(1) "Is 80-20's advocacy of a bloc vote legal?" Absolutely!
80-20 not only advocates but also executes a bloc vote. Indeed, it informs, with pride, the elected officials that it can deliver a bloc vote.
(2) "Is a bloc vote too extreme?" Not at all!
Almost all Americans cast a bloc vote, although people cast their bloc votes for different reasons. See the following table which is shown in CNN's Exit Poll website , under "Vote by Party ID": http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/
Obama McCain Others
Democrats (39%) 89% 10% 1%
Republicans (32%) 9% 90% 1%
Independents (29%) 52% 44% 4%
Other types of bloc votes are a) blacks favored Obama by 95/4, and b) "conservatives" favored McCain by 78/20.
(3) "Are Asian Ams calling too much attention to ourselves, in boasting our success in organizing a bloc vote?" No!
In America, the more attention you get about your ability to influence the outcome of elections, the better it is.
(4) "Does a bloc vote work against democracy?" No. A bloc vote protects democracy!
David Broder, Dean of America's political columnists, describes a bloc vote as "one of the unnoticed glories of American life," Why? Because a bloc vote gives a small minority the power to get politicians' attention to their rightful concerns. Otherwise, when push comes to shove, Asian Ams' interests will be sacrificed first, as was the case prior to 80-20's existence.
Evidence? See Chart 1 of the picture.
Want to know 80-20's value to YOU? See the second picture here. [NOTE: If you can't see the pictures, it is because you've selected an email option of "text only." Undo that preference, the pictures will appear.]
(5) Does the above OPEN YOUR EYES to the reality of American politics? If so, join 80-20. 80-20 serves you in a unique & extremely significant way.
Using a credit card, visit http://www.80-20initiative.net. Click on the red button "JOIN 80-20." Or send you check to 80-20 PAC, PO Box 22509, Philadelphia, PA 19110.
Dues of NEW members are matched up to $3,500. THANK YOU.
Respectfully yours,S. B. Woo
Acting Executive Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC, Inc.