Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Roger Kim Asian American Activist

Roger Kim Asian American Activist --- ===
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 07:53 AM PDT
Roger Kim
Roger Kim is a Senior Strategy and Planning Officer on Climate, for the Democracy Alliance, through which mega donors fund many far left causes. He lives in the Bay Area and is an alumni of UCLA.
Roger Kim is a former Senior Adviser to the Mayor of San Francisco and a former Executive Director for theFreedom Road Socialist Organization front Asian Pacific Environmental Network.
In 2003, Roger Kim was leader of the campaign to oppose California’s Proposition 54, which would have prohibited classification of any individual by race, ethnicity, color or national origin.
Around the same time Roger Kim was a leader of the Korea Solidarity Committee, a support group for the world’s most repressive communist regime, the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea).
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In recent times, Kim has been active in a the far left Bay Area New Priorities Campaignand the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco), which is very supportive of the People’s Republic of China.
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Roger Kim works at Democracy Alliance. Lives in OaklandCalifornia. Married to Tina Kim.

Career

  • Former Senior Advisor to the Mayor at City and County of San Francisco
  • Former Executive Director at Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Education

Democracy Alliance

In 2016 Roger Kim, was Senior Strategy and Planning Officer, Climate Democracy Alliance.

Opposing Proposition 54

Second generation Korean Americans have begun educational outreach work for the Korean community to oppose Proposition 54, in 2003. Many civic organizations are voicing their opposition to Proposition 54 which prohibits classification of any individual by race, ethnicity, color or national origin.
Three young Korean Americans -- Roger Kim (San Francisco Foundation, Fellow), Ed Lee (Californians for Justice, Campaign Manager), Dong Suh (Asian Health Services, Policy Director) -- explained why they oppose Proposition 54 and urged Korean Americans voters to parcipate in the election.
Poposition 54 was initiated by Ward Connelly, chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, and prohibits public institutions and all organizations including schools and hospitals from classifying information about individuals according to race, ethnicity, color or national origin.
Ed Lee said, "We need demographic information to address particular experiences a racial group might have in areas of health, education and employment, and it's an important tool to stop racial discrimination and inequality." Lee explained, "If this proposition passes, racial discimination will become worse, and we won't be able to provide services that people of color need."
Dong Suh, who pointed out that the passage of the proposition will have negative consequences in areas of healthcare, said, "Demographic information has allowed us to develop special health policies for Koreans, Chinese and other Asians who are at a higher risk for Hepatitis B." He emphasized, "If this proposition passes, we will not have access to this kind of information and it will be difficult to prevent diseases for minority groups."
Roger Kim said, "We need basic data to figure out what policies are needed for Korean Americans, and we will do our best to educate Korean American voters about the facts of this proposition."
Korean American organizations who have voiced their opposition to Proposition 54 are the Korean Community Center of East Bay (KCCEB), and Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates (KIWA) and Korean Resource Center (KRC) of Los Angeles.
Proposition 54 was initially scheduled for the ballot next March, but was moved to October 7 because of the California governor recall election.
Reporter: Kyong-suk Lee Translated by: Judy Han.[1]

"Axis of Evil?"

Friday April 18, 2003, "Axis of Evil?"
Socialist Action Bookstore, 3425 Cesar Chavez (between Mission and Valencia) San Francisco.

Korea Solidarity Committee


Roger Kim, left, Jihye Chun, right

Judy Han, center Roger Kim, right
March 2003: the Korea Solidarity Committee organized the "North Korea Demystified" community forum. Speakers: Judy HanRoger KimJihye Chun.
May 2003:Roger KimJudy Han and Christine Ahn were members of the Korea Solidarity Committee who published in War Times, May 2003 "U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Crisis Intensifies"

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San Jose Mercury NewsMay 24, 2013 - ... local man honored by White House for environmental activism ... and prosperous communities for all of us,” Roger Kim, executive director of ...
3-year-old Laotian emigre only speaks Khmu, a tribal dialect from his native Northern Laos, but his words have stirred people in Richmond since 1991. He has been a forceful critic of Chevron’s local refinery and of fossil fuel consumption generally and is a leading member of The Asian Pacific Environmental Network’s (APEN) local chapter... .. “Community members like Lipo are leading the way to healthy, safe and prosperous communities for all of us,” Roger Kim, executive director of APEN, said in a prepared statement.

