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 (349)
Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) (12)
Lobbying and implementation of findings and recommendations (32)
H.R. 4110 (18)
S. 2116 (13)

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Rudy Tokiwa Interview I Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-91-4)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview I Segment 4 (ddr-densho-1000-91-4)
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)
vh Rudy Tokiwa Interview I Segment 6 (ddr-densho-1000-91-6)
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 ...

Grant Ujifusa Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-133-9)
vh Grant Ujifusa Interview II Segment 9 (ddr-densho-1000-133-9)
The difficulty of convincing the U.S. government to agree to monetary reparations
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