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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 Discouraged by Supreme Court Decision
 

JACL Discouraged by Supreme Court Decision

JACL Discouraged by Supreme Court Decision Contact: Stephanie Nitahara, Interim Executive Director, snitahara@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, Vice President of Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) continues to oppose the administration’s discriminatory travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries and is discouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow...
JACL Appoints Interim Executive Director Stephanie Nitahara
 

JACL Appoints Interim Executive Director Stephanie Nitahara

Dear JACL Members, Friends and Supporters, The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announces the appointment of Stephanie Nitahara as Interim Executive Director, effective as of Monday, April 3, 2017. We are grateful for her commitment to the community and willingness to step up in a variety of roles over the...
JACL Announces National Convention
 

JACL Announces National Convention

The Japanese American Citizens League will host the 48th Annual National Convention, “Our Story: Resilience, Remembrance, Resolve,” in Washington D.C. from July 6 -9. In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which forced 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into incarceration camps...
JACL Announces Retirement of William Yoshino
 

JACL Announces Retirement of William Yoshino

Dear JACL Members, Friends and Supporters, The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announces that Mr. William Yoshino will be retiring at the end of this month after 38 years of distinguished service. We thank him for his incredible dedication and humble leadership of the JACL and the Asian Pacific American...
JACL Continues Opposition to Executive Orders on Immigration
 

JACL Continues Opposition to Executive Orders on Immigration

Contact: Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org William Yoshino, JACL Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) continues to oppose executive orders that are based on racism and xenophobia. Yesterday, the White House issued an “Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry...
JACL Condemns Recent Threats Against the Jewish Community
 

JACL Condemns Recent Threats Against the Jewish Community

Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org William Yoshino, JACL Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) condemns the recent threats to the Jewish community, including threats targeting community centers and the vandalism of cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over 100...

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