80-20 has NOT been completely transparent about the battles we fought in order to achieve self-empowerment for our community. Now, however, that Pres. Obama has successfully completed his 2 terms, and Sec. Clinton is not likely to be our next president, 80-20 can tell these war stories without unduly offending these two former political leaders.
WAR STORY 1
The 1st "War Story" tells how 80-20 struggled against and then worked with Obama, including how Pres. Obama fulfilled his promises to us and how we gratefully thanked him. It is a near perfect example of self- empowerment through fighting for ourselves.
Background Info:The time was 2008, 8 of the 9 Democratic presidential candidates had already answered 80-20's questionnaire with 6 yeses to its 6 questions. But candidate Obama had not. Since he was the expected winner of the Dem. primary, 80-20 was forced to begin a fierce struggle against him.
The Battles:See date & subject title of 80-20's e-newsletters when the battles were raging:
DateSubject Title of 80-20's e-newsletter
12/17/07 Call to Action - fax Sen. Obama
12/20/07 Faxes from AsAms to Sen. Obama
12/27/07 Call to Action - Defeat Obama
12/28/07 Reactions to "Call to Action - Defeat Obama
12/31/07 Defeat Obama
(The contents of above e-newslettters have since been DELETED from our website. The titles are kept. To verify, click here.)
Empowerment Coming As a Result of the Battles:
The following email reported that Obama had replied with 6 yeses. 01/02/08 Good News
Click hereto see Obama's signed reply addressed to S. B. Woo, President, 80-20 Educational Foundation. The first 3 questions were about removing the glass ceilings, which he only partly honored. The last 3 questions were about increasing the number of AsAm federal judges, which he completely fulfilled.
See the graph below:
The total number of AsAm federal judges with life-tenure TRIPLED. The number of AsAm federal Appeals Court judges increased from 0 to 4. Two of 4 were mentioned as potential future Supreme Court Justices by the nation's largest newspapers.Saying THANKS to Obama with our Bloc Votes:
80-20 PAC spent about $60,000 to lead the AsAm community tosay "THANKS" with our bloc votes. In 2008, the bloc vote was +37 points in favor of Obama. In 2012, seeing that Obama had honored about 75% of his promises to our community, the bloc vote was enlarged to +47 pts!
Next week, we'll publish "War Story 2".
S. B. Woo
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,