July 12, 2016                                


Los Angeles, Calif. – Today, the Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC) officially endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for President. Earlier today, Secretary Clinton received a formal endorsement for the Democratic nomination from her primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders. 

“The Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC) is proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President,” said Gene F. Kim, KADC President. “During these difficult times, we need a leader who will bring diverse communities together behind a common purpose. A leader who will fight for our shared values and for our vision of everything America can and should be. Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to succeed President Obama in the White House. KADC looks forward to working with our partners across the country to engage and mobilize Korean American voters for the November election.” 

“Senator Sanders ran a commendable campaign. He has galvanized new voters and helped to reshape the future of our party and our country. KADC invites supporters from both campaigns to come together to help move our nation forward.” 

Although KADC did not make a formal Presidential endorsement before the June 7th California primary, KADC leaders and members were active on both Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders’ California campaigns.

  • KADC leaders organized phone banking events and made over 5,000 phone calls in Korean and English to California voters before the June 7 primary.
  • KADC’s President was featured prominently in a Korean language television ad supporting Hillary Clinton, spoke at a rally with Secretary Clinton in Westminster, and was selected as one of Hillary’s at-large delegates for the state of California to the Democratic National Convention.
  •  Several KADC board members served as surrogates representing both the Clinton and Sanders campaigns for Korean American community events and in interviews with Korean language media outlets.

The Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC) is a political action committee based out of Los Angeles, California. Since its inception in 1992, KADC has mobilized Korean American communities to vote and participate in the local, state and federal electoral process. For more information about KADC, please visit or email