The 2018 election was pivotal for Korean Americans across the country.
Asian Americans are the fastest growing ethnicity in America. Historically, we have had the lowest voter turnout of any demographic group. But because you voted on Election Day, you participated in one of the largest voter turnouts for a midterm election in US history.
Election Results for Korean American Candidates
Four Korean Americans were on the ballot for seats in the House of Representatives: Andy Kim (NJ-3), Young Kim (CA-39), Thomas Oh (VA-8), and Pearl Kim (PA-5).
Andy Kim of New Jersey became the first Korean American Democrat elected to the US Congress and only the second Korean American ever to be elected at the federal level.
Almost two weeks after Election Day, after counting tens of thousands of additional mail-in ballots, Young Kim came up short in her bid to become the first Korean American woman elected to Congress.
Read more about the Korean Americans who ran for the 116th Congress here.
KAPA’s Historic GOTV (“Get Out the Vote”) Program
KAPA’s GOTV program reached 1.1 million people since its launch on October 24. It was the first significant outreach program specifically dedicated to reaching Korean American voters. Over 380,000 Korean Americans have seen or heard KAA’s messages through traditional communications.
KAA’s GOTV video, which went live on Facebook, Google and YouTube, reached over 702,958 voters nationwide. The GOTV video also garnered over 14,000 views on YouTube within one week.
Please watch our video below.