AAPI.GOP-AAPI Conservative Leadership Caucus

AAPI Conservative Leadership Caucus

(AAPI-Asian American & Pacific Islander)

Events

Upcoming Events

The next teleconference meeting will be held on December 4
10p EST, 9p CST, 8p MST, 7p PST, 5p HST, 1p Dec 5 ChST.

Sessions

Monthly teleconference meetings are scheduled at 10p EDT, 9p CDT,
8p MDT, 7p PDT, 4p HDT in the evening of the 1st Tuesday each month.

Celebrate the Victories together, Go through Lessons Learned

Participants (In Alphabetical Order)

Beth Campbell, Toni Anne Dashiell, Helen Van Etten, Ron Falconi, Willes Lee, Cliff Li, Keiko Orrall, Kimberly Yee

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • July RNC Session in Texas look-back
  • Updates from around country with two months left
  • Updates for AAPI Candidates, how can we help
  • Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising …
    How to access and maintain donor database, what is cost-effective way to reach donors
  • GOTV
    Campaign experiences; how to motivate voters in AAPI communities and voters in general

RNC CONFERENCE SESSION: BUILDING A BASE FOR A POLITICAL FUTURE

AAPI Conservative Leadership Caucus Meeting, at RNC summer meeting (Austin, Texas), was a tremendous success!

Thanks to Toni Anne Dashiell (Texas National Committeewoman), Stephen Wong (RNC state director in Texas), Martha Wong, TARA, and great panel discussion (Martha Wong, Jacey Jetton, Cory Liu, and Anthony Nguyen).

Great comments from RNC chair, Ronna Romney McDaniel, Congresswoman Amata Radewagen, Michelle Steel, Harmeet Kaur Dhillon and Edith Jorge.

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • Membership Drive Report
  • May AAPI Heritage Month look-back
  • July RNC Session in Texas
  • Campaign Updates for AAPI Candidates
  • Fundraising

Agenda

  • Michelle Steel - CA sanctuary state update
  • Campaign updates: AAPI candidates
  • Forever foreigners? Increasing voter registration rate
  • Stats on AAPI party affiliation by states
  • Campaign Technology micro-targeting AAPI communities
  • Campaign Fundraising in AAPI business communities
  • Details>>

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • Membership Drive Report
  • RNC Liaison Report and May RNC Session
  • Upcoming May AAPI Events
  • Key Messaging: It’s time to rebuild, A weekend of sacred celebrations, Can’t argue with results
  • Campaign Updates:
    • Edwin Duterte, CA Congress - Primary June 5; General Nov 6
    • Sen Kimberly Yee, AZ State Treasurer - Primary Aug 28; General Nov 6
    • Mayor Allan Fung, RI Governor - Primary Sept 12; General Nov 6
    • Rep Keiko Orrall, MA State Treasurer - No primary opponent; General Nov 6

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Elisa Chan, Toni Anne Dashiell, Helen Van Etten, Ron Falconi, Willes Lee, Cliff Zhonggang Li, Esther Lu, Herman Martir, Keiko Orrall, Adi Sathi, Lee Ann Sennick, Martha Wong

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • Recap the RNC DC session “Turning Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities RED”
  • Plan for RNC Summer Session
  • Campaign updates, Community “in-reach”
  • Campaign Fundraising

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Beth Campbell, Toni Anne Dashiell, Edwin Duterte, Helen Van Etten,
Ron Falconi, Yining Hou, Jean Kingston, Philip Liang, Keiko Orrall,
Adi Sathi, Lee Ann Sennick

Presentation by Willes Lee

Agenda

Open Remarks And Introductions:

  • AAPI co-Chairs Helen Van Etten and Keiko Orrall
  • RNC Leaders: Chairperson Ronna McDaniel, and/or co-Chair Bob Paduchik
  • Strategic Initiative, Edith Jorge, Adi Sathi
  • House Representative Amata Radewagen
  • AAPI.GOP members Harmeet Dhillon, Shawn Steel, Toni Anne Dashiell, Beth Campbell and more
  • Details>>

Participants (in alphabetical order)

John Arnold, Frank Barron, Jennifer Carnahan, Miki Carver, Gina M. Catalano, David Cohen, Cindy Costa, Steve Curry, Ron Falconi, Peter Feaman, Meredith Glacken, Peter S. Goldberg, Jill Homan, Susie Hudson, Kathleen King, Cliff Li, Philip Zhi Liang, Chad Longell, Esther Lu, Utu Abe Malae, Herman Martir, Carolyn McLarty, Monica Lee Morrill, Lilliana Belardo O'Neal, Bob Paduchik, Tony Parker, Lee Ann Sennick, Mohammad Shouman, Norma Shurden, Nancy Smith, Paul Wang, Gene Ward, John Whitbeck, Kimberly Yee.

