JACL Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director pouchida@jacl.org JACL applauds the Supreme Court’s recognition of marriage equality today in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges. In 1994, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) was one of the first national organizations to endorse same-sex marriage. During its debate over twenty years…

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JACL Outraged by Charleston Killings

PRESS RELEASE Contact:     Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director pouchida@jacl.org Jeff Moy, VP of Public Affairs jmoy@jacl.org “Our hearts are with the families of the victims,” said Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), in response to the tragic violence at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston,…

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JACL Statement on Family Detention

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director pouchida@jacl.org Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs jmoy@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) renews its call on the Department of Homeland Security to end its family detention program that has led to the building of detention facilities for women and children in…

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JACL Statement on Emilie Olsen

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is deeply troubled by the circumstances and investigation surrounding the tragic death of Emilie Grace Olsen, a Chinese American student at Fairfield Middle School in Fairfield Township, Ohio. In a letter to parents in December 2014, Fairfield superintendent, Paul Otten, stated that bullying was…

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JACL Supports Affirmative Action

As the nation’s oldest and largest Asian Pacific American civil rights organization, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is deeply disturbed by recent attempts to dismantle affirmative action policies in higher education and opposes anti-affirmative action movements that use Asian Pacific Americans as their mascot. Last November, an organization called…

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