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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State of the Union Continues Attacks on Immigrants

January 31, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffery Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue , Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org Although stated in measured tones, there is no mistaking the continued attack on immigrants from President Trump. The President prefaced his remarks about immigration by painting a picture of immigrants as pouring…

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Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017

December 20, 2017 – On the anniversary of the Korematsu Supreme Court decision, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Senator Mazie Hirono introduced S.2250 the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017. The legislation seeks to prevent human rights violations like the Japanese American Incarceration from happening again. Co-sponsors include Senators Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Dianne…

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JACL Disappointed By Level of Discipline of Racist Gesture: Statement from JACL National President

Update: JACL requested a formal meeting with the commissioner. That letter can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 Statement by Gary Mayeda, National President, gmayeda@jacl.org Commissioner Manfred’s decision is to suspend Mr. Gurriel for 5 games in 2018. That starts March 29, 2018. Why does that just not…

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