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Korean American Power in Local Elections

By March 29, 2006 No Comments

Korean Americans will have their voices heard in the 2005 local elections.YKASEC – Empowering the Korean American Community and the Korean Resource Center have launched comprehensive civic participation campaigns for the New York City Primary Elections and the California Special Statewide Election respectively.

YKASEC urged Korean American voters to participate on the September 8th Primary Elections through phone banking and assisted voters through the operation of an election hotline.Additionally, several forums were held at community senior centers to inform the Korean American community about how to vote, and the electoral process.

KRC is gearing up for the November 8th elections, which will include important measures that will affect state budget decisions among other issues.To educate voters on the measures, KRC, in conjunction with Liberty Vote, published 20,000 bilingual voter guides of which were mailed to 13,000 Korean Americans voters in Los Angeles City.Other activities will include precinct walks, phonebanking, and workshops.