Democrats Took Back the House and You Helped Asian Americans Make a Difference in the Midterms

“I think CAPA21’s fundraising for the midterms has been groundbreaking. I can’t think of another progressive Asian American PAC that has raised $100,000 in an election cycle. More efforts like this are needed to help Asian Americans engage in political empowerment.” ~ Donald K. Tamaki It was a huge blue wave and Democrats picked up the most House seats in a generation. And “California hasn’t … Continue reading Democrats Took Back the House and You Helped Asian Americans Make a Difference in the Midterms

APALA Activates AAPI Voters in the 2018 Midterms

APALA’s civic engagement program in the 2018 midterm election cycle focused specifically on door knocking, phone banking, registering voters, and protecting voters at the polls in California, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. The CAPA21 PAC contributed to APALA in support of this effort. In California, big dialysis and landlord associations pushed voters to say no on caps for dialysis fees (Proposition 8) and no … Continue reading APALA Activates AAPI Voters in the 2018 Midterms

Taking Back Congress

Because of your support, CAPA21 reached our $100,000 campaign goal for candidates and field activities through our Asian Americans #TakeItBack campaign! Together we helped Asian Americans play a strong role in trying to stop the most corrupt, racist and ignorant president we have known. We must take back our Congress to reverse this current developing culture of violence against the marginalized, anti-immigration laws, hate crimes, wrongful incarceration, … Continue reading Taking Back Congress

Update from Asian Americans Against Trumpism

The following is an update from the Asian Americans Against Trumpism PAC. Through our Asian Americans #TakeItBack campaign, CAPA21 donors contributed $7,500 to this effort. (Ot. 26, 2018) – We’re writing to provide you with an update on what we’ve been up to. Thanks to your generous support, we’ve raised over $35,000 (and counting) and are successfully executing on our plan to place print ads … Continue reading Update from Asian Americans Against Trumpism

Together we’re making a difference: $60K in donations from Asian Americans to candidates, field efforts

Because of your support, CAPA21 has donated $60,000 to candidates and field activities through our Asian Americans #TakeItBack campaign! These field activities include Asian in-language ads in three key Congressional districts in California and nonpartisan voter registration, education and get out the vote activities throughout the country. Another one of the groups we’re supporting, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) is helping activate labor in the effort to flip red … Continue reading Together we’re making a difference: $60K in donations from Asian Americans to candidates, field efforts

Asian Americans #TakeItBack: Our first round of donations, what candidates are saying

President Barack Obama last Saturday jumped into the November elections to help #TakeItBack with his endorsement of Democratic candidates in Orange County: Mike Levin, Harley Rouda, Katie Porter, Gil Cisneros, Josh Harder, and T.J. Cox. These are the same candidates that we’re supporting through CAPA21’s Asian American #TakeItBack campaign, having raised an incredible $47,500 in just over a month for candidate donations and efforts to reach … Continue reading Asian Americans #TakeItBack: Our first round of donations, what candidates are saying

DNC’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Message

To mark Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC Vice Chair Grace Meng, and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong released the following statement (via Phil Kim, Director of AAPI Engagement): Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have made tremendous contributions to our country. From starting small businesses to making breakthroughs in the sciences and technologies, serving in our military since … Continue reading DNC’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Message