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“Never Again” - Muratsuchi Resolution Recognizes the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

(Sacramento) - Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 1, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), proclaiming February 19, 2017, as the 75th Anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order 9066 and recognizing a Day of Remembrance in California has been approved by the State Assembly. “Now, more than ever, every American needs to remember the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. Every American needs to know that race prejudice, wartime hysteria, and the failure of political leadership caused this massive injustice,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “And now, as President Trump recently issued an executive order targeting Muslims, every American must rise up to defend our Constitution, respect our history as a nation of immigrants, and fight to ensure that no one is targeted because of their national origin or faith.” Watch Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s presentation to the State Assembly in this Assembly Access video.