DNC Statement on the Day of Remembrance for Japanese Internment

WASHINGTON – Democratic National Committee AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong issued the following statement on the Day of Remembrance:
“Today, we shed light on one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history. Seventy-four years ago, the United States began removing 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and forcing them into internment camps. We must remind ourselves of the constant need to ensure the freedoms and rights of every American. We commemorate the brave men, women, and children who were unconscionably mistreated by the country they called home, and we renew our commitment to prevent such abuses. We cannot erase our past, but we can strive to acknowledge, protect, and defend the rights of those facing injustice and discrimination, and ensure history does not repeat itself.”