On October 28th, 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) published the 2016 New York & New Jersey Voter Guide. An annual publication by KACE, the voter guide is a compilation of positions and candidates to be on the ballot this year in districts with a significant Korean American population. As part of our community education initiative, KACE has published the voter guide every year since 2012. In addition to the […]

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On October 24th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) co-hosted with NYU College Democrats a meet and greet with Assembly Member Ron Kim for New York. Given the rapidly approaching election and the current events like the Watter’s World segment mocking the Asian American community, we wanted to hear from a civic leader like the Assembly Member and help students explore these topics. “It doesn’t quite compare to the 60s’ civil […]

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On October 17th, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM, KACE hosted a “Meet the Candidate” with Josh Gottheimer for Congress, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District. Anticipated to be the most competitive and the most expensive congressional district race of 2016, roughly 70% of voters in NJ-5 reside in Bergen County and is the second most Korean American voter population in New Jersey. According to the New […]

In light of the upcoming Presidential Election, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) released its Korean American Voter Data Analysis for both New York and New Jersey on October 6, 2016. For New York State, in terms of the total number of Korean American registered voters, there is a 2,300 increase in Korean American voters when compared to the previous year’s data analysis. This brings the count of Korean American registered […]

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 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 […]

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