Judy Chu

Judy Chu

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* Was Interim Executive Committee member of the Federation For Progress, a Marxist united front created by the Communist Workers Party
* Was elected to the House of Representatives in 2009
* Supporter of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
* Became a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
* Supporter of illegal-alien rights and amnesty

Judy May Chu was born on July 7, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, to parents of Chinese ancestry. She earned a B.A. in mathematics from UCLA in 1974, and a Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1979. Chu subsequently served as a psychology professor at East Los Angeles College from 1981-88, a board member of the Garvey (California) School District from 1985-88, and a Monterrey Park City Council member from 1988-2001.

In 1982 Chu became an Interim Executive Committee member of the now-defunct Federation For Progress (FFP), a Marxist united front organization created by the highly militant Communist Workers Party (CWP). According to author/blogger Trevor Loudon, CWP not only “followed the policies of Mao Tse Tung, Joseph Stalin and … Pol Pot,” but also “originally gave some support to the Islamists of the Iranian Revolution.” Another notable FFP Committee member was the late Manning Marable.

When CWP in 1985 changed its name to the New Democratic Movement and began trying to infiltrate the highest levels of the Democratic Party, Chu remained loyal to the group’s agendas. As Trevor Loudon explains: “The CWP never abandoned Marxist revolution as its goal. It merely exchanged the subtle long-term infiltration of the institutions as recommended by Italian Communist Party leader, Antonio Gramsci, for the outdated, confrontational street-marching tactics of Mao Tse Tung.” Specifically, the new strategy sought to achieve power by exploiting racial and ethnic divisions. Chu demonstrated her allegiance to this approach in 1986, when she opposed a Monterrey Park City Council resolution endorsing English as the nation’s official language.

Chu served in the California State Assembly from 2001-06, and on the California Board of Equalization from 2006-09. In 2008 she initially supported the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, though she later shifted her allegiance to Barack Obama when the latter secured the Democratic Party’s nomination. In June 2008 Chu co-organized a Los Angeles event where Communist Party USA leader Evelina Alarcon presented an award to Obama’s younger sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng.

In a special election that was held on July 14, 2009, Chu won the race to represent California’s 32nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She continues to serve in Congress, though in 2013 her district was renumbered as the 27th. Chu is a member of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

In September 2011, Chu led a U.S. congressional delegation to the Peking University School of Transnational Law. (The discipline of transnational law favors global governance as opposed to the constitutional sovereignty of independent nation-states.) Specifically, Chu’s delegation discussed the role of caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives. Chu’s Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, in particular, lamented what it described as the discrimination that Asian Americans have faced historically.

In September 2011 as well, Chu proposed an amendment to the “See Something, Say Something Act of 2011,” a law that provided legal immunity to anyone who issued (to police) a good-faith report of suspected terrorist activities, even if that report ultimately proved to be unfounded. But Chu viewed “See Something, Say Something” as an invitation to racial profiling and declared: “If a person contacts law enforcement about something based solely on someone’s race, religion, ethnicity or national origin, they [sh]ould not receive immunity from civil lawsuits.”

When Republican Representative Peter King in 2011-12 organized a series of congressional hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in U.S. prisons and mosques, Chu characterized the entire endeavor as a useless “witch hunt for Muslim radicals.”

In 2012 Chu was a national co-chair of Obama For America (later known as Organizing For America), whose mission was to engage and mobilize pro-Democrat voters in all 50 states.

In 2013 Chu denounced the Supreme Court ruling that had recently struck down, as anachronistic, a Voting Rights Act provision requiring mainly Southern states to undergo—based on the presumption of their continuing racist tendencies—special federal scrutiny before being permitted to change their election laws in any way (e.g., by instituting Voter ID requirements or reconfiguring their voting districts). This “erosion of the Voting Rights Act,” said Chu, “and the continued efforts to impose Voter ID laws threaten the rights of every American to exercise their voice in our democracy.”

During Barack Obama‘s second term in the White House, Chu supported the President’s executive actions designed to prevent the deportation of millions of illegals who were living in the U.S.—specifically, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (2012) and the Deferred Action Program for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (2014). In June 2015 she praised Obama for having taken “the legal and moral step of clarifying that those who have made America their home, have laid down roots, and are contributing to our communities, are not deportation priorities.”

