In 2008, only about 4,000 Cambodian-Americans came out to vote.
The temple’s chief layman, Koy Moeun, said he hoped the king would rest and peace and “receive all the merit we have done at the temple for him.”
Mourners in Washington area have been stopping by a Cambodian Buddhist temple to pay respects.
Performers at the Khmer Arts Academy on Tuesday began rehearsing the classic tale of Mony Mekhola.
In Long Beach, Calif., volunteers set up four stations to grab potential voters in hopes of improving the very low voter turnout rate of Cambodian-Americans in Los Angeles County.
The first meeting in its series will kick off this Saturday in Lowell, Mass., and continue to Philadelphia and the Virginia-Maryland area later this year.
Tuesday, which is National Voter Registration Day, volunteers will seek more Cambodian voters and help them register across California.
The US is home to some 17 million Asian Americans, but the group as a whole shows only a 50 percent voter turnout rate, according to 2008 figures.
Kem Sokha is among some 300 international political leaders to be invited by the democracy advocacy group to observe the convention.
The expo was sponsored by the Cambodian American Business Association.
Opponents say an expanded freeway will damage the air quality for poorer residents who live alongside the freeway.
Issues that affect Cambodians in America are similar to those the rest of the people in the country.