KRC Volunteers Canvass 700 Voters’ Homes in Fullerton and Anaheim

Press Release

Nineteen Volunteers from the Korean Resource Center Canvass Nearly 700 Voters’ Homes in Fullerton and Anaheim, Korean Festival, Will Host Series of Community Meetings for Volunteers and Voters.

Fullerton, CA: On Saturday, October 13, nineteen staff and volunteers from the Korean Resource Center met in Orange County to canvass voters’ homes, register voters, and encourage community members to vote. Volunteers from Los Angeles and Fullerton met for an orientation session and training and visited nearly 700 voters’ homes in Fullerton and Anaheim.

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Dayne Lee, Civic Participation Coordinator at the Korean Resource Center, said, “Visiting voters and having conversations at the door has been proven, time and time again, to be the single most effective way to encourage new and infrequent voters to vote. What our volunteers are finding is that our community is motivated to vote this fall, especially to vote on important issues such as Proposition 32, which would restore funding to our public schools, stop another $2400 college tuition increase, and protect senior services.”

Afterwards, volunteers from the Korean Resource Center attended the Korean Festival in Garden Grove, and registered voters and spoke with them about their top priorities and concerns in the upcoming elections.

Park Taesoon, a volunteer, said, “The seniors I spoke with about voting were extremely kind, and seemed to be excited to reason a visit at their door from volunteers. It was exciting to visit voters that hadn’t previously been contacted by campaigns.”

The Korean Resource Center is holding a series of community meetings in Orange County. During these meetings, voters can meet to talk about propositions and issues, and discuss ways to increase Korean American voter turnout on November 6. Volunteers can learn how they can get involved, and the Korean Resource Center invites volunteers of all ages, from high school and college students, to parents and seniors.

The first of these meetings will be on Thursday, October 18 at 5:00pm at the Orange County Asian Pacific American Community Alliance at 12900 Garden Grove Blvd, Suite 214A, Garden Grove, CA. This Saturday, October 20, there will be a community meeting at 10:00am (did we choose a time?) at Maga Church at 151 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832. There will also be meetings on October 25 and 27. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to join, and volunteer hours and small hourly stipends may be available for dedicated volunteers.

Contact Asuka Igari asuka@krcla.org or call 323.937.3718 for more information.

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