New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League

Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is the nation’s largest and oldest Asian Pacific American civil rights organization in the United States. The JACL is a member-driven organization of over 10,000 committed members spanning over 100 chapters nationwide. The JACL strives to promote a world that honors diversity by respecting the values of fairness, equality, and social justice.

Membership in NMJACL is open to all individuals and groups, with non-Japanese members holding leadership positions on the Board of Directors, including the presidency. Members of the Japanese American Citizens League strive to be “Better Americans in a Greater America.”

Nisei1 = Second generation Japanese-American
Sansei2 = Third generation Japanese-American

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