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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.
2017 National Convention
 

2017 National Convention

Join us for the 48th National JACL Convention July 6–9, 2017 Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert St, Washington, DC 20008 Getting Ready Links will be added as documents become available Register online Reserve your hotel room (convention rate available three days before and after convention) Get directions View convention schedule...
JACL Strongly Objects to Recent Executive Orders on Immigration
 

JACL Strongly Objects to Recent Executive Orders on Immigration

Contact: Bill Yoshino, JACL Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) vehemently objects to the recent executive orders related to immigration. Whether they concern building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to increase deportations by the granting...
JACL Concerned by Executive Order to Repeal Affordable Care Act
 

JACL Concerned by Executive Order to Repeal Affordable Care Act

Press Release: Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org Bill Yoshino, JACL Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is concerned by the recent Executive Order that confirms the Administration’s policy “to seek the prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The...
JACL Mourns Passing of Key Figure in Redress Campaign
 

JACL Mourns Passing of Key Figure in Redress Campaign

Press Release: Bill Yoshino, Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org JACL mourns the passing of Angus Macbeth who served as Special Counsel to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) and headed its staff. The CWRIC report, Personal Justice Denied, and its recommendations formed the basis for the Civil...
JACL Comments on Carl Higbie Statements
 

JACL Comments on Carl Higbie Statements

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Bill Yoshino, Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org During an interview on FOX News, Carl Higbie, co-chair and spokesperson for the Great America PAC for Donald Trump, discussed the possibility of creating a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries by saying “…We did it in World War II with...
JACL Statement on the President-Elect Trump
 

JACL Statement on the President-Elect Trump

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Bill Yoshino, Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org JACL fully understands the protests of despair that have arisen in the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump as president. We especially understand the voices that denounce the unabashed racism that was evident during the campaign, and we add our...
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