Politicians Meeting in L.A.

Various Asian American elected officials will be gathering in Los Angeles June 5 for the second annual convention of the Korean American Democratic National Organization. Among those confirmed to attend are Mark Keam, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu.

They will be joined by other Asian American political leaders from across the country to discuss increasing representation in the U.S. government. Presently, only two U.S. senators and eight members of Congress are of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, reflecting 2 percent and 1.8 percent of those respective bodies. APIs comprise about 5 percent of the national population.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Wilshire Plaza Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. For more information, please contact Carrie Kim at (213) 384-2448, or email carriekim78@yahoo.com.