On November 7, 2017, Election Day, KACE assisted 36 voters in NY and NJ through our Voter Hotline. The inquiries submitted and resolved through the Hotline today revolved around registration status and poll site location unlike the recent elections. “Judging by the different pattern of questions today, it seems as though there was a small spike of first-time voters, as well as those turning out for the first time in […]

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On November 3, KACE concluded its 2017 Grassroots Internship in New York. Since this May, 17 dedicated high students from across Queens and Nassau County served our community through voter registration drives, community education efforts, supervised research, and meetings with elected officials in the local, state, and federal government. Together the students have put in over 3000 hours of volunteers service. In addition, 10 of this year’s participants also received […]

On October 27, KACE concluded its 2017 Grassroots Internship in New Jersey. Since this May, 21 high students from across Bergen County served our community through voter registration drive, community education efforts, supervised research, and meetings with elected officials in the local, state, and federal government. All together they have put in over 2900 hours of volunteers service. In addition to recognition for their hard work over the past 5 […]

On October 27, 2017, KACE hosted a forum with all 7 candidates running to represent New Jersey’s 39th Legislative District. One of the few hotly contested district, the 39th encompasses northern Bergen County and boasts the second most Korean-American population in the state. In the forum, we discussed critical issues of our community like local economy, small business, education, and senior citizens’ welfare. We thank our community partners Korean American […]

On October 21 & 22, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) joined the NY Harvest Festival and held a voter registration drive at Queens College in Flushing, NY. With election day 16 days away on November 7, KACE assisted over 36 first-time voter registrations this weekend. KACE empowers our community’s voters by providing information and resources to allow more and more Korean Americans exercise their voting rights. For any voting and election-related questions […]

On October 20, 2017, high school students in the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship visited Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson today to discuss the current issues of District 37, the legislative district with the most Korean American residents in New Jersey. We appreciate the Senator and Assemblyman’s longstanding support for the immigrant community and small businesses throughout the area – especially the encouragement for our students to continue being engaged and expressing […]

Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is proud to announce the results of the 2017 KAGC U Voter Registration Challenge! This year, in partnership with the 2017 National Voter Registration Day, student organizations from 10 universities across the nation joined the effort to help their fellow students register and answer inquires related to voting! Civic engagement is an easy way to shape the collective future of our community on a local, state, and […]

On October 14 & 15, KACE held voter registration drives throughout Bergen County, NJ. With the registration deadline on upcoming Wednesday (October 17), KACE assisted over 50 first-time voter registrations this weekend in Englewood and Norwood. In addition, we were able to assist with dozens of address change and election-related inquiries, including common misconceptions like an increased likelihood of jury duty upon voter registration. We thank Englewood H Mart and […]

On October 10, 2017, KACE announced the inaugural Early Voting Day for Bergen County, NJ. Though New Jersey’s election laws do not allow for a formal early voting day, with the support of community organizations and Bergen County Clerk John Hogan, Bergen County voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot on the weekend before the election and submit the ballot right away on site. Visit One Bergen County Plaza on Saturday, […]

On October 7, KACE joined the 2017 NYC Korean Parade and ran a voter registration drive in Koreatown, New York. With hardly a week until the deadline, KACE assisted 32 voter registrations and address change – but more importantly was able to resolve far more inquiries and commonly held myths. Through community events like this, KACE is relieved to help more and more Korean American voters to exercise voting rights […]

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