SCA-5: A Broken Dream and An Energized Campaign for Peter Kuo

By David Li,

Immigrated to the US at age 14, Peter Kuo believed in American Dream. “Freedom of upward mobility, accomplishment and the ability to provide for one’s family is the ultimate drive that motivates people to work so hard,” wrote Mr. Kuo recently.

However, the passing of SCA-5 in California’s Senate on Jan. 30, 2014 broke the promise of American Dream for Peter Kuo as he felt “all of the principles of competition and the drive for excellence have been eliminated.”

“I feel strongly that we need to protect civil liberty of our citizens; however, determining the admission to our higher education should be based on individual merit and academic result; not based on sex, national origin nor race. SCA-5 completely missed the point of protecting minorities. It needs to be repealed and never seen again,” stated Mr. Kuo.

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1968, Peter Kuo immigrated to the US with his family in 1982. He went through ESL classes and graduated from San Jose State. Peter Kuo is a successful businessman in the Silicon Valley area.

“I’m running to bring Common Sense Solutions to California. I’m running for my wife and my three beautiful kids. I’m running because I’ve been blessed, to live the American Dream and I want each and every Californian to pursue their dream as well,” wrote Peter Kuo in announcing his candidacy for California State Senate, District 10.

SCA-5 has definitely energized Peter Kuo’s campaign for State Senate running against SCA-5. The Silicon Valley Chinese Association (SVCA) has mobilized its 3,000 members to support Mr. Kuo’s campaign, and help him raise fund for the open primary in June.

“Folks, this is going to be a big week. To celebrate my official filing, please consider making a donation to my campaign. At close of business today, I have raised $116,000. The SVCA did an amazing job getting me to that huge figure. I need to be at $150,000 by the end of this week. Please consider helping. The numbers are clear. I’m running to represent all of SD 10, but SCA-5 has mobilized the Asian-American vote and people are moving to vote for me because of my leadership on this issue. My team and friends at the national level are calling this a possible movement election, meaning SCA-5, my candidacy, and my district can change the face of California elections forever,” Mr. Kuo shared with his supporters on his campaign’s Facebook page.

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