Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich to Chair Republican Hindu PAC

India West reports that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will serve as honorary chairman of the newly launched Republican Hindu Coalition.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will serve as the chairman of the newly-formed Republican Hindu Coalition, which officially launched Nov. 17 in Washington, DC.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky; along with Reps. Ed Royce, chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Pete Sessions, chairman of the House Rules Committee, attended the launch, which began with the traditional Hindu ceremony of lighting of lamps. Also in attendance were Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire; and Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin.
“An organization like the RHC could dramatically change history,” Gingrich told the audience at the launch. The former House Speaker also spoke about the “dangers of Pakistan” and “radical jihadists” which he said were a common enemy for India and the U.S.

Read the full article HERE.

The 2016 Asian American Vote Is Up for Grabs & the Republicans Aim to Win It

Asian Fortune reports that through the Republican Leadership Initiative, Republicans aim to win the Asian American vote in 2016.

In next year’s presidential elections, the Republican Party is determined to capture a big chunk of the Asian Pacific American electorate, by using a winning 2013 data-driven and neighborhood-based field program. Last August, the Republican National Committee (RNC) launched the Republican Leadership Initiative. The six-week program for Asian Pacific American volunteers focused on field organizing skills, and also voter registration and voter engagement in all 50 states. The Initiative is part of the GOP strategy in achieving its 2016 goal: Win back the White House.
RNC is methodically expanding its Republican Leadership Initiative. Last month, Politico reported that RNC kicked off the Republican Leadership Initiative GOPVets program. The mission: Voter registration of national military and veterans and their families, and turn-out of 700,000 new voters from those communities on Election Day on November 8, 2016.
Remarked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, in noting the Republican rout of Democrats in the 2014 congressional and local elections: “We are the only entity, Democrat or Republican, currently organizing efforts on this scale in states across the country as we build the largest infrastructure in our party’s history to take back the White House…Our party heads into the 2016 election with positive momentum and with the right vision to put our country back on track.”
APA Voter Power
The Republican Leadership Initiative builds on the party’s highly-successful campaign model two years ago. “Ever since 2013,” RNC Asian Pacific American Press Secretary Ninio Fetalvo said in an email, “we’ve been building relationships with the communities through our candidates. When they actively engage and build strong relationships with the community, Asian Americans come out to vote.” The all-out grassroots efforts in 2013 led to a Republican Party wave in the 2014 midterm elections.
Fetalvo pointed out that last August, the RNC also unveiled “a new ad aimed at recruiting Asian Americans for our Republican Leadership Initiative program.” The YouTube advertisement targeted the Millennials, people born between 1982 and 2000. The Millennials are also called Generation Y, following Generation X. A 2014 Asian American and Pacific Islander Vote survey showed that nearly three in ten (27%) of the Millennials are “undecided,” and their vote is up for grabs.
Read the full story here.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

North Korea's 'Black Market Generation'

Yeonmi Park represents North Korea's "black market generation" who are escaping the totalitarian mindset fostered within the Kim family's long-running tyranny. Only 21 years old, Yeonmi is a rising star. She is inspiring audiences worldwide with her story of escape from North Korea and her embrace of the ideas of liberty – thanks to her work with Atlas Network partner Freedom Factory in Seoul.

In the video below, from the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum, Yeonmi talks about how Leonardo Decaprio changed her opinion about Kim Jong-il.


Chinese-American Republican Woman Running For Congress

Denise Gitsham is running for U.S. Congress in the 52nd District of California

Born and raised in California, Denise Gitsham is the only daughter of immigrants, a small business owner, and a leading voice for San Diego’s innovation Economy.

Denise’s mother, a Chinese immigrant who fled communism, and her father, a Canadian immigrant who served 20 years in the United States Air Force, instilled in her a deep appreciation of the blessings associated with being American.

Denise’s earliest memory is of her father telling her she could be whatever she wanted to be, because she was born in a land of freedom and opportunity. Those words, coupled with her favorite Bible verse, Luke 12:48 – “to whom much is given, much will be required” – compel Denise to make the most of every opportunity presented to her, and every chance to give back to the country she loves.

A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Denise has worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Senate, and White House. She practiced law at the prominent international law firm K&L Gates before joining a San Diego-based renewable energy company in 2009. Today, Denise owns her own small business, and works to promote San Diego’s Innovation Economy, which is driving our local economy and creating high paying jobs for San Diegans.

Denise is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and an accomplished classical pianist, as well as a runner and triathlete. She served as a founding board member of one of California’s sixteen Innovation Hubs; is a co-founder of San Diego’s downtown tech group, the Innovators’ Collaborative; is a provisional member of the San Diego Century Club; and serves on the Board of Scripps Mercy Hospital Foundation.

