Monday, May 15, 2017

War Stories

Self-Empowerment came from fighting for ourselves
     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:
   Date                      Subject 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 here to 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 to say "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,
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :  (Ignore the last 35 secs. The election is over.)