Forbes writer Erik Kain asked me why the NCGP filed late for its 527 status. In response to him, I replied with the following which explains the history of the NCGP.
“Sometime in early 2017 I started an organization called the California Republican Caucus (CRC). The CRC was founded because my views no longer aligned with the Republican Liberty Caucus Los Angeles (RLCLA), a 527 political organization, which I was an officer in (having joined the RLCLA after working for Ali Jahangiri, founder of Super PAC Gen Next) appointed by Republican Party of Los Angeles board member Nick Hankoff.
The CRC had an initiative called the VVV (very violent video games) designation, which was given to video games deemed violent. The VVV was given by a subcommittee of the CRC called the “Independent Video Games Commission”. The VVV designation was only officially given to one game before it was scrapped, Dude Simulator.
This was scrapped later on with the idea of the new NCGP which came after brainstorming with 17 year old Jack Wegrich. At the time, the NCGP in turn started as a subcommittee of the NCAP, a business organization that was the re-named version of the Southern California Chamber of Commerce. Tom Buscaglia, the former chair of the IGDA, was invited to join the NCGP before launch, but he only said maybe because he was concerned that the NCAP had control over the NCGP, and it was unclear to him and everyone else what the NCAP is.
The SCCC was modeled after two organizations. The first is the York Rite Freemasons of which I was a prospect for (my main sponsor was Ken, the west coast secretary), though never joined, and the equally secretive Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Santa Ana, an organization which became inactive years ago. The AACCSA was cofounded by Tam “Nick” LeCong. Nick is known as the former Chief of Staff for California State Senator Janet Nguyen and a highly controversial figure in local politics.
The AACCSA itself is a splinter organization from the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (VACOC) whose old guard consists of the founders of the AACCSA as mentioned by former VACOC President Tam Nguyen.
The founder of the AACCSA is my father’s best friend, who served with him in the Vietnam War in the same unit in South Vietnam’s army, the ARVN. It was because of my father’s time in the Vietnam War that caused Paul Lucas, California Democratic Central Committee member and an aide to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, to invite me to work for him when I was 17 to work for him.
Why I decided to work in politics at 17, is a story for another day.”