CAPA21 raised an additional $140,000 in the past two months led by $25,000 pledges from Raymond and Sandie Ocampo and Tamlyn Tomita and Daniel Blinkoff.
Our deepest appreciation to the new donations from these donors:
Tamlyn Tomita and Daniel Blinkoff ($25,000)
Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. and Sandra O. Ocampo ($25,000)
Craig Yamada and Monice Kwok ($10,150)
Joan Haratani ($10,000)
David Louie ($10,000)
Tani Takagi ($10,000)
Donald K. Tamaki and Suzanne Ah-Tye ($10,000)
Clement Kong ($10,000)
Minette Kwok and Gerald Okimoto ($5,000)
Masako Takahashi ($5,000)
Ai Mori and Dale Minami ($5,000)
Johnnie Giles ($5,000)
Christine Noma ($2,500)
Sharon Hemling and Walt Fujii ($2,000)
Mona Lisa Yuchengco ($2,000)
Ginger Lew ($2,000)
Maeley Tom ($1,000)
Jeanette Ishii ($1,000)
Kelvin Gong ($500)
Doris Gee ($250)
These additional resources will allow us to expand our support into additional key Senate and House races and devote more to AAPI voter activation in states across the country that are key to the Congressional races in those states.
CAPA21 is continuing our efforts to help win a stronger Senate majority – one that is not held captive by Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema. We are making these new donations:
Senator Rafael Warnock in Georgia ($5,000)
Senator Mark Kelly in Arizona ($5,000)
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada ($5,000)
Senator Alex Padilla in California ($3,000)
Senator Mazie Hirono in Hawai’i ($3,000)
Senator Tammy Duckworth in Illinois ($3,000)
Rep. Tim Ryan for Senate in Ohio ($5,000)
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes for Senate in Wisconsin ($5,000)
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman for Senate in Pennsylvania ($5,000)
Fmr. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley for Senate in North Carolina ($5,000)
CAPA21 is helping House Democrats hold on to the majority. We previously donated the maximum amounts in the primary season to Rep. Mark Takano, Rep. Andy Kim, Rep. Josh Harder, and to candidates Jay Chen and Jill Tokuda. We also donated to Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, and Rep. Ted Lieu to support their continued leadership of our AAPI delegation and among progressives in the House. We are making additional donations to Jay Chen ($5,000) and Rep. Katie Porter ($5,000).
CAPA21 is helping local organizations reach and turn out Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. Earlier this year, we donated to Georgia Advancing Progress PAC in Georgia, One APIA Nevada, APA Political Alliance in Pennsylvania, and Asian Americans in Action in Orange County. We also donated to Asian American Action Fund – Georgia and the Asian American Advocacy Fund in Georgia. We made a large investment in the new national Asian American Power Network, an alliance of 12 organizations in 11 states focused on AAPI political empowerment, with the funds earmarked for efforts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina. We are evaluating additional donations to AAPI-focused ground efforts in Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Our total investment in voter engagement efforts is expected to be $100,000.
Although our focus remains primarily at the federal level, CAPA21 also invested in key state candidates in California and Georgia. We donated to Stacy Abrams for Governor in Georgia, who is leading a multiethnic coalition – including strong AAPI partners – to turn the state Blue. We contributed to California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Assemblymember Evan Low. We also made special donations to Stephanie Nguyen for Assembly (advanced to general) and to Annie Cho for Assembly (did not make top-two) because we urgently need to elect more AAPI women to the California state legislature, which currently has ZERO women AAPI Democrats.
We’re so grateful to each of our donors and to you for your support. Together we are working towards a country where AAPIs have a powerful presence and role in all branches and levels of government and politics, achieved through AAPI voters who are engaged, informed, and empowered.
~ Dale, Maeley, Ginger, Tamlyn