JACL Calls for Nation to Stop Repeating History

February 19, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – On this 77th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, we do more than just remember the Presidential order that enabled the incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans.  We remember the…

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JACL Remembers Executive Order 9066 under Shadow of False National Emergency Claims to Build Border Wall

February 15, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – Following Congressional passage of a spending bill that included significant spending for border security, the President has declared a national emergency to further expand the border wall. Even without…

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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…

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JACL Applauds Proposal to Establish Hawaii Historic Sites

Press Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC –The Japanese American Citizens League applauds last week’s unanimous House of Representatives vote in favor of HR 5706 to establish the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the Honouliuli National Historic Site in the State…

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JACL Condemns Proposed Changes to Public Charge Definition

Press Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – Today the Department of Homeland Security published its proposal to alter the public charge classification for immigrants to the United States opening up the 60 day public comment period. Public charge is the…

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