The electoral landscape seems to be changing almost daily. Polls (which cannot be totally trusted) now suggest a very small shift in favor of Democrats so now the Senate is again a tossup and the predicted Republican landslide has been narrowed to a few seats. BUT, almost all of the races are very close.
Instead of governing, Republicans plan to investigate the FBI over its lawful activities related to retrieving top secret documents from Trump’s residence, investigate Dr. Anthony Fauci for helping guide the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, and even the Chamber of Commerce for advancing environmental, social, and governance criteria!
We haven’t specifically asked for donations, but the new developments are presenting new opportunities as we can’t allow Republicans to take control of the House or Senate. Again, the stakes are simply too high. Fortunately, together with you, we can do something about this. Every single donor is important to us and we’re especially thrilled when we receive a donation from legends like George Takei! CAPA21 recently received a $5,000 donation from George and Brad. Thank you both and our thanks again to all our donors!
We must help 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. Katie Porter, 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.
Because of your generous support, CAPA21 is making new contributions to our newest Democratic member of Congress from Alaska and three House challengers:
$5,000 to Rep. Mary Peltola vs. Sarah Palin and others
$5,000 to Christy Smith vs. Rep. Mike Garcia
$5,000 to Rudy Salas vs. Rep. David Valadao
$5,000 to Adam Gray vs John Duarte
CAPA21 is helping local organizations reach and turn out Asian American and Pacific Islander voters to affect the House and Senate races. We’re donating $5,000 to North Carolina Asian Americans Together and $5,000 to Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Advocates (AZ AANHPI Advocates) 501(c)(4). We also have donations earmarked for advocacy efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.
This is in addition to our earlier donations 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. Our total investment in voter engagement efforts is expected to be $100,000.
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