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East Bay ExpressAug 12, 2015 - Air district board member Roger Kim commented: "Too many rules are TBD [to be determined]. It makes me worried, given the crisis before us.".


Kim is quoted as author from anti-semitic anti-israel conspiracy site: 

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More Solar, Not Less

If you listen only to the propaganda machine of the Koch Brothers, the power companies and the “clean coal” industry, solar power is only desirable to a white rich ex-hippie with a Malibu beach house.
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Their latest tactic is to paint local clean energy, such as rooftop solar, as an elitist energy source that low-income Californians and people of color are subsidizing.
Pitting the interests of low-income ratepayers and people of color in California against the solar industry and clean energy future is wrong and won’t work. Ask the Texas oil companies that tried to pass Proposition 23 in 2010, which would have repealed the state’s pioneering clean energy law, AB 32. Voters of color and residents from low-income communities overwhelmingly rejected that proposition because they understood that California’s climate policies were good for their health and the economy.
A 2011 poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 79% of Asians, 83% of Blacks and 88% Latinos think that climate change is a serious threat to the economy and their quality of life. That same poll found that people of color believe more strongly than the general population that it is necessary to take steps immediately to counter the effects of climate change. People of color are the strongest supporters of a clean energy and climate change fighting agenda in California.
When it’s done right, low-income Californians and people of color have more to gain from the widespread adoption of local clean energy than anyone else. The more solar power that comes online, the faster we will be able to turn off the dirtiest power plants — “peaker” plants — which are the most polluting, least efficient and most expensive source of power we have.?
Most “peaker” plants are located in our poorest communities. If there are subsidies that need to end, it’s the subsidies to dirty energy producers and the heavy price poor Californians pay with their health as a result of last century’s pollution based power system.
Today, local clean energy like solar is making strong inroads in lower and middle-income communities. Innovative financing programs are changing the demographics of solar customers in California. According to the PV Solar Report, nearly two thirds of California home solar installations in 2009, 2010 and 2011 were in zip codes with median annual household incomes between $40,000 and $85,000 and not in the wealthiest areas of the state?
Oakland-based Solar Mosaic is using creative, crowd-sourced financing to spread the benefits even further. Ultimately what is needed are incentives, which assure the availability of local clean energy in California’s lowest income communities.
Central to the move towards localized clean energy is a little-known policy called “net metering.” This policy, pioneered in California and now copied by 43 other states, is a simple billing arrangement that ensures solar customers receive fair credit for the electricity their systems generate. It operates like rollover minutes on a cell phone. When the customer doesn’t use all the power from their rooftop solar panels, the extra energy is sent back onto the electric grid for the benefit of other customers. In turn, the solar customer owner gets credit on their electric bill. Today, there are over 100,000 rooftop solar energy systems in California and net metering is the policy responsible for 99% of them.
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The savings to regular folks is significant, which is why the utilities are so worried about this threat to their monopoly.
With the Public Utilities Commission poised to boost the net metering program later this month, utilities are trying to make an end-run to halt their action in the Legislature. Lawmakers would be wise to reject that bill and support policies that expand clean energy for low and middle-income communities. One such bill is the “Solar For All” legislation introduced by Assemblymember Fong that provides further incentives for renewable energy in low-income communities.
We have an opportunity to build a clean energy system that is good for all of California’s residents, businesses and the planet. But to do so we need bold, holistic and comprehensive strategies that wean us off fossil fuels. The utilities’ opposition to local clean energy, and in this case, to net metering, sends us in the wrong direction: backwards.
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Van Jones is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream. Roger Kim is Executive Director of Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN).
Source: Huffington Post