September 29, 2020

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Article of 80-20: Ohio's Impact On Asian Ams

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Enclosed is another email from 80-20 for your reading on the weekend. Recalling on Bush second term election, a Vietnamese group tried to organize Vietnamese in Ohio to vote for Bush because of close call on the polls and promises from Bush election campaign headquarter. Thing will be change from this year election. California races and Vietnamese candidates on the west coast will get big headlines. I will concentrate on Maryland if Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian candidates could make history or Republican could win another governor race in the east coast in general election. There is an earthquake in Montgomery county. It’s hot in the summer. The political landscape could change in Montgomery county too. ————————– From: 80-20PACPresident Date : Mon, Jul 12, 2010 10:50 AM Ohio has only 135,000 Asian Ams. However, it already has 2 active chapters, forming a 3rd and aiming to have a 4th chapter — hopefully before Ohio elects its NEXT governor this November. So what? Ohio might become the first of the 50 states whose Asian Ams will enjoy equal opportunity in the state government agencies and the state universities. That is the essence of 80-20, and the political process it advocates. What is so special is that Ohio is fairly conservative. It doesn’t have a large AsAm population. It is the perpetual battle-ground-state of presidential elections. It is leading the way for the AsAm community. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -DETAILS 2 years ago, a NW-Ohio chapter, centered about Toledo, was formed with a bare 25 members. Prof. Yueh-ting Lee, an 80-20 Board member, was the leading force. It immediately emulated 80-20 National’s method- ology of using the election to get commitments from political leaders. A questionaire was sent to all mayoral candidates of Toledo asking for “yes and No” answers i.e. iron-clad commitments. All candidates save one answered. When the mayor was elected, his commitments were fulfilled and began to benefit the AsAm community. Both the mayor and Asian Ams in Toledo were pleased. The chapter has grown to 52 members. A couple of days ago, a SW-Ohio chapter centered about Cincinnati and Dayton was formed. Munsup Seoh & others were leaders. Munsup Seoh and Yueh-ting Lee are working to stimulate a NE-Ohio chapter, centered about Cleveland. The 4th, Central-Ohio chapter shall be centered about Columbus. Imagine, if all that gets done soon, and a questionnaire sent to Ohio’s gubernatorial candidates. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -DETAILS END Wouldn’t it be nice if the 135,000 Asian Ams in Ohio show the rest of us, 14 million strong, how to become equal citizens quickly. When women, blacks and Hispanics are all making great strides in ridding themselves of the glass ceiling, why are we sitting relatively still? We look to our heroes and heroines in Ohio. Excitement & substance surround 80-20. Join 80-20! Clicking on http://www.80-20initiative.net/membership/payment.asp . Or send a check to 80-20 PAC P.O. Box 603 Osprey, FL 34229. $35 for Basic & $50 for Family (2 votes). Please place your e-address(es) at the back of your check. Respectfully yours, S. B. Woo Acting Exec. Director (a volunteer), 80-20 PAC., Inc. CORRECTION: Earlier I reported erroneously that the Cabinet officers in CA Governor’s Administration was %. it should be 13% (2/15). Their names are A. G. Kawamura and Teri Takai. ]]>