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Korean American Political Contributions and Views

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In the last 5 years, Korean Americans in New York City gave about $1 Million in political contributions, research has shown. The Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) researched data from the NYC Campaign Finance Commission (2006-2010) and found that Koreans donated $1,078,874 to politicians. Koreans-Americans donated $27,335 in 2006, $147,760 in 2007, $127,298 in 2008,…

Opening of the 112nd Congress, January 5th, 2011

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The 112nd Congress kicked off on January 5th with John Boehner being officially nominated as the Speaker of the House. In light of the opening of the Congress, the Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) visited Washington, DC to congratulate various representatives close to the Korean community on their re-election or nominations in various committees.  …

KAVC Meets Representative Manzullo

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The Korean American Voters’ Council met Donald A. Manzullo (IL-16), the new chair of the Subcommittee on Asia, The Pacific and the Global Environment, known for being extremely difficult to meet, in his Washington, DC office.       Representative Manzullo welcomed Dongsuk Kim, Board Director and Dongchan Kim, President to his office and inquired…

KAVC Expresses Condolences Regarding Shooting Spree in Tucson, AZ

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On January 10th, the Korean American Voters’ Council expressed its condolences regarding the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona. The statement was faxed to Rep. Giffords’ office in Washington, DC.   Korean Americans Offers Condolences on Arizona Shooting Spree   (NEW YORK) On behalf of the Korean American Community, the Korean American Voters’ Council…

Statements by the US Senate Regarding North Korea’s Attack on Yeonpyeong-do, South Korea

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The following statements were made by President Obama and various senators and representatives from the Senate and the House of Representatives.   Readout of the President’s Call with President Lee of the Republic of Korea This evening, President Obama called President Lee to tell him that the United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close…

Hotline Established for Nov 2nd General Elections

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In light of the November 2nd General Elections, the Korean American Voters’ Council organized an election hotline to answer Korean-Americans’ questions regarding election procedures and complaints. From the week of Nov. 25th, the KAVC received a total of one hundred fifteen phone calls. The questions consisted of election site inquiries, voter registration confirmations, etc. Questions…