The Ronin Project Podcast

Bill Wong

The RONIN PROJECT PODCAST is a weekly podcast airing on Sundays hosted by veteran political strategist Bill Wong about bad Asians getting into good trouble. This podcast will feature Asian American elected officials, candidates, and career campaign operatives to give Asian Americans insight and inspiration into claiming their rightful place in the halls of power and to curate Asian American political stories that have heretofore been ignored or erased. It will be real and raw conversations on Asian Americans and where they meet or miss the arena of politics, power, influence, justice, and representation. This no-nonsense podcast is for Asian Americans who want to know more about how politics is played, political professionals that want to know more about Asian Americans and how they vote, and troublemakers who want to make the world a better place. Bill Wong has over 30 years of experience that includes work as a chief of staff, a lobbyist, a political director, and a strategist to community non-profits, powerful labor organizations and Fortune 100 companies. He recently served as the senior political advisor to California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and led efforts that elected and held the largest Assembly Democratic supermajority in over 130 years. In addition, he has dedicated his career to mentoring Asian Americans political professionals and helping elect a historic number of Asian Americans to local, state, and federal offices. read less
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Warren T. Furutani, Author - Activist - Fmr. Elected Official
Mar 3 2024
Warren T. Furutani, Author - Activist - Fmr. Elected Official
Warren T. Furutani has been a community and political activist for over 50 years. In the late 60’s he help start the Asian American and Pacific Islander social justice movement. He started as a student activist and fought for college admissions programs for people of color and women. He worked to establish ethnic studies and helped start Asian American Studies programs at UCLA and Cal State Long Beach. He was one of the founders of the Manzanar Pilgrimage/Committee and worked in the APIA community and other communities of color around a multitude of civil rights and social justice issues. He was also the first APIA elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (two terms, eight years), the second APIA to be elected to the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (three terms, ten years), and served in the State Assembly (three terms), where he chaired the APIA Legislative Caucus for three years.He retired from the legislature in November, 2012 and has since served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles City Board of Public Works. Currently, he is a senior fellow at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and recently retired as a senior advisor to Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin De Leon.Warren is married to Lisa Abe Furutani and they have two sons and two grand children.https://www.ac-tiv-ist.com/Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Madalene Mielke, Pres. & CEO of APAICS
Feb 25 2024
Madalene Mielke, Pres. & CEO of APAICS
Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke is a nationally recognized civil rights leader and a member of USA Today’s Inaugural Leaders of Change. As President & CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and Founder and Principal of Arum Group, LLC, she brings nearly 25 years of experience working in political campaigns and specializes in political/non-profit fundraising and political training.​After returning from the ’96 campaign, Ms. Mielke worked for the Co-Executive Director at the Presidential Inaugural Committee and later to Vice President Gore’s team. Ms. Mielke started fundraising while working at the New Democrat Network PAC and she returned to her roots as the Training Director for the Ron Brown-Paul Tully Institute (BTI), the training arm of the DNC. In 2002 Ms. Mielke started her political consulting firm, specializing in fundraising and political training. Madalene has collaborated with the NAACP National Voter Fund, John Kerry for President, Democratic National Committee Asian American Leadership Council, Mike Honda for Congress, Friends of Hillary, CHC BOLD PAC, Akaka for US Senate, Xavier Becerra for Congress, Mazie Hirono for Congress, Honda for Congress, America’s Opportunity Fund, Asian American Action (AAA) Fund and Young Democrats of America to raise millions of dollars to empower communities of color.​Throughout her career, Madalene has been a featured speaker or trainer at many conferences and trainings including the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center for Asian Pacific American Women, Virginia Leadership Institute, Netroots Nation, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), and numerous other organizations and non-profits.​She has spent her entire professional political career working to bring diversity to the political process and nurturing candidates and staff as they move forward in bringing political change. The Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce awarded Ms. Mielke with its National Community Service award for her work in mentoring and promoting Vietnamese American civic participation.​Madalene is a proud graduate of Tulane University, Newcomb College. She serves as a mentor through a variety of collegiate mentoring programs including the Newcomb College Institute Women to Women Mentoring Program and Georgetown University’s Politics Mentorship Program.https://www.apaics.orgGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Boo Yuen, Co-Founder & EVP Adwell Group
Feb 18 2024
Boo Yuen, Co-Founder & EVP Adwell Group
