Building Political Power

By March 28, 2006 No Comments

On September 8th, YKASEC announced the results of a detailed analysis of Korean American voters in Manhattan and Staten Island.The findings showed that the number of Korean American voters increased dramatically, primarily due to participation in the 2004 presidential election.In several electoral districts in these two boroughs, Korean American voters can play a decisive role in determining the outcome of elections. YKASEC plans to complete an analysis of Korean American voters in all boroughs of New York City in time for the November city elections.

KRCC youth and volunteers began the New Americans Democracy Project’s summer training program on August 12th.This program will nurture and train leaders from diverse immigrant communities in order to build immigrant political power.Participants will learn valuable skills such as: communication, voter outreach, campaign field planning, electoral analysis, and other skills to build effective political work. This is a joint effort between the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.