JACL Calls for Caution in Making Comparisons to Past Wars

April 6, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Surgeon General and Vice Admiral Jerome Adams compared our nation’s response to COVID-19 as equal to the responses to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. For many Japanese Americans and American Muslims,…

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JACL Joins Congress in Condemning All Forms of Anti-Asian Sentiment as Related to COVID-19

April 2, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org We applaud the introduction by Senators Harris, Duckworth, and Hirono, of the Senate Resolution, “Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.” This companion to Rep. Meng’s House resolution 908 is much needed…

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Kakehashi Participants Return to Discrimination from Schools and Employers

March 9, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue (MPH), Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Last week, 68 Japanese American college students, young adults and chaperones returned from JACL’s Kakehashi program, a 10 day cultural exchange trip to Japan. Unfortunately for some, they have not been warmly welcomed back…

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