JACL Statement on Allegiance

PRESS RELEASE: Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director, pouchida@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org As the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is proud of our legacy, the important contributions of our leaders, and the unique opportunity we have to…

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JACL Comments on the Coarsening of Political Speech

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director, pouchida@jacl.org Bill Yoshino, Midwest Regional Director, byoshino@jacl.org During the early 1990s, Japanese Americans and Asian Americans were targeted and became unwitting victims in the wake of a spate of “Japan-bashing,” resulting from an economic downturn coupled with a strengthening Japanese economy and their…

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JACL Responds to Wesley Clark’s Comments on “Radicalized” Muslims

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director pouchida@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs jmoy@jacl.org General Wesley Clark’s call for internment camps for “radicalized” Muslims is troubling. In 1988, the United States apologized to Japanese Americans for the injustice of summarily incarcerating our community during World War II. It…

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JACL Appalled by Justice Clarence Thomas’ Remarks in Obergefell Opinion

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director pouchida@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) expresses outrage at Justice Clarence Thomas’ comments in his dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court last Friday. In his opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “The…

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