She got her bachelor's degree in education from Seoul National University, with aspirations of becoming a history teacher. Her passion for labor rights activism began when she worked at a cassette tape factory which she was fired from for mobilizing workers to ask for better pay and meals. In 2004 she was first elected as a member of the Democratic Labor Party.
About Sim Sang-jung
South Korean politician and labor rights activist who led the Justice Party from 2015-2017 and 2019-2020. She was a candidate in the 2017 South Korean presidential election, representing the Justice Party. She ran again in 2022 and finished 3rd of 5. She is a member of the 21st National Assembly.
During the time she was on the most wanted list she married Lee Seung-bae, a fellow activist. They have one son named Lee Woo-kyun. She has a white dog.
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Yoon Suk-Yeol is the current president of South Korea.
In 1985 she was on the country's "most wanted" list for instigating labor strikes, where she remained for 9 years. She was sentenced to 1.5 years imprisonment for 'instigation of mass harm' and 'instigation of arson', but served a 2 year suspended sentence. She identifies as a feminist and was the only major presidential candidate to openly support LGBT rights in South Korea. She is active on social media, with 700,000 followers on her sangjungsim Twitter.