Boo Yuen, co-founder and executive vice president of the Adwell Group, is an expert ad maker and strategist. Boo credits comedy as his entry into campaigns. While in school, Boo wrote for his college satire magazine, where he got his first unusual experience with campaigns, helping to run two different satirical candidates for student government president, one of whom won the election.Boo started his transition from humorous to serious campaigns as an intern for one of the country’s leading democratic media firms. Over the course of four cycles at the firm, Boo rose from coffee delivery extraordinaire to award winning ad-maker and strategist. On the creative side, Boo has written, directed, or produced over 400 TV, radio, digital, and print ads for political campaigns, non-profits, and corporate clients. Regardless of a project’s budget, Boo has and will do anything and everything to execute some of the industry’s most ambitious creative. As a producer, he’s wrangled birds, sourced 1960’s era film stock, and even gotten his hair cut to secure a shoot location. While Boo is known for developing eye-catching creative, his work as an ad maker and strategist is not just for show; it translates to wins. Boo is an expert at incorporating local details into persuasive communications that help win elections. Some of Boo’s work highlights include helping re-elect Rep. Andy Kim, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Rep. Jennifer Wexton, and over a dozen wins with the DCCC IE and HMP IE. In addition to helping elect candidates to office, Boo has also worked with companies and issue advocacy groups to craft successful ad campaigns. This work has included producing the corporate values video that kicked off a national brand campaign for a multinational beverage company and an ad campaign supporting the LA Clippers move to Inglewood. In 2022, Boo was honored as a winner of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 40 under 40 award. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in Government. https://www.adwell.com/aboutGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Betsy Lin, Founder of beelinning strategies
Feb 11 2024
Betsy Lin, Founder of beelinning strategies
Betsy Lin is a national strategist working at the intersection of politics, advocacy and campaigns. As the founder of beelinning strategies, Betsy leverages her over two decades of experience across the Senate, federal campaigns, and multi-million dollar organizations to help her clients craft strategic plans and drive high-impact results.Betsy served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Mazie Hirono after running her historic race to be the first woman to represent the state of Hawaii and first Asian American and first immigrant woman to serve in the role of United States Senator. Betsy herself was the only Asian American female chief to serve during her seven years in the Senate, positioning the Senator throughout her term as a leader on comprehensive immigration reform, women’s rights, and as a conscientious voice on US military engagement in the foreign policy space. Betsy spent the first five years traveling between Washington DC and the state, helping the Senator enact her campaign promises and building out her profile with press and constituents across all 8 islands. In Washington DC, Betsy managed the high stakes relationships with other Members of Congress, DC and Hawaii based stakeholders and built out one of the top three diverse offices in the US Senate. https://beelinningstrategies.comBetsy's podcast, Confessions of A Bad Asian,  available on Apple and Spotify:Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | SpotifyGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Manjusha Kulkarni, Exec. Dir. AAPI Equity Alliance
Jul 9 2023
Manjusha Kulkarni, Exec. Dir. AAPI Equity Alliance
Manjusha Kulkarni is the Executive Director of AAPI Equity Alliance, which serves and represents the 1.6 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County.  In March 2020, Manju co-founded Stop AAPI Hate, the nation’s leading aggregator of COVID-19-related hate incidents against AAPIs. Alongside fellow Stop AAPI Hate co-founders Cynthia Choi and Russell Jeung, Manju has been recognized as an honoree of the prestigious TIME100 Most Influential People and Bloomberg 50 lists, and as a recipient of the 2021 Webby Social Movement of the Year award.  More recently, she was awarded a spot on the 2022 Forbes 50 Over 50 list for her leadership in advancing the Stop AAPI Hate movement.  Manju’s work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR and CNN, as well as in numerous local and ethnic media outlets. As part of her advocacy work on behalf of AAPI communities, Manju has shared her expertise with countless individuals and entities including the Aspen Institute, the World Bank and the United Nations. Manju serves on the Board of Directors of LA Voice and is a member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board. Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Professor Sara Sadhwani, Pomona College
Jul 2 2023
Professor Sara Sadhwani, Pomona College
Sara Sadhwani is an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College, specializing in American politics and race and ethnic politics, and a commissioner on the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission. She is also serving as a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West.  Her research examines voting behavior, elections, voting rights, public opinion, public policy, and interest groups, with an emphasis on the representation of racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. She has been published in the Journal of Politics,  Political Behavior,  Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Politics, Groups and Identities, and Perspectives on Politics.  She earned her doctorate in political science from the University of Southern California and was the recipient of the Haynes-Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation. She holds appointments as a senior researcher at AAPI Data, a member of the executive council for the Western Political Science Association, and a faculty fellow at the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
James Santa Maria, Founder of the Santa Maria Group
Jun 25 2023
James Santa Maria, Founder of the Santa Maria Group
