53 CKA Members Send Letter to California Members of Congress on North Korea

Washington, DC – On February 20, 2018, 53 members of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) from California sent a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) urging them to denounce military action against North Korea until all diplomatic options have been exhausted.

“Our members are concerned that Congress is not doing enough to act as check and balance to the administration,” said Sam Yoon, Executive Director. “The growing threat of war with North Korea is deeply personal for the 1.8 million Korean Americans who live in the United States.”

The letter calls on Senators Feinstein and Harris and Leader Pelosi to meet with CKA members and constituents in person to hear their perspectives on North Korea, speak or write on the record about the cost of war on Americans and Koreans alike, and cosponsor bills that properly limit the president’s authority to use military action against North Korea unless there is an imminent threat or congressional authorization.

The 53 signatories to the letter are CKA members from California, including some of the Korean American community’s most prominent citizens, including CEOs, lawyers, doctors, educators and national security experts.