KRC Phone Bankers to Reach over 100,000 AAPI Voters by Election Day

LOS ANGELES, CA - On Thursday, November 3rd, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) invited members of the press to catch staff and volunteer phone bankers in action in its Crenshaw office. Since September 6th, volunteers ranging from youth to seniors made calls to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities all over Southern California to encourage them to register to vote, remind registered voters to get out the vote, and answer any questions voters had about ballot initiatives or the voting process. To date, all three KRC offices in both Los Angeles and Orange County have contacted over 75,500 potential and registered voters. Even in an era of technology platforms with the ability to reach masses of people including email and Facebook, KRC understands the value of the human voice connecting over the phone and plans to reach over 100,000 people by November 8th. 

Voter Guide

This November, Asian American and Pacific Islander voters will play a key role in shaping the future of our country, our state and our neighborhoods. California is home to the largest Asian American and Pacific Islander population in the nation and we believe that an informed Asian American and Pacific Islander electorate will benefit our entire state.

7,648 voters registered!

7,648 voters registered, with over 90% being eligible this November. (The remaining 10% are high school students under the age of 18) We are so proud of our team for accomplishing such amazing work for our community. There are 12 days left. Join us as we get closer to election day. For any questions around the election or if you want to volunteer, call: (323) 937-3718.

Early Vote Town Hall Educates 200 Korean American Voters

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) hosted an Early Vote Town Hall at Trinity Central Lutheran Church in Koreatown for over 200 Korean speaking senior citizens and other new immigrant voters to navigate the voting process, understand ballot initiatives and candidates, and provide assistance with completing vote-by-mail applications.

Early Vote Town Hall

On Thursday, October 20, 2016 the Korean Resource Center (KRC) will host an Early Vote "Town Hall" for 200 to 300 Korean speaking senior citizens and other new immigrant voters to help navigate the voting process, understand ballot initiatives and candidates, and provide assistance with completing vote-by-mail applications. Inspired by KRC's experience of the last 10 years, during which we assisted thousands of Korean-speaking, senior, and first time voters seeking help about the voting process, specific candidates and ballot initiatives, KRC is organizing this town hall to educate, empower and turn out the Korean American vote.

National Voter Registration Day Highlights Young Voters

Los Angeles, CA – On September 27th, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, alongside the Korean Resource Center (KRC), LA Youth Vote and Next Gen Climate held a kick-off press conference at John Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley as part National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters across Southern California. Embraced by a host of celebrities, bipartisan elected officials and organizations, NVRD leverages the collective impact of thousands of community partners, including hundreds of our youth leaders across Southern California.

Participate in Letters for Black Lives

Asian Pacific Islander Americans and allies are coming together online to create resources to address anti-black racism in our communities and to introduce the #BlackLivesMatter movement to immigrant families. In light of recent fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, on top of already some 125 Black lives that have been cut short by police this year alone, it’s so important that our Asian immigrant families have a better understanding of why Black Lives Matters is important to our lives as well. The open letter for Black Lives has been translated to over 30 languages, including Korean.

The project now seeks contributions from the community to read the letters and record it in audio or video format to share broadly with the public. Please join this project!

Community Block Party in Santa Ana

KRC is hosting a Community Block Party in Santa Ana to promote civic engagement and youth organizing. There will be a brief presentation on the California ballots Proposition 30 and the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act. Come join us to build networks, learn about KRC's voter advocacy efforts, and connect with community members!

Sunday, July 9th 12pm-3pm
VAALA Cultural Center (1600 N Broadway #210, Santa Ana CA 92706)

Free food and drinks provided!

Imagine a World Free of Bars and Borders

OAKLAND, CA - CultureStrike - a national pro-migrant arts organization - and Mobilize the Immigrant Vote - a statewide immigrant and refugee rights alliance - are launching Until We are All Free, a cultural initiative led by artists, culture workers, and organizers to respond to the criminalization of migrants and communities of color, and envision a world beyond borders and bars. Press are invited to an art build day on October 13th from 4:00-6:00pm at the GreenPeace Warehouse, 955 7th Street, West Oakland. The art build is an opportunity for organizers and artists to share stories and create art that reflects the Until We Are All Free vision. The art will be used at the detention center action on October 14th at 1:30-3:00pm, at the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility, 550 6th St, Oakland, CA 94607.