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Press Advisory: Getting Out the Korean American Vote, One Door at a Time

By October 31, 2008 No Comments

Contact: Yongho Kim, KRC, 323-244-5309 (cell) / 323-937-3718 (office) / yongho@krcla.org

Getting Out the Korean American Vote, One Door at a Time

Who The Korean Resource Center (KRC) will be engaging Korean American voters in Orange County to get out the vote.

Why The Korean American community and its political power is growing exponentially in Orange County. In 2000, there were 57,487 Korean Americans, of which 24,083 were of citizen voting age population. In 2006, the Korean American population grew 39% to total 79,657 according to the 2006 American Community Survey. Since 2000, the number of registered Korean American voters has more than doubled from 11,364 to 24,780.

What KRC staff and volunteers will go door-to-door of Korean American voters in two Orange County cities that are home to the highest concentration of Korean American voters – Buena Park and Fullerton. Volunteers will be talking to voters at their homes about what information they need to ensure their civic participation, as well as distribute KRC’s bilingual voter guide that includes recommended stances on key ballot measures that will impact the immigrant and Korean American communities, such as Propositions 6, 8 and 9.

When Saturday, November 1, 2008
9:00AM volunteers training
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM precinct walking

Where Orange County Korean-U.S. Citizens League (at 9 a.m.)
9636 Garden Grove Blvd, #20
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Press is invited to follow a precinct team on their route in Buena Park or Fullerton. Please contact Yongho Kim ahead of time for scheduling.