Day of Remembrance Brings History to Action

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From the Executive Director: Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands — and Don’t Be Racist

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JACL Denounces Expansion of the Muslim Ban

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JACL Concerned by Reports of Increased Screening Procedures for Iranian American Citizens at the U.S./Canadian Border

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Gift A JACL Membership this Holiday Season

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The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.
Day of Remembrance Brings History to Action
 
Day of Remembrance Brings History to Action
February 19, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Today we remember that 78 years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt, through executive order, paved the way for the mass incarceration of all individuals of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. This was done in blatant violation of the…
From the Executive Director: Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands — and Don’t Be Racist
 
From the Executive Director: Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands — and Don’t Be Racist
With as little as we know about the novel coronavirus, it is justifiable to be a little terrified. The Chinese government has been less than forthright about the severity of the infection, and the degree to which the disease has spread has overwhelmed its medical system to the point it is probably impossible to know…
JACL Denounces Expansion of the Muslim Ban
 
JACL Denounces Expansion of the Muslim Ban
January 31, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Today’s addition of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania expands he number of countries affected by the Muslim Ban to 13. Similar to the first ban, the people impacted are predominantly Muslim. But these new additions will also affect…
JACL Concerned by Reports of Increased Screening Procedures for  Iranian American Citizens at the U.S./Canadian Border
 
JACL Concerned by Reports of Increased Screening Procedures for Iranian American Citizens at the U.S./Canadian Border
January 6, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org This past weekend, reports of increased screening of Iranian Americans returning to the United States from Canada arose late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Although individuals were not officially detained or taken into custody according to Customs and Border…
Gift A JACL Membership this Holiday Season
 
Gift A JACL Membership this Holiday Season
It’s never too late to give the gift of a JACL membership. Forgot someone on your list? Click here to give them an annual membership or create a true legacy with a lifetime membership.
Keep Making History with JACL
 
Keep Making History with JACL
This year, we celebrate our 90ths anniversary! Join us to keep making history with a gift to JACL. Your investments in JACL impact history in two meaningful ways. First, we share our history. Our education guides on the JA Experience, legacy grants, youth summits, and the Pacific Citizen are one-of-a-kind programs to share our story.  Second,…

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