to help us win equal opportunity
in workplaces, we would not support his/her candidacies in
the coming election. Most candidates responded not only
affirmatively but also speedily. Where else is a land so free?

o Show Appreciation for Our Great Nation & at the Same
Time Help Erase Our Image as "Perpetual Foreigners":

Hoist a flag! Visit where you
can 1) ask for free flags from 80-20,
2) find out where to buy flags with a holder,
3) listen to 80-20's radio ads, being aired for 2 weeks
in Korean, Vietnamese & Chinese (Mandarin &
Cantonese) in SF, LA & NY, at a cost of $15K to 80-20.
Contact ethnic radio stations in your locality which
May want to air the radio ads as a public service. The
ads can be downloaded electronically, free of charge,
4) find out how 80-20's flag project is helping to
erase our foreigners' image. See "media coverage," &
5) Organize a Sea of Flags activity in your locality
and ask the local media to cover your event. Most
media will be more than willing! Be a DOER.

It takes images (sea of flags) to create a positive &
patriotic image for us.

What if, it were known across America that there were always MORE flags hoisted in Koreatown/Chinatown/Little Saigon/Japantown/etc. on Independence, Memorial, and Veteran Days? Will most of our compatriots still think of us as foreigners? No way!

Can we turn this vision into reality? Yes, if YOU do your share!

Join 80-20. Don't be a free loader. :-) Together, we shall overcome. Using a credit card, visit
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. Thank you.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Differences & Similarities of Dem. & Rep.

ELECTION TIME. 'Tis an opportune time for AsAms.

Astute Americans use elections to get the 2 parties to do things for them. AsAms must learn to do the same. But, first, know the differences and similarities of the two parties, highlighting those features that are of particular relevance to AsAms.


o Both want our money & votes BEFORE elections & give back benign negligence AFTERWARDS.

o For example, both the Democratic & Republican Administrations didn't bother to enforce Exec. Order 11246 for AsAms, a law that was designed to give equal opportunity in workplaces for ALL Americans. We are the only Americans who were left out.

o Both competed to distance from the ENTIRE AsAm community during the campaign finance scandal of 1997, which New York Times termed the Asia Gate, although only a FEW AsAms committed the misdeeds.

o Both lust to win the White House. Both will serve our rightful interests, if WE CAN HELP THEM WIN the White house -- 80-20's reason in advocating a SWING bloc vote.

o Both want to do the right things for America, but both mostly place their partisan interests first. Hence each party MUST FIRST serve those of its constituents who demand service from them. If AsAms are dumb enough not to ask for their service, and/or if our votes & money are split 50/50, then both parties will forever feed us
benign neglect. Wake up! [See below for "constituents" of each party.]

(Being brief, the following is not comprehens ive)

o Rep. and Dem. have different constituents.
The Republican Party mostly counts on votes from the white male, rural folks, folks down South and in the Mid-West, & conservatives (people who prefer to preserve things the old way).
The Democratic Party mostly counts on folks in big cities, African Ams., Hispanics, immigrants, union households, and liberals (people who believe in change in order to cope).

o The two parties are different in philosophy.
Everything else being about equal, GOP will favor the businesses, because it believes that a big profit for business will trickle down to benefit all Americans. Everything else being about equal, the Dem. Party will favor the working folks, not because it is more compassionate, but because most of its constituents happen to be the little folks.

Above all, REMEMBER that political parties act in their own interest. If we have the unity to deliver a SWING bloc vote, then the two parties will compete to serve our rightful interest in order to win our bloc vote in the NEXT election.

To achieve that unity, friends, we really need your help in the election year. We need a BIG war chest & army. Join 80-20 now. or
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.