Protect Americans from being forcibly incarcerated based on their race, religion, etc.

Protect Americans from being forcibly incarcerated based on their race, religion, etc.

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In February 2019, 3 Asian American Congresspersons -- Tammy Duckworth (IL), Mazie Hirono (HI), Mark Takano (CA) -- introduced the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Act of 2019 that would prohibit the forcible imprisonment of any person based on: race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, and national origin.

  • This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in "Korematsu v. U.S.," where the Court upheld the legality of U.S. concentration camp order of Japanese Americans / Japanese ancestry during World War II) after Fred Korematsu challenged President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066.
  • As a history class, in studying the history of U.S. discriminatory laws and researching ways to prevent future discrimination, we believe that that this bill-into-law can be an important step towards protecting Americans.

Show Massachusetts lawmakers that people care on this issue to encourage them to support this bill (thus far, Senators Markey and Warren of MA have co-sponsored). Sign/share the petition, write and/or call your local lawmakers to support the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Act of 2019.

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