The 1st Battle
By Nov., 2007, candidates like Sens. Biden, Dodd and Gravel had answered 80-20's questionnaire of 6 questions with 6 yeses. Unfortunately, the apparent "leading" candidate Sen. H. Clinton didn't. After behind the scenes pleading with Clinton had failed, 80-20 went public with a "call to action" asking the AsAm public to tell Clinton how we felt. That didn't work either. A battle unfolded. Happily, Sen. Clinton eventually saw our plight. Here is the e-newsletter-by-e-newsletter description of the battle:
DATE TITLE OF 80-20's E-NEWSLETTER
11/27/2007 Call To Action - Write to Sen. Clinton's Campaign
12/01 Clinton's Statement Versus 80-20's 6 Questions
12/03 Contents of Faxes from AsAms to Sen. Clinton
12/05 Spreading Outrage Against Sen. Clinton (80-20 asked
"Does Sen. Clinton have the courage to stand up for
America's core value -- equal opportunity?)
The 2nd Battle
By that time, Sen. Edwards & Gov. Richardson had also answered our questionnaire with 6 yeses. NOT Sen. Obama, however!
Behind the scenes pleading occurred. That didn't work. 80-20 again went public and issued a "call to action' asking the AsAm public to fax Obama. That didn't work either.
An even bigger battle ensued, lasting almost 2 months. 80-20's e-newsletters called on its AsAm supporters to defeat Obama in all future Dem. primaries twice! We endorsed Sen. Clinton in CA's primary, and bought newspaper and radio ads in CA asking AsAms to vote for Hillary. AsAms responded to 80-20's endorsement by voting 3 to 1 for Hillary, according to CNN.
Our message got through. Sen. Obama also graciously answered with 6 yeses. Here is the e-newsletter-by-e-newsletter description of the battle:
DATE TITLE OF 80-20's E-NEWSLETTER
12/17/2007 * Call To Action -- Fax Sen. Obama
12/20 * Fax from Asian Ams to Sen. Obama
12/27 * Call To Action - Defeat Obama
12/28 * Reactions to "Call to DEFEAT Obama"
12/31 * Defeat Obama
1/02/2008 * GOOD NEWS
1/07 * Are the promises Really Iron Clad
1/12 * An Open Letter to Sen. Obama
1/13 * Fantastic Reaction to "Letter to Sen. Obama"
1/18 * A Historic Fight Begins in California (80-20
endorsed Hillary in CA's Democratic primary against Obama)
1/19 * Feedback: We'll Fight This Historic Battle (rooting
1/21 * Victory Now & For Future Generations (rooting for
1/23 * Great News! Must read (rooting for Hillary)
1/25 * Higher College Admission Bars for Asian
Ams (rooting for Hillary)
1/27 * How close is the race btwn Clinton & Obama
(Polls showed AsAms voting 3 to 1 for Sen. Clinton)
1/29 * Why? Why? Why? Political Insight!
(rooting for Hillary)
The titles of all the above e-newsletters can STILL be seen on our website. Click here, & go to the Blog Archive on the right to click on 2007 Nov. and Dec and then 2008 January. However, the contents of these e-newsletters with a * to the left have all been deleted, because those were words of anger said in a fierce fight.
Who But 80-20, Under the Right Leadership?
Two great battles fought. Friendship from two political leaders won! Who supplied the COURAGE? YOU!
You be the judge. Do you know any other AsAm org. that has this kind of
political know-how, courage, and accomplishment?
President and a volunteer for the past 20 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1985-89)
80-20 EF gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of $10,000 by Peter W. Chen, Demarest, NJ this year. The first $5000 check was sent on 1/29/2019, and another one was sent recently.
PS: Know a few wealthy AsAms who could donate a million dollars or two to a SuperPAC? Please email email@example.com .
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