State Assembly Declares February 19 Japanese Internment Day of Remembrance
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 143, which declares February 19, 2018 as a Japanese Internment Day of Remembrance, to the State Assembly. ACR 143 is meant to increase awareness of the incarceration of Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II. “More than 120-thousand Japanese-Americans were incarcerated behind barbed wires, in tents and concentration camps located in isolated locations throughout the United States including two in California at Manzanar and Tule Lake,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “They lost their homes, jobs, farms and businesses and most importantly, their freedom and dignity.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Muratsuchi in this Assembly Access video.