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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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On October 6, 2017, high school students in the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship were visited by Councilman Barry Grodenchik at KACE’s New York office. In light of the upcoming General Election on November 7, Councilman Grodenchik emphasized the importance of electoral participation and displayed his appreciation for our interns’ efforts in engaging the Korean American community through daily voter registration drives. Thank you Councilman Grodenchik for visiting our KACE interns and for […]

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On October 4, 2017, high school students in the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship met with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco to discuss critical issues of the Korean American community. County Executive Tedesco explained to the students the role and structure of the county government and agreed on the need for more Korean American voice in public policy on all levels of government. The students from across the county were awarded citations in […]

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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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