Education Grants on Civil Liberties and Japanese American Incarceration

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) wants $3 million in grants sent to the State Library for educational activities and materials on civil liberties and the World War II Japanese American incarceration. “We have to remember that the incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans without any due process of law began with an Executive Order, much like the ones that President Trump has been issuing,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.  “Today, President Trump is issuing executive orders targeting Muslims and refugees as national security threats, just as Japanese Americans were targeted during World War II.  Now, more than ever, every American needs to learn the lessons of the Japanese American incarceration, so that no one is ever targeted again because of their national origin or faith.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.