Politics Within Politics

June 3, 2016 | Tonia Bui

AOF Executive Director Madalene Mielke kicks off the launch of the Power of She Network on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

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

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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

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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

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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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February 11, 2016 | Tonia Bui


Meet the Female Political Operatives of Montgomery County:  Anniversary Edition

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Politics Within Politics. Thank you to all of the contributors, supporters, and new fans that have made this project come to life. For this edition, PWP is featuring the amazing women in Montgomery County who serve as political operatives. They continue to serve in leadership capacities and participate […]

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January 7, 2016 | Tonia Bui

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A 101 Breakdown On Becoming A Presidential Convention Delegate

Now that it’s 2016, the biggest buzz is around who will win the Democratic and Republican presidential nomination during the primary elections.  The primary election for the state of Maryland is on April 26, 2016. Party convention delegates, who represent each state, play a major role in nominating the presidential candidate for the general election. […]

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December 9, 2015 | Tonia Bui

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Give the Gift of Leadership to Change the Face of American Politics

Even though #TuesdayGiving ended earlier this month, the season for giving still continues. For this December, Politics Within Politics (PWP) spotlights the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). CAWP’s mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women’s participation in politics and government. To achieve its mission, CAWP provides resources to address gender […]

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November 16, 2015 | Tonia Bui


Meet Charlotte Crutchfield: Protecting County Employee Rights Through Local County Board

Politics Within Politics highlights Charlotte Crutchfield, the Associate Member of the Merit System Protection Board for Montgomery County. Among her political endeavors for Maryland Legislative District 19, she previously served on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee (2010-2014) and was a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014. She recently sat down with […]

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October 1, 2015 | Tonia Bui

Think Outside the Box, Think Specialty Ethnic Media

When candidates find it challenging to earn a headline from major news outlets, they may want to turn to specialty ethnic media outlets as an alternative for press outreach efforts. These outlets, also known as specialty media, have reporters who are willing to profile a candidate with political platforms that resonate with diverse communities. This […]

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August 25, 2015 | Tonia Bui

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By the Numbers: Reach Out to Women Because They Vote

Voting is a political action and the easiest way to become politically involved. In the state of Maryland, the voting turnout for women was slightly higher in comparison to men during the 2014 elections. Nationwide, women also outnumber men when showing up to the polls and casting their vote. August 26, designated Women’s Equality Day, […]

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