Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Facebook: 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066

November 2, 2017
Press Release

"2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of 1000s of Japanese Americans on U.S. soil. As we look around our country & world today, we sadly see the same kind of divisiveness and prejudice that targeted Japanese Americans during WWII. We must stand up against this darkness, and inspired by the Aloha spirit, confront hatred and bigotry with courage, love, & respect rather than fueling divisions" - TG

 

Background:

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard recently hosted an event entitled “The 75th Anniversary of the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII” featuring a panel discussion, ukulele performance, and special advance screening of “Go for Broke: An Origins Story” in the U.S. Capitol. The Congresswoman was joined by Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41); S. Floyd Mori, President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS); Stacey Hayashi, Historian of Japanese American Incarceration and Executive Producer; and Jake Shimabukuro, musician and composer for the film. For more information, click here.

The congresswoman is an original co-sponsor of both H. Res. 143 and H. Res. 338 to honor and celebrate the important historic contributions made by Americans of Japanese ancestry, and the Asian and Pacific American community during World War II and throughout our country’s history in Hawai‘i and across the United States.

More updates and information from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard can be found here:

 

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