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[From left: Former Deputy Mayor of Jersey City Yeotae Yoon, Korean Veterans’ Association President Inki Cho, Jeonju Lee Association Director Hyungnam Lee]

 

On February 22, 2012, following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s town hall meeting, Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) held a petition drive for Phillip Kwon at Broad Avenue in Palisades Park.
KAVC visited stores along Broad Avenue with community leaders that attended the meeting to collect signatures. Although the streets were busy, 65 signatures were collected in two hours. In addition, several volunteers went around churches to collect signatures and collected about 1,000 signatures in total. KAVC collected 850 signatures, and with the collection of other petition materials, 2,000 signatures are to be expected.

 

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[NJ Governor Chris Christie speaking at the Town Hall Meeting]

At the town hall meeting, Fort Lee Korean American Association President Jisun Yoon told Gov. Christie that Phillip Kwon’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is necessary to ensure that rights of Asian Americans, especially Korean Americans cannot be infringed upon. Gov. Christie responded by commenting that Kwon is an excellent candidate of high qualifications and standards, and is expected to make it through the Senate hearings. He added that he hopes that Kwon, the first Asian American and first foreign-born nominee will be confirmed to defend the rights of the Asian American community.
Anyone residing in New Jersey can participate in this campaign. Petitions can be signed by visiting our website (www.kavc.org). Paper petitions can be received in person at our New Jersey office, through PDF, or other participating organizations. If you’ve filled out a paper petition, please send it to us at 718-961-4603 or mail it to 144 Main Street, Suite 201, Hackensack, NJ 07601.
Contact: KAVC NJ Office 201-488-4201

KOREAN AMERICAN CIVIC EMPOWERMENT
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