"Unity will mean instant first class citizenship for all or us." PLEASE give me a chance to explain this strong belief to you?
1) Why is UNITY the SAVIOR for ALL of us?
80-20 is the only AsAm organization that has advocated for a bloc vote. In its short 20-year history, look at what 80-20 has already achieved, using data from the NY Times.
Behold! Whenever 80-20 endorsed with RESERVATION, the strength of the bloc vote dropped, as in 2004 and 2016. Whenever a candidate gave iron-clad promises to 80-20 and really went to bat to implement his promises, as in Pres. Obama's case, the size of the bloc vote rockets upward.
Now imagine. If and when the entire AsAm community unites! AsAms will not only deliver a bigger bloc vote, but aSWINGBLOC VOTE.
Now think what a SWING bloc vote will do for the AsAm community. When that day arrives, both the Republican and Democratic Parties will compete fiercely for our endorsement. BOTH will not only eagerly promise us EQUAL opportunity but also fulfill their respective promise, AFTER the election.
WHY? For 2 reasons. First, our SWING bloc vote at the next election will keep them honest. Secondly, giving AsAms equal opportunity is what our gov. should have done to begin with.
2) Wait, wait, wait. Don't go too fast, S. B. You talk about a SWING bloc vote, but you have endorsed Democratic candidates only. EXPLAIN!
Giving politicians our votes without asking for their promises to helps us back
is politically immature. So 80-20 has always sent questionnaires* to presidential candidates. In fact, we often demand that the candidates would answer in clear-cut "Yeses" or "Nos", so that they canNOT wiggle out of their promises upon being elected. Click here to see how candidates Obama and Biden have answered our questionnaires in "Yeses" only. They also signed their replies. That's why we supported them!
However, not a single Republican presidential candidate has ever answered 80-20's questionnaire. So a competition in will power between our community and the Republic Party is on. We think the Republicans are about to wake up. They can see 80-20's powerful record in the table, shown above. You can also help induce them to wake up.
Some AsAm orgs. have supported candidates without getting their promise to help us back in writing. We think such orgs. were either politically immature or betraying our community. UNITY is our SAVIOR. Do your part please.
*The procedure with which 80-20 PAC endorses a presidential candidate is very democratic and transparent. The Delegates are elected. The procedure is all written down. Please read article 7 of 80-20 PAC's Bylaws, entitled "Protocol Regarding Presidential Electrons".
NOTE: We thank Jackson and Stella Yen, Laguna Woods, CA who contributed $7,000
to EF In memory of their beloved daughter, Jessica J. Yen. What e meaningful and lasting way to memorialize a beloved one.