[Congressman Bill Pascrell is sworn into office]

On January 3, 2012, Korean American Civic Empowerment visited Washington, DC in time for the Opening of the 113th Congress. During this trip, KACE staff members met with several representatives to deliver policy points that are crucial to Korean Americans.

KACE visited Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), Scott Garrett (NJ-5), Charles Rangel (NY-15), Joseph Crowley (NY-7), Gregory Meeks (NY-6), Eliot Engel (NY-17), Mike Honda (CA-15), Ed Royce (CA-40), and Steve Chabot (OH-1) to personally deliver the needs and concerns of the Korean American community.

The 7 major concerns of the Korean American community that KACE chose to deliver are the DREAM Act, comprehensive immigration reform, establishing the E-3 Visa category for Korea, decreasing North Korea's nuclear threat, family reunions between South and North Korea, Korea-US-Japan relations, and gun control.

[KACE President Dongchan Kim explains the policy points to Congressman Eni Faleomavaega]


[Congressman Ed Royce welcoming KACE]

[KACE Executive Director Dongsuk Kim presenting Congressman Pascrell with a gift and policy points for Korean Americans]

[KACE Staff Attorney Chejin Park with Congressman Scott Garrett’s Chief of Staff]

[KACE Executive Director Dongsuk Kim and Staff Attorney Chejin Park with Congressman Eliot Engel’s Chief of Staff]

[KACE Executive Director Dongsuk Kim handing the policy points to Congressman Gregory Meeks’s Chief of Staff]

After visiting the offices of Congresspersons, KACE held a briefing and dinner session with Washington correspondents. About twenty correspondents from major media attended this meeting to learn about KACE's grassroot activities and the 113th Congress. One of the correspondents commented that there has never been an occasion where so many correspondents gathered at one time, and was surprised by the amount of interest in KACE.

[KACE President Dongchan Kim presents KACE’s history to the correspondents]

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