Politics Within Politics

October 30, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Five Facts to Know Before You Register to Vote in Montgomery County

County residents still have time to sign up to vote between now and June 5, 2018. Here are some key facts to know before registering to vote in Montgomery County for the very first time. Did You Know…Voters must have a political party affiliation to vote in the Primary Election? Be prepared to state your […]

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July 17, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Loretta Garcia: Moved by Political Movements

For this month, Politics Within Politics features Loretta Garcia, an elected member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (MCDCC), representing District 16. Loretta, an attorney, has worn many hats in politics at the local, state and national level.  Loretta recently sat down with us to provide insight on her introduction to politics and how […]

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April 24, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Do You Know Your Political Jargon?

Every political operative acquires a brand new vocabulary while serving on the campaign trail.  If you live and work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, its even more difficult to avoid the political jargon while at work, on the Metro, and even in restaurants. For those who have taken the political training, found the perfect […]

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March 28, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Insights on Helping Other Women Succeed in Politics and Beyond

As Women’s History Month in March wraps up, I want to acknowledge other female political operatives who have supported me as I encountered the many challenges associated with being involved in politics. Women greatly need other women to back them, especially in male dominated settings of political campaign work.  For this month’s issue of PWP, […]

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February 21, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Run in Politics, Don’t Just March

A peaceful march is only one way of getting your voice heard. After the Women’s March on January 21, 2017, there has been a surge of more women seeking elected office nationwide. Diverse women are now building the groundwork to enable them to run for seats at all levels of government – school board, city council, […]

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January 4, 2017 | Tonia Bui

Politically Recharge with Good Reads About Women Shaping Politics

Now is the most crucial time ever to reflect on how women can support each other in the political setting.  The emerging rhetoric from this past election has created an unexpected discourse that inhibits women’s progress in American politics. In December, I reconvened with other Asian American political activists, community leaders, and campaign staff, and […]

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June 3, 2016 | Tonia Bui

A Need for the Power of She Network

In the month of May, several events and receptions occurred to honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and recognize Asian American political leaders, including Democratic National Committee Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus Chair, Bel-Leong Hong. But only one event was most crucial in changing the face of American politics: “The Power of She […]

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April 25, 2016 | Tonia Bui

Campaigning with Kathleen Matthews: A New Vision for Women’s Progress

MARYLAND PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL EDITION Who will be on the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District (CD-8) after Tuesday’s April 26th Primaries?  Among the 10 candidates running in CD-8, only one stands out when it comes to promoting more progress for women in our communities. That candidate is Kathleen Matthews […]

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April 21, 2016 | Tonia Bui

Reflections from the 8th CD Candidate Forum: Targeting Beyond Mainstream

Last month, one of the 8th Congressional District 8 Candidates Forums was sponsored by the Coordination Council of Chinese American Associations (CCCAA). This forum targeted the Chinese American community, and by extension the other Asian American communities, in Montgomery County. The forum brought over a 100 people – couples and families, young and old, all packed […]

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March 9, 2016 | Tonia Bui

How Can You Get Out the Vote?

What exactly does it mean to “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV)? For those who are new to campaigning, it simply means helping turnout votes during election time. The GOTV process involves field campaign staff targeting specific blocks of voters by precincts.  Most field strategies are based on election rules and primarily involve voter contact. Voter […]

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