On August 10, 2016 KACE’s Grassroots Interns were visited by New York Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (NY-26) at KACE’s New York office. Assemblyman Braunstein has shown support for KACE’s Grassroots Internship Program over the years through meetings with KACE’s 2013 and 2014 Interns and has even attended KACE’s 19th annual gala in 2015.
At the meeting, Assemblyman Braunstein highlighted the importance of civic engagement, especially with the younger generations. He displayed his appreciation for our interns’ efforts in engaging the Korean American community through daily voter registration drives. With interns from the 26th District of New York in attendance, the assemblyman’s visit was all the more worthwhile.
[Grassroots Interns and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein in Q&A session]
The students, in turn, expressed their gratitude on Assemblyman Braunstein’s contributions to the Korean American community, specifically for his support with KACE and for recognizing the Korean American community in his district.
The interns participated in a Q&A session with the assemblyman, designed to educate the interns on the functionality and responsibility pertaining to the local elected officials.
Assemblyman Braunstein emphasized the importance of eliciting higher voter participation from the Korean American communities in the upcoming primary for NYS Senate and Assembly. The upcoming primary for NYS Senate and Assembly will be taking place on September 13, 2016 with the voter registration deadlines on August 19, 2016.
[Grassroots Interns with Assemblyman Edward Braunstein]
For all voter related inquiries, refer to “Quick Links” on KACE’s homepage for a poll site locator, voter registration forms, absentee ballots and Korean Interpreter opportunities with the New York State Board of Elections.
For questions or concerns regarding the upcoming elections, contact the voter hotline at (347) 766-5223.