Invitation from the Executive Director
As President Donald Trump was being sworn into the highest office in our land on Inauguration Day, in an interview with SBS, I was asked the question, "Should we be fearful of his presidency?"
My answer was, "No", While many of his policies are concerning, we simply do not have time for fear. On the contrary, KAC believes that this is an opportunity for our community to mobilize and build a viable voice.
I went on to explain that Donald Trump became President, because he utilized the systems and processes that exist for all of us here in this country.
And though we may disagree with some of the President's agenda, the real question for the Korean American community in Los Angeles is whether we are even working together to be a part of the system, to do anything about it.
Did you know that out of the 77 candidates jockeying for 17 city designations (eight city council seats, mayor, city attorney, city controller, three board of education and three board of trustees seats) in the Los Angeles City primary elections on March 7th, NOT ONE is Korean American.
To this day, Los Angeles is home to the greatest population of Korean Americans living in the United States. We can all sit on the bleachers and watch as decisions are being made that affect us or we can build a community to make an impact in the land we live in.
On Thursday, March 2nd, KAC is holding a March Mixer at Cafe Bleu from (6:00 - 8:30 p.m). We invite you to come, share your views, register to vote and/or bring a friend to register to vote and meet people who are working to build a new coalition for the Korean American community.
Let's make change together.
Joon Y. Bang
Korean American Coalition (KAC)