Thursday, November 1, 2012

AsAm vote too SMALL to count in battle-gd. states?

          Is our vote too small to count in battleground states (BGSs)?
         Most people think so!
   THINK AGAIN! Here is what happened in some battleground states in the 2000 election.
Names of States    Margins of Victory    % AsAm Voters (Population)
  Florida                     0.0092%                        1.2% (2.4%)
  New Mexico              0.06%                            0.7% (1.4%)
  Wisconsin                 0.22%                            1.1% (2.3%)
  Iowa                        0.31%                            0.8% (1.7%)
  Oregon                    0.44%                            1.8% (3.7%)

   Note that the % of Asian American voters is normally about HALF that of our population. This is because only about 58% of the Asian Americans are citizens. In addition, ours is a young population & has a larger than normal % of people under 18 years of age, who cannot vote.
   Compare the columns of margins of victory versus the % of AsAm voters. In every case, our voter % is at least 2.5 TIMES larger than the margin of victory.
   Imagine when the two major parties know that they can count on Asian Ams to deliver a bloc vote, if & when 80-20 endorses its presidential candidate.
   Do you think that our adults will STILL face the lowest  glass ceiling in workplaces, AND our children STILL face the highest admission bars in applying to elite colleges? No way!
   80-20 Educational Foundation can lead you to the water, but we can't force you to drink it. We can provide you with the knowledge and how to make yourselves equal citizens. YOU must decide whether you want it.
   80-20 PAC (not EF) has endorsed Obama for the 2012 election. 

Forward this email far & wide! Counting on you. :-)

S.B. Woo, a volunteer
President, 80-20 National Asian Am Educational Foundation, Inc.