Posted on June 29, 2010
On June 27th,,Korean Voters Council center visited the New Jersey Pilgrim Church (Chun Gil, Yang Pastor) on Sunday, to hold a voting registration participation campaign. On that day, Pilgrim Church appointed Mr. Andry Kim(Chairman of the Portry Korean Association) as the manager of the program and he actively advocated the Campaign. Especially, Voter’s Council students participating in the internship program helped the church members who attended the Church’s english sermon program to register to vote. That day, 30 voter out of 50 people who registered were the second generation koreans who attended the english sermon. .
70 percent of the korean voting community are first generation adults (over 40years old). The voting Korean Community held the registration program to target second generation koreans to start voting more. Therefore, the New Jersey officers can gain more effective Korean authority by making more second generation koreans to vote. Currently there are about 18,000 korean voters in New Jersey and 12,000 voters in the Bergen County. However, New Jersey is still showing shortage in Korean Voters under the age of 30.