Monday, October 25, 2021

Moment of Truth Arriving Soon

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Boston Globe Endorsed Michelle Wu for Boston mayor

     Its editorial states:

          "In this election, that choice is very clear: The Globe endorses
          at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu of Roslindale, the first-place
          finisher in the preliminary election who has both an expansive
          vision for the city’s next chapters and a proven record of ethical

     Many weeks ago, 80-20 predicted that Michelle Wu will win by at least 55%. We now predict that she'll win by a close to 2 to 1 ratio. Michelle is looking for small donations in the last days of her campaign. To donate $8.02, click here.

Why Is 80-20 Focusing on Michelle Wu's Race so much?

     For 3 reasons:

(1) Michelle Wu is an AsAm who knows how to build a solid political career. If elected, she will likely serve her constituents well and make AsAms proud. She could serve as a good role model for AsAms who are interested in politics.

(2) She is the diametric opposite of another AsAm who is ignorant & egotistical but who is unfortunately much better known among AsAms. He has no experience in politics but ran for U.S. President and later for mayor of NY City. If elected, he'll likely ruin the U.S.A. or NY city. He is becoming a magician specializing on sucking money from AsAms who lack political maturity. His
recent antics include establishing a third political party and/or the largest AsAm political action committee. We are not against him. He needs to reflect on his crushing defeats, learn much more about politics and repay his AsAm donors
in deeds and heart. After he has done all that, 80-20 may even help him to come back to politics.

(3) So 80-20 wants to use the strong contrast of the 2 candidates to build up our community's maturity in election politics. Note the drastic difference in results. One lost miserably twice, the other is seemingly winning big,

The Moment of Truth Is Arriving Soon!

     In another 9 days, on Nov. 2, you will know whether 80-20's prediction on Michelle Wu's victory and the huge size of her victory is true.

     If so, we hope that YOU'll remember that 80-20 is not only always courageous in fighting for your rightful interests but also has the political know-how AND deep understanding in ELECTION POLITICS. Together, we can build a strong AsAm community to make ourselves EQUAL citizens!

To post your view, click here     DONATE.

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

     80-20 gratefully acknowledges all donors, including
Margaret Shih, Clemente, CA ($2000 for EF).
Henry & Alice Liu, Walnut Creek, CA ($2000 for EF), and
Yang Xia, Oakland, MI ($1000 for Empowerment PAC).

Monday, September 20, 2021

Michelle Wu Won in a Landslide. Implication?

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Michelle Wu won the Boston Mayoral Primary by a landslide:
33% to 22% over Annissa Essaibi George who will be 
Michelle's General Election opponent.

Q&A on "The Implication of this victory to the AsAm Community"

Q: 80-20 endorsed Michelle Wu. So is 80-20 claiming that it has caused Michelle Wu's victory?

A: Certainly not. Michelle Wu's years of hard work and service to Boston did it. She also planned her race well.

Q: OK, then. Did 80-20 help Michelle Wu at all?
A: We'd like to think so. Before we endorsed her, she was leading by 1 point over her strongest opponent in the polls. A few days after 80-20's endorsement and fundraising for her, she led by many points in all later polls. Hence, we might have helped, & certainly didn't harm her campaign.

Q: Since 80-20 is NOT claiming much credit for Michelle's victory, why did you mention her in 5 of your last 7 e-newsletters, starting with"Smart donors get winning results"? Indeed, you devoted 2 of those 5 e-newsletters entirely to Michelle's contest. What's the hidden message?

A: The hidden message is "Smart donors get winning results". 80-20 wants  all AsAm donors to become smart donors. We want

(1) To remind you how we wasted millions of dollars helping unqualified AsAm political candidates run for "Governor of CA", "President of the USA" and "Mayor of NY City". Neither of these candidates had the slimmest chance to win. Our candidates were NOT ready. They didn't seriously prepare themselves for the runs, and

(2) To demonstrate to you that we can be smart donors bringing home winning results. Michelle Wu's campaign for Boston mayor is an example.

Q: But! Most AsAms don't know much about election politics, nor have the time to study polls like 80-20. You need to find a solution!

A: To offer a solution is 80-20's goal. Seeing how we've wasted millions,       80-20 wants to point to a smarter way. That is, from here on when an AsAm candidate runs for a nationwide, statewide or big citywide race,  if 80-20 thinks the campaign is ill-prepared, we'll be stone quiet. Other-wise, we'll offer encouragement, even when the campaign is NOT certain to win. Few political campaigns are certain to win. But a well-prepared campaign doesn't end up in 4th or 5th position in a primary.

Q: Do you think Michelle Wu will win the General election on Nov. 2?
A: Yes. Her campaign seems exceptionally strong. My conjecture is that she'll win at least 55% of the vote on Nov. 2. Click here and then go to "5.3 Polling" to view the first post-primary poll showing Wu leading by 48% to Essaibi's 28%.

Q: Can Michelle Wu possibly still lose the race?
A: Yes! If Michelle lets her opponent twist her image into that of an extreme liberal through negative TV ads

      A billionaire supported Annissa Essaibi with a SuperPAC and ran $0.5       million worth of TV ads for her during the primary. Such TV ads are   designed by high-priced political pros who have no concern for truth & decency. During the General Election much more money could be poured in, and the TV ads will most likely be negative ads attacking Michelle Wu.
      Help Michelle by donating generously. If you donated $80.20 last time, please donate $802.0 this time. ($1,000 is max.) Michelle needs serious money this time. Her victory will indirectly enhance AsAm political clout.

   Please DONATE yourself & forward this email to your friends who have big generous hearts.

To post your view, click here.

S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 22 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)

Monday, August 30, 2021

Want AsAm Officials to Help us more?

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The Best Way to induce AsAm Elected Officials
to Help us More

    Help is always a two-way street. The best way to induce AsAm elected officials to help us MORE is:
to help them MORE when they are running for re-elections.

    In particular, you may want to help the AsAm politicians under 80-20's leadership. Why? Because 80-20 keeps an institutional memory of such two-way events. 80-20'll make sure that it is a win-win street. :-) Otherwise, we'll advise you to STOP helping a very unhelpful politician.

    An opportunity to build such a win-win two-way street is on hand. Sen. Duckworth of IL is running for re-election in 2022. Her campaign needs to hit
    "a very important milestone of 250,000 contributions during the 2021 cycle."

    She needs small donations. Click here to verify her need. Will you please help? 80-20 suggests that you and your spouse EACH donate $8.02 or $1.82 to her campaign today.

    Do your share please. Together we'll build a mighty political clout for our children from the ground up!

"Is Michelle Wu now the odds-on favorite?"

    The article reported: "The political class was buzzing Tuesday about a leaked internal poll, reported by Politicofrom the campaign of Essaibi George which showed Wu as the front-runner, with 27 percent support. The poll — which should be treated with caution, since the campaign has not made all of the poll’s details public — had Wu 12 points ahead of both Essaibi George and Janey, who were tied for second with 15 percent each. …… Essaibi George’s campaign confirmed the figures as accurate."    

    Please donate and/or volunteer to help MIchelle increase her lead.

To post your view, click here. To DONATE to 80-20!

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

PS: There is a big lecture series organized by Coalition Peace Initiative that believes media reports demonizing China leads to hate crimes against AsAms and Chinese Americans, If interested, please click here to know more.