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.
From that initial dozen or so donors, our fundraising campaign grew to more than 80 donors, and because of their support, we’ve reached our goal of $250,000!
Our donors are outraged by Trump and his supporters who are destroying our American democracy. Together we now have resources to make a difference in the 2020 elections.
Between now and January 2020, we will determine how to allocate among these categories the funds we raised:
- The Democratic nominee for President;
- Independent Expenditures opposing Trump;
- Competitive Democratic candidates in swing Senate and House races; and
- Voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities focused on AAPIs.
Despite being impeached, Trump is far from being removed from office. We must make every effort to ensure that he is not re-elected and that Democrats keep control of the House and win back control of the Senate. To this end, we need to turn out more AAPI voters and ensure that the voices of AAPIs are heard in the upcoming elections.
Dale and I want to thank all of our donors, listed below, for their generous support. We continue to accept donations to our #TakeItBack2020 campaign. We welcome your contributions in any amount.
We are now ready to make our first round of donations and will announce them before the end of the year.
Thank you again for your valuable support, and Happy Holidays!
Glen S. Fukushima
Glen S. Fukushima: $125,000
Hoyt Zia: $10,000
Clement Kong: $10,000
Joan Haratani: $10,000
Raymond L. Ocampo Jr.: $10,000
Donald K. Tamaki: $10,000
Kei-on Chan and Sonia Ng: $10,000
Mona Lisa Yuchengco: $8,000
David Louie: $5,000
Colbert Matsumoto: $5,000
Louise Ing: $5,000
Dale Minami and Ai Mori: $5,000
John Dean: $5,000
Peter Quon: $5,000
Diane Yen-Mei Wong and Nelson G. Dong
Garrin A. Wong: $2,500
Maeley Tom: $1,000
Ginger Lew: $1,000
Dianne Fukami: $1,000
Renie Yoshida Grohl: $1,000
Laura K. Hong: $1,000
Henry and Priscilla Der: $1,000
Stuart Lee and Naomi Kubota Lee: $1,000
Gayle Chan: $1,000
Lia Shigemura and Helen Zia
Lorna Ho Randlett
Sharon Hemling & Walt Fujii
Sandra and Hans Goto
Richard Komatsu and Cynthia Clearwater
Alan and Carol Nitake