Ossoff met Korean -Americans of Atlanta

(from left) Jong-won Lee, Esq. Stephanie Min, Michelle Kang, Sen. Ossoff, Roger Kim, Pastor James Song, Lee Eun-ja

Having a meeting to explain the results of  Ossoff’s visit to Korea

Sharing opinions on the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula, the job shortage, and the hiring of AAPI staff

(Atlanta) by Eugene Lee, Asian News Today

On the 22nd, U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff  had a meeting with Korean-Americans at the Atlanta office to talk on visiting South Korea, and share opinions.

Korean attendees included Roger Kim, Chairman of the Atlanta Comfort Woman Statue Establish Committee, the Mission Agape’s Pastor James Song, Lee Eun-ja, vice president of Mission Agape,  Jong-won Lee, Esquire, Ms. Stephanie Min, and Michelle Kang, Korean-American Voter Director of the Asian American Action Fund.

Senator Jon Ossoff (D, Georgia), who visited Korea in early November, met with two South Korean presidential candidates Jae-myung Lee and Seok-yeol Yoon. And he  visited the DMZ, and experienced Korean politics, economy, and culture all the way to every corner of town of Itaewon.

He shared his five-day visit to S.Korea with the attendees and strengthened lasting ties with the Korean-American community in Atlanta.

 He explained that he wanted to be able to strengthen the alliance, and met South Korean youth, business leaders, and major political and military officials.

Sen. Ossoff and the attendees exchanged opinions on how Korean-American of  Georgia view peace on the Korean Peninsula.

U.S. Sen. Ossoff was already aware that there are different perspectives on unification and peace on the Korean Peninsula through this visit to Korea. In addition, Korean -American participants shared their experiences with separated families who are in  North Korea, and stressed the need for permanent peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula.

And they also discussed how Sen. Ossoff and the Korean-American community in Georgia can maintain a close relationship.

Meanwhile, Chairman Roger Kim thanked Senator Ossoff’s mother, Mrs. Heather Fenton, for her work as a member of the Atlanta Comfort Woman Statue Establish Committee, and asked about the solution Ossoff thinks to solve the labor shortage as a business owner. Ossoff explained that he has supported the immigration law, saying that it could be a way to solve the shortage.

Mission Agape Chairman James Song, Vice Chairman Eunja Lee, and Attorney Jongwon Lee thank him for sharing food boxes together as a candidate of Senator on Thanksgiving Day in 2020. said he wished for.

Korean-American Voter Director Michelle Kang has experience working for Ossoff during the last Senate runoff.

Director Michelle Kang suggested that Ossoff meets with people from the AAPI (Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders) community, an important voter group in Georgia and an ever-growing population, as well as a dedicated staff representing the AAPI community in the Atlanta office. asked to hire

On the other hand, Sen. Ossoff had a meeting with Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun during a visit to Hyundai Kia Namyang R&D Center in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do considering Georgia is Korea’s important trading partner, and also met with SK Group Chairman Anthony Chey. He also had a meeting with Koo-Young Lee, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS, which has the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Georgia.

Also, on the 10th, he toured the DMZ(demilitarized zone) and encouraged US and ROK troops, and on the 11th he patrolled the US Army Base at Humphreys, giving special thanks to the soldiers protecting the allies of the ROK and the US.

On the 12th, he met with two presidential candidates of South Korea, Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Seok-yeol, respectively.

Sen.Ossoff, the youngest U.S. Senator to be elected since Biden, works with locals in Atlanta as well as Augusta, Columbus and Savannah to hear and represent their needs.

U.S.Sen. Ossoff’s office provides a number of services for Georgia residents, more information can be found on their website.  https://www.ossoff.senate.gov


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