Jung Hee Choi

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Jung Hee Choi...has almost 20 years of combined experience in the fields of journalism, communications and social change. She has been fortunate to lead communications strategies for a variety of outstanding nonprofit organizations and labor unions on the front lines of social change in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. More recently, she spent eight years (2006-2013) as the communications director for Community Coalition in South Los Angeles, building the organization’s profile as a social change leader in Southern California and crafting innovative communications strategies for its campaigns to advance to racial and economic justice.

Currently, Jung Hee is an independent consultant who specializes in partnering with social justice organizations to boost their power and visibility by strengthening their communications capacity. She supports organizations in creating communications strategies, systems and infrastructure that integrate with community organizing and advocacy campaigns. Utilizing her many years of experience in leadership, she also provides consulting services to organizations on leadership development and training and organizational planning and management.

Jung Hee has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri–Columbia and a Masters of Arts in History from San Francisco State University. She and her husband live in Los Angeles where they are helping to develop the next generation of change makers, starting with their two children.[1]

Lives in Los Angeles, California. Married to John Kim.


Open Letter to the Biden Campaign on “Unprepared”

Open Letter to the Biden Campaign on “Unprepared” was released May 12 2020.

":Our demands: The country’s greatest priority at this moment is to beat the COVID-19 crisis, and this requires embracing principles of antiracist solidarity and international cooperation. The Biden campaign can and should beat Trump and the GOP with a message centered on our real public health needs and the progressive values that are required to meet those needs. The “Unprepared” ad must be taken down, and all campaign messaging that fuels anti-Asian racism and China-bashing must end. We refuse to allow the Biden campaign to sacrifice our dignity in the name of political expediency."

Signatories included Jung Hee Choi Power California.

Power California

Prior to joining Power California, Jung Hee was a consultant working with some of Southern California's top social justice organizations to develop smart, high impact communications, media and narrative strategies. She joined Power California's team in 2018 as the senior communications director. In 2019 she became the Associate Director, Communications & Policy Strategies. In her current role, she oversees strategies and campaigns to build power of young people, shift narrative and advance policies that will transform California to a more just and equitable state for all.[2]

API FORCE leadership

API FORCE was founded in January 1995 through the leadership of Eric Mar, George Iechika-McKinney, Dan Nishijima, and Rhonda Ramirez. Later, George Iechika-McKinney, Jung Hee Choi, Sun Lee, Rand Quinn, and Sinai Tongol sat on the Leadership Council.[3]

Asian Left Forum

The Asian Left Forum (ALF) represented the first nationwide meeting of veteran and newer Asian American Leftists in the past couple of decades. Held on May 17, 1998, in Los Angeles, following the "Serve the People" conference on Asian American community activism, this all-day, non-sectarian meeting brought together about 100 activists, double the anticipated attendance, to "strategize radical politics in Asian communities in the United States," with a focus on the struggles of working-class immigrant communities. The ALF called for Asian American Leftists, radicals, and revolutionaries to unite, and its principles of unity identified global capitalism, imperialism, racism, patriarchal domination, and heterosexism as the root causes of oppression. Still, the forum itself focused on a progressive-to-radical agenda. Local chapters in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York have, to varying degrees, continued the work, organizing forums on anti-imperialist struggles in Asia, including Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, East Timor, and Burma; the Kosovo war; the prison industrial complex; and the role of electoral politics in revolutionary organizing. While the ALF is comprised of diverse membership in terms of age, activist experience, political ideology, gender, ethnic background, and geographic location, the active core is predominantly twenty-something. Jung Hee Choi, Alyssa Kang, Sun Lee, Eric Tang, and Ryan Yokota sat on the National Planning Committee. A second national meeting was planned for early 2000. [4]

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly former Maoists or involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper War Times.[5]

The pilot issue of War Times, a new biweekly newspaper opposing the "war on terrorism," will roll off the press on February 14... Featuring an exclusive interview with Danny Glover and a letter to President Bush from Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, the premier of this bilingual, free publication will be distributed in several dozen cities across the country.

