Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Great Battles You've Won

There is EXCITEMENT, FUN, SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT & PRIDE in being a part of 80-20. Why? Because we fought & won great battles together.

Do you remember YOUR EXCITEMENT, whenever you received a "CALL TO ACTION" email from 80-20 laying out a battle plan whose victory depended primarily on YOUR PARTICIPATION?

Do you remember YOUR FUN, whenever you followed the battle plans & sent email/fax/call in YOUR OWN WORDS & WITH YOUR OWN TWISTS to help turn the battle in our favor?

Do you remember YOUR SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT, when YOUR ACTION helped achieve victories one after another?

Let us count OUR VICTORIES, whether won in conjunction with other AsAm orgs. or in solo:

o General Wesley Clark & TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr called 80-20 Pres. S. B. Woo at his home to apologize for referring respectively to Chinese and Yao Ming as "Chinaman," & asked 80-20 to convey their apologies to the entire AsAm community,
o Abercrombie & Fitch C.O.O. Seth Johnson called S. B. Woo at his home to relate its decision to withdraw its 4 new lines of T-shirts that denigrated AsAms, within 4 hours of a suggestion by 80-20,
o The Nat'l Republican Comm. withdrew, within 24 hours, a TV ad that showed the USA being nuked by China. 80-20 was the ONLY AsAm org. that spoke up & demanded the ad's withdrawal.
o Acting alone again, 80-20 got 8 Democratic president candidates including Kerry & Edwards to answer YES/YES/YES in writing to promise enforcement of Executive Order 11246 to ensure equal opportunity in workplaces for AsAms, should they be elected.
o During the SARS hysteria, a NJ school district apologized and took other compensatory actions for turning AsAm teachers away from contracted work for fear of SARS, two days after S. B. Woo negotiated by phone with the school superintendent.
o After weeks of resistance to give satisfactory apologies, Seattle Times and 101.5FM of NJ gave satisfactory apologies 3 days after 80-20 joined other sister organizations in protests.
o 80-20 delivered two bloc votes in the last two presidential elections to the candidates it endorsed. More than any of the above, those bloc votes gave us the political clout that WILL WIN for us:

(1) Federal government enforcement of Executive Order 11246, &
(2) an Asian American Supreme Court Justice.

For a complete account of OUR VICTORIES, visit .

Do you remember YOUR PRIDE? When you know that YOU PAID THE MEMBERSHIP DUES that sustained 80-20 to win those battle together!!!

If you are NOT yet a member, JOIN 80-20 now. We know that you are NOT a freeloader.

1. Honorary Family Life** (2 votes) -- $10,000
2. Honorary Life** -- $5,000
3. Family life** (2 votes) -- $1,500
4. Life** -- $1000
5. Family (for couples only, 2 votes) -- $50
6. Basic (1 vote) -- $35
7. Student -- $15
** Members' names on permanent display on 80-20's web site. See .

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