애틀란타 조선일보

   



Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

K-Herald

Training People of Color to Run for Office

by 김언정기자 posted Apr 26, 2016
?

단축키

Prev이전 문서

Next다음 문서

+ - Up Down Comment Print Files
?

단축키

Prev이전 문서

Next다음 문서

+ - Up Down Comment Print Files

AAAJ-Atlanta organized candidate training to train underrepresented communities to run in the South.

 

By Anna Kim
Staff Writer
Kim@Kheraldatl.com

 

2016 is a huge election year with races that affect every facet of the Asian community. Beyond the Presidential, U.S. Senate, and House races, there are elections for State-House and Senate, state judges, local judges, school boards, and other state offices. Due to the lack of non-Caucasian leaders, AAAJ-Atlanta took the lead in training candidates, from different backgrounds, and youth groups (ages 17-24), who have much interest in engaging in civic activities.

The event was an amazing opportunity for individuals who plan on running in 2016, or in the future, and for those community leaders who we know should run and just need the encouragement and information to get started. What makes this year special is the inclusion of the youth group session, where young ones learn about politics and the electoral process in more detail from guest speakers, who are in the political and PR profession, or incumbent politicians.

BJ Pak, State Representative; John Park, Councilman for the City of Brookhaven; Ted Terry, Mayor of the City of Clarkston; Hang Tran, Mayor Pro Tem and a Councilwoman in the City of Morrow, Clayton County; Pedro Marin, State Representative; Jay Lin, Councilman for the City of Johns Creek and more took part in the event as a special guest speaker.
The training for the total 22 individuals started at 7:30 am Saturday, April 23rd and ended by noon on Sunday, April 24th. It took place at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Hotel in Duluth Georgia.
AAAJ- Atlanta organized its first nonpartisan candidate training in 2014. That very year, one of our participants, Judge Meng Lim, on his contested race, won, which made him the first ever Asian American Superior Court Judge in Georgia.
The training session is being expanded and is ready to throw its specific plans for Asian candidates to get in shape.
“Throughout our state and region, People of Color continue to lack adequate representation at the every level of government, despite the fact that these communities are fastest growing in the region,” said Stephanie Cho, Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s Interim Executive Director. “We need more Asian, Latino, and other People of Color to run for office. Our community members are interested and capable of leadership positions at all levels of government and we want to assist them in taking the first step towards running.”
Meanwhile, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (formerly Asian American Legal Advocacy Center or AALAC) is the first nonprofit legal center dedicated to promoting the rights of Asian immigrants and refugees (“Asian Americans”) in the Southeast. It was formed in the spring of 2010 by and for Asian Americans. It works in four major
program areas: public policy; legal education and support; civic engagement; and defense of rights.

 

김언정기자

 

 

 

 AAAJ-Atlanta organized candidate training to train underrepresented communities to run in the South.


851c64767790186e991c97ea929b1fe5.jpg

 

 Youth groups (ages 17-24), who have much interest in engaging in civic activities, took part in the training session.


 169188c359df9296f520f4c34cc94a31a.jpg

 

 

 

 All the participants have a photo time.

선거 트레이닝.jpg

 


 



List of Articles
번호 제목 글쓴이 최근 수정일 조회 수
15719 “건강한 모습으로 고향 찾읍시다" file 김중열기자 2016.12.19 4055
15718 뷰티협회, 장학금 1만1천불 수여 file 김중열기자 2016.12.19 2955
15717 한인들의 이웃 사랑 전했다 file 김중열기자 2016.12.18 2738
15716 "알고 들으니 더욱 감동이네요" file 김중열기자 2016.12.19 2987
15715 "서로 격려하며 멋진 인생 만들어요" file 김언정기자 2016.12.18 2884
15714 “예수님의 마음으로 입을 열어요” file 김중열기자 2016.12.16 3604
15713 '겨울의 경이' 이곳에서 만끽하세요 file 박언진기자 2016.12.16 2875
15712 I-75 고속도로, 급행차로 신설 file 김중열기자 2016.12.16 2785
15711 둘루스에 대형 중국마트 오픈 file 김중열기자 2016.12.16 3559
15710 애틀랜타 만화경 file 박언진기자 2016.12.16 2895
15709 미성년자에 술팔면 '큰코' 박언진기자 2016.12.16 2866
15708 K헤럴드 앨라배마-조지아 제55호 발행 file 김언정기자 2016.12.16 2966
15707 아이비리그 입학문 더 좁아졌다 file 박언진기자 2016.12.16 3644
15706 조지아텍 ‘가치있는 대학교’ 9위 file 박언진기자 2016.12.16 3539
15705 뉴스라인 조선편집국 2016.12.16 4097
15704 [김언정기자의 Life-Saving English-36] "Step Up Your Game" file 김언정기자 2016.12.16 3566
15703 "1세대 경험과 2세대 지식을 함께" file 김중열기자 2016.12.16 3311
15702 “선물은 어린이들을 흐뭇하게 합니다" file 김중열기자 2016.12.16 3081
15701 애틀랜타한국학교 "교장 찾습니다" file 김언정기자 2016.12.16 2901
15700 뉴스라인 조선편집국 2016.12.16 3868
15699 내년 차세대 고국 방문단 모집 file 김언정기자 2016.12.16 3121
15698 조선게시판 김언정기자 2016.12.16 3618
15697 [특별기획] 2017년 비즈니스 대전망 file 김중열기자 2016.12.16 3396
15696 자랑스러운 애틀랜타 항공사 file 박언진기자 2016.12.16 3523
15695 조지아 실업률 소폭 상승 박언진기자 2016.12.16 2665
Board Pagination ‹ Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 630 Next ›
/ 630

나눔글꼴 설치 안내


이 PC에는 나눔글꼴이 설치되어 있지 않습니다.

이 사이트를 나눔글꼴로 보기 위해서는
나눔글꼴을 설치해야 합니다.

설치 취소

Designed by sketchbooks.co.kr / sketchbook5 board skin

Sketchbook5, 스케치북5

Sketchbook5, 스케치북5

Sketchbook5, 스케치북5

Sketchbook5, 스케치북5

XE Login