From May 3rd to May 4th, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) promoted for its 8080 Campaign in Ridgefield H-Mart. On May 3rd, the members of  Korean American Senior Citizens’ Associaton of New Jersey supported the campaign efforts. With the voter registration deadline for New Jersey primary looming, KACE encouraged Korean Americans to exercise their voting rights and distributed voter registration forms and promotional materials.   KACE received 12 new […]

On March 28th at 11am, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) conducted its 8080 Campaign and HR1812 (Partner with Korea Act) Campaign at the Senior Center located in Flushing, NY. KACE President Dongchan Kim urged the 100 attendees to sign the petition for passage of HR1812, which would enable Korean professionals to work in the United States and improve the Korean American community economically. KACE also encouraged voter participation through 8080 […]

Bill A8742-2013



Edward Braunstein (26th District)



Karim Camara (43rd District)



Michelle Schimel (16)


Linda Rosenthal (67)


William Colton (47)


Nily Rozic (25)


Charles Lavine (13) 


Walter Mosley (57) 


David Weprin (23)

The names in bold are new sponsors

Bill S6570-2013



Toby Ann Stavisky (16)



Michael Gianaris (12)


Brad Hoylman (27) 


Bill Perkins (30) 


Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (15th)

The names in bold are new sponsors

The East Sea Coalition of New York has been sending both online and offline petition signatures to the KACE office. Around 500 petition forms have been sent out, and it has already begun to show effect.

Bill A8742 has secured three Co-sponsors and one Multi-sponsor over the last three days.

Bill S6570 has two sponsors, and Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, the most recent addition to the list of sponsors, has sent an email agreeing to support the bill.

Bill A8742-2013 Sponsor: Edward Braunstein (26th District) Multi-sponsor: Karim Camara (43rd District) Co-sponsors: Michelle Schimel (16) Linda Rosenthal (67) William Colton (47) Nily Rozic (25) Charles Lavine (13)  Walter Mosley (57)  David Weprin (23) The names in bold are new sponsors Bill S6570-2013 Sponsor: Toby Ann Stavisky (16) Co-Sponsors: Michael Gianaris (12) Brad Hoylman (27)  Bill Perkins (30)  Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (15th) The names in bold are new sponsors The […]

On March 5th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) conducted voter registration drive as part of its 8080 Campaign effort, and petition drive for  East Sea Legislation at the Korean American Senior Center of Corona. KACE President Dongchan Kim explained the importance of voter registration and voting to 80 senior attendees. Petition drive in support of the East Sea legislation was also carried out. KACE received 14 new voter registrations and […]

On February 19, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College started the Northeast Asian History Internship Program for the Spring 2014 semester. This internship was first started in 2012 for the purpose of educating college students about atrocities committed by the Japanese armed forces before and during World War II, with a focus on the violation of women’s rights through the implementation […]

On February 18, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) held a press conference announcing the start of the grassroots campaign for H.R. 1812 (Partner with Korea Act). Partner with Korea Act (H.R. 1812) is a House legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam and cosponsored by thirty-six representatives from both parties. At first, this legislation seemed to be overshadowed by comprehensive immigration reform , but as soon as the possibilities of […]

On February 10th, 2014, a press conference about the recent New York State Senate/Assembly legislation requiring the placement of “East Sea” alongside the “Sea of Japan” was held at the State Capitol press room. This press conference was organized by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, and Assemblyman Ron Kim. Sung-ki Min (President, Korean American Association of Greater New York), Kichol Kim (Vice Chair, Eastern Conference, National Unification Advisory […]

On January 21, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) visited Evergreen Adult Care in Flushing as part of 8080 Campaign’s Voter Registration Initiative. This campaign was held from 9:30am to 10:30am for forty senior citizens. KACE President Dongchan Kim explained the electoral process in the United States, elections in 2014, and the importance of voting for fifteen minutes. Through this campaign, KACE distributed forty election guides and collected ten new […]

For the past two months, we have been raising funds to help save the East Asian Historic Justice Internship at Queensborough College. Through online and offline means, many of you have made contributions that will make a difference in history. Thanks to your support and encouragement, this internship will resume its classes next semester and we are expecting a lot from the next class. We ask for your continued interest […]

The elections in New York and New Jersey were quieter compared to the years prior. The greatest reason for this was that the outcome was obvious even before the polls were opened to the public. New York City’s mayoral election was a special sort: the incumbent, Michael Bloomberg, was not able to run for re-election and there were 20 candidates running for the same seat. However, Public Advocate Bill de […]

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