June 30, 2008
Contact: HyunJoo Lee, 323.937.3703, ext. 202
Helping Our Communities Vote
NEW Civic Engagement & Voter Empowerment Resource Available
(Los Angeles, CA) On June 20, 2008, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released the “2008 Glossary of Election Terms,” which contains thousands of terms and phrases used in the administration of elections. The EAC invited the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), and the Korean Resource Center to translate the entire guide into Korean.
“NAKASEC was happy to be a part of this national effort that will promote Korean American and Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) civic engagement & voter empowerment. Translated educational materials are critical in ensuring that our community members can fully participate,” stated HyunJoo Lee, National Organizing Coordinator, NAKASEC.
To obtain a copy:
1) Go to: http://www.eac.gov/voter/language-accessibility-program-1
(Other languages that are available include: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog, &Vietnamese)
2) Call toll free to Edgardo Cortes or Laiza Otero at 1-866-747-1571 for a physical copy.
Note: According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 1.6 million citizens over age 18 speak an Asian or Pacific Island language at home and English less than “very well.” Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires jurisdictions with large minority language populations (including Hispanic and Native Alaskan and American Indian) to provide translated voting materials, such as registration notices and ballots.