Lobbying and implementation of findings and recommendations

In December 1982, the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) issued its report, 'Personal Justice Denied,' which recommended $20,000 individual compensation and a formal apology. The job of making the recommendations of the commission a reality, however, was daunting. Beyond the few sympathetic Japanese American congressmen and congresswomen, redress supporters had few Washington connections. In 1983, redress bills were introduced but went nowhere. Redress groups decided to shift their resources to lobbying. The strategy was to frame the issue in a consistent way with both conservatives and liberals. Others in the redress movement reached out to non-Japanese American organizations to widen the base of support. Years of hard work and dedication paid off in 1988 when President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act into law.

Redress and reparations (275)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (10)
Lobbying and implementation of findings and recommendations (29)
H.R. 4110 (18)
S. 2116 (13)

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Bert Nakano Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-67-7)
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National Coalition for Redress and Reparations (NCRR) lobbying efforts

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to ...

Fred Hirasuna Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-21-8)
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Lobbying for support of redress among legislators

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour ...

Fred Hirasuna Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-21-7)
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Importance of fundraising and a Washington, D.C. presence in lobbying efforts

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews ...

Angus Macbeth Segment 17 (ddr-densho-1000-43-17)
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Congressman Barney Frank's key role in the passage of the redress legislation

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our ...

Rudy Tokiwa Interview I Segment 5 (ddr-densho-1000-91-5)
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Encountering resistant legislators during the lobbying process

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, the interview was limited to one hour ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-97-11)
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Being introduced to Senator Daniel Inouye

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-97-13)
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Getting votes, what the anti-abortion movement has in common with redress

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were ...

Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-60-9)
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Internal politics surrounding the early redress movement; speech-writing and lobbying the Republicans on behalf of redress
Angus Macbeth Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-43-16)
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Believing in the "justice of the cause"

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 7 (ddr-densho-1000-97-7)
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Changing political alignments

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The interviews therefore focused ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-97-9)
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Formation of Legislative Education Committee of the JACL

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one ...

Norman Mineta Interview Segment 7 (ddr-janm-13-3-7)
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An emotional day: speaking to Congress from the House floor
Hitoshi H. Kajihara Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-30-10)
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Donor reluctance, fundraising strategies for the redress movement

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one ...

Hitoshi H. Kajihara Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-30-8)
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Fundraising strategies for the redress movement

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The ...

Hitoshi H. Kajihara Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-30-9)
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Establishing fundraising mechanisms for the redress movement

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour ...

Grant Ujifusa Interview II Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-133-8)
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Discussion of the need to frame the same issue in different ways for politicians
Aiko Yoshinaga Herzig Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-16-6)
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Importance of the coram nobis cases to redress

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-97-8)
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Thoughts on being a liberal Republican in the fight for redress

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 10 (ddr-densho-1000-97-10)
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Encountering a particularly verbose opponent while lobbying Capitol Hill

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to ...

Grant Ujifusa Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-97-12)
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Working with Senator Daniel Inouye

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, our interviews were limited to one hour. The interviews ...

Rudy Tokiwa Interview I Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-91-4)
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Strategies for lobbying as a veteran

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, the interview was limited to one hour. The ...

Rudy Tokiwa Interview I Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-91-6)
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Difficulties while lobbying in Congress

This interview was conducted at the Voices of Japanese American Redress Conference, held on the UCLA campus and sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Because of the full conference schedule, the interview was limited to one hour. The first ...

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