Korean American Sports Association Greater Washington, 14th President Inauguration Night

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(a group drumming for the celebration)

Korean-American Sportsmen Association hosted a very special event for the new 14th president’s inauguration and celebratory dinner at the Pales restaurant in Annandale, VA on June 15th, 2014.

Korean-American Sportsmen Association talked of the former (13th) president’s great achievements while he was in office.

The former president, Min-Han Choi passed over the flag of the organization to the new president, Sam Jung at the ceremony.

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(Mark Keam (VA-D, Delegate)

At the ceremony, Mark Keam (House Delegate, VA-D), stated “Sam Jung is a trustworthy person, who I’ve known since 2009. When I was trying to come into politics as a career, no one was sure of my ability as a public servant because at that time I wasn’t well known as a public figure in the Korean Community rather than in American Society, but he gave a big encouragement with support. That is why I have worked as a politician now. He gave me faith as a friend and I have never forgotten what he did for me. I am very sure of what he is going to do for Korean community as a businessman and as a leader of the sports community.”

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( Grace Han-Wolf of Herndon City Council)

Grace Han Wolf (Herndon) spoke about the Korean-American Sports Competition being held at Herndon in June of 2015, and that she will support the 2015 games to benefit community of Fairfax and for all Korean-Americans as a whole.

Sam Jung, the new president of Korean-American Sports Association stated three main agendas for this association at his term:

1. Korean-American 2015 Games is a festival with desire to collaborate with other Korean Community Associations

2. Help other associations function better, and seek help when needed

3. Support people who love engaging in sports, especially those of the younger generation

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(Sam Jung & Grace Han-Wolf)

Sam Jung will serve as a president of Korean-American Sports Association for the next 2 years.

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Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) count GOP’s grade card

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June 11, 2014, All AAPI representatives gathered to raise their voices to the 435 Congressmen at the 234 Cannon House Building in DC.

As  minorities, All the representatives of AAPI came from different nationalities to assert their status as immigrants, to pursue their “American Dream,” as well as the ability to live with their families.

APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO), JACL (Japanese American Civil league), NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium) and the former OCA were there to urge this matter to the House representatives.

The AAPI representatives announced to the House Representatives that AAPI will evaluate House Representatives based on their records in the Congressional history about Immigration Reform issues and will inform to their constituents.

According to national score card, the lowest score is 59% out of 100%. For example, in the state of Virginia, who got the lowest score of 59% are Rep. Robert J. Wittman (R-1), Robert William Goodlatte (R-6), Rep. Scott E. Rigell (R-2), and Robert Hurt (R-5).

AAPI representatives plan to keep scoring the House Representatives based on their support or withdrawal of immigration support.

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