Tag: Korean

A bilingual sign promoting voting in the Chinese American community - Photo: Larry Tung

Voter Associations Work to Turn Out Asian Americans in New York’s Election

With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.

Moya won over voters in the 39th NY Assembly district - Photo: Catalina Jaramillo

Insurgents Win Democratic Nominations For NY State Legislature

Francisco Moya routed Hiram Monserrate in the Democratic primary for a Queens seat in the New York State Assembly, and in the Bronx Gustavo Rivera ousted Pedro Espada the State Senate Majority Leader.

Terence Park, a Korean-American, is hoping to be elected Democratic District Leader in Queens.

Korean-Americans Hoping to Take Spotlight in Flushing Primary Elections

In a classic story of New York City grassroots immigrant politics, Korean-American candidates are running for local office in Tuesday’s primary, as the Korean community looks to build its political influence.

A Protest of Sex Trafficking - Photo: Ari Bronstein

Immigrant Sex Slavery Victims Would Get Help from NY Law

A landmark bill awaiting New York Governor David Paterson’s signature would vacate the prostitution charges for victims of sex trafficking.

Korean American Census Rally in Queens, NY - Photo: Sooyeon Kim.

An Uphill Struggle to Count Korean Immigrants in the Census

Korean is one of 6 official languages that the census questionnaire can be completed in. That doesn’t mean counting Koreans in New York is easy.