On July 12, 2017, KACE’s annual Grassroots Interns from New York visited the Queens Borough Hall, and met with the Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz. This visit provided interns with an opportunity to learn more specifically about community engagement in their local municipality. Additionally, the interns were able to meet with various directors and staff members to learn about their roles and the functions of Queens civic leadership. Borough President […]

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  On July 12, 2017, KACE’s New Jersey Grassroots interns invited Closter Councilwoman Jannie Chung to KACE’s New Jersey office. Councilwoman Chung has consistently shown support for KACE and has attended the 2016 KAGC Northeastern Regional Seminar.  At the meeting, Councilwoman Chung highlighted the importance of grassroots activism and gave anecdotes from her personal experiences of running for and being in office. She emphasized the importance of not giving up, […]

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On July 11, 2017, KACE’s New York Grassroots Interns invited Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (NY-25) to KACE’s New York Office. As 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 for the Korean American community.  At the meeting, Assemblywoman Rozic emphasized the importance of civic engagement and highlighted the […]

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On July 11, 2017, KACE’s New York Grassroots Interns invited New York Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (NY-26) to KACE’s New York office, in order to learn more in-depth about a career in public service. Assemblyman Edward Braunstein has shown support for KACE’s Grassroots Internship Program over the years through meetings with previous interns and has attended the 2015 KACE annual gala.

At the meeting, Assemblyman Braunstein shared with the interns on the value of community engagement and his appreciation for our interns’ efforts in engaging the Korean American community through their daily voter registration drives. The students also conveyed their appreciation of his contributions to the Korean American community, specifically for his support for the Korean American community in his district.

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 State and Assembly will be taking place on September 12, 2017 with voter registration deadline set on August 18, 2017.

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.

On July 11, 2017, KACE’s New York Grassroots Interns invited New York Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (NY-26) to KACE’s New York office, in order to learn more in-depth about a career in public service. Assemblyman Edward Braunstein has shown support for KACE’s Grassroots Internship Program over the years through meetings with previous interns and has attended the 2015 KACE annual gala. At the meeting, Assemblyman Braunstein shared with the interns on […]

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On June 29, 2017, in its summer tradition, KACE invited alumni of the annual KACE Grassroots Internship program and students in the extensive KAGC U network to spend an evening networking, sharing experiences, and re-connecting with KACE.  30 passionate Korean American students enjoyed dinner together, made new friends, and spent the evening sharing stories and laughter. At the event, students were able to learn more about KACE’s upcoming annual Korean […]

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On June 26, 2017,  30 KACE Grassroots interns from New York and New Jersey toured the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. Through the visit, grassroots interns were able to meet with Senator Robert M. Gordon, and were provided with the opportunity to ask the Senator questions about his civic duties, and his role in the New Jersey state legislature. Following the meeting, the interns were then given a […]

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On June 15 and June 16, 2017, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Houston, TX, in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean American Association of Houston (KAAH), attendees discussed the importance of grassroots activism, explored methods of community organizing, and discussed ways in which community members can raise their political voice through electoral participation. KACE’s regional seminars encourages the development of […]

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On June 10-11, 2017, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Northern Virginia, in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metropolitan Area (KAAWUSA), attendees explored the history of Korean Americans, and discussed the importance of grassroots activism and community organization. On the evening of June 10, nearly 50 attendees gathered at the KAGC Regional Seminar’s gala dinner. The […]

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On June 8th, 2017, KACE was invited by the Jefferson Democratic Club in Bayside, NY, to share the progress of its “sanctuary church” initiative that protects undocumented immigrants of our community. Alongside Councilman Paul Vallone of the New York City Council and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (NY-26), KACE reviewed the far-reaching impacts of the current immigration policy. In the absence of legislation establishing a comprehensive immigration reform and in light of […]

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On June 1st, 2017, in preparation for New Jersey’s Primary Election on June 6th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) released its Korean American Voter Data Analysis for New Jersey. This data report will explain the significance of the statistical figures on Korean American civic engagement in New Jersey, and reveal the potential for political empowerment of our community. Using the 2016 General Election voter data sets obtained from the New […]

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