Serving on the War Times Organizing Committee were:

War Times Staff

In 2009 voluntary War Times staff included:[6]

Jan Adams, Karolo Aparicio, Mariana Bustamante, Ruth Warner Carrillo, Jung Hee Choi, Max Elbaum, Arnoldo Garcia, Rebecca Gordon, Felicia Gustin, Hany Khalil, Rachel Kahn, Lynn Koh, Gerald Lenoir, Burton Li, Betita Martinez, Samuel Orozco, Ricardo Ortega, Sushawn Robb, Kerry Taylor and Bob Wing.

Women of Color Resource Center

In 2006 the Women of Color Resource Center Board of Directors included:[7]

Caroline Acuna-Guilartes, Linda Burnham, Jung Hee Choi, Angela Davis, Derethia DuVal, Chris Lymbertos, Genevieve Negron-Gonzales, Margo Okazawa-Rey and Cindy Wiesner.

In 2009 the Oakland California based Women of Color Resource Center Board of Directors included:[8]

Caroline Acuna, Jung Hee Choi, Angela Davis, Elmira Nazombe, Genevieve Negron-Gonzales, Malaika Parker, Alex Vazquez, Mei-ying Williams

DataCenter Donor

In 2007 Jung Hee Choi was listed on the DataCenter's annual report as a donor to the organization. The Oakland, California based DataCenter is widely regarded as the intellegence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba.[9]

Community Coalition

In 2009 Jung Hee Choi was listed as the Communications Director in the Communications Department of the Community Coalition.[10]

AAPIs for Karen Bass Fundraiser

Friday, May 07, 2010, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Los Angeles, CA 90005;

Help Send Karen To Congress! She's fought for our communities for over three decades, first as an community organizer and activist in South Los Angeles and then as a California Assemblywoman and the first African American woman Speaker of a State Legislature. Help make sure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, other communities of color and working people in California will have a strong progressive voice in Washington. Join AAPI progressives, community organizers, labor activists and friends for a night with Karen.

APIs FOR KAREN HOST COMMITTEE: (Organizational affiliation for identification purposes only) Jung Hee Choi (Community Coalition), John Delloro (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance -- National), Joanne Kim (Community Coalition), Martha Matsuoka, Danny Park (KIWA), Raahi Reddy (SEIU 721).[11]


Jung Hee Choi is a consultant with RoadMap, a Freedom Road Socialist Organization affiliated consultancy group .[12]

Movement Strategy Center

Jung Hee Choi was in 2015 an official Associate of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization connected Movement Strategy Center. [13]

Dump Trump

DUMP TRUMP, DEFEAT RACISM AND MISOGYNY, BUILD THE LEFT was an open letter to the left from 47 grassroots organizers. October 17, 2016.

A lot of us see something really clearly, but few of us—radical and revolutionary organizers—are willing to say it out loud.
So we’re going to say it. Defeating Trump in the presidential election is a top priority for the left. And at a minimum, that means mobilizing voters for Hillary Clinton in swing states even if you vote for another candidate in a safe state. We’ve got to beat Trump and Trumpism while building movements that will fight, resist and disrupt a Clinton administration that will be militaristic and pro-corporate...
As we mentioned at the beginning, defeating Trump is not enough. We need movements strong enough to fight a Clinton administration on several fronts—whether Israel/Palestine, free trade agreements, climate change, a $15 minimum wage, or the prison-industrial complex. And neutralizing the appeal of the far right means we need to both strengthen our movements for racial justice and win over white workers to a progressive class politics as an alternative to Trump’s racist economic nationalism. Finally, we need to build a left that can help anchor a visionary alternative to corporate Democrats. It won’t be easy, but we’ve come this far. Let’s defend what we’ve got in this election, and keep our eye on collective liberation.

Signatories included Jung Hee Choi , non-profit consultant. .