UPDATED – November 30, 2018
Because of your support, CAPA21 achieved a successful campaign for candidates and field activities through our Asian Americans #TakeItBack campaign!
Together we ensured that Asian Americans played a strong role in helping stop the vilest president we have known. We must take back our Congress to reverse this current climate of anti-immigration laws, hate crimes, wrongful incarceration and discrimination.
Below is a complete listing of our donations to candidates and information about the field activities we supported. We also include a list of contributors who made our Asian Americans #TakeItBack campaign a success.
On behalf of CAPA21 PAC Chair Glen S. Fukushima and campaign partner Hoyt Zia, thank you for your incredible support.
President, CAPA21 PAC
Note that the races we list as wins are not officially decided until the relevant authorities certify the election results. With your generous support, we made three rounds of donations to candidates in California swing districts and to key Asian American candidates (amounts reflect totals to date).
(WIN) Andy Kim for Congress – New Jersey – $5,000: This race was just called today in favor of Kim, winning 49.9% to 48.8% over incumbent Rep. Tom MacArthur.
(WIN) Mike Levin For Congress – California 49th District – $5,000: Levin won this seat left open by Rep. Darrell Issa’s retirement over Diane Harkey, 55% to 45%.
(WIN) Josh Harder for Congress – California 10th District – $5,000: Harder ousted incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham 51.3% to 48.7%.
(WIN) Katie Hill for Congress – California 25th District – $5,000: Hill kicked out incumbent Rep. Steve Knight 52.6% to 47.4%.
(WIN) Harley Rouda for Congress – California 48th District – $5,000: Rouda beat incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher 52.2% to 47.8%.
(WIN) Jacky Rosen for U.S. Senate (Nevada) – $5,000: Rosen denied incumbent Sen. Dean Heller a second term, winning 50.4% to 45.4%.
(WIN) Gil Cisneros for Congress – California 39th District – $1,500: Republican Young Kim’s lead over Cisneros evaporated and the AP called this race for Cisneros on Nov 17. GOP Rep. Ed Royce’s retirement opened this seat.
(WIN) TJ Cox for Congress – California 21st District – $5,000: Cox was declared the winner of this race on Nov. 28, defeating three-term GOP Rep. David Valadao. The outcome of this race came more than three weeks after election day.
CAPA21 endorsed and donated to the following candidates who executed strong campaigns, but lost:
Andrew Janz for Congress – California 22nd District – $5,000
Hiral Tipirneni – Arizona 8th District – $2.000
Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate (Texas) – $5,000
Heidi Heitkamp for U.S. Senate (North Dakota) – $2,000
Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress – Texas – $5,000
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to expend the entire amount of donations raised due to contributions received close to Election Day, but we will use the remaining funds for future efforts including the 2020 races for Congress and for President.
DONATIONS TO FIELD ACTIVITIES AND COORDINATED CAMPAIGNS
Asian Americans Against Trumpism – $7,500
APIAVote – $5,000
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – $5,000
Blue Momentum PAC (Rep. Ted Lieu’s leadership PAC) – $2,500
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
The CAPA21 PAC recognizes and thanks those on the front lines – the early donors – who have made generous contributions to this effort:
This listed is updated as of 11/19/18 corrected to acknowledge Randall Choy and Patrick Yam. We apologize to Randy and Patrick for omitting your names in previous lists of donors!
Hoyt Zia and Leigh-Ann Miyasato
Glen S. Fukushima
Minami Tamaki LLP
Dale Minami and Ai Mori
Mona Lisa Yuchengco
Dr. Craig Yamada and Dr. Monice Kwok
Renie Yoshida Grohl
Chris Noma and Steve Fong
Michael G. Lee
Minette Kwok and Gerald Okimoto
Richard Sakai and Connie Young
Roy and Georgette Imura
Audee Kochiyama Holman
Jeff Woo and Shirley Tan
Mas and Marcia Hashimoto
Eddie and Pam Kochiyama
Jeff and Sandy Mori
Philip Kan Gotanda and Diane Takei
Tina Lee and Steve Ngo
William G. Wong
Ben and Dianne Fong-Torres
Celia Lee and Clarke Holland
Dr. Roland Minami
Gary Lee and Lisa Oyama
Karen Kai and Bob Rusky
If you donated and don’t see your name here, please let us know so we can recognize you!