Korean-American Republican Mark Park elected in New Jersey

Among the multiple Republican victories during this week’s elections, Mark Park, an American of Korean descent was elected to the Englewood Cliffs, NJ City Council. 

Mark Park is an award winning risk management advisor with nearly thirty years of experience in the field of insurance and risk management. He’s conversant in making tough decisions and achieving more results with less capital expenditure.

Mark is the owner and co-founder of  Econoworld Agency, Inc., an insurance firm that provides property & casualty, and health insurance to many small to medium size businesses in New Jersey.

Mark is also a member of the Fort Lee Regional Chamber of Commerce, and an advocate for the Korean American Insurance & Finance Association. He also serves as the President and Chairman of the New Jersey Korean American Chamber of Commerce. And under his leadership, the organization has grown from 15 to 122 active members, providing educational opportunities for aspiring business owners and our youth.

A proud American by choice, Mark originally came to the United States from South Korea to obtain his MBA degree , but quickly fell in love with the American way of life.

Mark and his wife Katie are the proud parents of Cynthia and Justin.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Q Rim for NJ General Assembly

A really impressive Asian-American GOP candidate in New Jersey, who is on his way to being elected to the State Assembly.

Won Kyu Rim is of Korean descent; his roots in the community, articulate advocacy for mainstream conservative principles, and impressive campaign organization put him in a strong position to win and, thus, become the state’s second Korean Republican in office.

I hope you will check him out and consider helping spread the news of his campaign.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jay Lin for Johns Creek City Council - Georgia

Jay Lin is a father, husband, homeowner, and conservative business man who is running for Johns Creek City Council 2015.
Jay Lin has been a long-time resident of Atlanta, Georgia for nearly 30 years and has 20 years of entrepreneurship and business experience in the Atlanta area. Lin is currently the president and CEO of Pacific Ventures Inc., a Georgia-based construction firm, which has been involved in residential and commercial building and development since 1996.

As a child growing up in Taiwan, where free speech was not a constitutional right, Jay deeply values the importance of liberty and freedom. He wanted to give his family every possible opportunity to live the American dream. Jay moved to the United States 26 years ago, and has called Georgia home ever since.

Jay and Mimi have two grown children, Kevin and Katie, both of whom have graduated from Northview High School. Jay and his wife, Mimi, currently reside in Johns Creek community.

The Lins are active members of the Influencers Church of Atlanta.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

RNC Statement On Filipino-American History Month

WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Filipino-American History Month: 

“Americans of Filipino descent have made numerous contributions to the growth of our diverse nation,” said Chairman Priebus. “This month, we recognize the Filipino-Americans who have had a lasting impact on our nation’s successes, and who will continue to strengthen our country in the future. Our party continues to actively build meaningful relationships with Filipino communities in key battleground states, such as Nevada and Virginia, and across the country.

“We are thankful for the impact Filipino-American leaders continue to have in the Republican Party,” said Co-Chairman Day. “We look forward to continuing to work with our Filipino-American neighbors and friends in promoting our great nation’s founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Virginia Republicans attend multiple Asian American community events

Over the weekend, Virginia Republicans attended various community engagement events including a meeting with the Chinese American Republicans of Virginia, the Korean Center for Political Participation’s Candidates Night, the Multi-Cultural Chambers of Commerce Candidate Forum and the Arab American Political Forum. Republicans up and down the ballot continue to build strong, meaningful relationships with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Virginia and across the country. The Republican message of opportunity for all resonates with AAPI communities and will prove effective at the ballot box this Fall and in 2016.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nam Pham - Why I am an Asian-American Republican

Chinese American Republicans of Virginia Event: Meet Amata Radewagen (representing American Samoa)

Meet Amata Radewagen the First Chinese American Woman Republican in Congress (representing American Samoa)

he Chinese American Republicans of Virginia cordially invite you to a reception in honor of the first Republican woman member of Congress with Chinese Heritage.

Please join us in a reception to meet Congresswoman Amata Radewagen, American Samoa and her friend Elaine Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Amata assumed office after winning the 2014 election with 42 percent of the vote against her Democratic incumbent in a nine way race. She is the Republican Party’s highest ranking Asian Pacific elected federal officer in the United States.
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 per couple (Business Casual or Native Attire)
Where: Home of Col. and Mrs. Albert V. Short, Jr., USA (ret.)
9103 Wood Spice Lane
Lorton, VA 22079-3240

(R.S.V.P.: no later than September 26, 2015)