Monday, February 19, is the annual Day of Remembrance, marking the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, setting into motion the exclusion, eviction, and incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, both American citizens and immigrants.
Remembering one of our country’s worst civil rights failures is not enough, and never has been. Now, more than ever, we must actively Resist in order to pressure our government leaders and courts to #StopRepeatingHistory.
Oppose the Muslim Ban by adding your name to this Open Letter to the Country in support of the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2017, introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono, and companion legislation introduced by Congressman Mark Takano in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Please ask organizations with which you are affiliated to endorse the Resolution which can be downloaded here.
By adding your name to the Open Letter, we are telling the country and our leaders that the Muslim Ban is unacceptable and that it represents the same injustice suffered by Japanese Americans and immigrants during the Incarceration.
Thank you in advance for being part of the Resistance!
CAPA21 Action Fund