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Press Release: Engaging Communities for Health Reform

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For immediate release
June 1, 2009

Contacts:
EunSook Lee, NAKASEC, 213.453.4378
Hemi Kim, NAKASEC, 213.503.0942

Engaging Communities for Health Reform
NAKASEC Presents at National Health Gathering in Washington, D.C.

(Washington, D.C.) During this critical moment on health reform deliberations, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) will present at the final plenary of a two-day national conference of Asian American & Pacific Islander advocates (roughly 200 attendees) of health reform. The conference, organized by the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), comes at a time when the House and Senate are expected to introduce legislation as early as mid-June 2009. NAKASEC’s participation in health reform is driven by the grassroots community organizing of its two affiliates – the Korean Resource Center (KRC) in Los Angeles and the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC) in Chicago.

Media is welcome to attend the final plenary focusing on how to build leadership and engage our communities effectively in order to build political will necessary to pass health reform. If unable to attend, please be aware that NAKASEC will circulate photos from the final plenary. If you should have any questions, please contact Hemi Kim at 213.503.0942.

Details of final plenary
Title:             Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Political Will
Date and Time:    Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Location:        Cannon Caucus Room, Capitol Hill

For more information about the Voices 2009 APIAHF Convention, visit: http://www.apiahf.org/images/stories/Documents/publications_database/voices_program.pdf.