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KAs Participate!

By March 28, 2006No Comments

On May 17, Korean Americans had the opportunity to decide on the next mayor of Los Angeles and the fate of two ballot initiatives.On Election Day, NAKASEC and KRC conducted poll monitoring at 13 precincts to ensure full language access for Limited English Proficient Korean American voters.Results were shared with the Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division and with City officials.

Also during this election cycle, KRC conducted a survey of almost 200 Los Angeles residents, predominantly residing in Koreatown, to assess their knowledge and usage of city government and services.The findings were sent to each of the mayoral candidates in the hopes of improving and expanding city programs and services for their diverse constituencies including Korean Americans.

YKASEC in New York completed its database of New York City Korean American voters.The list includes newly registered voters after the 2004 presidential elections. According to analysis of the data, there are more than 15,000 Korean American registered voters in Queens, whose voices can make a difference in upcoming elections.