The following conversation occurred between Sen. John Kerry of MA and S. B. Woo in 1988.
Kerry: S.B., do you know why both political parties and the national media don't pay much attention to the Asian Am. community?
S. B.: Why?
Kerry: Because all 3 entities know that even your activists, when told to go away or ignored long enough, will quietly go away. No sustained action.
80-20 is a role model in taking sustained action to make the "impossible" possible. 80-20 aims to EMPOWER our community with ample self-confidence and a new spirit.
80-20 also vows if it can't serve our community effectively anymore, it'll rather die than pretending to be activists but who will quietly submit when the going gets tough.
Here are items that 80-20 has made POSSIBLE, conceived by many as impossible earlier?
o Go by a "reward and punish" principle in dealing with the political establishment
o Deliver Asian Am. bloc votes
o Fight with presidential candidates and yet get their commitments.
Perhaps the biggest "impossible" 80-20 aims to OVERCOME is our POLITICAL APATHY.
80-20 aims to HALVE the amount of our political apathy by DOUBLING its membership within a year, or it'll dissolve itself!
How is DOUBLING going? It needs your sustained help, especially help from our Basic Members who are urged to upgrade to Family memberships. See below. The red line is getting ever closer to the green line.
Join 80-20. Please help the 2 lines to cross so that TOGETHER, we can make "impossible" possible. Using a credit card, go to http://www.80-20initiative.net Or send your check to 80-20 PAC 13337 South St. #189 Cerritos, CA 90703.
Sudent $15; Basic $35; Family $50 or Life Member $1,000.
S. B. Woo, a volunteer who has volunteered for 12 years for 80-20 and donated $100,000
Tony Li, Skillman, NJ: $1,500
Yin-Long Qiu & Libo Li, Ann Arbor, MI: $1,500
Daisy Wu, Ann Arbor, MI $1,000 &
Tina Liu Jen, Parsippany, NJ: $1,000
Alice Huang, Pasadena, CA: $1,000