Which are the cities with the most Korean American voters in California?

For over a decade, the Korean Resource Center has led the way in voter engagement techniques and voter data usage among people of color community organizations in Southern California. This is our first entry in a new blog series exploring topics in voter data and integrated voter engagement best practices to share the accumulated know-how with social justice activists and organizations in the Asian American community.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District Resolution #54 PASSED!

We are ecstatic to announce that after months of hard work and organizing, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District passed Resolution #54 on June 20th. This is a resolution that would ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status, would have a safe and supportive learning environment. View photos of our KRC Park Celebration on July 1st here.

Join Our Park Celebration on July 1st!

KRC Park Celebration

The Korean Resource Center (KRC) is hosting a community park day at Smith-Murphy Park to celebrate the passing of Resolution #54, a Joint Union High School District measure which enforces the district to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students regardless of immigration status! Come join us for a fun afternoon of activities, food, and community love and celebration at Smith-Murphy Park on July 1st at 11am. RSVP here: bit.ly/krcpark

Apply to Leaders of the New School in LA

Apply to Leaders of the New School in LA!

This summer, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) will be hosting a new youth program focused on Los Angeles high school students called Leaders of the New School (LNS). This program aims to mobilize and empower youth to become strong effective leaders in their communities. It employs social justice education on topics such as history, immigration, and gentrification, as well the practical training of skills from public speaking to project management, and the active application of said skills. To apply, please fill out the application at http://krcla.org/en/a/la-lns. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00PM PST. To request more information about the programs, please contact Nara Kim at nara [at] krcla.org or (714) 321-0531.

Civic Engagement Program

KRC pursues an integrated civic engagement program by bringing its holistic model of organizing, which combines services, education, culture, organizing and advocacy, into civic engagement. KRC trains and involves its staff, board and members in its organizing work that encompasses both electoral and non-electoral cycles, including voter engagement, legislative visits to congress members on immigration reform, town halls, public testimony at hearings, rallies, assisting community members through social services, and educational workshops.

Asian American Voters Backed Clinton Over Trump 75% to 19%, Election Eve Poll Shows

WASHINGTON, DC – Despite the results of last night’s presidential election, the 2016 national Asian American Election Eve poll reveals that Asian Americans overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, 75% to 19% – a significantly higher margin than was suggested by the exit polls. The survey also showed that 56% of Asian Americans now identify as Democrats, a marked jump from 49% in the same poll four years ago.

AP: Deportation Fears Grip Immigrants after Trump's Election

President-elect Donald Trump launched his candidacy on an anti-immigrant sentiment and has vowed to repeal a key Obama administration program that shields hundreds of thousands of people from deportation. Now, many immigrants in the country illegally, or with relatives who are, fear deportation and separation from their families. In immigrant-heavy areas like Los Angeles and Phoenix, activists are scrambling to provide informational meetings for immigrants to help them protect themselves from deportation. Others want legal immigrants to apply for citizenship so they can eventually obtain legal status for relatives. Here are stories from some immigrants who fear what a Trump presidency could bring.

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