Trump has chosen our enemies over our own people. Russia over the USA. North Koreans over Americans.

Trump and Co. are escalating attacks against the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Trump’s increasingly erratic and vitriolic tweets reveal his panic. He actually believes he’s above the law. The growing list of his transgressions are proving too much even for his allies.

When he invited Russia to hack into American websites, Russian operatives did so within hours. Twelve Russian operatives were charged with crimes and one Russian spy arrested for espionage. He chooses to believe Putin over the FBI and CIA, our own intelligence agencies.

Trump enriches himself and his family by encouraging foreign agencies to stay at his hotel properties. His family members exploit his position in other countries for financial gain. He has chosen to reward the mega-rich while punishing the middle class with his tax policies.

Trump endorses the policies that imprisoned my Japanese American family – all citizens – without the rights to a trial or attorneys. He has separated children from mothers and fathers without any plan to reunite them. Over 300 children may never see their parents as they are too young to even recognize them and there are no records to match these children with their parents.

The November elections will be a turning point in our nation’s history.  Do we give up fighting for our humanity and a just society, or dissolve into a segregated, unequal, and increasingly violent country?

The math is simple.

There are 51 Republican and 49 Democratic Senators in Congress.  A shift of two seats will change control of that chamber.  The House of Representatives has 236 Republicans, 193 Democrats, and six vacancies. A shift of just 19 seats (out of 435) will make a huge difference.

The outcome of up to 10 California Congressional seats could determine who controls the House. Nearly all of them are in very close races with Republican incumbents challenged by surging Democrats.

If we can turn some of these races, we can reclaim a chance to build a more just, fairer, safer, and less discriminatory country. Will you join me in supporting Democratic candidates in California so we can stop the damaging policies that are dividing and tearing down our country?

The money we can raise will determine the number of candidates we support. Your donation, no matter the amount, will make a tremendous difference in our efforts.

Many others are fundraising for the same goal – to take back Congress – but your donation will help amplify the voices of Asian Americans in the political process and this historic moment.

We will donate to candidates who can swing districts Blue. We will also contribute to outreach and voter registration efforts that empower the Asian American community’s electoral impact.

Let’s reclaim this great nation. Donate to the CAPA21 PAC today. When the Democrats take back Congress, it must be known that Asian Americans played a role. Our voices and our importance must be heard and felt.

Thank you in advance for your support!

~ Dale Minami