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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 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...
JACL Statement on Recent Fox News Segment
 

JACL Statement on Recent Fox News Segment

Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org Bill Yoshino, Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org Washington, D.C. – The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is disturbed by a recent segment during The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News that employed a number of offensive stereotypes regarding Asian Pacific Americans. In...
JACL Mourns Passing of Congressman Mark Takai
 

JACL Mourns Passing of Congressman Mark Takai

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Bill Yoshino, Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org JACL mourns the passing of Congressman Mark Takai. We are grateful for Rep. Takai’s support for issues affecting the Asian American Pacific Islander communities. In 2015, during the 50th anniversary commemoration of...
JACL Statement on the Killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
 

JACL Statement on the Killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Bill Yoshino, Interim Executive Director, byoshino@jacl.org                   Jeffrey Moy, JACL Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org In 1982, a federal commission issued its report on the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. The report was titled Personal Justice Denied to...
JACL National Fellowships Deadline Extended
 

JACL National Fellowships Deadline Extended

Application Deadline extended to Monday, August 1, 2016. Daniel K. Inouye and Norman Y. Mineta Fellowships Inouye and Mineta Fellows will work out of the JACL National office in Washington D.C. and be responsible for the following: Staff and monitor key legislative initiatives and issues relevant to the AAPI community....
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