Announcements TakeItBack2020

Our first round of donations #TakeItBack2020

CAPA21 Chair Glen S. Fukushima announced last week that we reached our goal of $250,000 and we’re making our first round of donations:

  • $2,500 to Gina Ortiz Jones, Texas 23rd Congressional District
  • $2,500 to Rep. Andy Kim, New Jersey 3rd Congressional District
  • $2,500 to Rep. TJ Cox, California 21st Congressional District
  • $2,500 to Rep. Josh Harder, California 10th Congressional District

These donations are just our first set of donations. We’ll be announcing additional contributions in January.


Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal of $250,000!

We’re now ready to make our first round of donations.

Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal of $250,000! We’re now ready to make our first round of donations.

In September 2019, our CAPA21 political action committee set an ambitious goal of raising $250,000 in a #TakeItBack2020 campaign led by Asian Americans to defeat Donald Trump and Trump Republicans in 2020.

In 2018, CAPA21 raised $100,000 to support candidates and voter engagement activities. Eight of our CAPA21-backed Congressional candidates won and helped return control of the House to Democrats. I felt strongly that our PAC must once again join the fight in 2020 to defeat Donald Trump and Trump Republicans.

I pledged $125,000 as a match for this effort. CAPA21 President Dale Minami secured pledges and donations from Clement Kong, Joan Haratani, Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Don Tamaki, Mona Lisa Yuchengco, Maeley Tom, and Ginger Lew. Dale and his wife, Ai Mori, also donated. Hoyt and his wife, Leigh-Ann Miyasato, donated, and Hoyt also obtained donations and pledges from David Louie, Colbert Matsumoto, and Louise Ing.


I have never seen such a danger to American ideals

Dale Minami: I have worked to empower Asian Pacific Islander communities for almost 50 years and I have never seen such a danger to API and American ideals

We are only $17,000 away from meeting a $250,000 goal we set to fight that danger. Here’s why and how we plan to do this.

The daily barrage spewed by Trump and his collaborators was really starting to wear me down. I heard the same from others. People expressed to me concerns that the Democrats don’t have a presidential candidate with the charisma and skills of a Barack Obama. They feel helpless, hopeless, or just tired of the bad news.