JACL provides leadership on a national scale for many important issues that affect our daily lives.
These programs have included in recent years the monitoring of anti-Asian violence;
The promoting of accurate accounts of the Japanese American experience in our nation’s textbooks;
The promotion of leadership development skills;
The creation of the Legacy Fund, a perpetual endowment that is helping to ensure that we can carry on our work into the future;
The ongoing monitoring of the campaign for Redress, in which we successfully lobbied the US Government for compensation and an apology for Japanese American WWII internment camp survivors.
As a member of JACL you become reconnected-through a wide range of local programs and activities at the Chapter level-to the spirit, heritage, and culture of Japanese American life. This may include participating in social activities, helping out with educational programs, or simply attending local board meetings.