On September 27th, 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) coordinated voter registration drives with Korean American students across the country, as part of the 2016 National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). Through this national campaign, KACE was able to assist over 250 first-time voters to register on campus, in time for this year’s upcoming presidential election. The student organizations who participated in the 2016 National Voter Registration Day under KACE’s college […]

On September 20th, together with Representative Mike Honda, KACE hosted the 9th anniversary commemoration of H. Res. 121 of 2007, also known as the “Comfort Women” Resolution. Introduced by Representative Honda and unanimously passed by the House of Representatives in July 2007, the resolution urges the government of Japan to formally acknowledge and unequivocally apologize for its imperial forces’ sexual enslavement of over 200,000 women during World War II. Only […]

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In light of the upcoming NY State Primary Election on September 13th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) published a voter guidebook that covers candidate and district profiles of NYS legislative districts with the most Korean American residents. (Senate Districts 5, 7, 11, 12, and 16 / Assembly Districts 13, 16, 25, 26, and 40) This guidebook also includes a brief analysis of Korean American voters in each district. Barring unforeseen […]

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On August 22nd, 2016, the high school students in the 2016 Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) Grassroots Internship visited the New York State Capitol in Albany and had an opportunity to meet with Assemblyman Ron Kim. (Assemblyman Ron Kim engages in a Q&A session with our Interns) Our students spoke at length with the representative of our community and one of the few Asian American role models in the state […]

On August 18, 2016, our high school students in the 2016 KACE Grassroots Internship met with Councilman Chris Chung (Palisades Park, NJ) and Councilman Dan Park (Tenafly, NJ). Two of the few Korean American elected officials in Bergen County, these councilmen shared with our students their personal and professional experiences as Korean American public servants. They applauded our students for their voter registration assistance, especially for Korean speakers who often […]

On August 16, 2016 KACE Grassroots Interns invited New York Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (District 16) to our New York office to discuss community issues and ask questions on a career in public service. Senator Toby Ann Stavisky has shown support for the Korean American community and KACE, attending KACE’s 19th annual gala in 2015. [Senator Stavisky and Grassroots Interns in Q&A session] At the meeting, Senator Stavisky underlined the […]

Our 2016 Grassroots Interns visited the Bergen County Plaza on August 15, 2016 and met with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. County Executive walked them through the structure and role of county government and applauded their active engagement. Commending their voter registration assistance of over 100 people within one month, County Executive encouraged them to keep up the good work: “this is the generation that more Korean Americans become elected […]

On August 11, 2016 KACE’s Grassroots Interns were visited by Closter Councilwoman Jannie Chung at KACE’s New Jersey office. Councilwomen Chung has constantly shown support of KACE and has even attended KACE’s KAGC Northeastern Regional Seminar back in June. At the meeting, Councilwoman Chung highlighted the importance of grassroots activism by recounting her experience running for office. She stated how crucial it was for the students to always be politically […]

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 […]

On August 9, 2016, KACE’s Grassroots Interns were visited by Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (NY-25) at KACE’s New York Office. Assemblywoman Nily Rozic is the youngest woman in the state legislature and the first woman ever to represent the 25th District. Assemblywoman Rozic has supported KACE’s program over the years and has shown tremendous support to the Korean American community. [Grassroots Interns and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic in Q&A Session] Assemblywoman Rozic […]

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