James Santa Maria brings more than 20 years of government, political, and public affairs experience to The Santa Maria Group.  James specializes in local government, focusing on the City and County of Los Angeles as well as other municipalities and public agencies throughout Southern California. James founded the Santa Maria Group following a ten-year career in Los Angeles City government as chief of staff to two former City Council Members. He also served as a Deputy to Mayor Richard Riordan.  James also worked collaboratively on several key public- private partnerships with many developers that have brought commercial, industrial and mixed-use projects throughout Los Angeles. James has delivered on government procurement and contracting opportunities with the City and County agencies including Public Works, LA Unified School District, LA Department of Water and Power, LA and Long Beach Ports, and the Los Angeles World Airport.  James also was the senior advisor on a wide range of issues from local district-focused community relations to issues of citywide importance such as the creation of the Housing Trust Fund, business tax reform, public safety and the City of Los Angeles’ $5 billion annual budget. Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Jeane Phan Wong, Writers Guild of America Strike Captain
May 28 2023
Jeane Phan Wong, Writers Guild of America Strike Captain
Jeane Phan Wong is a feature writer that is also a strike captain for the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and co-chair of the WGA Women's Committee.  A child of Vietnam War immigrants, Jeane is Vietnamese-Chinese. She was raised Buddhist in the San Gabriel Valley with stints in Orange County and once in a Mormon town in Nevada. She developed a sweet tooth as a child working at her parents’ bakery. She grew up on a steady diet of Asian folklore, Sailor Moon, and weekly comic books. After interning in politics, getting certified as a First Responder, and a stint working at an oncology lab, she was on a pre-law public healthcare path. But this work convinced her to live by her favorite Han Solo line "Never tell me the odds" and dive into her real passion: Hollywood where she worked her way up as an assistant on six shows. Her genre-agnostic work skews Sahara dry wit meets a flawed character study and epic worlds. She also can’t resist a good love triangle. Jeane is a cat mom to Gabby Soprano, becoming a breakfast burrito sommelier, and trying to achieve the “glass skin” and matchy fashion looks of her favorite Kpop.Make a donation today to support the Entertainment Community Fund.Learn more about the WGA at https://www.wga.org/Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Henry Lo, Monterey Park City Councilmember
Apr 30 2023
Henry Lo, Monterey Park City Councilmember
Henry Lo is a member of the Monterey Park City Council. Henry's history of public service spans over 20 years. From 2003 to 2020, he served on the Garvey Elementary School District Board of Education.As a board member, he co-founded the Garvey Education Foundation, which has raised community support for the schools in the district since its founding in 2007.As a proponent of creating collaborative relationships between public agencies, Henry's leadership helped to develop an academic partnership between the Garvey Elementary School District and East Los Angeles College.Between 2016 and 2020, Henry was an appointed member of the City of Monterey Park Economic Development Advisory Commission in which he and his fellow commissioners provided input on how to improve the city's economic climate.Since 1999, Henry has been an advocate for our communities to the State of California; he served as staff for several of the San Gabriel Valley's state legislators, including State Senator Dr. Gloria Romero and State Assemblymember Mike Eng, and as the Senior Field Representative of State Assemblymember Ed Chau.Henry is the son of working-class immigrants who came to California seeking the American Dream. He grew up as a latchkey kid while both his parents worked and was the first in his family to attend college.Henry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Colby College and a Master in Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge.Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Dr. Arvind Venkat, House Representative PA General Assembly
Apr 23 2023
Dr. Arvind Venkat, House Representative PA General Assembly
Dr. Venkat is an emergency physician and was elected last cycle and serves as State House Representative for the 30th Legislative District in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Indian American to be elected to the state House and the first physician to serve in the General Assembly in nearly 60 years. His district includes part of Hampton Township, and all of McCandless, Franklin Park, Ohio Township, Emsworth, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, and Kilbuck. Representative Venkat is a fighter for accessible and affordable healthcare, investing in our first responders, protecting reproductive rights, curbing gun violence, expanding access to the ballot box for all voters, and getting more people back into the workforce. Representative Venkat is a member of the House Health, Insurance, Professional Licensure committees.  He is also the Vice Chair of the Asian Pacific American Caucus and a member of the Emerging Technologies Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus. His parents immigrated to the United States, and it was their hard work and commitment to service that inspired him to become a physician. Representative Venkat completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Harvard University, his medical education at Yale University, and his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati/University Hospital. He served as a member of the Board of the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority and is a former president of the state emergency physicians organization. To donate or learn more, visit Dr. Venkat's websites:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/venkatforpa?refcode=websitewww.VenkatforPA.comGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Maria Oyama Leininger, Founder of Overton Political Solutions
