(A) Judy Chu, Vice Chair of California's Board of Equalization and a multi-year 80-20 member, is running for Congress in CA's 32 Congressional District. Her chance of winning is good. She has a very impressive list of endorsements.
(1) She is running for the seat vacated by Hilda Solis who became Labor Secretary under President Obama. Judy was endorsed by Hilda Solis's sister. Hilda Solis won her last election by 100%.
(2) She had also been endorsed by The Emily's List -- a powerful political org. that specializes in endorsing female candidates.
(3) She was also endorsed by Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. A large fraction of the voters in the 32nd are union members.
(4) She was also endorsed by Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, United Farmworkers in a district where about 50% of the voters are Hispanics.
She faces a primary on May 19, 2009. You can help nail down her victory by visiting http://www.judychu.net. 80-20 PAC sent her $1,000. If she wins the primary, she will become the next Congresswoman from that district, since the district is strongly Democratic.
(B) Two Other 80-20 Members Are Running for High Offices.
Besides Judy, we have
a) Ted Lieu, an 80-20 Life member, is running for CA's Attorney General. Help him by visiting http://www.tedlieu.com/ . Ted is leading a valiant fight to give our children a level playing field in admission to Univ. of California. He'll face an election in 2010. See http://www.latimes.com/news/
b) Sam Yoon, an 80-20 family member, is running for Mayor of Boston. Visit http://www.samyoon.com. Sam will face a primary election on Sept. 22, 2009. The Mayoral race is non-partisan.
80-20 has already donated to both wonderful candidates.
Practice "ESI" or enlightened self-interest. Derive happiness and self respect from plowing back to enrich your community. Join 80-20. Go http://www.80-20initiative.net and then click on the button "JOIN 80-20." United, we shall overcome.
S. B. Woo
Acting Executive Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.