KAC has been hosting and participating in a coalition that includes the Unification of Disabled Latin Americans, the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District, Fundacion Jalisco, and the Offices of Councilmember David Ryu, Council President Herb Wesson, Supervisor Hilda Solis, and State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago. This coalition was developed to help small business owners protect themselves from lawsuits that exploit ADA principles for profit.
Look forward to hearing more soon!
KAC has been working with the Raids Rapid Response Coalition since the beginning of
February. On February 23rd, the coalition wrote to elected officials about the issue of ICE posing as LAPD. Later that day, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Council President Herb Wesson released a statement on this issue and recognized the members of the coalition. KAC's stance on ICE posing as LAPD was covered by the Korea Times on February 24. On February 22, LA18 covered KAC and the coalition's position on the recent changes to deportation.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Manhee Koju Foundation Life Grant Awards! The Manhee Koju Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides grants to community members in need, and the awards were presented at the Koreatown Senior and Community Center. KAC was proud to work with our diverse, multiethnic community to nominate outstanding individuals for this award.
KAC held a voter registration drive with OCA-Greater Los Angeles in front of the LA Convention Center and registered new citizens to vote in time for the March election. KAC staff and volunteers had the pleasure of meeting LA City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, who dropped by during the drive. If you haven't registered yet, please drop by our office or our upcoming events to get registered!
Media: Korea Times (2/15), Korea Times (2/21)
On 10th of February, more than 160 people were arrested in Los Angeles-area ICE operation that targeted criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives. KAC stresses to "Know Your Rights" especially regarding responds to such operations.
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Media: Korea Daily
The Korean American Coalition's Executive Director Joon Bang stood with community leaders from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Rising Collaborative, Church World Service, CLUE LA, El Rescate, Islamic Center of Southern California, Latino Coalition of Los Angeles PAC, SEIU California, and SEIU-USWW at the #WeAreAllAmerica Solidarity peaceful protest.
Media: Korea Times