Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Moving Stories; Root Cause of Our Weakness

Root Cause of Our Political Weakness

The root cause is our POLITICAL APATHY. To combat this disease, 80-20
puts its own life on the line
-- double its membership to prove its
effectiveness in tackling this root cause or die. For a long time, it seemed
a certain death for 80-20.

However, 80-20 doesn't give up easily. S B Woo emailed all Basic
members (1 vote) asking for a big favor. He asked them to each pay an
additional $15 and convince his/her spouse or a friend to become
the 2nd person in a Family membership (2 votes).

The Response was Fantastic

(A) Set a Record in "Members Joining per Week"!

Last week we got 115 more members, breaking the highest ever record of 107.
Look at the graph below. The red line shot way up closing its gap with the green line.

(B) Asked for $15 & 1 member, GUESS WHAT CAME BACK IN?

1) "S.B., I will give $1000 to become a life member soon."
Manlan Liu, Auburn Hill, MI

2) ". . . . I have signed up the following people as members of 80-20 from
my own meager funds. I have great faith in your ability, with my
prodding, to retain them as paying members for future years.

1. Abrar Khan, Denver, CO 2. Shahida Khan, Seattle, WA
3. Omar Khan, Seattle, WA 4. Ilyas Mason Khan, Oakland, CA
5. Aslam Khan, Seattle, WA"
Alam Khan, Oakland, CA
(Note added by S.B.: All 5 persons paid their $35 on the same day.)

3) "Yes, I would love to donate $500.00." Tina Liu Jen, NJ

4) "What do I do if I want to buy an 80-20 Initiative membership for some
of my Asian-American friends?"
John Kim, Dana Point, CA

5) Henry Lao, El Monte, CA donated $500 instead of $15. When I wrote to
thank him for his extra-ordinary generosity, he replied, "What I'm giving is
nothing compare to you, along with your dedication
. . . . "

6) Of the 100 plus who responded to 80-20's $15 request, 8 generously
each paid $135 to become Family members for 3 years
as an expression
of their confidence that 80-20 will live.

What love and affection for 80-20 from a broad cross section of the
Asian Am. community! Note that the above came from one Korean Am,
one South Asian and 3 Chinese Americans.

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
80-20 salutes you!

To those Basic Members who have NOT responded
to S. B, please consider helping. Thank you.

Joining 80-20! Using a credit card, go to Or send your check to
80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
There is a matching fund of $10,000 for dues of anyone joining
Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.

For Student Memberships of $15 , there is a 2 to 1 matching fund
of $3,000.


S. B. Woo, a volunteer

Ting-Wei and Shirley S. Tang, Bristow, VA:
Winston Yee, Vancouver, Canada: $1,000 For 80-20 EF, &
Mu-ming Poo, Berkeley, CA: $1,000
S. B. Woo, Newark, DE: $850