Monday, November 09, 2020

2 Victories Plus Very Sad News.


Two Great Victories & 1 Pending

1.  We Dumped Trump! 

     We didn’t do it alone.  But we were the first in the nation calling to dump Trump, right after Trump used the term "Chinese virus". On March 23, 80-20 published "Demand Apology or Reject Trump", when Republicans were absolutely certain that Trump would be re-elected, and when Democrats were mired in their primaries. Go visit the 132 feedbacks left on the Poster Board of that e-newsletter. See how money and support poured in! This sentiment and strategy spread and spread ... to the whole nation.

2. Defeated CA’s Prop 16 by a landslide, 55% to 44%.

    We didn’t do it alone either.  But 80-20 is the only national AsAm org. to lead the opposition in CA against Prop 16.

3. Outcome of flipping the Senate is ???  

    It’ll depend on the 2 runoff senate elections in Georgia in January. 

The Significance of Dumping Trump

    Van Jones, a CNN commentator, said it best: “Well it is easier to be a parent this morning.…It’s easier to tell your kid that character matters.  Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters.  It is easier for a whole lot of people..."


The Significance of Defeating Prop 16 In CA

    Are you aware of the following shocking facts?   9 Asian American legislators voted for ACA 5. California's Controller Betty Yee, Treasurer Fiona Ma, former Controller/Treasurer John Chiang, Congressmembers Judy Chu & Ted Lieu all supported Prop 16.

    When something is grossly out of whack in our community, don’t just blame others.  To start the correction process, EXAMINE SELF FIRST. 80-20 was partially at fault. Henceforth, 80-20 shall try hard to be in closer contact with our elected AsAm officials nationwide.

     Many of YOU are also at fault. YOU must not support candidates just because they are AsAms.  YOU need to know if the candidates share your concerns and hold them accountable during election time.  Don’t be satisfied just because AsAm politicians attend your weddings and funerals and take pictures with you.  That is silly.  YOU need to reach out and tell elected officials your principal concerns.

Very Sad News OR 80-20 Needs Your Help!

     If you think 80-20 Educational Foundation and Empowerment PAC are of critical Importance to you, then we respectfully request your sacrifice & help.

     In that regard, our Board members came unanimously to a very sad conclusion.   That is, unless 80-20 can greatly expand its financial and human resourcesIT SHALL SLOWLY DIE when the old war horses like Alice Huang, Henry Lee and I will fade away, since our younger colleagues like Wei-jing Zhu, Jing-Li Yu and Elaine Su, with full-time jobs and duties, are not yet ready to carry the torch fully.  80-20 shall slowly burn through its current assets of about $4 million, saved penny by penny by past & current Board members with deep sacrifice, and SLOWLY DIE

     In the next few weeks, we’ll present you with a RESCUE PLAN that will require deep sacrifices from ALL of us to make it work.  Our sincere & serious apologies for the sad news.

    Forward this e-newsletter to individuals who may have the ability to RESCUE 80-20 but who are thus far not involved with 80-20.   

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S. B. Woo

President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Asian American Empowerment PAC,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)