Prepared Statement of David Inoue for CAIR Press Conference on Terrorist Attack on New Zealand Mosque

March 15, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Good morning, my name is David Inoue, and I am the executive director for the Japanese American Citizens League. We are the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in this country. It is with heavy heart that…

Continue reading

JACL Calls for Better Hate Crime Tracking and Response

Press Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – Last week the FBI released its hate crimes data for 2017. The numbers demonstrate a disturbing and consistent upward trend. In 2017 there were 7,175 bias crimes, which targeted 8,493 victims based on their…

Continue reading

JACL Calls for Community Healing in Wake of Rep. Scott’s Racist Comments

Press Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday it was reported that outside of Detroit polling precincts Rep. Bettie Cook Scott referred to her opponent State Rep. Stephanie Chang as a “ching-chong” and told one of Rep. Chang’s immigrant volunteers…

Continue reading

Hate Crimes

If you need crisis support you may contact the Crisis Text Line by sending the text “HOME” to 741741. For more information about this resource, visit http://www.crisistextline.org/. State Hate Crime Laws: 45 states and the District of Columbia have statutes criminalizing various types of bias motived violence or intimidation. See a chart…

Continue reading