The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant program (JACS) is a National Parks Service grant program that distributes funds nationally to preserve the important history of Japanese incarceration during WWII. In just 8 years JACS has provided nearly $3 million to universities, national organizations, and small grassroots projects.
Read JACL’s press release here
President Trump’s FY2019 budget proposal cuts funding for this program.
Let’s make sure this history is taught, not repeated.
Join us as we take action to ensure programs, like the Kansha Project, are protected and this important history isn’t forgotten.
What Can You Do?
1.Contact your Representatives.
Visit callyourrep.co to find your Representative and how to contact them. Send them a postcard, give them a call, let them know what you think!
Don’t know what to say? Try this:
“Hi I am a constituent of (Rep. or Sen.’s name) and live in (zip code). I was disappointed to see the Japanese American Confinement Site Grant cut from President Trump’s budget proposal. JACS Grants are important because they preserve the history of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. I am asking (Rep’s name) to request funding for the JACS program at $2.84 million in the fiscal year 2019 appropriations.”
2. Write an op-ed, tell a friend!
Share your story or your family’s story about why these programs are important for you.
3. Want to do more? Call the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at 202-225-5464.