The Honorable xxx
Faxed/Emailed to: & Priority mailed June 1, 2007
The strength of America lies partly in individuals like you. You
know full well the punishing nature of a presidential campaign and
the immense challenge of your office were you to become our president.
Nevertheless, you are offering your candidacy. As a citizen, I wish
to pay you the highest respect.
I am writing on behalf of The 80-20 Initiative (henceforth 80-20)
to inquire your views on Asian Pacific American (APA) concerns.
A questionnaire is enclosed. I hope you will endorse our aspirations
at your earliest convenience.
80-20 is by far the largest national APA political organization
with an e-mail list of 700,000 supporters. It is nonpartisan &
is dedicated to winning equal opportunity & justice for APA
through a SWING bloc vote. Once 80-20 has endorsed a candidate,
we become partisan and go all out to support our endorsed candidate.
We have used our emails, ethnic cable TV and radio to independently
and most effectively support the endorsed candidate. Our endorsement
criteria are objective. They are based on the candidate's response
to our questionnaire along with the record of service of the candidate
and his/her party to the APA community in the past 4 years.
80-20 has the record of delivering three consecutive bloc votes,
namely in the years of 2000, 2004 and 2006. See http://www.80-20initiative.net/APAvote.html
Independent sources have verified 80-20's effectiveness in delivering
bloc votes. See below:
(1) “Click on Democracy,” authored by 3 Syracuse Univ.
profs., rated 80-20 as one of nation's two most effective cyberspace
political orgs. in the 2000 election.
(2) After the 2000 election, National Science Foundation, NSF,
funded a large national survey of how APAs voted in 2000. It showed
80-20 delivered 66/32 to our endorsed candidate nationally, and
70/28 in Calif. See http://www.80-20initiative.net/NAA_Political_Survey.pdf
. 80-20 was the only APA organization explicitly mentioned in the
NSF national survey.
In 2000, 7.4% of the voters in California were APA. http://www.census.gov/
In 2008, our % will top 8% in California, having 55 electoral votes.
43% of the APA voters nationally are registered as Independents/Declines.
Since California primary allows them to vote in party primaries,
at least in the Democratic Party, we estimate that up to 18%
of the CA voters will be APA in a given primary election involving
a candidate endorsed by 80-20. We'll use our emails to drive them
Before closing, let's cast aside mere political considerations.
Helping a small American minority to achieve equal opportunity is
the right thing to do. You will just be honoring your pledge of
allegiance to the flag that ends with … "with
liberty and justice for all.” That is what our questionnaire
is all about.
President, The 80-20 Initiative
Ph: 1-866-FOR-8020 (1-866-367-8020)
Fax: 1- 800-877-1676
Cc: Board of Directors