President Barack Obama last Saturday jumped into the November elections to help #TakeItBack with his endorsement of Democratic candidates in Orange County: Mike Levin, Harley Rouda, Katie Porter, Gil Cisneros, Josh Harder, and T.J. Cox.

These are the same candidates that we’re supporting through CAPA21’s Asian American #TakeItBack campaign, having raised an incredible $47,500 in just over a month for candidate donations and efforts to reach voters.

Help us reach our next $50,000 goal! We’re just $2,500 shy and your donation can help move us to the next level!

Read on below for details of our first round of donations, including terrific feedback from our endorsed candidates, and an updated list of our donors supporting Asian Americans #TakeItBack!

Thank you for your support!

~ Dale Minami



Because of your generous support, we already made our first round of donations to candidates in California swing districts and to key Asian American candidates:

Mike Levin For Congress – California, 49th District – $1,500.00
Andy Kim for Congress – New Jersey – $2,000.00
Josh Harder for Congress – California, 10th District – $1,500.00
Katie Hill for Congress – California, 25th District – $1,500.00
Harley Rouda for Congress – California, 48th District – $1,500.00
Andrew Janz for Congress – California 22nd District – $2,500.00
Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress – Texas – $2,000.00

Andy Kim: My wife and two baby boys are my world. I am running for Congress to protect our families and give us every opportunity to provide strong and stable futures for our children.CAPA21’s support will help us reach hundreds more Asian voters across the district through doors knocked, phones called, and ads on television and online.

Katie Hill: If we can mobilize our low-propensity voters here in the 25th district, I know we will be able to ensure that our values are represented in Washington. One-in-three AAPIs who are eligible to vote don’t turn out on Election Day. CAPA21’s support will allow us to have even more critical conversations with voters.

TJ Cox: As the son of immigrants from China and the Philippines, diverse communities are central to our campaign. Filipino, Sikh and Punjabi communities are significant voting blocs in CA21 . We are laser-focused on turning out these voters through door-knocking, phone banking, and community-centered earned media. Support from CAPA21 helping us in these efforts.



The CAPA21 PAC recognizes and thanks those on the front lines – the early donors – who have made generous contributions to this effort:

Hoyt Zia
Glen S. Fukushima
Minami Tamaki LLP
Johnnie Giles
Don Tamaki
Dr. Craig Yamada and Dr. Monice Kwok
Dale Minami
Sydnie Kohara
Richard Sakai and Connie Young
Randy Choy
Paul Osaki
Minette Kwok and Gerald Okimoto
Michael G. Lee
Kei-on Chan
John Yang
Joan Haratani
Dianne Fukami
Colbert Matsumoto
Chris Noma and Steve Fong
Bryan Springmeyer
Tasha Yorozu
Renie Yoshida
Edwin Oshika
David Louie
Audrey Yamamoto
Vincent Pan
Stan Yogi
Sean Tamura-Sato
Mas and Marcia Hashimoto
Todd Fujinaga
Eddie and Pam Kochiyama
Audee Holman
Angela Oh
Teresa Tan
Satsuki Ina
Sam Mihara
Richard Komatsu
Philip Kan Gotanda and Diane Takei
Paul Igasaki
Patricia Shiu
Nancy Yamaguchi
Martha Nakagawa
Maeley Tom
Hiroshi Shimizu
Eddie Wong
Dr. Roland Minami
Doris Gee
Carol Izumi
Cal Abe
Shirley Nakao

If you donated and don’t see your name here, please let us know so we can recognize you!

And we welcome new donations to our Asian Americans #TakeItBack campaign!


Asian Americans can make a difference in taking back Congress and stopping the vilest president we have known. We can reverse this current climate of anti-immigration laws, hate crimes, revival of internment prisons and discrimination. #TakeItBack