CAPA21 $100,000 Match Campaign Advances with New $25,000 in Donations

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 in cumulative new donations.

We raised more than $25,000 in just one week following the announcements of our $100,000 match campaign and our new co-chairs, Tamlyn Tomita, Maeley Tom, Ginger Lew, and Dale Minami.

As I mentioned in my last email, Trump remains a danger to our democracy even though he is not (yet) on the ballot. But his anti-democracy Republican acolytes are running for office in 2022 and we need to ensure that Democrats do not lose control of Congress.

CAPA21 is grateful to the sponsors of our $100,000 matching donation challenge: Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. and Sandra O. Ocampo, Joan Haratani, Clement Kong, Kei-on Chan and Sonia Ng, Don Tamaki, Minami Tamaki LLP, Dianne Fukami, and Ai Mori and me. We would not be able to do this match campaign without these sponsors and we appreciate their generous support!

We’re thankful to these donors who responded to our request last week with donations from $100 to $10,000: Craig Yamada, MD and Monice Kwok, MD; Tani Takagi; Walter Fujii; Renie Yoshida Grohl; Maeley Tom; Karen Mori; Wendy Tokuda; Linda Cabatic; Naomi Harada; Jani Iwamoto; Laura Masunaga; and Mari Watanabe.

We will be supporting these Senate races:

  1. Georgia where Rafael Warnock barely won in 2020 and is running again;
  2. Arizona to support Mark Kelly;
  3. Nevada where Catherine Cortez Masto won by less than 5%;
  4. Pennsylvania where incumbent Senator Pat Toomey is retiring so the seat will be open;
  5. Possibly Wisconsin, North Carolina, even New Hampshire.

For the House races, we are focusing on California first, on races that Republicans are now targeting, and if we raise enough money, we can direct more to other states:

  1. Josh Harder
  2. Katie Porter
  3. Mike Levin
  4. John Garamendi

In addition, we will consider Jay Chen who is challenging Young Kim with an aggressive, smart strategy in Orange County. Lastly, we will use some funds to support Attorney General Rob Bonta, and several APA state legislative races.

For the House races in California, we will wait until the state redistricting is completed before we make final decisions.

So please help once again with whatever you can afford. Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 in cumulative new donations.

And please share this on social media to let your followers know that you’re engaged in APAs protecting our democracy!

Dale Minami
Co-Chair, CAPA21