KACLA Successfully Advocates for Safe and Transparent Voting for 2020 November Elections

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the support of many community partner organizations*, the Korean American Coalition (KAC) led the initiative to address 1,098 erroneous Korean-language sample ballots distributed for the March 2020 primary election (CD 10), and insufficient instructions on all Korean-language absentee ballots with the Los Angeles County Registrar. As a result, KAC successfully advocated for (1) accurate, error-free ballots by enhancing quality assurance in the Korean ballot preparation process (2) and, mailing out Korean voting materials (including sample ballots and voter guides) earlier to provide sufficient time for Korean American voters for the November 2020 elections. 

Thanks to our advocacy work, KAC worked closely with the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office to plan, review and implement effective changes resulting in all accurate Korean ballots mailed out by October 5, weeks ahead of previous elections for the upcoming November 2020 elections. The worldwide pandemic, racial and political unrest across the country, and economic devastation in our local cities have shown us that now, more than ever, is the time to mobilize Korean American communities in expressing our educational, social, and cultural needs through the power of our votes.
 

We strongly urge our community to raise our voices and get out the vote in three simple ways (1) safest and easiest way to vote is vote-by-mail (2) vote early in person at a Voting Center (3) and vote in person on Election Day, 11/3.

Learn about all 3 voting methods and learn how to track your ballot with our informative video on YouTube:
[한미연합회] 올해 가장 쉬운 투표 방법은 무엇입니까? [Link: https://youtu.be/0UFUY0ADFMo]

Our voices and votes matter, let’s get out the vote for our community! 

​* KAC was joined by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON), and the Center for Asian American United for Self Empowerment(CAUSE), Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), Korean American Bar Association (KABA)  in support. 

2020 Census Bureau Job Information Session

KAC To Host 2020 Census Job Information Workshops
Los Angeles, CA – The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for temporary positions to help count everyone in the 2020 Census. Positions offer competitive wages and flexible hours. 

The Korean American Coalition (KAC) will host workshops to encourage community members in applying for jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau. Recruiters from the Census Bureau will be present to answer questions and provide assistance with the online application.

Results from the 2020 Census will determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to schools, hospitals, road maintenance, facilities and services that support local communities. opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community.

The first workshops will be held at the KAC office on January 30th and 31st, between 3 PM and 6PM. We welcome community members to come in at the time of your convenience. Come learn about how you can apply for positions with flexible hours and competitive pay. 

Register for the workshop at this link or by calling the KAC office at (213) 365-5999. 
If you cannot attend the meetings can also apply online at 2020CENSUS.GOV/JOBS. 

For questions about the workshops, contact audrey@kacla.org or (213) 365-5999.