JACL Joins Walkout from Senate Hearing

Press Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – Today, the Japanese American Citizens League joined advocates representing the broad civil rights community, faith leaders, and most importantly parents and children, to protest the government’s continuing inhumane policy of separating and imprisoning…

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JACL Deplores the Government’s Use of Hirabayashi as Justification in Guantanamo Case

June 14, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org In the government’s response to a petition from Ammar al Baluchi, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and suspect from the 9/11 attack, the government apparently quoted from the Hirabayashi supreme court…

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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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Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017

December 20, 2017 – On the anniversary of the Korematsu Supreme Court decision, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Senator Mazie Hirono introduced S.2250 the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017. The legislation seeks to prevent human rights violations like the Japanese American Incarceration from happening again. Co-sponsors include Senators Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Dianne…

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