Hirono Tokuda Victory Fund Event in SF on June 24
Meet Jill Tokuda, endorsed by Sen. Mazie Hirono for Hawai'i's 2nd Congressional District
A number of you responded generously to a request for donations supporting Duncan Hwang for Metro Council (Portland) and I’m thrilled to share that he won that race in a landslide. Thank you for contributing to Duncan’s campaign!
Senator Mazie Hirono has endorsed former Hawai‘i state Senator Jill Tokuda for Hawai‘i's 2nd Congressional District. They’re doing a fundraiser together in San Francisco on June 24. Here’s the flyer and the online donation link. SF City Attorney David Chiu, Dianne Fukami, and Jan Yanehiro are some of the event co-hosts. I’ve known Jill since our days as Young Democrats and she has since proven to be a dedicated public servant and will make an outstanding addition to the 50th state’s congressional delegation.
The Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance and Rededication is June 16-19 in Detroit, featuring a national conversation on democracy, racial justice, and Asian Americans. The event will also include the launch of the Vincent Chin 40th Commemorative Film Series. Learn more at vincentchin.org.
The Japanese American Bar Association announced its endorsement of the recent interim report by the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. JABA is the first bar association in California to endorse the study, which documents harms from 250 years of enslavement, 90 years of Jim Crow, and the decades following 1954 Brown v. Board of Education, as well as the lingering effects of such harms, systemic racism, and other racial injustices inflicted on Black Americans. Learn more at jabaonline.org.
Nevada Democrats last Friday submitted its official application to the DNC to host the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. AAPIs make up the fastest-growing demographic in Nevada and approximately 13% of the population.
Vox: “Filipino Americans make up the majority of Nevada’s AAPI community, which is extremely diverse: 50 percent are Filipino American, 16 percent are Chinese American, 8.5 percent are Japanese American, 6.5 percent are Vietnamese American, 5 percent are Korean American, and 4 percent are Indian American. The majority of AAPI voters — 67 percent — live in Clark County, which contains Las Vegas and is located in the southern part of the state.”