Agenda

Featuring:
Hor. Dean Tran, newly elected State Senator District Worcester and Middlesex of Massachusetts
Hor. Martha Wong, Former Texas House of Representatives,
Houston's District 134


  • Welcome new members
  • Report, RNC Liaison Task Force (“RNCTF”) and January RNC Session
  • Report, Membership Drive Task Force (“MemberTF”)
  • Report, Election Campaign Task Force (“CampaignTF”)
  • Campaign Updates; RPV Advance 2017 regroup;
  • Trump endorsement for Ron DeSantis; Alabama Blues
  • Dean Tran’s win of MA State Senate Seat in a deep blue district
  • Great start of AAPI.GOP (Jul-Dec 2017); 2018 Vision
  • Details>>

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Beth Campbell, David Cohen, Toni Anne Dashiell, Edwin Duterte,
Helen Van Etten, Ron Falconi, Tony Hwang, Jean Kingston,
Cliff Zhonggang Li, Keiko Orrall, Adi Sathi, Oliver Tan, Steve Wang, Martha Wong, Benming Zhang

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • 12/2 Trump Victory breakfast fundraising event, and significant AAPI participation
  • Report, Membership Drive Task Force (“MemberTF”)
  • Report, Election Campaign Task Force (“CampaignTF”)
  • Report, RNC Liaison Task Force (“RNCTF”) and January RNC Session
  • Discuss Organization Affiliation Task Force (“AffiliationTF”), Purpose and Approach
  • Details>>

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Toni Anne Dashiell; Edwin Duterte; Helen Van Etten; Ron Falconi;
Jean Kingston; Cliff Zhonggang Li; Keiko Orrall; Adi Sathi; Shawn Steel; Xiaoqi Wang; Benming Zhang

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • Look back on VA, NJ, WA elections on 11/7
  • Discuss Membership Drive Task Force (“MemberTF”), Goal and to-do
  • Discuss Election Campaign Task Force (“CampaignTF”), 2018 election season, and technology
  • Discuss RNC Liaison Task Force (“RNCTF”) and January RNC session
  • Discuss Organization Affiliation Task Force
  • Details>>

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Lily Bao; Beth Campbell; Elisa Chan; Toni Anne Dashiell; Helen Van Etten; Ron Falconi; Allan Fung; Yining Hou; Cliff Li; Aurora Ogg; Keiko Orrall; Xiaoqi Wang; Benming Zhang

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • Who will be on for 2018;
    what’s the demographics in your district; what help
  • What should we do to energize AAPI communities
  • How can the Caucus lead effectively? Best practices
  • Membership Drive

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Beth Campbell; Toni Anne Dashiell; Edwin Duterte; Helen Van Etten;
Ron Falconi; Allan Fung; Jean Kingston; George Leing; Cliff Zhonggang Li;
Keiko Orrall; Mark Tsuneishi; Benming Zhang

Agenda

  • Welcome new members
  • Recap RNC Conference AAPI Session
  • Membership Drive
  • AAPI Issues Update
  • Campaign Update, VA 2017, WA 2017

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Juan Carlos Benitez; Harmeet Dhillon; Helen Van Etten; Ron Falconi; Allan Fung; Yining Hou; Cliff Li; Keiko Orrall; Shirlene Ostrov; Lee Ann Sennick; Oliver Tan; Gene Ward; Kimberly Yee; Benming Zhang

Minutes

Agenda

  • Turning AAPI Communities to the Right - Strategy and Roadmap
  • National efforts to create a space for knowledge sharing and best practices in the AAPI community
  • Affirmative Action and the AAPI community
  • New hot issues in AAPI communities that are changing the political landscape
  • Capturing Down Ballot Races with AAPI Candidates and AAPI Voters

Moderators

Agenda

  • RNC conference in Nashville on 8/23-26 AAPI session proposed: strategy discussion; turning AAPI communities to the Right
  • Review AAPI.GOP’s Structure, Mission, By-law; how to adjust and improve
  • AAPI.GOP Membership drive
  • Hot issue: Data Disaggregation to subcategorize Asian Americans; what our role should be?

Participants (in alphabetical order)

Helen Van Etten, Ron Falconi, Allan Fung, Yining Hou, Cliff Li, Keiko Orrall, Oliver Tan, Xiaoqi Wang, Benming Zhang, P.C. Wu

Minutes


Participants (in alphabetical order)

Ron Falconi, Allan Fung, Harmeet K. Dhillon, Helen Van Etten, Yining Hou, Subba Kolla, Conrad Lee, George Leing, Cliff Li, Keiko Orrall, Ron Villanueva, Xiaoqi Wang.

Meeting called to order at 9 PM (CDT)

  • Review and Discuss – Key Thoughts, Background, and Mission Statement of AAPI organization. Many great discussion, ideas and suggestions were provided by members on the call. After the discussion, the group is favor of forming a temporary executive team to facilitate this effort.
  • Following Discussion – Mayor Ron Falconi nominated Keiko Orrall and Helen Van Etten as the Co-Chairs of AAPI leadership Caucus. Cliff Li seconded the nomination. No other candidate was nominated. Both Keiko and Helen were elected unanimously.
  • Information on the next RNC meeting in Nashville was provided. A few members expressed the RNC meeting in Nashville meeting could foster an opportunity to further promote AAPI Conservative Leadership Caucus.
  • Several AAPI Candidates gave us updates on their candidacies.
  • Next Monthly Teleconference Meeting is scheduled on August 1, 2017, 10 PM EDT, 9 PM CDT, 8 PM MDT, 7 PM PDT, 4 PM HDT.