KRC organizes a group of Korean American seniors (previously known as Community Health Promoters) who meet monthly to learn about health, community issues, and to take action and bring change to the community. On August 30th at 10am, we will meet at KRC's Crenshaw Office Community Room to learn about how KRC operates financially and our long-standing tradition of community-powered fundraising. The meeting is conducted in Korean language.
Inquiries: 323.937.3718 ext. 0 (Youngran Kim) youngran [at] krcla.org
- Singing children's songs together
- KRC finances
- Community fundraising
- KRC 2019 Gala
- Other KRC activities
- Community Announcements - anyone can present on events and programs taking place in the community.
Previous Meeting Recap
During the July meeting, we wrapped up the discussion around the affordable housing crisis that has been of high interest in the group. We evaluated the community outreach done by the group to get word out on reporting corruption in affordable housing waiting lists.
We then reviewed ideas from members shared in the May meeting - transparency - releasing publically the waiting list members and the waiting list process, publicizing how many low-income units are available in each non-low income apartments, and building more affordable housing, having members indicate a preference towards ideas they thought to be most effective in addressing the housing crisis. Releasing the waiting list of applicants, building more affordable housing, and releasing the number of low-income units available in each apartment received the most support from members. We will continue to explore ways to address the issue moving forward.
We also reviewed our civic engagement and voter turnout efforts for the June 4th LAUSD elections, where we educated thousands of voters about Measure EE, which would have brought $500 million a year towards schools and education, but failed to pass. We reviewed voter turnout numbers, past campaigns in support of funding education and other government programs, and learned about Schools and Communities First, an ambitious ballot measure for the November 2020 elections that could restore 11 billion dollars every year towards education and public services.
Seniors discussed ideas to increase civic engagement in future elections. Some of the ideas shared included encouraging vote-by-mail, operating pop-up voter assistance centers, and presenting exciting ballot measures that would improve the quality of life of the community.
How can we continue to increase the civic engagement of voters of color, young people, and voters from immigrant families? This will be an important challenge to address for our communities as we work to expand voter participation towards the 2020 elections.