Matsui and 57 Congressional Colleagues Call for JACs Funding

Posted by Matsui for Congress on April 18, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) on March 16 led a bipartisan letter with 57 members of Congress to the House Appropriations Committee calling for continued funding for the preservation of historic sites where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II.

“I’m extremely disappointed that the Department of Interior failed to prioritize the preservation of sites where American citizens were confined through no fault of their own,” said Matsui, who was born in the Poston, Ariz. camp. “This history was a dark period in our country’s past, which is why we have a solemn responsibility to ensure these sites are preserved. I’m pleased that there is bipartisan support for this funding in Congress, which will play a critical role in allowing future generations to better recognize history’s greatest lessons.”

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