Apr 9 2023
Maria Oyama Leininger, Founder of Overton Political Solutions
Maria Oyama Leininger, Founder of Overton Political Solutions, talks about diversity, helping progressive campaigns win, the no asshole rule, the Overton Window, and 38 cent donations.Overton Political Solutions is one of the only political consulting and public affairs firms in the nation that is Asian woman owned and led, giving clients unique insight into two powerful and growing political demographics. Maria Oyama Leininger previously served as the Regional Political Director for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.  At the DLCC, Maria oversaw the committee’s work in 10 states to win, expand, and protect Democratic majorities. Her extensive electoral experience includes serving as Washington State Director for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign and Political Director for three U.S. Representatives: Suzan DelBene, Kim Schrier, and Adam Smith. She also served as Voter Protection Director at the Washington State Democratic Party, as a political consultant for clients across the country and at every level, and as District Director for Congresswoman Kim Schrier.  Contact Maria at Maria@OvertonPolitical.com or visit the Overton Political Solutions website at https://www.overtonpolitical.com/Get Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Better to Win - Hardball Lessons in Leadership, Influence, & The Craft of Politics
Apr 2 2023
Better to Win - Hardball Lessons in Leadership, Influence, & The Craft of Politics
Bill Wong talks about the book, Better to Win, he recently wrote on Asian Americans and politics that will be widely available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on April 8, 2023 on Season 2, Episode 4.  Better To Win offers readers a unique, proven perspective on the craft and power of politics. It examines the mindset and machinery involved in the use of power and the sacrifices necessary to affect meaningful change for those who don’t (yet) have a voice in the halls of power.This book is not about climbing the political career ladder or pandering to people in positions of power. Bill Wong, a renowned strategist to a bevy of iconic California politicians, provides candid and occasionally Machiavellian advice to those who aspire not only to fight for justice, but to win those fights.Better To Win shares impactful skills and strategies for change agents and powerful stories of Asian Americans who played and continue to play an important role at the table where decisions are made.Better To Win in e-book is currently available at a discount on Amazon at this link:https://www.amazon.com/Better-Win-Hardball-Leadership-Influence-ebook/dp/B0BZGW3VLGGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Kim Bernice Nguyen, Candidate for Congress
Mar 26 2023
Kim Bernice Nguyen, Candidate for Congress
Kim Bernice Nguyen was elected to the Garden Grove City Council on November 8, 2016.  She is the first Garden Grove City Council Member of Latino descent. She’s half Latino and half Vietnamese. In a recent LA Times article, she is described as:“Erudite and enthusiastic, Nguyen is fluent in Spanish and is bettering her Vietnamese. She enjoys quesabirria tacos at La Super Birria in Santa Ana as well as a bowl of pho from Pho 79 in Garden Grove. It’s all part of her biracial upbringing, an identity she brands as “Vietxican,” because “Mexicanese” wouldn’t be as precise.Councilwoman Nguyen has called Garden Grove home since the age of ten. In 2013, she graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in politics and a minor in legal studies. She is the first in her family to graduate high school and receive a college degree. She currently works as a Senior Compliance Analyst for a health plan. Prior to that, she worked for state Senator Lou Correa. In October 2020, Governor Newsom appointed Council Member Nguyen to the California Film Commission. Support Kim at this LINK:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/votekimnguyenGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify
Bethany Khan, Dir. Comms/Dig.Strat. Culinary Union Local 226
Mar 19 2023
Bethany Khan, Dir. Comms/Dig.Strat. Culinary Union Local 226
Today’s guest is Bethany Khan, the Spokeswoman and Director of Communications & Digital Strategy at the Culinary Union Local 226 in Nevada.  As spokeswoman for Nevada’s largest union and immigrant organization, Bethany is proud to use her digital and strategic communication skills to support working families in Nevada. The Culinary Union, Nevada's largest union and immigrant organization, has improved the lives of over 800,000 Nevada hospitality workers and their families with middle-class union wages and good benefits. In 88 years, the Culinary Union has become an essential economic institution and a strong political force in the Battle Born State. In the past 11 years, Bethany's communications and digital strategy has played a major role in the Culinary Union’s organizing, legislative, policy, and electoral campaigns.Learn more about Culinary Union Local 226 at this link:https://culinaryunion226.org/The History of Black and Asian Solidarityhttps://www.npr.org/2021/04/02/983925014/the-history-of-solidarity-between-asian-and-black-americansThe Storied History of Black and Asian Solidarityhttps://www.cnn.com/2021/03/19/opinions/black-asian-american-solidarity-jones/index.htmlGet Ronin Project updates at this link:https://mailchi.mp/a3a711ffa5ce/ronin-roll-callOr chip in $10, $20, or $50 to the Ronin Project PAC to help elect pro-choice, pro-labor, pro-clean energy, and pro-diversity Asian American candidates for local, state, and federal offices at this link https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RoninProjectPACThanks for listening, see you next week!Subscribe and follow at:Apple Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Amazon Music | Spotify