JACL Mourns Passing Of John Yasumoto: A Visionary Leader in JA Community

February 21, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffery Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org John Yasumoto’s leadership in the JACL extends back over 60 years. In 1958 John was the membership vice president for the San Francisco chapter. As he struggled to recruit new members,…

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FY2019 Budget Proposal Eliminates Funding for Japanese American History Preservation

February 15, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffery Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue , Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org The President’s budget proposal unveiled this week includes the elimination of funding for the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grants Program. The JACS Grant program, authorized in 2006, has provided…

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Digest: February 13th

See this week’s Digest here. In this week’s Digest: Action: Call your Senators To Support Dreamers Day of Remembrance 2018 Nisei Soldier Exhibit at the National Museum of US Army Film Screening and All Camps Reception at JANM 2018 Pilgrimages Attention all Kakehashi Alumni! Letters Beyond Bars: From Internment to…

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DREAM Act Sign-On Letter

February 13, 2018 Dear Members of Congress: We, the undersigned immigration, refugee, faith, education, labor and civil liberties organizations write to express our commitment to securing permanent protections for Dreamers and call on Congress to pass the Dream Act without further delay. Securing permanent protections for all Dreamers, including but…

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