by Jing-Li Yu, 80-20 PAC Treasurer
As July 4th is coming up, let's take some time to recount our blessings as Americans. We live in the freest nation in the world, with the most opportunity. We are blessed with a diversity and harmony among many groups. And only in America are criticisms of the country not just tolerated, but praised as fulfilling a patriotic duty to push her to become a "more perfect union."
Let's show our pride as Americans. Remember 80-20's Flag Projects? "It takes an image to solve our image problem of being seen as perpetual foreigners." Proudly display the American flag in front of your home, and get your family and friends to do so, too. Engage in local July 4th activities.
Here's another way to help spread that patriotic spirit. Pass the word about 80-20's ads celebrating our country. Our English-language ad in Asian Week hits newsstands in the Bay Area today (June 29th) (and will be available all week). Our Chinese-language ad in the World Journal comes out this Sunday (July 1). Radio ads on Chinese American Voice of NY (FM 101.9 via satellite) have been playing and will continue up to July 4th. Local chapters in NJ, TX, MO, and MA may also be placing ads in local papers.
Please check out 80-20's ads and show them to your family, friends and colleagues. Make some copies and pass them out. Get them to join, because unity is power, and let's unite to make America a more perfect union.
Any US citizen or permanent resident can join - using a credit card, visit
http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership.html (easy to use) or
PERSONAL checks are payable to "80-20 PAC", mailed to:
Jing-Li Yu TreasurerP.O. Box 527340
Flushing, NY 11352-7340 .
Please write down your E-MAIL address & PHONE no. on the BACK of the check.
Life membership is $1,000; Family (2 voters) is $50; Basic Membership is $35; Student membership is $15.Thank you, and wishing you a Happy July 4th!