Media Advisory | Korean Americans Galvanize Momentum to Increase Participation in the Political Process

By February 29, 2012 No Comments
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR
March 3, 2012

Contact:
Sik Son, sohnsik@kavoice.org, 847.208.5426

Korean Americans Galvanize Momentum to
Increase Participation in the Political Process
300 Voters to turnout at Glenview Village Hall Early Voting Site

On March 3, KAVOICE is organizing an ambitious effort at Glenview Village Hall, an early voting site, aiming to turnout 300 Korean American voters. This is the first step in increasing the voice and visibility of Korean American voters who have made substantial economic and cultural contributions to the state of Illinois and nationally.

With its official campaign launched on February 24, KAVOICE is seeking to increase the political representation of Korean Americans this election year by organizing voter registration drives, conducting voter education workshops and coordinating voter turnout campaigns. KAVOICE is a grassroots organization recently formed by multi-generational Korean Americans who felt the need to raise the voice and presence of Korean American voters. It is the first effort to truly organize and build power and presence for the Korean American electorate. For more information please visit www.kavoice.org.

Charlie Jung, president of KAVOICE, says, “The Korean American population is increasing and Korean American businesses are booming in suburban Cook County. But there are not many Korean Americans engaging in the political process and getting their voices heard. We hope to instill the importance and belief in voting to our community members and grow our visibility. This is an important right we all must exercise.”

What: 300 Korean American voter turnout effort organized by KAVOICE at Glenview Village Hall. Volunteers will be stationed at polling site.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Glenview Village Hall, early voting site (1225 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025_

Who: KAVOICE representatives, Korean American voters

Between 10-11 AM, following individuals have been invited:

  • Candidates from Congressional District 8, 9, 10 INVITED
  • Incumbent members of Congress from District 8,9,10 INVITED
  • Representatives from Cook County Clerk’s Office INVITED

Sponsor: National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

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