Hope and Fear -How your money and block vote can influence politics
Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:00am
AT: The Valencia Hotel
355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
AAGG(Asian American for Good Government) hosted a "Hope and Fear -How your money and block vote can influence politics on May 14th, 2017. We invited S.B. Woo, one of the funders of 80-20, a political pac with 50 years of experiences. He shared with us his war
stories of his experiences working with politicians.
The event was by invitation only, twenty invited guests attended the seminar
Round Table Discussion With Congressman Ted Lieu
4/18/2017 Four Seasons Hotel Palo Alto
On April 18th, 2017, AAGG hosted a round table luncheon with Congressman Ted Lieu at the Four Season Hotel Silicon Valley, Palo Alto. Board members and community members attended the event. They are: CC Yin, Hsing Kung, Ken Fong, Ken Xie, Albert Wang, Charlie Huang, Michael Chen, Cady Yu, Teresa Lai, Caixing Xie, Tianchun Lou. Congressman Ted Lieu spoke at the event giving updates on his work at congress. Ken Xie, CEO of Fortinet delivered a short speech on the current trend of internet security. The small gathering was productive. The attendants expressed their commitment to support AAGG. We will continue to host monthly talks with elected government officials at a small scale and involve all the members in in-depth conversation with officials to resolve issues and provide support.
* This event was not open to public. It is open to AAGG Board members only.
Mike Fong for State Assembly Fund Raising Event
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 pm
AT: The Warehouse Buffet
979 Edgewater Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
On August 18, 2017, Executive Director Don Sun organized a fund raising event for Mike Fong to support his campaign for the assemblyman seat of the 51st California assembly district. Board of directors and members of AAGG presented a donation of $10,000 to Mike. Fong and the coalition of Northern Californian Natives discussed the overall representation of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans within local and state government, as well as the importance of promoting civic engagement among the Asian and Pacific Islander American youths. Many local small business owners, higher education administrators, and Asian American youth who were interested in American policies have attended the event.