We raised more than $20,000 in additional donations since our last email.

Thank you to our new donors!

George and Brad Takei
Tani Takagi
Christine Noma (donated previously, but was omitted from our last email – apologies, Chris!)
Celia Lee and Clarke Holland
Doreena Wong and Jenny Pizer
Angela Lim and Amy Johnson
Ken Kashiwahara
David Oppenheimer
Norman Yee
Daniel M. Mayeda
Audrey Pettyjohn
Martha Nakagawa


CAPA21’s next round of donations: $40,000 to U.S. House candidates

Following CAPA21 Chair Glen S. Fukushima’s announcement that we reached our goal of $250,000, and our first round of donations to select Congressional candidates and then our U.S. Senate endorsements, we’re proud to announce our next round of donations to candidates for Congress.

We selected our Congressional candidates through a criteria involving several factors: (1) if we previously endorsed the candidate; (2) if the candidates was from our community or represented a district with a significant AAPI population; and (3) if the GOP was targeting the district.

We will be announcing our contributions to IEs, voter engagement and voter protection efforts at the end of March. 

CAPA21 Congressional Endorsements

$2,500.00* to Rep. TJ Cox (CA 21)
Why: AAPI, CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP
State of Race: Opponent will be fmr Rep. David Valadao (R) who Cox unseated. In the 2018 election, Valadao emerged with the most votes, but Cox prevailed in the general.

$5,000.00 to Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA 39)
Why: CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP
State of Race: Opponent will be Korean American Young Kim (R) in rematch. Kim may end up wining the most votes from the primary.

$5,000.00 to Rep. Harley Rouda (CA 48)
Why: CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP
State of Race: Opponent will be Korean American Michelle Park Steel (R)

$5,000.00 to Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL 07)
Why: AAPI, CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP
State of Race: Primary on March 17

$2,500.00* to Rep. Andy Kim (NJ 03)
Why: AAPI, CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP    
State of Race: Primary on June 2

$2,500.00* to Gina Ortiz-Jones (TX 23)
Why: AAPI, CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, possible swing seat     
State of Race: Won primary. Opponent will be either Tony Gonzales (R) and Raul Reyes (R)

$5,000.00 to Rep. Grace Meng (NY 06)
Why: Meng is facing primary challenges from Sandra Choi, Matthew DiBono, and Mel Gagarin. Grace has been supportive of CAPA21.    
State of Race: Primary on April 28

$2,500.00* to Rep. Josh Harder (CA 10)
Why: CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP    
State of Race: Opponent will be Ted Howze (R)

$5,000.00 to Rep. Katie Porter (CA 45)
Why: CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP    
State of Race: Opponent will be Greg Raths (R)..

$5,000.00 to Rep. Mike Levin (CA 49)
Why: CAPA21 endorsed in 2018, targeted by GOP
State of Race: Opponent will be Brian Maryott (R)

* Indicates we previously contributed $2,500.


These donations are part of CAPA21’s multi-pronged approach in 2020.

We will focus our donations on: 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.

We must make every effort to ensure Trump 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.

Thank you again for your valuable support!

Dale Minami
President, CAPA21


Special Thank You to Our Donors!

As of March 12, 2020. Please see our most updated donors list here.

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
Tani Takagi: $5,000
George and Brad Takei: $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
Michael G.W. Lee: $1,000
Wendy Tokuda: $1,000
Masako Takahashi: $1,000.00
Celia Lee and Clarke Holland: $1,000
Lia Shigemura and Helen Zia
Christine Noma
Mae and Steven Gotanda
Anu Seam
Alan Jang
Susan Kamei
Jane Chin
Lorna Ho Randlett
Raymond Buenaventura
Linda Cabatic
Shirley Nakao
Sharon Hemling & Walt Fujii
Stan Yogi
Sandra and Hans Goto
Laura Masunaga
Chad Taniguchi
Judy Koyama
Richard Komatsu and Cynthia Clearwater
Nick Nagatani
Diane Suzuki
Douglas Inouye
Emiko Omori
Garrett Hongo
Alan and Carol Nitake
Ben Fong-Torres
Lilian Tsai
Audee Kochiyama-Holman
Elaine H. Kim
Mary McNeill
Angela Mapa
James Toma
Emily Zia
Martha Nakagawa
Carolyn Ikari
Lydia and Roger Tanji
Franklin Odo
Dee Hayashi
Julie D. Soo
Sean Tamura-Sato
Doreena Wong and Jenny Pizer
Angela Lim and Amy Johnson
Ken Kashiwahara
David Oppenheimer
Norman Yee
Daniel M. Mayeda
Audrey Pettyjohn

As of March 12, 2020. Please see our most updated donors list here.