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October 21st, 2020, The Yappie
The progressive Korean American immigration attorney thinks an upset could be brewing in his California House race. For more than a year, Kim has been running as a Democrat in California’s 34th congressional district, an area that encompasses many of Los Angeles’ cultural enclaves like Chinatown, Little Bangladesh, Historic Filipinotown, and Little Tokyo.
October 19th, 2020, Los Angeles Downtown News
David Kim is running for Congress to represent district CA34 in the U.S. House of Representatives with the goal of ending “lip service” within politics and bringing power back to the people.
October 15th, 2020, Los Angeles Times
David Kim, a progressive mounting an uphill challenge against Democratic Rep. Jimmy Gomez for the Los Angeles-area 34th Congressional District seat, said that Kamala Harris could be a potential ally in the White House as vice president. Despite her more moderate, prosecution-oriented record on criminal justice, Kim said, the positions she took during her own presidential campaign suggest an openness to progressive ideas.
October 15th, 2020, LAnd Magazine
Kim, a 36-year-old immigration attorney, is among a new crop of progressive, first-time candidates who are challenging Democratic incumbents in solidly blue Congressional, Senate, and Assembly districts throughout California. He champions Medicare for All, the Green New Deal, and a universal basic income. Can his grassroots, volunteer-run campaign overcome the well-funded political machine of his opponent?
Fall 2020 Issue, Korean Quarterly
In one of the poorest districts, activist David Kim runs for Congress on values forged in the pandemic. Recognition has been growing that the pandemic has accelerated the urgency of many national issues that were growing for years before March 2020.
In Kim’s district, because of poverty combined with high housing costs, these problems have been amplified. Small entrepreneurial businesses have failed, people have lost employment, and with that, their health care. This has prompted Kim to create a platform featuring various types of relief for basic needs.
September 23nd, 2020, Daily Bern
Daily Bern conversation with David Kim, progressive Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives for California, District 34. Running on a “Floor to Stand On” platform that includes universal basic income (UBI), Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and more.
September 22nd, 2020, Korea Times LA
Candidate David Kim has pledged to implement a UBI (Universal Basic Income) for the first time in the Los Angeles area. In this regard, 25 families residing in District 34 have been selected to receive a basic cash income of $840 per month until November.
August 21st, 2020, Niko House
David Kim is a progressive congressional candidate for California’s 34 district. He has a robust policy platform that covers some of the most progressive policies this election cycle. Both Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang have endorsed David.
Podcasts with David Kim