For Immediate Release:
Contact: Yongho Kim (English), yongho [at] krcla.org
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.
Participating in phone banking has not only made an impact in our communities by raising voices, but changed the lives of the phone bankers themselves. LA Youth Vote volunteer Hyewon Choi said this of her experience, “Being a part of this program has helped me overcome my fear of speaking up and grow as a person. I’ve also been given a special opportunity to learn about the electoral process at a young age.”
Community members can also contact KRC at (323) 937-3718 for any assistance related to voting or visit KRC offices in person. Assistance is available in both Korean and English.