On July 25, YKASEC organized the 2005 Mayoral Candidate Forum, the first of its kind for the Korean American community. Candidates Jose Adames, Seth A. Blum, Christopher X. Brodeur, Fernando Ferrer, C. Virginia Fields, and Audrey Silk joined the event. YKASEC was among the panelists who asked candidates questions and Chung-Wha Hong, Deputy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition moderated. Immigration, education, social services and the economy were some of the issues raised. The forum provided the Korean American community with greater insight into the mayoral candidates’ positions and allowed the candidates to hear the concerns of the Korean American community.