Lack of Asian American Cabinet Secretary Appointments is Unacceptable

January 8, 2021 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org On Thursday, President-elect Biden announced his final Cabinet appointments, including key senior appointments to the Department of Justice. We celebrate the nomination of Vanita Gupta to the role of Associate Attorney General. She…

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Representative Clay Higgins Fails to Understand the Gravity of Claiming a Loss of Constitutional Rights

December 17, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org On Friday, December 11, Representative Clay Higgins (LA-3) posted to his Facebook page a comparison of Japanese American WWII incarceration to the alleged disenfranchisement of Trump supporters in the recent elections. The Japanese…

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JACL Supports the Neighbors not Enemies Act

October 7, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs, sbaker@jacl.org This week, a companion bill to Representative Ilhan Omar’s House Resolution 5734 was introduced to the Senate by Senator Mazie Hirono. These bills, titled The Neighbors not Enemies Act, seek to repeal the Alien…

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