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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Help Us Fund the Japanese American Confinement Site Program

Help Us Fund the Japanese American Confinement Site Program! The Japanese American Confinement Site Grant program (JACS)is a National Parks Service grant program that distributes funds nationally to preserve the important history of Japanese incarceration during WWII. In just 8 years JACS has provided nearly $3 million to universities, national…

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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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