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Council District 19 & 20 – Voter Statistics

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Over the last eight years (2000-2008), the Korean American voting populace has been growing by leaps and bounds, especially within the Council Districts 19 & 20 in Flushing. By 2008, there were more than 3,000 registered Korean American voters in District 19 and more than 5,000 registered Korean American Voters in District 20. Although this…



Gillibrand’s Appointment, Foriegn Relations, & Special Elections

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/nyregion/15kirsten.html?ref=asiaIt is customary for politicians eager to connect with ethnic voters to butcher a few words in Spanish, Chinese or other foreign tongues. But Ms. Gillibrand is no ordinary politician when it comes to linguistic and cultural comfort: as an Asian studies major at Dartmouth, she studied for six months in China and Taiwan, becoming…



Secretary of State Clinton Visits Asia, Japan First

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/washington/17diplo.html?_r=1&ref=asiaAs Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Japan on Monday, her first foreign visit as secretary of state, she reaffirmed the “cornerstone” alliance between Washington and Tokyo and declared that “we have to work together to address the global financial crisis, which is affecting all of us.” En route to Japan, Mrs. Clinton mixed a conciliatory…



2009 Election Community Outreach at H-mart

by kace

On Wednesday, February 11, 2009, the Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) student volunteers traveled to a local H-Mart in an effort to help educate and reach out to the community pertaining to the upcoming elections in 2009, especially the important Mayoral Elections for NYC. Student volunteers Alice Chen, Christine Im, Lommie Kong, Esther Jo, Grace…



Voter Registration Drive and 2009 Elections Community Outreach at Palisades Church in New Jeresy

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On Sunday, February 8, 2009, the Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) conducted a voter registration drive and community outreach at the Palisades Church in New Jersey. NJ Program Director Wonmo Kim, Secretary General Dongchan Kim, and Staff Attorney Chejin Park, Esq. registered new voters and educated the public on upcoming elections in early 2009 after…



M.T.A. “Doomsday” Budget

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/nyregion/18transit.html?ref=nyregionFacing its worst financial crisis in decades, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved an austerity budget for 2009 on Wednesday that calls for painful cuts in transit service and a steep increase in fares and tolls. The agency’s budget includes a 23 percent increase in fare and toll revenues, to start in June, and cuts in…



Massive Interest Rate Cut in South Korea

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/business/worldbusiness/12won.html?ref=businessSouth Korea’s central bank on Thursday announced the deepest cut in interest in its history in an attempt to cushion its economy from the global downturn. The Bank of Korea’s cut on Thursday was its fourth in two months, and took its key interest rate down a full percentage point to 3 percent, a much…



Assmblyman Anthony S. Seminerio Indicted

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/nyregion/11indict.html?ref=nyregionA federal grand jury indicted a state assemblyman on Wednesday, charging that he effectively put his legislative office up for sale by demanding cash payments for delivering state business. A criminal complaint filed in September alleged a bold fraud scheme in which the assemblyman, Anthony S. Seminerio, incorporated his own consulting firm to conceal the…



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