Chu rejects the use of the term “anchor baby” in reference to the offspring of illegal aliens who give birth in the U.S. so that their children can claim American citizenship and all the social-welfare benefits that go with it. This “slur that stigmatizes children from birth,” says Chu, is a repugnant outgrowth of “xenophobia” that aims to “isolate immigrants.” What is most needed, the congresswoman explains, is “comprehensive immigration reform” that: provides a “pathway to citizenship”; fixes “a broken immigration system that forces families to live apart or live in fear”; and “integrate[s] the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants already living and contributing here.” “Our government should not be in the business of separating parents from children,” Chu emphasizes.[1]

In December 2014, the House Ethics Committee issued a letter of reproval to Chu, scolding her for (a) unlawfully requiring staffers to perform campaign-related work in her House office during regular working hours — and thus at taxpayer expense, and (b) subsequently interfering with the investigation that sought to determine what had occurred.

When the United States in August 2016 admitted its 10,000th refugee from the war-torn, terrorism-infested nation of Syria, Chu tweeted: “Today, we accepted our 10,000th Syrian refugee. Good start, but I know our country can take in at least 10x more.”

In September 2016, Chu argued that illegal aliens should be permitted to purchase healthcare plans through the Obamacare exchanges.

In September 2018, Chu was one of several congressional Democrats who publicly reacted to a New York Times op-ed in which an anonymous Trump administration official claimed that “there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment,” which allows the president’s cabinet to remove the president from power if it deems him unfit to carry out his governmental duties. “All jokes aside,” said Chu, “who is making the decisions in Trump’s White House? Do unelected staff have more power than the President? This is a real constitutional crisis that demands oversight from Congress.”

During the 34th inauguration ceremony of the executive committee of the Forums for Peaceful Reunification of China (FPRC) – an event which was held in Monterey Park, California on August 23, 2019 — Chu was named “honorary chairwoman” of FPRC. Some key facts about FPRC:

  • FPRC had been previously identified by the U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission (USCC) as an organization that served a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “intelligence service.”
  • FPRC is one of more than 30 anti-Taiwan independence organizations in the U.S. that serve as subchapters of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification (CCPPNR), an organization which the USCC in 2018 described as “directly subordinate” to the United Front Work Department (UFWD). According to USCC, UFWD’s “primary missions” are to “liaison with foreign political parties,” “influence operations” and “intelligence collection,” and deploy operatives around the world to “co-opt and neutralize” potential opposition groups such as “ethnic minorities, religious groups and intellectuals.”
  • FPRC, since its inception, has worked closely with CCPPNR, whose “deputy secretary general,” CCP member Wang Changyu, attended FPRC’s founding ceremony in Los Angeles in August 2002.
  • FPRC has coordinated closely with the Chinese government and the Los Angeles Chinese Consulate in particular, as evidenced by the fact that Chinese government sources recorded more than six official meetings between FPRC and consular officials between 2005 and 2014.

At the August 23, 2019 ceremony, Chu received — from incoming FPRC “chairman” Guo Zhiming — a signed English certificate recognizing Chu’s “outstanding friendship and support.” When she spoke to those in attendance, Chu advocated against Taiwan’s independence and declared her wish for China and Taiwan “to become one family.”[2]

Chu’s involvement with FPRC had begun at least as early as March 2012, when she attended an inaugural ceremony for the organization’s 19th executive committee.

Also in 2012, Chu had become the “honorary president” of the All America Chinese Youth Federation, an organization whose leadership has included several members of front groups serving UFWD. Chu still held this “honorary president” position as of early 2023.

On January 10, 2023, Rep. Chu voted against the formation of a House Select Committee that would be tasked with investigating: (a) how the U.S. could more effectively combat Chinese Communist Party espionage, and (b) how the U.S. military ought to counter Beijing’s increasingly belligerent activities in the waters surrounding Taiwan. Chu justified her opposition to the Select Committee by claiming that its empanelment might spur a wave of anti-Asian violence.

