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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.

JACL Stands with Asian American Leaders to Rally Against Anti-Muslim Hate
 

JACL Stands with Asian American Leaders to Rally Against Anti-Muslim Hate

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director, pouchida@jacl.org Washington, D.C. – Over sixty leaders from the Asian American community gathered today at the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism in Washington, D.C., to counter recent political rhetoric and express support for Muslim, Sikh, Arab, and South Asian American communities. The...
JACL Condemns Dangerous Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
 

JACL Condemns Dangerous Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director, pouchida@jacl.org Jeff Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) condemns the dangerous and irresponsible Islamophobic and anti-immigrant rhetoric being used to vilify and demonize Muslim and Arab communities. Several public figures have stoked simmering fears around national...
JACL Supports Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in the United States
 

JACL Supports Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in the United States

Earlier today, Roanoke, VA Mayor David Bowers cited the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans as justification for refusing aid to Syrian refugees. JACL Executive Director Priscilla Ouchida condemned Mayor Bowers’ comments in a statement released by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director,...
JACL Applauds Posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom Recognition for Minoru Yasui
 

JACL Applauds Posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom Recognition for Minoru Yasui

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director pouchida@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) applauds President Obama for awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Minoru “Min” Yasui for his dedication in fighting for civil and human rights. Yasui challenged the constitutionality of a military curfew order during...
“Good Luck Soup Interactive” Launches October 6th!
 

“Good Luck Soup Interactive” Launches October 6th!

Savannah, GA – The “Good Luck Soup Interactive,” an interactive documentary and participatory storytelling project, documents the experience of Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians before, during and after WWII Internment Camps, launches October 6th. The virtual community and interactive website will allow Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians the ability to...
JACL Statement on Allegiance
 

JACL Statement on Allegiance

PRESS RELEASE: Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director, pouchida@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org As the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is proud of our legacy, the important contributions of our leaders, and the unique opportunity we have to...
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