TACL PIP 25th Anniversary Luncheon -- come celebrate with us!
Come join us on August 5th, 2017, as we celebrate the 25th year of TACL's Political Internship Program. Since the founding of our program in 1992, we have graduated 200+ college students who have learned about TACL's core tenets of Leadership, Identity, Networking and Citizenship while engaging in a 9-week internship at a political office.
This year we are humbled to have the honorable CA State Treasurer, John Chiang (a Taiwanese American!) as our keynote speaker.
WHEN: August 5th, 2017 at 11AM
WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton, La Brea Room (888 Montebello Blvd., Rosemead, CA)
WHAT: Celebrating the 25th year of TACL's Political Internship Program with honorable State Treasurer John Chiang as keynote
HOW: Get a banquet ticket via this link
Who We Are
Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL)
Formed in 1985, TACL oversees a multitude of programs to build an understanding of Taiwanese American heritage and develop leaders across ages. For example, TACL's summer camps LID and LYF provide safe environments for young students (elementary to high school) to make new friends, explore a common identity, and have fun; the Political Internship Program places students in political offices where they gain hands-on experience in the political process; and the TAP programs help network young professionals across the nation with chapters in Atlanta, Boston, DC, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
TACL’s primary mission is to enhance the quality of life for Taiwanese Americans, and we strive to accomplish that through a variety of means, including promoting the understanding and awareness of Taiwanese American culture, heritage, and identity.
Political Internship Program (PIP)
The TACL Political Internship Program established in 1992, was formed to infuse the Taiwanese American community with a greater understanding of the political system through placement of second generation undergraduate students at offices of locally- and nationally-elected public officials, e.g. State Assemblymembers, State Senators, Congressmembers, Senators, City Council, County Supervisors, etc. This would allow our Taiwanese American presence to become more recognized as well as contribute to the development of our community’s voice.
Interns are given the opportunity to experience first-hand how the political system works, and to observe and participate in the formation of local policies. This is a crucial element for the Taiwanese American community as a whole, since our community has largely been absent from the political arena until recently. Our participation in public service and politics also has the potential to impact foreign policy decisions affecting Taiwan.
Mr. John Chiang, CA State Treasurer
We are so excited that the honorable John Chiang will be our keynote speaker for our 25th anniversary. Mr. Chiang and his family have been very supportive of TACL and TACL-PIP over the years. Here is a synopsis of his bio.
John Chiang was elected on Nov. 4, 2014, as California’s 33rd State Treasurer. As the state’s banker, he oversees trillions of dollars in annual transactions, manages a $75 billion investment portfolio, and is the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds. In addition, Mr. Chiang chairs financing authorities that help provide good-paying jobs, better schools, improved transportation, quality health care, more affordable housing and a cleaner environment. He handles those duties while sitting on the governing boards of the nation’s two largest public pension funds with combined assets exceeding $496 billion.
Upon assuming office, Mr. Chiang developed a financial blueprint for the state – 16 ideas designed to help workers, businesses, and communities. To date, 14 of the 16 objectives in the original blueprint have either been accomplished or are near completion.
Prior to being elected Treasurer, Mr. Chiang served from 2007 through 2014 as State Controller. During the Great Recession he took steps to preserve cash to meet obligations to education and bond holders. His cash management decisions – which included delaying payments and issuing IOUs – were instrumental in keeping the state’s credit rating from plunging into junk status. Mr. Chiang’s actions saved taxpayers millions of dollars.
Mr. Chiang was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 1998 where he served two terms, including three years as chair. He began his career as a tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service and previously served as an attorney in the State Controller’s Office.
The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Mr. Chiang graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a degree in finance. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
If you would like to be a Sponsor and further support our cause, please find our Sponsorship Package here.
If you can't make it to the Banquet but still want to support TACL-PIP and our work, please feel free to donate here. Thank You!
Terms & Conditions:
TACL is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Sponsorship donations are tax-deductible less the fair market value of goods and services received for a BANQUET ticket ($60 per ticket).