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Community Members Educate Policy Makers on Critical Issues

By June 15, 2006No Comments

Korean Americans took to their State capitols to urge their representatives to support important issues in the community.On May 22, 21 Korean American mostly senior leaders travelled for 8 hours to Sacramento with KRC to ask for support for naturalization programs, to oppose the Governor’s budget cuts to critical state safety net programs, and to support victims of human trafficking.150 people participated in a rally in front of the Capitol, led by KRC’s cultural troupe, HanNuRi. In New York, the New York Coalition for Immigrants’ Rights to Drivers’ Licenses, which YKASEC helped initiate and is a steering committee member of, visited New York State Assembly and Senate members on May 24.The delegation educated policy makers at both the Senate and Assembly on the importance of addressing immigrant access to drivers’ licenses.