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court issued its decision regarding a pair of lawsuits that had been filed in 2014 against Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC) by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) — a coalition of more than 20,000 prospective college students and their parents – to challenge the use of racial preferences in the college admissions process. At issue, specifically, was whether: (a) Harvard University’s admissions office was discriminating against applicants of Asian heritage, who were not being admitted at rates commensurate with their academic qualifications, and (b) the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was giving preference in admissions to black, Hispanic, and Native American applicants over their white and Asian counterparts.

“Harvard’s and UNC’s admissions programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” the Supreme Court ruled on June 29. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, and he was joined in the verdict by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. “A benefit to a student who overcame racial discrimination, for example, must be tied to that student’s courage and determination,” Roberts added. “… In other words, the student must be treated based on his or her experiences as an individual—not on the basis of race.” “Many universities,” he continued, “have for too long done just the opposite. And in doing so, they have concluded, wrongly, that the touchstone of an individual’s identity is not challenges bested, skills built, or lessons learned but the color of their skin. Our constitutional history does not tolerate that choice.”

In response to the Court ruling, Chu appeared on NBC’s MTP Now program on July 3, 2023 and said, in response to a question on whether racial preferences had outlived their necessity and/or usefulness:

“Well, can we say that discrimination has ended in this country? I mean, look there [have] been three years of anti-Asian hate. We’ve seen hate crimes on the rise in this country. We have seen very polarized kinds of actions taken against communities of color. No, discrimination has not ended in this country, and there are great disparities, even amongst AAPIs, we see great disparities in education between those on the high end and Pacific Islanders as well as southeast Asians, who have very low numbers with regard to completing a college degree. So, no, discrimination has not ended in this country and there are many, many ways in which we could show it.”

Over the years, Chu has received a few donations from high-ranking officials and/or board members of Islamist organizations. Specifically, from 2004-2016 she received a total of $13,877 in contributions from individuals affiliated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

For details about Chu’s overall voting record on a variety of key issues, click here.

Further Reading: “Judy Chu” (Ballotpedia.org, Votesmart.org, Keywiki.org); “Judy Chu, and the Communist Front ‘Federation For Progress’” (TrevorLoudon.com, 2-15-2013); “Yes Soledad O’Brien, Judy Chu Probably ‘Is a Communist’!” (TrevorLoudon.com, 2-12-2013); “Judy Chu and Communist Worker Jose Zapata Calderon” (TrevorLoudon.com, 2-12-2013); “‘See Something Say Something’? Not So Fast, Says Congresswoman Judy Chu” (Breitbart.com, 9-3-2011); “Muslim Witch Hunts” (by Daniel Greenfield, 9-4-2012); “House Ethics Committee Scolds Congresswoman Judy Chu” (SCPR.org, 12-11-2014); “Democratic Lawmaker Wants 10 Times As Many Syrian Refugees Admitted into the U.S.” (Daily Caller, 8-29-2016).


  1. Dem. Rep. Chu: ‘Anchor Babies Is A Slur’” (by Caroline May, 8-25-2015); “Rep. Judy Chu Responds to Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation” (4-17-2013); “Rep. Chu Statement on Third Anniversary of DACA” (6-15-2015); “Rep. Chu Criticizes Texas Court Order to Halt Immigration Executive Action” (2-18-2015).
  2. According to Politico.com: “Chu’s 2019 appointment as ‘honorary chairwoman’ of the alleged UFWD front group appears in contrast with her previous public support for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to the U.S. in August 2018, as reported by Politico, during which time Chu and two other congressmen welcomed Tsai at the Los Angeles airport.”

Additional Resources:

Judy Chu’s Voting Record

Judy Chu Exposed Part 1: Yes Soledad O’Brien, Judy Chu Probably “Is a Communist!”
By Trevor Loudon
February 12, 2013

Judy Chu Exposed, Part 2: Judy Chu, and the Communist Front “Federation For Progress”
By Trevor Loudon
February 15, 2013

Judy Chu Exposed, Part 3: Judy Chu and Communist Worker Jose Zapata Calderon
By Trevor Loudon
February 21, 2013

Judy Chu Exposed, Part 4: Judy Chu and Communist Worker, China Shill, Kent Wong
By Trevor Loudon
March 7, 2013

Judy Chu Exposed, Part 5: Judy Chu – “I Am a Daughter of China, Now I Am Coming Home”
By Trevor Loudon
March 18, 2013

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