At the 43rd national convention for the Japanese American Citizens League National Council, the JACL adopted resolutions in support of Micronesians receiving federal benefits:
• A resolution affirming JACL’s support of access to Medicaid coverage for Micronesians in Hawaii. The resolution requests Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Hawaii Attorney General David Louie to withdraw the appeal of Korab v. McManaman currently before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
• A resolution affirming JACL’s support of restoration of federal health benefits for Micronesians living in the U.S. pursuant to the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012 (S. 2474) introduced by Sens. Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye.
Photo of Chuuk courtesy mattk1979.