vr.5.19.13

New Jersey Pilgrim Church Executive Elders and KACE Interns. From the left Yun Jeon Kim, Miji Park, Soyoung Park, Shinhye Kim, Hyejin Cho, Dongheum Lee

On May 19, 2013 KACE visited New Jersey’s Pilgrim Church (Pastor Chungil Yang) to register voters along with holding a vote participation campaign.

On this day, many high school interns at KACE participated in this campaign.

Shinhye- I thought we got a lot people to register today but there were only 8. Still it was fun to experience something new.

Soyoung- Today, I realized that lots of people have already registered to vote.

Miji Park- Today I noticed that a lot of people didn’t know about vote registering.

Jenny Kim- Although there were many people that heard us campaigning, many ignored us and carried on with their lives.

Dong Heum- Although not as many people participated compared to the time invested, I still felt it was worth the time because it helped the Korean community

Anyone over 18 who is an American citizen as well as anyone who has moved within the last four years can register to vote as well. Furthermore, any New Jersey resident is eligible to register to vote by mail ballot and vote at home instead.

KACE was able to register 16 voters and distributed about a 100 of this year’s election guides. KACE will visit the Pilgrim Church again on the 26th to register voters along with various other voting participation campaigns.

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