On June 16, 2013, the Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) held its 8080 Campaign at New Jersey Harvest Church (Pastor Kim Young Ho).
KACE created the 8080 Project in aims to increase the voting participation rate and registration rate amongst Korean Americans. Currently, the Korean American voter registration rate is only around 50% and the voter participation rate is only around 30-40%. KACE aims to raise both of these rates up to 80% through this campaign.
During this campaign, KACE also handed out the 2013 Election Guide.
KACE is also recruiting Board Workers to help Korean Voters on Election Day. These Board Workers who help Korean American voters on the day of the Election at the polling sites will be given $200 for their services. Any registered voter who is able to speak Korean and English is eligible to participate.
Anyone who is interested should call KACE at 201-488-4201. For more information please visit the KACE homepage (www.kace.org).
In this campaign, KACE was able to get 14 voter registration applications and 14 mail ballot applications. We reached our 100th registered voter today.